Leonard David Eron (pronounced Ear- On) (April 22, 1920 – May 3, 2007) was an American psychologist best known for his Columbia County Longitudinal Study that concluded television viewing led to violence.
Life and career
Co-authored with Monroe M. Lefkowitz and Leopold O. Walder, the Columbia County Longitudinal Study followed participants from 1960 to 2000. The researchers interviewed the parents and peers and analyzed television viewing. They found a correlation between exposure to violence via parents or television and violent behavior.
Eron was co-editor of the 1986 report, "Television and the Aggressive Child: A Cross-National Comparison." He also testified before the United States Congress on youth violence in 1992.
Leonard Eron was the husband of Madeline Eron; father of Barb Eron, Don Eron, and Joni Eron Hobson; and grandfather of Samantha Eron and Jesse Eron.
- The Columbia County Longitudinal Study
- Effects of Television Violence on Children Leonard D. Eron, Ph.D.
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