Faculty

Neil Malamuth

Professor

Contact Information

Email    NMALAMUT@UCLA.EDU
Office  2327 Rolfe Hall
Phone  310-206-8868
I am an interdisciplinary social scientist who studies violence and conflict, including an emphasis on mass media effects.

Most of our research has focused on identifying the characteristics of men who commit sexual aggression against women. As part of that research we have examined whether exposure to sexually explicit media and/or sexually violent pornography may be an added risk factor to the other risk factors we have identified as part of the Confluence Model we have developed. Thousands of men from Canada, the United States and Denmark have participated in our various studies.   We have used a variety of research methods, including surveys, field studies, and controlled experiments. This research has received honors and distinctions and has been cited in the formation of public policy and law in several countries.


For over twenty years, I chaired the Communication Studies Program, Speech Department and was the Founding Chair of the Department of Communication Studies.  I also was a faculty member at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada and the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor.

Degrees

Ph.D., Social Psychology & Personality, University of California, Los Angeles

M.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

 B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Publications

Hald, G. M., Malamuth, N., & Lange, T.  (in press).  Pornography and sexist attitudes among heterosexuals.  Journal of Communication.

 Malamuth, N.,  Linz, D., & Weber,  R.  (in press).  The Internet and aggression:  Motivation, disinhibitory, and opportunity aspects.  In Y. Amichai-Hamburger (Ed.).  The Social Net:  Understanding our online behavior.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Malamuth, N., Hald, G. M., & Koss, M. (2012).  Pornography, individual differences in risk and men‚s acceptance of violence against women in a representative sample.  Sex Roles, 66, 427-439.

Malamuth, N. & Huppin, M. (2007).   Drawing the line on virtual child pornography:  Bringing the law in line with the research evidence.  New York University Review of Law and Social Change. 31 773-827.  

Malamuth, N., & Huppin, M. (2005). Pornography and teenagers: The importance of individual differences.  Adolescent Medicine, 16, 315-326.

Malamuth, N.  (2003).  Criminal and non-criminal sexual aggressors:  Integrating psychopathy in a hierarchical-mediational confluence model.   In  R. A. Prentky, E. Janus, & M. Seto (Eds.),  Understanding and Managing Sexually Coercive Behavior.   Annals of the New York Academy  of Sciences, Vol. 989.  (pp.  33-58).  New York:  New York Academcy of Sciences

Current Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2016 Winter Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2015 Spring Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2015 Winter Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2014 Spring Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2014 Winter Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2013 Spring Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2012 Summer Session

Media and Aggression against Women

Pornography and Evolution

2012 Spring Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2012 Winter Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2011 Summer Session

Media and Aggression against Women

Pornography and Evolution

2011 Spring Quarter

Conflict and Communication

2010 Summer Session

Media and Aggression against Women

Pornography and Evolution

2010 Spring Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2009 Fall Quarter

Conflict and Communication

Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2009 Summer Session

Media and Aggression against Women

Pornography and Evolution

2008 Fall Quarter

Conflict and Communication

2008 Summer Session

Media and Aggression against Women

Pornography and Evolution

2008 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars: Mass Communication

2006 Summer Session

The Media and Aggression against Women

2005 Fall Quarter

Pornography and Evolution

2005 Summer Session

The Media and Aggression against Women

2004 Summer Session

The Media and Aggression against Women

2004 Winter Quarter

Departmental Honors Research

2003 Summer Session

The Media and Aggression against Women

2002 Fall Quarter

Departmental Honors Research

2002 Summer Session

The Media and Aggression against Women

2001 Fall Quarter

Departmental Honors Research

2001 Summer Session

The Media and Aggression against Women

2000 Fall Quarter

Departmental Honors Research

2000 Summer Session

The Media and Aggression against Women

1999 Fall Quarter

Departmental Honors Research

1999 Summer Session

Methodologies in Communication Research

Special Topics in Communication Studies: Communication Policy

1998 Fall Quarter

Research Methods in Communication (Honors)

1998 Summer Session
1998 Spring Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

COMM ST 111
Conflict and Communication

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 116
Communication and Conflict in Couples and Families

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

COMM ST M153
Media and Aggression against Women

2012 Summer Session

2011 Summer Session

2010 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

2008 Summer Session

COMM ST M159
Pornography and Evolution

2012 Summer Session

2011 Summer Session

2010 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

2008 Summer Session

2005 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 191A
Variable Topics Research Seminars: Mass Communication

2008 Spring Quarter

COMM ST M153
The Media and Aggression against Women

2006 Summer Session

2005 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

2003 Summer Session

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

COMM ST 191HB
Departmental Honors Research

2004 Winter Quarter

COMM ST 191HA
Departmental Honors Research

2002 Fall Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 197K
Special Topics in Communication Studies: Communication Policy

1999 Summer Session

COMM ST 150
Methodologies in Communication Research

1999 Summer Session

COMM ST 191H
Research Methods in Communication (Honors)

1998 Fall Quarter

COMM ST 150

1998 Summer Session

COMM ST 197K

1998 Summer Session

COMM ST 153

1998 Spring Quarter

COMM ST 191H

1997 Fall Quarter