Victor B. Cline, a Utah psychologist who pioneered research on the effect of media violence on young minds, died Jan. 15. He was 87.
Cline, who earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, taught at the University of Utah for 43 years as well as maintaining a private clinical practice. He focused on improving marital and family relationships, and, with his wife, Lois, created a Marriage Enrichment course, which included workshops and individual training. He also treated hundreds of clients addicted to pornography.
But it was his early research on media violence that catapulted Cline onto the national stage, says son Rick Cline, and into the pages of Life magazine.