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Christopher J. Ferguson

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Christopher J. Ferguson is the department chair of psychology at Stetson University. He has written dozens of scholarly articles on media effects and has recently championed a new research paradigm wherein media research itself is subjected to sociological analyses. He has also written a novel, Suicide Kings, and lives in Florida with his wife and son.

Video Game Violence and Pseudoscience: Bad Science, Fear, and Politics

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.6, November/December 2014

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Video Game Violence and Pseudoscience: Bad Science, Fear, and Politics

Research continues to find that violent video games play a negligible role in societal violence. But the politics of a culture war won’t let the idea go.

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Violent Video Games: Dogma, Fear, and Pseudoscience

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

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Video games are at the center of a modern media-based moral panic. Too often, social scientists have fueled the flames...

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