Christopher J. Ferguson


Stetson University



University of Central Florida


  • Ferguson, C.J., & Hartley, R.D. (in press). Pornography and sexual aggression: Can meta-analysis find a link? Trauma, Violence & Abuse.
  • Ferguson, C.J. (in press). Links between screen Use and depressive symptoms in adolescents over 16 years: Is there evidence for increased harm? Developmental Science.
  • Ferguson, C.J. (in press). One less reason why: Viewing of suicide-themed fictional media is associated with lower depressive symptoms in youth. Mass Communication and Society.
  • Ferguson, C.J., Copenhaver, A. & Markey, P. (in press). Re-examining the findings of the APA’s 2015 task force on violent media: A meta-analysis. Perspectives on Psychological Science.
  • Turel, O., & Ferguson, C.J. (in press). Excessive use of technology: Can tech-providers be the culprits? Communications of the ACM.
  • Ferguson, C.J. (in press). Child abuse, spanking and adult dating violence: A replication study of Temple et al., 2018. Psychiatric Quarterly.
  • Larzelere, R., Gunnoe, M., Roberts, M., Lin, H., & Ferguson, C.J. (in press). Causal evidence for exclusively positive parenting and for timeout: Rejoinder to Holden, Grogan-Kaylor, Durrant, and Gershoff (2017). Marriage and Family Review.
  • Ferguson, C.J. & Glasgow, B. (in press). Who are GamerGate? A descriptive study of individuals involved in the GamerGate controversy. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
  • Ferguson, C.J. (in press). Aggressive video games research emerges from its replication crisis (sort of). Current Opinion in Psychology.
  • Mubarak, N., & Ferguson, C.J. (in press). Pride and prejudice and zombies…and statistics: Effects of powerful female role-models in media on attitudes towards women, and female viewer anxiety. Current Psychology.
  • Ferguson, C.J., & Colwell, J. (in press). Sexualized video games, sexist attitudes and empathy toward victims of rape: Correlational evidence for a relationship is minimal in an online study. Criminal Behavior and Mental Health.
  • Ferguson, C.J. (in press). A preregistered longitudinal analysis of aggressive video games and aggressive behaviour in Chinese youth. Psychiatric Quarterly.
  • Lindner, D., Trible, M., Pilato, I., & Ferguson, C.J. (in press). Examining the effects of exposure to a sexualized female video game protagonist on women’s body image. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
  • Ferguson, C. J., Bean, A., M., Nielsen, R. K. L., & Smyth, M. P. (in press). Policy on unreliable game addiction diagnoses puts the cart before the horse. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
  • Beaver, K. M., Boccio, C., Smith, S., & Ferguson, C. J. (in press.) Physical attractiveness and criminal justice processing: Results from a longitudinal sample of youth and adolescents. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law.
  • Ferguson, C. J., & Colwell, J. (in press). Lack of consensus among scholars on the issue of video game “addiction.” Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
  • Rios, V., & Ferguson, C. J. (in press). News media coverage of crime and violent drug crime: A case for cause or catalyst? Justice Quarterly.
  • Ferguson, C. J., Nielsen, R. K., & Markey, P. (in press.) Movie smoking and teen smoking behavior: A critical methodological and meta-analytic review. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.
  • Ferguson, C. J. (in press). 13 reasons why not: A methodological and meta-analytic review of evidence regarding suicide contagion by fictional media. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
  • Smith, S., Gomez-Auyong, Z. E., & Ferguson, C. J. (in press). Social learning, social disorganization and psychological risk factors for criminal gangs in a British youth context. Deviant Behavior.
  • Hijazi, A., Ferguson, C.J., Ferraro, F.R., Hall, H., Hovee, M., & Wilcox, S. (in press). Psychological dimensions of drone warfare. Current Psychology.































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