A Study in Psychology

Everybody knows violent video games are/aren't (pick one) bad for kids!

Everybody knows violent video games are bad for kids.  But what if they're not? Join world-renowned psychologist and video game researcher Dr. Christopher Ferguson to explore the research on violent video games, mass homicides, youth violence and moral panics. Are action-oriented games something we should be concerned about or more like past moral panics over radio, comic books and rock and roll?

About the Instructor

Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at Stetson University. He has been conducting scientific research on video games for 20 years and has testified in DC on the topic for then VP-Biden's task force on school shootings, the Centers for Disease Control and the Trump administration's Commission on School Safety. He lives in Orlando with his wife and son.

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Registration Information

Appropriate for Grades 8 - 12

Date: Feb. 18, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

On Stetson's DeLand Campus

Cost: $40
Scholarships available for those in financial need

Register Online

Payment in full is required at the time of registration to reserve your seat in this class. Payments can be made online or over the phone. For more information, please contact Stetson Young Scholars at
386-822-7091 or [email protected]