Video Games, Violence & Women's Body Issues

From the Show: HER
Summary: Do video games really contribute to violence and women's self-esteem issues?
Air Date: 8/29/19
Duration: 28:04
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Chris Ferguson, PhD
Chris FergusonDr. Chris Ferguson is a professor of psychology at Stetson University and an internationally renowned expert in video game influences on behavior. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and is licensed as a clinical psychologist.  He lives in Orlando with his wife and son.
  • Book Title: Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games is Wrong
  • Guest Twitter Account: @CJFerguson1111
Video Games, Violence & Women's Body Issues
While it’s easy to blame the uptick in video game play for violence and body image insecurity, there’s no research proving that video games are the cause. Today’s research is more transparent and diligent than earlier psychological research.

There’s no evidence of strong effects of sexism, body image insecurity and violence from video game content. Of course, we should continue to advocate for female representation in games.

Listen as Dr. Chris Ferguson joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss how video games really affect people.


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