Chris Ferguson is a professor of psychology at Stetson University near Orlando, Florida. He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida and is licensed as a psychologist. His research work has focused extensively on media effects ranging from body image to suicide contagion, with the majority of it focused on video game effects. In addition to his work on violence in games, he recently has conducted several studies looking at the impact of sexualized representations of women in games. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He coauthored a book on video game controversies: Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games is Wrong as well as a novel, Suicide Kings. He lives in Orlando with his wife and son.