Christopher John Ferguson

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The good, the bad and the ugly: a meta-analytic review of positive and negative effects of violent video games
    Christopher John Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:309-16. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Spanking, corporal punishment and negative long-term outcomes: a meta-analytic review of longitudinal studies
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 33:196-208. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Attention problems and pathological gaming: resolving the 'chicken and egg' in a prospective analysis
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Stetson University, 421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL, 32708, USA
    Psychiatr Q 85:103-10. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Video game violence use among "vulnerable" populations: the impact of violent games on delinquency and bullying among children with clinically elevated depression or attention deficit symptoms
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology, Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 32729, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 43:127-36. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Concurrent and prospective analyses of peer, television and social media influences on body dissatisfaction, eating disorder symptoms and life satisfaction in adolescent girls
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX, 78041, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 43:1-14. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Reality television predicts both positive and negative outcomes for adolescent girls
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Pediatr 162:1175-80. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Violent video games and the supreme court: lessons for the scientific community in the wake of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Am Psychol 68:57-74. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Not worth the fuss after all? cross-sectional and prospective data on violent video game influences on aggression, visuospatial cognition and mathematics ability in a sample of youth
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 42:109-22. 2013
  9. doi request reprint The influence of heritability, neuroticism, maternal warmth and media use on disordered eating behaviors: a prospective analysis of twins
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Psychiatr Q 83:353-60. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Publication bias in psychological science: prevalence, methods for identifying and controlling, and implications for the use of meta-analyses
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Psychol Methods 17:120-8. 2012

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint The good, the bad and the ugly: a meta-analytic review of positive and negative effects of violent video games
    Christopher John Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:309-16. 2007
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  2. ncbi request reprint Spanking, corporal punishment and negative long-term outcomes: a meta-analytic review of longitudinal studies
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 33:196-208. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Attention problems and pathological gaming: resolving the 'chicken and egg' in a prospective analysis
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Stetson University, 421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL, 32708, USA
    Psychiatr Q 85:103-10. 2014
    ..These results suggest that pathological gaming behaviors are symptomatic of underlying attention related mental health issues, rather than a unique phenomenon. ..
  4. doi request reprint Video game violence use among "vulnerable" populations: the impact of violent games on delinquency and bullying among children with clinically elevated depression or attention deficit symptoms
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology, Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 32729, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 43:127-36. 2014
    ..Our results did not support the hypothesis that children with elevated mental health symptoms constitute a "vulnerable" population for video game violence effects. Implications and suggestions for further research are provided. ..
  5. doi request reprint Concurrent and prospective analyses of peer, television and social media influences on body dissatisfaction, eating disorder symptoms and life satisfaction in adolescent girls
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX, 78041, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 43:1-14. 2014
    ..It is concluded that the negative influences of social comparison are focused on peers rather than television or social media exposure. ..
  6. doi request reprint Reality television predicts both positive and negative outcomes for adolescent girls
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Pediatr 162:1175-80. 2013
    ..To assess the influence of media, specifically reality television, on adolescent behavior...
  7. doi request reprint Violent video games and the supreme court: lessons for the scientific community in the wake of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Am Psychol 68:57-74. 2013
    ..The current article reviews the involvement of the psychological science community in the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association case and suggests that it might learn from some of the errors in this case for the future...
  8. doi request reprint Not worth the fuss after all? cross-sectional and prospective data on violent video game influences on aggression, visuospatial cognition and mathematics ability in a sample of youth
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 42:109-22. 2013
    ..Analysis of effect sizes largely ruled out Type II error as a possible explanation for null results. Suggestions for new directions in the field of video game research are proffered...
  9. doi request reprint The influence of heritability, neuroticism, maternal warmth and media use on disordered eating behaviors: a prospective analysis of twins
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology and Communication, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Psychiatr Q 83:353-60. 2012
    ..This suggests that it is important to control for genetic variables when analyzing risk factors for DEB...
  10. doi request reprint Publication bias in psychological science: prevalence, methods for identifying and controlling, and implications for the use of meta-analyses
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Psychol Methods 17:120-8. 2012
    ..Sources of publication bias and implications for the use of meta-analysis are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint Advertising influences on young children's food choices and parental influence
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Pediatr 160:452-5. 2012
    ..To evaluate whether advertising for food influences choices made by children, the strength of these influences, and whether they might be easily undone by parental influences...
  12. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of pathological gaming prevalence and comorbidity with mental health, academic and social problems
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:1573-8. 2011
    ..The current meta-analysis considers existing scholarship to examine how differing measurement methods influence prevalence rates and associations with other mental health problems...
  13. doi request reprint A longitudinal test of video game violence influences on dating and aggression: a 3-year longitudinal study of adolescents
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Texas A and M International University, Behavioral Sciences, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 46:141-6. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Video games and youth violence: a prospective analysis in adolescents
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX, 78045, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 40:377-91. 2011
    ..These results are put into the context of criminological data on serious acts of violence among youth...
  15. doi request reprint Sexting behaviors among young Hispanic women: incidence and association with other high-risk sexual behaviors
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Psychiatr Q 82:239-43. 2011
    ..Sexting behaviors were not associated with most other high-risk sexual behaviors, but were slightly more common in women who found sex to be highly pleasurable or who displayed histrionic personality traits...
  16. doi request reprint The influence of television and video game use on attention and school problems: a multivariate analysis with other risk factors controlled
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:808-13. 2011
    ..The current study examines the multivariate nature of risk factors for attention problems symptomatic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and poor school performance...
  17. ncbi request reprint Social isolation, impulsivity and depression as predictors of aggression in a psychiatric inpatient population
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA
    Psychiatr Q 76:123-37. 2005
    ..Further, physicians' ratings of hostility were more predictive of aggressive incidents than were self-reports of hostility. Clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint An analysis of females convicted of sex crime in the state of Florida
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 33816, USA
    J Child Sex Abus 14:75-89. 2005
    ..These results suggest that female sexual offenders are a heterogeneous population and a more in-depth investigation may be necessary...
  19. ncbi request reprint The utility of somatic symptoms as indicators of depression and anxiety in military veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences, and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:42-9. 2006
    ..Furthermore, in this model, somatic symptoms are retained as valid indicators of psychological distress for this sample...
  20. ncbi request reprint Judgments of culpability in a filicide scenario
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 31:41-50. 2008
    ..Participants were asked to rate the culpability of the defendant in the case. Results indicated that, unlike for other violent crimes, participants did not use gender or social class biases in their judgments of criminal culpability...
  21. doi request reprint The public health risks of media violence: a meta-analytic review
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    J Pediatr 154:759-63. 2009
    ..To conduct a meta-analytic review of studies that examine the impact of violent media on aggressive behavior and to determine whether this effect could be explained through methodological problems inherent in this research field...
  22. doi request reprint A multivariate analysis of youth violence and aggression: the influence of family, peers, depression, and media violence
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    J Pediatr 155:904-908.e3. 2009
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  23. doi request reprint Much ado about nothing: the misestimation and overinterpretation of violent video game effects in eastern and western nations: comment on Anderson et al. (2010)
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    Psychol Bull 136:174-8; discussion 182-7. 2010
    ..15 is still indicative of only weak effects. Contrasts between the claims of C. A. Anderson et al. (2010) and real-world data on youth violence are discussed...
  24. doi request reprint A meta-analysis of normal and disordered personality across the life span
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:659-67. 2010
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  25. doi request reprint Genetic contributions to antisocial personality and behavior: a meta-analytic review from an evolutionary perspective
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral Sciences, Texas A and M International University, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041, USA
    J Soc Psychol 150:160-80. 2010
    ..This data is discussed in relation to evolutionary psychological theory...
  26. doi request reprint Saturday night's alright for fighting: antisocial traits, fighting, and weapons carrying in a large sample of youth
    Christopher J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    Psychiatr Q 81:293-302. 2010
    ..Strategies for intervention and prevention of youth violence that focus on peers, neighborhoods, depression, and families may be particularly likely to bear fruit...
  27. doi request reprint With friends like theseā€¦: peer delinquency influences across age cohorts on smoking, alcohol and illegal substance use
    C J Ferguson
    Department of Behavioral, Applied Sciences and Criminal Justice, Texas A and M International University, Laredo, TX 78045, USA
    Eur Psychiatry 26:6-12. 2011
    ..The current study focuses on the influence of delinquent peers on substance use, and how peer delinquency influences change across age cohorts of youth...
  28. ncbi request reprint Media violence: miscast causality
    Christopher J Ferguson
    University of Central Florida, Department of Psychology, P O Box 161390, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    Am Psychol 57:446-7. 2002