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Christopher J. Ferguson

Christopher J. Ferguson is a professor of psychology at Stetson University.

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  • The Review | Opinion

    Bias-Response Teams Are a Bad Idea

    A system that encourages anonymous snitching is intrinsically abusive.
  • The Review | Opinion

    Ideological Signaling Has No Role in Research

    Journals have begun asking for “positionality statements.” That’s a mistake.
  • The Chronicle Review

    Climate Scientists Should Embrace Public Debate

    Ducking the skeptics only fuels conspiracy theories and increases the credibility of outlandish views.
  • The Review

    Video-Game Hero­ines Can Kick Sex­ism’s Butt

    But don’t distort research results in a quest to tame the misogyny of gaming.
  • The Chronicle Review

    The Case Against Scholarly Consensus

    It’s a way to bully skeptics and allow professional organizations to cozy up to political allies and potential funders.
  • The Conversation

    Don’t Blame Video Games for Real-World Violence

    Research shows no correlation, despite some scholars’ claims to the contrary, writes Christopher J. Ferguson.
  • The Chronicle Review

    Seeing Past the Blame Game

    Mass homicides like the shootings in Tucson are so extreme that they test our ability to be patient, to let fact-finding run its course. There are no simple answers.
  • The Chronicle Review

    Narcissism Run Rampant? Let’s Not Flatter Ourselves

    The self-esteem movement may be silly, but social scientists should exercise caution in diagnosing a so-called epidemic among young people.
  • The Chronicle Review

    Put Video Games to Good Use

    Don’t ban them—even the shoot-'em-ups. Instead, take advantage of their attraction for students.
  • The Review

    Not Every Child Is Secretly a Genius

    The idea of intelligence —that human beings possess, to varying degrees, an innate and universal ability to learn—has taken a beating in recent decades. Ever since Stephen J. Gould’s Mismeasurement of Man (Norton, 1981) and Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences…