The Psychology of the Final Fantasy Series

Anyone who has played Final Fantasy understands that the plots are full of twists and turns.  The complex characters, gut-wrenching narrative, and the personal struggle of the characters make it an easy game to relate to.  This panel will focus on unpacking these concepts and why this series continues to draw so many people ot playing it’s immersive experiences.  Topics include mental health representation, theoretical concepts, and why we love this game so much.


Dr. Anthony Bean [Executive Director/Clinical Psychologist, The Telos Project], Dr. Ryan Kelly [Clinical Psychologist, Southeast Psych], Dr. Rachel Kowert [Research Psychologist, Take This], Dr. Emory Daniel [Assistant Professor, Appalachian State], Melissa Huntley [Director at University of Shimane Hamada, University of Shimane Hamada], Dr. Chelsea Hughes [Research Psychologist, Riot Games]