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 a game to relate to.  This panel will focus on unpacking these concepts and why this series continues to draw so many people to 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. Rachel Kowert [Research Psychologist, KITSUNE ANALYTICS], Dr. Shane Tilton [Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University], Dr. Stephen Daniel [Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University], Dr. Steph Orme [Adjunct Professor, Emerson College]