How do gaming Kickstarters that rely on nostalgia make use of our irrational decision-making?
If the users of games are humans, then a little psychology should help a lot in user research, right? Celia Hodent from Epic Games explains why in this episode.
How do players react and what social comparisons do they make when others pay real money for in-game advantages?
How can a little psychology make NPCs and other artificial intelligence agents in games seem more like real humans?
How the irrational way we treat “free” as a price in games can lead us astray …or keep us on track.
I talk to Dr. Jeffrey Lin about using psychology to curb toxic behavior in online games.
What do the ending of the Mass Effect series and a painful medical procedure have in common? They both illustrate how memory and evaluation of experiences interact.
I talk to Dr. Linda Kaye about psychological flow in video games, including the new topic of group flow in multiplayer gaming.
After 6 years and 151 pieces of content, I’m asking for a little support to move this whole psychology of games thing forward.
Some recent research suggests how to predict whether motion controls and other weird peripherals will lead to frustration or enjoyment.