Wai Yen Tang is a graduate student in Ohio State University's School of Communication. His interests are in the effects of videogames. He maintains a blog reviewing social science studies on videogames.
A review of four studies examining preferences for video games and video game genres.
Experiment examining how empathy plays a role between playing an antisocial versus prosocial games and behaving prosocially and antisocially.
An experiment that combines exergaming and health communication research. Elementary students exercise with the Wii over a period of 6 weeks, they also read health brochures about physical exercise and staying healthy.
A field experiment where researchers acted as a male or female player in an FPS. The players spoke positively, negatively or did not spoke during a match. After the match, researchers sent friend requests to all players. The rate differs across factors.
An examination about communicating science on videogames to the public and gamers. What does it mean to social scientists and gamers alike.
Recent events have called into question just exactly what it means to be a “gamer” today. What was once a title associated with being a member of a fun loving community now seems to have become intertwined with misogyny and discrimination.
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