Gamasutra - Blogs Wai Yen Tang's Blogs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:18:23 EST en-us (Simon Carless) A mediated relationship between escapism and well-being among MMO players - by Wai Yen Tang Business/Marketing,Console/PC,Social/Online Players with escapist motivation endorsed stronger game realism beliefs and spent more time playing MMORPGs, in turn increased online support but decreased offline social support. Well-being was affected by both online and offline social support Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:39:00 EST Friendship in online gaming among emotionally sensitive gamers - by Wai Yen Tang Business/Marketing,Social/Online The current study addresses this question by evaluating the link between gaming-related friendships and shyness, as quantified by emotional sensitivity. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:43:00 EST The game world is violent, I must be careful who to trust - by Wai Yen Tang Console/PC,Social/Online Two studies investigate the psychological processes underlying short- and long-term effects of video game violence on interpersonal trust. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:17:00 EDT Differences in cognitive performance with problematic videogame use - by Wai Yen Tang Console/PC,Social/Online This study compared gamers and nongamers in task switching ability, visual short-term memory, mental rotation, enumeration, and flanker interference, as well as investigated the influence of self-reported problematic video game use Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:38:00 EDT One more time!: The role of self-determination and gamer identity in persistence - by Wai Yen Tang Console/PC,Social/Online A study examining into the role of self-determination and gamer identity on persistence in gaming Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:22:00 EDT Engaging childrenÂ’s learning of reading through challenge and rewards - by Wai Yen Tang Design,Console/PC,Serious This study investigated the effects of two game features (the level of challenge and the reward system) on first and second gradersÂ’ engagement during digital game-based learning of reading Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:16:00 EDT