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Wai Yen Tang's Blog


Wai Yen Tang is a PhD from Ohio State University. His interests are in the psychology of videogames and gamers. He maintains a blog reviewing social science studies on videogames.


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Posted by Wai Yen Tang on Mon, 18 Apr 2016 01:18:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online
A non-exhaustive overview of the sexual harassment research, helping us understand harassment in online videogames. What videogames studies have found so far and the identified paths laid out for researchers and gaming community to tackle.

Posted by Wai Yen Tang on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:26:00 EST in Serious, Social/Online
A review of two studies on prison video games.

Posted by Wai Yen Tang on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:47:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
A field experiment examining negative and positive reactions to male vs. female voice within an FPS game. The role of players' status and performance are examined.

Posted by Wai Yen Tang on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:44:00 EDT in Design, Social/Online
An examination of three studies that failed to replicate past findings on the cognitive benefits of video games.

Posted by Wai Yen Tang on Fri, 29 May 2015 03:03:00 EDT in Social/Online
An academic alternative to the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory and how such alternative can offer insights into antisocial and prosocial online behaviours.

Posted by Wai Yen Tang on Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:15:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
The study assessed the relationship between video game use and sexist attitudes, using data from a representative sample of German players aged 14 and older.

Wai Yen Tang's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/18/2016 - 01:18]

Thanks for reading the blog ...

Thanks for reading the blog post I expected to see these kinds of comments, but at least you brought something that we haven 't seen in our data: manboobs.

Comment In: [News - 10/15/2015 - 05:37]

The two personality tests are ...

The two personality tests are indeed used in psychological research. The first set looks like an adaption from the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire and the second set is the narcissism personality inventory. Unlike what the Vice title suggest, the Aggression Questionnaire measures tendencies that are several steps down from violent tendencies ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/16/2015 - 01:47]

NOTE: If you want to ...

NOTE: If you want to ask the authors questions, they will be answering them from The Conversation piece at

Comment In: [Blog - 06/03/2015 - 02:15]

I recognize some of the ...

I recognize some of the experiences Laralyn and the black google engineer had described, in social psychology it 's called stereotype threat, the feeling that they might be doing something that could confirm stereotypes. r n r n I have to navigate the expectation of stereotypical behavior and disappointment when ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/29/2015 - 03:03]

Indeed, it 's quite a ...

Indeed, it 's quite a lot to digest and my response for your take away question would unfortunately be long. So here is the soundbite version, please take it with grains of salt: People 's online behaviours are influenced 1 seeing themselves and others in terms of social identity e.g. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/16/2015 - 01:02]

I 'm not familiar enough ...

I 'm not familiar enough in the research to answer your question in good detail, but I think a good primer is what the Wikipedia article I linked in my post might answer your questions. r n r n in STEM fields Biological explanations