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.
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.
A review of two studies on prison video games.
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.
An examination of three studies that failed to replicate past findings on the cognitive benefits of video games.
An academic alternative to the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory and how such alternative can offer insights into antisocial and prosocial online behaviours.
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
[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.
[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 ...
[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 https://theconversation.com/sexism-in-video-gaming-is-just-another-form-of-bullying-44354
[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 ...
[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. ...
[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 nhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women in STEM fields Biological explanations