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Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People who Play Them

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Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People who Play Them

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A psychologist and life-long fan of video games helps you understand what psychology has to say about why video games and mobile game apps are designed the way they are, why players behave as they do, and the psychological tricks used to market and sell them.

Jamie Madigan, PhD, has become an expert on the psychology of video games and seeks to popularize understanding of how various aspects of psychology can be used to understand why games are made how they are and why their players behave as they do. Madigan has written extensively on the subject for various magazines, websites, blogs, and his own site at psychologyofgames.com. He has also consulted with game development companies and talked at conferences about how game developers can incorporate psychology principles into game design and how players can understand how it affects their play. Finally, he has appeared as an expert on the psychology of video games in dozens of print, radio, and web outlets such as The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, BBC Radio 5, the BBC, The Guardian, and more. He is a lifelong gamer and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

ISBN: 9781538121337

ISBN-10: 9781538121337

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: 02/08/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/08/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English

Categories

Social Psychology

Video & Mobile

Developmental - General