Learn about some of the psychological phenomena that are at play when we get sucked into and engaged with our favorite video games. Jamie Madigan, an expert on the psychology of video games, will look at the psychological effects of quest systems, competition, social information and free-to-play pricing models.
Jamie Madigan, Ph.D., is the author of Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People Who Play Them. The book is about how video games use psychology to shape our behavior, manipulate our beliefs, and rig our purchasing decisions.
Recorded in October 2016 at PixelPop Festival at the St. Louis Science Center.
About PixelPop Festival
PixelPop Festival is a two-day event celebrating unique games and the people who make them. It features digital and tabletop game demos, industry speakers, and much more. The 2017 event is happening August 5 & 6 at the Saint Louis University Busch Student Center. Learn more here.