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Psychology (PSYCH)

PSYCH 434 (GAME 434) Psychology of Gaming (3) Upper level course examining the core psychological principles as they apply to topic of games.

PSYCH (GAME) 434 Psychology of Gaming (3)

This course looks at how the field of psychology can be applied to understand and improve the world of games. This requires the application of theories and research based in experimental, cognitive and several other disciplines within psychology, including but not limited to cognitive, social, motivation & emotion, and experimental psychology. By applying different theories within these disciplines we can start to understand how humans interact with games and in turn how games have evolved as a result. This course addresses an active research area in psychology, of broad interest to students in Psychology and other disciplines. The course will fulfill a 400-level requirement for students in the PSYCH majors and minors as well as those in the GAME minor. Students typically will be evaluated by exams, research project, in-class activities, homework, and article discussions.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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