video game psychology

Here are two of the major games that release in May of 2015. Please note additional games release for various systems including handheld devices, mobile phones, etc. These are only a few of the games that release and are generally considered the “bigger’ releases, likely to be played or seen by […]

Video Game Psychology: Summary for Therapists, May 2015

Dissonance, the unpleasant motivational state that arises when one’s behaviors and cognitions are inconsistent with one another, is reduced by shifting attitudes and beliefs to eliminate the inconsistency (Festinger, 1957, 1964). Thus, if an individual has a choice between two ice cream flavors, art prints, or appliances, the act of […]

Decision Making in Video Games