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MINING FOR EMOTIONS: AN INVESTIGATION INTO EMPATHY AND IMMERSION IN VIDEO GAMES

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Material Information

Title:
MINING FOR EMOTIONS: AN INVESTIGATION INTO EMPATHY AND IMMERSION IN VIDEO GAMES
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Weinberg, Jonathan
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Psychology
Faculty Sponsor:
Graham, Steven

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
As video games become more prevalent in society, it becomes necessary to research the effects video games may have on players. While prior research has shown that video games can be used to increase empathy, little research has been done on the effects of properties of video games. Immersion, the psychological experience of engaging with a videogame, is one of the more desirable aspects a game can have; that is, more immersive games are generally found to be more entertaining. The purpose of this study was to examine whether a game with higher immersion provokes a more empathetic response than a game with lower immersion. An experiment was performed in which participants played either a high or low immersion version of the game Minecraft, then filled out a survey measuring state empathy and immersion. Although immersion was not found to have an effect on empathy, the data do suggest options for future research into the subject.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Jonathan Weinberg
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Graham, Steven

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 W4
System ID:
AA00024827:00001

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