Introduction to the Games & Society Lab

Games have become the most influential medium of the 21st century. Yet, we have only just begun to understand their impact on players and society as a whole. The Games & Society Lab looks at game design, gameplay, players and contexts of play in regards to a wide range of socially relevant issues from education to health, personal development, civics and social behavior. 

The lab is centered around three research perspectives: 

  1. The social psychology of games and gaming,
  2. Socio-cultural issues surrounding game design, game development contexts and, gaming culture, 
  3. Games for personal growth / transformative game design.

More updates will be published here as they develop, in the meantime, contact Doris Rusch for more details.