Title

Time to Acclimate: Examining the Influence of Cognitive Ability on Situating to a Video Game

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

11-1-2020

Publication Title

Proceedings of 17th International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age

First page number:

157

Last page number:

164

Abstract

The current study was designed to examine the relationship between cognitive ability and player experience in shaping how players think within, and acclimate to, video games as complex systems. Specifically, researchers examined the relationship between player's cognitive ability and gameplay outcomes within a video game (i.e., The Deed). Outcomes were evaluated and contrasted after two discrete playthroughs, each lasting approximately 30 minutes. Logistic regression indicated that cognitive ability predicted individual outcomes for both the first and second playthrough, but did not predict growth between playthroughs (i.e., outcome change). Findings are then discussed in terms of an acclimation stage.

Keywords

Acclimation stage; Cognitive ability; Player experience; Video games

Disciplines

Cognition and Perception | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English


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