PSY319 Cognitive Processes in Computer Games (8)
Enrolment restrictions: Not available to Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), or Bachelor of Arts students.
Assumed Knowledge: ITC204
This subject examines the applications of psychological theories and methods to the understanding of the functions and effects of computer games on children and adults. Topics address the following areas: (1) cognitive theories and constructs relevant to understanding computer game playing, (2) the effects and influence of computer games on human behaviour, (3) ethical issues and considerations in computer game design and use, and (4) research methodology useful for examining the psychological aspects of playing computer games. Students should note that this subject does not contribute to an Australian Psychological Society accredited major in psychology.