Research

Player Choices in Games: How Agency Affects Retention

For my Psychology major Senior Capstone project I ran a research study on how the addition of choices in educational games affects the retention rates of material learned.
Thanks to a grant provided to me by the University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Program, I was able to pay college students to participate in this study.
My poster summarizing the results is attached. If you would like to read the entire research paper please contact me.

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Evaluating Collision Avoidance Effects on Discomfort in Virtual Environments

During my research with Dr. Guy in the University of Minnesota’s Computer Science department, I designed and ran a VR experiment on collision avoidance. Our paper was published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. and can be found online here.

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