Digital Gamesmith Lab


The Digital Gamesmith© Laboratory at the University of Connecticut provides a place for faculty to collaborate on designing and analyzing software for serious games and statistical applications.

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John Christensen, Assistant Professor
Mark Hamilton, Professor
James Watt, Professor Emeritus

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McGloin, R. P., Hull, K., Christensen, J. (2015) More than just a game: examining the effects of competitive setting and performance outcome on player perceptions. Computers in Human Behavior.

Shegog, Brown, Bull, Christensen, J., Hieftje, Jozkowski, Ybarra (2015). Serious games and sexual health. January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015.

Park, Anderson, Christensen, J., Miller, Appleby, Read (2014). Young men’s shame about their desire for other men predicts risky sex and moderates the knowledge – self-efficacy link. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014.

Watt, J., Hamilton, M. A., Nowak, K., Christensen, J. Serious Game, Serious Results: A Case Study with Evidence. Journal of Computer Games and Communication. September 2015.

Kalnova, S., Hamilton, M. A. The effect of image features on the activation of archetypes. Imagination, Cognition and Personality (3 ed.), 227-250.

Hamilton, M. A. (2015). Astrology as a culturally transmitted heuristic scheme for understanding seasonality effects: a response to Genovese (2014). (7 ed.), 1-11. May 6, 2015.

Kiwanuka-Tondo, J., Hamilton, M. A., Jameson, J. K. (2013). AIDS communication campaigns in Uganda: Assessing organizational factors as predictors of conducting campaign planning research. Journal of Communication and Management, vol. 17, 5-23. 2013.

Coelho, C. A., Le, K., Mozeiko, J., Hamilton, M. A., Tyler, E., Krueger, F., Grafman, J. (2013). Characterizing discourse deficits following penetrating head injury: A preliminary model. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology(Supplement ed.), S438-S448. May 2013.

Tafoya, M., Hamilton, M. A. (2012). Relational dynamics and the expression of aggression and comforting between siblings. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, vol. 31, 49-74. 2012.

Hamilton, M. A., Tafoya, M. (2012). Toward a collective framework on verbal aggression: Hierarchical and antagonistic processes. . Journal of Language and Social Psychology, vol. 31, 112-130. 2012.

Hamilton, M. A. (2012). Verbal aggression: Understanding the psychological antecedents and social consequences. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, vol. 31, 1-8. 2012.