Virtual Environments and Video Games

Ballou, N.Denisova, A., Ryan, R. M., Rigby, C. S. (2024) The Basic Needs in Games Scale (BANGS): A new tool for investigating positive and negative video game experiences. Preprint

Ballou, N.Deterding, S. (2023) ‘I Just Wanted to Get It Over and Done With’: A Grounded Theory of Psychological Need Frustration in Video Games. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 7(CHI PLAY) ,217-236

Reer, F.Kramer, N. C. (2020) A self-determination theory-based laboratory experiment on social aspects of playing multiplayer first-person shooter games. Entertainment Computing, 34 ,100353

Ryan, R. M., Rigby, C. S. (2020) Motivational foundations of game-based learning. In J. L. Plass, R. E. Mayer, & B. D. Homer, (Eds.), Handbook of game-based learning. , Handbook of game-based learning (pp. 153-176) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Keeny, J.S., Moller, A. C. (2019) Lessons learned during the development of an asynchronous, active video game intervention: Moving fantasy sports from sedentary to active. , Psychology of Sport & Exercise , 41 (pp. 200-210) doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.12.003

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N. (2019) Investigating the Motivational and Psychosocial Dynamics of Dysregulated Gaming: Evidence From a Preregistered Cohort Study. Association for Psychological Science, 7(6) ,1257-1265

Peters, D., Calvo, R. A., Ryan, R. M. (2018) Designing for motivation, engagement and wellbeing in digital experience. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 ,797

Reer, F.Kramer, N. C. (2018) Psychological need satisfaction and well-being in first-person shooter clans: Investigating underlying factors. Computers in Human Behavior, 84 ,383-391

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K., (2017) A prospective study of the motivational and health dynamics of Internet Gaming Disorder. PeerJ, 5:e3838

Mackintosh, K.A., Standage, M.Stain, A.E.Lester, L. (2016) Investigating the Physiological and Psychosocial Responses of Single- and Dual-Player Exergaming in Young Adults. Games for Health Journal, 5(6) ,375-381

Uysal, A.Yildirim, I. G (2016) In B. Bostan (Ed.), Self-determination theory in digital games. , Gamer psychology and behavior (pp. 123-135) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:

Burger, C.Eden, A.Van Engelenburg, M. D.Buningh, S. (2015) How feedback boosts motivation and play in a brain-training game. Computers in Human Behavior, 48 ,94-103

Przybylski, A. K., Deci, E. L., Rigby, C. S., Ryan, R. M. (2014) Competence-impeding electronic games and players’ aggressive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106 ,441-457

Masur, P, K.Reinecke, L.Ziegele, M.Quiring, O (2014) The interplay of intrinsic need satisfaction and Facebook specific motives in explaining addictive behavior on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 39 ,376-386

Williams, G. C., Niemiec, C. P.Elliot, A., La Guardia, J. G. (2014) Virtual look AHEAD program: Initial support for a partly virtualized intensive lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes. , Diabetes Care , 37 (pp. 169-170) doi: 10.2337/dc14-0831

Rigby, C. S. (2014) Gamification and Motivation. In S. P. Walz & S. Deterding (Eds.), The Gameful World. , The Gameful World (pp. 113-138) MIT Press Books.

Moller, A. C.Majewski, S.Standish, M.Agarwal, P. (2014) Augmented fantasy sports: Rationale and feasibility of leveraging online fantasy sports to promote physical activity. Journal of Internet Medical Research Serious Games, 4

Choi, J.Noh, G.Park, D. (2014) Smoking cessation apps for smartphones: Content analysis with the self-determination theory. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16

Przybylski, A. K., , DeHaan, C. R.Gladwell, V. (2013) Motivational, emotional, and behavioral correlates of fear of missing out. Computers in Human Behavior, 29 ,1841–1848

Shen, Cai-XiaLiu, Ru-DeWang, Dan (2013) Why are children attracted to the Internet? The role of need satisfaction perceived online and perceived in daily real life. Computers in Human Behavior, 29 ,185 - 192

Peng, W.Lin, J.Pfeiffer, K.Winn, B. (2012) Need satisfaction supportive game features as motivational determinants: An experimental study of a self-determination theory guided exergame. Media Psychology, 15 ,175-196

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., , Lynch, M. F. (2012) The ideal self at play: The appeal of video games that let you be all you can be. Psychological Science, 23 ,69–76

Rigby, C. S., Ryan, R. M. (2011) Glued to games: How video games draw us in and hold us spellbound. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger

Tamborini, R.Grizzard, M.Bowman, N. D.Reinecke, L. (2011) Media enjoyment as need satisfaction: The contribution of hedonic and nonhedonic needs. Journal of Communication, 61 ,1025-1042

Wang, C. K. J., Liu, W. C.Chye, S., Chatzisarantis, N. L. (2011) Understanding motivation in internet gaming among Singaporean youth: The role of passion. Computers in Human Behavior, 27 ,1179–1184

Patrick, H.Canevello, A. (2011) Methodological overview of a self-determination theory-based computerized intervention to promote leisure-time physical activity. , Psychology of Sport and Exercise , 12 (pp. 13-19)

Tamborini, R.Bowman, N. D.Eden, A.Grizzard, M. (2010) Defining media enjoyment as the satisfaction of intrinsic needs. Journal of Communication, 60 ,758–777

Chen, K. C.Jang, S. J. (2010) Motivation in online learning: Testing a model of self-determination theory. Computers in Human Behavior, 26 ,741–752

Przybylski, A. K., Rigby, C. S., Ryan, R. M. (2010) A motivational model of video game engagement. Review of General Psychology, 14 ,154-166

Wang, C. K. J.Liu, W. C.Khoo, A. (2009) The psychometric properties of Dispositional Flow Scale-2 in internet gaming. Current Psychology, 28 ,194–201

King, D.Delfabbro, P. (2009) Motivational differences in problem video game play. Journal of CyberTherapy and Rehabilitation, 2 ,139-149

Rigby, C. S., Przybylski, A. K. (2009) Virtual worlds and the learner hero: How today’s video games can inform tomorrow’s digital learning environments. Theory and Research in Education, 7 ,214-223

, Przybylski, A. K., Ryan, R. M., Rigby, C. S. (2009) The motivating role of violence in video games. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35 ,243-259

Wang, C. K. J.Khoo, A., Liu, W. C.Divaharan, S. (2008) Passion and intrinsic motivation in digital gaming. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11 ,39-45

Ryan, R. M., Rigby, C. S., Przybylski, A. K. (2006) Motivational pull of video games: A self-determination theory approach. Motivation and Emotion, 30 ,347-365