Virtual Environments

Research Reports

Weinstein, N., Przybylski, A. K., & (2017). A prospective study of the motivational and health dynamics of Internet Gaming Disorder. PeerJ, 5:e3838 doi: 10.7717/peerj.3838

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. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.01.038

Lyons, E. J. (2015). Cultivating engagement and enjoyment in exergames using feedback, challenge, and rewards. Games for Health Journal, 4, 12-18. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2014.0072

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 doi: 10.2196/jmir.3061

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. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.05.047

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

Moller, A. C., Majewski, S., Standish, M., Agarwal, P., Podowski, A., Carson, R., Eyesus, B., Shah, A., & Schneider, K. (2014). Augmented fantasy sports: Rationale and feasibility of leveraging online fantasy sports to promote physical activity. Journal of Internet Medical Research Serious Games, 4 doi: 10.2196/games.3691

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. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2013.02.014

Shen, Cai-Xia, Liu, Ru-De, & Wang, 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. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.08.004

Akin, A. (2012). The relationships between internet addiction, subjective vitality, and subjective happiness. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking., 15, 404-410. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2011.0609

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., , Lynch, M. F., & Ryan, R. M. (2012). The ideal self at play: The appeal of video games that let you be all you can be. Psychological Science, 23, 69–76. doi: 10.1177/0956797611418676

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, 13-19.

Wang, C. K., 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.

Tamborini, R., Grizzard, M., Bowman, N. D., Reinecke, L., & Eden, A. (2011). Media enjoyment as need satisfaction: The contribution of hedonic and nonhedonic needs. Journal of Communication, 61, 1025-1042. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2011.01593.x

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.

Tamborini, R., Bowman, N. D., Eden, A., Grizzard, M., & Organ, A. (2010). Defining media enjoyment as the satisfaction of intrinsic needs. Journal of Communication, 60, 758–777. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2010.01513.x

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

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

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.

Przybylski, A. K., Weinstein, N., Ryan, R. M., & Rigby, C. S. (2009). Having to versus wanting to play: Background and consequences of harmonious versus obsessive engagement in video games. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12, 485-492.

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

Chapters, Overviews, and Commentaries

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

Bachman, C. M., & Stewart, C. (2011). Self-determination theory and web-enhanced course template development. Teaching of Psychology, 38, 180-188.

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.