"This accessible survey of the psychology of video games serves as a useful introduction. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice
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About the Author
Scott is founder/president of Immersyve, Inc. (immersyve.com) and a veteran of both the ivory tower and interactive media development. After earning his doctorate in clinical psychology with a research emphasis on motivation, Scott spent eight years building Internet games and interactive content for Sony, Time Warner, and Viacom as well as online games based on major feature films such as AI:Artificial Intelligence, Red Planet, and Frequency before founding Immersyve in 2003. Scott was the host of several television shows in the NY region, including Your Internet Show and Metro Channel's Plugged In with Scott Rigby. His interactive work can also be seen as part of the "Explore the Universe" exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. In addition, Scott is the principle investigator on several grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looking at innovative ways to enhance learning and deepen motivation for healthy lifestyle change through virtual environments. Scott has served on the faculty of the Game Developers Conference, the New York New Media Association, and been a contributing feature author on Gamasutra. His work on measuring the player experience has been featured by EGM as part of its "Future of Video Games" special edition (May, 2007), as well as being featured by ABC News and Scientific American.