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  1. Serious Games

    Mechanisms and Effects

    Edited by Ute Ritterfeld, Michael Cody, Peter Vorderer

    Serious Games provides a thorough exploration of the claim that playing games can provide learning that is deep, sustained and transferable to the real world. "Serious games" is defined herein as any form of interactive computer-based game software for one or multiple players to be used on any...

    Published August 5th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Playing Video Games

    Motives, Responses, and Consequences

    Edited by Peter Vorderer, Jennings Bryant

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    From security training simulations to war games to role-playing games, to sports games to gambling, playing video games has become a social phenomena, and the increasing number of players that cross gender, culture, and age is on a dramatic upward trajectory. Playing Video Games: Motives, Responses...

    Published March 28th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Psychology of Entertainment

    Edited by Jennings Bryant, Peter Vorderer

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    As entertainment becomes a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide, as our modern era increasingly lives up to its label of the "entertainment age," and as economists begin to recognize that entertainment has become the driving force of the new world economy, it is safe to say that scholars are...

    Published February 24th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Media Entertainment

    The Psychology of Its Appeal

    Edited by Dolf Zillmann, Peter Vorderer

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This collection represents a systematic exploration of media entertainment from an academic perspective. Editors Zillmann and Vorderer have assembled scholars from psychology, sociology, and communication to provide a broad examination of the primary function of media entertainment--the attainment...

    Published April 1st 2000 by Routledge

  5. Suspense

    Conceptualizations, Theoretical Analyses, and Empirical Explorations

    Edited by Peter Vorderer, Hans Jurgen Wulff, Mike Friedrichsen

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This volume begins with the general assumption that suspense is a major criterion for both an audience's selection and evaluation of entertaining media offerings. This assumption is supported not only by the popularity of suspenseful narratives, but also by the reasons users give for their actual...

    Published April 1st 1996 by Routledge

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