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The GEARS Lab explores how games and simulation can be used to understand individuals, and enhance education and training. Specifically, faculty and students conduct research in several focus areas from the perspective of human factors; an applied discipline combining principles and theory from psychology and engineering to improve the interface between humans and systems. Studies have included work on ethics in gaming, training team communication and leadership, developing mathematical models of utility and choice in games, motivation and personality.

 
Contact: Dr. Christina Frederick 

Game-Based Education & Advanced Research Studies (GEARS) Labs

Gears-lab-01

The GEARS Lab explores how games and simulation can be used to understand individuals, and enhance education and training. Specifically, faculty and students conduct research in several focus areas from the perspective of human factors; an applied discipline combining principles and theory from psychology and engineering to improve the interface between humans and systems. Studies have included work on ethics in gaming, training team communication and leadership, developing mathematical models of utility and choice in games, motivation and personality.

 
Contact: Dr. Christina Frederick

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To learn more or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, contact:

Email: Dr. Christina Frederick 

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