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11.10.2018

Mood Repair and Competence Repair in Digital Quiz Games

Dr. Mohseni publishes in Media Psychology

If your own mood is bad and you feel subjectively incompetent, can digital quiz games help to brighten up your mood and improve your perceived competence? In the original article "Playing for the Thrill and Skill. Quiz Games as Means for Mood and Competence Repair" which was published in the peer-reviewed journal "Media Psychology", Kevin Koban investigated this question with a number of authors including Dr. M. Rohangis Mohseni.

Conducting one quasi-experiment and two experiments, the authors were able to reveal that the efficacy of digital games for mood repair, as well as competence repair, depends on the necessity for repair, as well as success in the game. However, competence repair occurred even after participants were defeated repeatedly in a series of close matches.

Koban, K., Breuer, J., Rieger, D., Mohseni, M. R., Noack, S., Bente, G., & Ohler, P. (2018). Playing for the Thrill and Skill. Quiz Games as Means for Mood and Competence Repair. Media Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15213269.2018.1515637