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Craig G Anderson

Postdoc, Department of Informatics

Craig G Anderson is a postdoc studying the cognitive influences of playing video games. With an undergraduate degree specializing in psychology and master’s degree in digital media, Craig has focused on how games engage players and how the mechanics and principles they contain can be leveraged for prosocial or educational means. Craig recently completed his dissertation focusing on how players react to failure in a notoriously challenging video game, Cuphead, and is conducting research to investigate the role of failure and persistence in esport competitions, viewing and coding gameplay from Super Smash Ultimate competitions in the NASEF league. Through this research, Craig hopes to investigate how video games and esport competitions frame failure in ways that can be informative to learning environments, game environments, and in everyday life.