Video Game Lab

Directed by Dr. Mary Ballard, this lab examines the impact of violence, competition, cooperation, etc. during video game play on aggression, positive and negative affective responding, desensitization, and physiological responding. Dr. Ballard’s research also examines the impact of activity level during game play on mood, energy expenditure, and other physiological responses.

Welcome to the Video Game Lab, headed by Dr. Mary Ballard.

Dr. Mary Ballard directs a video game lab where she and her students examine the impact of violence, competition, cooperation, etc. during video game play on aggression, positive and negative affective responding, desensitization, and physiological responding, including cardiovascular responses, EMG, and sleep. Dr. Ballard’s research also examines the impact of activity level during game play on mood, energy expenditure, and physiological responses. In addition, Dr. Ballard and her students and colleagues also examine bullying, both in the context of videogame play and day-to-day contexts. She is particularly interested in the how bullying impacts LGBTQ youth.

Contact

Thank you for your interest in the Video Game lab!

If you are an undergraduate and graduate student interested in working the lab, explore the current research to make sure it fits with your interests, and then follow contact Dr. Ballard directly.

To contact Dr. Ballard directly:

Email: ballardme@appstate.edu
Office Phone: 828-262-2272 x406

To ask about participation in a study, please contact the AGE labs.