Monday, August 11, 2008

My new flow-related study has been recently presented

This is probably a follow-up. Just want to mention that a new study on flow experienced while online gaming has been recently presented. This time it has been done within the communities of Chinese gamers - in continental (pre-Olympic) China. Again, flow is the major factor. The paper has been presented at CATAC ( meeting in Nimes, France in late June, 2008.
The survey has been done by my former grad Chinese student Weitse, and the presenter was my PhD student Nastya Avetisova, who is fluent both in English & in French and who participated heavily in this study. I'd like too to go to France to present the paper (I've never been in France), but I was busy at a Moscow Cognitive Science conference ( where I was in the Board and chaired two sections.
The paper is published in a book of Proceedings which is not online.

Alexander Voiskounsky

Friday, August 8, 2008

I'll be glad to discuss anyone's comments on the chapter entitled

A year and a half have passed since the main content of this chapter was collected and put on paper (sorry, on my monitor & in my computer's .doc file).

Newer studies are worth to be discussed; otherwise, the older ones can be re-discussed; quite likely, I've missed the most pertinent publications...

Wait for your comments...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chapter 4

Cyberspace constitutes a specific environment; the investigations in this field are based either on the original cyberspace-dependent methods and theories, or on universal theories and methods worked out in diverse areas of knowledge, not necessarily closely connected with cyberspace. A psychological theoretical construct (with vast practical perspectives) introduced by Csikszentmihalyi, (2000/1975) known as optimal, or flow experience, alongside the methods of its measurement, basically refer to the universal, that is, nonspecific theoretical and methodological background...

To cite this chapter please use:
Voiskounsky, A. E. (2008). Flow experience in cyberspace: Current studies and perspectives. In A. Barak (Ed.), Psychological aspects of cyberspace: Theory, research, applications (pp. 70-101). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.