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Joe Wasserman

Curriculum Vitae

Area of Emphasis

  • Interactive Media
  • Systems Thinking
  • Mental Models

Biography

Joe Wasserman's research is on cognitive processes underlying interactive media consumption. More specifically, his research attempts to open up the "black box" of mental models to explain game-based learning and other media effects, such as parasocial contact. His current work integrates scholarship on recreational gaming, skill acquisition, game-based learning, and systems thinking under a single theoretical umbrella consistent with mental model matching theory.