San José State University  Department of Psychology

Virtual Environments, Cognition, & Training Research Laboratory


Video Game Experience and Human Performance

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Evidence suggests that short- and long-term video game play improves performance on a variety of tasks. Our aim is to understand the qualities of video games that lead to the biggest improvements in military and occupational task performance and leverage those qualities for simulation-based training and task design.

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Plummer, J. P., Schuster, D., & Keebler, J. R. (2017). The effects of gender, flow and video game experience on combat identification training. Ergonomics. doi:10.1080/00140139.2017.1280187 [Web]
  • Keebler, J., Jentsch, F., & Schuster, D. (2014). The effects of video game experience and active stereoscopy on performance in combat identification tasks. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. doi:10.1177/0018720814535248 [Web]