Keep Calm and Game On

Rachel Kowert, PhD


Hello and welcome to my little corner of the web. Here you can find information on my research, publications, and current projects. If you have any questions or are interested in exploring potential collaborations, please feel free to e-mail me.


Recent Posts

Social Inclusion and Video Game Enjoyment

Video games have long been understood as an entertaining and popular medium, and recent work has suggested that at least part of their appeal rests in their ability to foster feelings of sociability and belonging with others. Because of this, one would expect that following an episode of social ostracism, playing video games with other people would be an enjoyable experience due the game’s ability to restore one’s social needs. This question was explored in my latest publication,…Continue reading »


Violent Video Games and Violent Behavior

Moral panics relating to video games have been spiralling out of control for some time now. Grand Theft Auto causes school shootings, Leisure Suit Larry leads to a decline in societies morals, Bully teaches kids…Continue reading »