From Faux-Social to Pro-Social: The Mediating Role of Copresence in Developing Expectations of Social Support in a Game

Social network games—games that incorporate network data from social network sites—heavily rely on helping behavior between players as a central mechanism of play. Does this ‘‘faux social’’ behavior still generate expectations of social support among players? An experiment (N 1⁄4 88) was conducted to examine the effect of helping on copresence and perceived… CONTINUE READING