Serious Video Games for Health How Behavioral Science Guided the Development of a Serious Video Game.

  title={Serious Video Games for Health How Behavioral Science Guided the Development of a Serious Video Game.},
  author={Deborah Thompson and Thomas Baranowski and Richard Buday and Janice Baranowski and Victoria Thompson and Russell Jago and Melissa Juliano Griffith},
  journal={Simulation & gaming},
  volume={41 4},
Serious video games for health are designed to entertain players while attempting to modify some aspect of their health behavior. Behavior is a complex process influenced by multiple factors, often making it difficult to change. Behavioral science provides insight into factors that influence specific actions that can be used to guide key game design decisions. This article reports how behavioral science guided the design of a serious video game to prevent Type 2 diabetes and obesity among youth… CONTINUE READING
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