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GTP on the Psychology of Video Games Podcast

Jamie Madigan, who has dedicated over a decade to understand the psychology of video games, invited me to his program to discuss Game Transfer Phenomena!  Listen to our conversation on the Psychology of Video Games Podcast website or choose your favourite player below: iTunes Spotify Stitcher

First symposium on Game Transfer Phenomena

Join us for the symposium “Game Transfer Phenomena: An Emerging Field of Study into the Impact of Digital Imagery and Simulations” presented at the British Psychology Society Cyberpsychology Virtual Conference. The 2021 conference theme is Future Directions, Challenges and Opportunities in Cyberpsychology. Date and time: 7th of July at 3:05 […]

Game Transfer Phenomena and VR

Lately, I have received many comments and questions about VR and Game Transfer Phenomena, so I thought to share one of my papers in this regard. ABSTRACT The imminent introduction of highly immersive technologies for entertainment that bring exciting possibilities for the users raises important questions regarding the impact on […]

New publication: Game Transfer Phenomena & problematic media use

Jayne Gackenbach and I have published a new study on Game Transfer Phenomena looking into dispositional and media use factors. The publication is part of the collection Digital Games and Mental Health in Frontiers in Psychology. This study can be viewed as an early step in differentiating GTP from problematic […]

About Author

Dr Angelica Ortiz de Gortari

I am a licensed psychologist and postdoctoral researcher in psychology with master’s degrees in Mental Health and Child and Youth Studies. The goal of my research is understanding the interaction between human beings and technology with the goal of maximising benefits and overcome challenges. Critical inquiry on the psychosocial implications of interactive technologies has been my professional passion since undergraduate school when I conducted one of the first studies on Internet pathological use in 2000. In 2010, I coined the term Game Transfer Phenomenon (GTP) carving a multidisciplinary area of research to understand the effects of video games. My research projects are characterised by innovation and impact beyond academia. I have been awarded prices and research grants, including the prestigious European scientific Marie Curie postdoctoral grant. I am a prolific author of academic and popular science articles and poetry and expert speaker. My research has been featured worldwide in books about everything from video games, evolution of the senses and a science fiction book; reports (Lloyds emerging risk report (2018); POSTnote by the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (2012); newspapers (e.g., Die Zeit, 2017; The Telegraph – Science, 2016; Washington Post, 2016; El Reforma 2016; Boston Globe, 2014;  The International Herald Tribune, 2011); magazines New Scientist, 2011);  TV (e.g., BBC news, 2015; an episode of the American series “CSI: Cyber”, 2016; Radio programs (e.g., BBC Digital Human, 2016; BBC – Click, 2011,