Sharing in the Virtual World

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We're studying how children's sharing behaviour unfolds in the virtual, online world. To do so, team leader Sylvia Pinheiro MSc. created an interactive video game using the JavaScript and HTML-5 based Construct gaming engine. Children earn virtual coins and interact with peers and adults.

Some questions that interest us are: When do children become more adult-like in their sharing? How do culture and socio-economic status impact sharing? How is sharing different during synchronous and asynchronous interactions? What aspects of game design influence children's sharing?

Research Team Leaders

Research Team

Queen's University:

Dr. Taigan MacGowan, Montana Shore, Brendan Hancock, Danielle Bukovsky, Sara Jones, Emma Liptrot, Lexie Piccolo

LECH, Brazil:

Dr. Fivia Lopes

UFPA, Brazil:

Dr. Natalia Dutra