Individual differences in way-finding and perspective taking: An exploration of gaming experience, gender, and landmarks

dc.contributor.advisorDykes, Jim
dc.contributor.authorCedillos, Elizabeth M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHunt, Reed
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRyan, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T20:19:05Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T20:19:05Z
dc.date.issued2010
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dc.description.abstractClassic models have informed research exploring how people represent large scales spaces. It has focused on the function, nature, and development of cognitive maps; with salient landmarks aiding in this development. Individual differences such as experience, gender, and spatial ability have also been found. We explored individual differences in video-game players and non-players and gender differences. We also explored the importance of landmarks in the development of cognitive maps. As hypothesized, gamers learned the maze better than non-gamers; but a trend suggested that this was limited to spatial knowledge (location of landmarks) for males. Structural landmarks were better than objects and similarity between landmarks hindered the development of both procedural and spatial representations. The hypothesized advantage of statue landmarks was not found.
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.format.extent56 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781124385105
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3140
dc.languageen
dc.subjectCognitive Maps
dc.subjectGaming
dc.subjectIndividual Differences
dc.subjectLandmarks
dc.subjectPerspective Taking
dc.subjectWay-Finding
dc.subject.classificationPsychology
dc.subject.classificationGender studies
dc.titleIndividual differences in way-finding and perspective taking: An exploration of gaming experience, gender, and landmarks
dc.typeThesis
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thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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