About Wai Yen Tang

I am a communication PhD (2016) from Ohio State University with Dr. Brad J. Bushman as my graduate adviser, David Ewoldsen and Jesse Fox as members of my dissertation committee. My undergraduate background is in psychology (2008, Concordia University, QC) and my Master’s in communication (2012, Ohio State University, OH).

My interest is in the psychology of videogames, I have a broad awareness of videogames research from various social sciences: social psychology, cognitive science, developmental psychology, communication, health among others. Within this umbrella, my specific lines of research are behaviours related to online videogames, ranging in aggression, sexual harassment, helping among others. I am also interested in the communicative processes in why players behave in online videogames, such as the role of anonymity, cultural and social norms in dictating players’ behaviours.

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Fox, J., & Tang, W. Y. (2014). Sexism in online video games: The role of conformity to masculine norms and social dominance orientation. Computers in Human Behavior, 33, 314-320. DOI:10.1016/j.chb.2013.07.014

Fox, J., & Tang, W. Y. (2016). Women’s experiences with general and sexual harassment in online video games: Rumination, organizational responsiveness, withdrawal, and coping strategies. New Media & Society. DOI:10.1177/1461444816635778

Tang, W. Y., & Fox, J. (2016). Men’s harassment behavior in online video games: Personality traits and game factors. Aggressive Behavior, (p. n/a). DOI: 10.1002/ab.21646

Lee-Won, R. J., Tang, W. Y., & Kibbe, M. R. (2016). When virtual muscularity enhances physical endurance: Masculinity threat and compensatory avatar customization among young male adults. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0418

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