Luke's Masters

A project by: Luke Connor

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Completion Date: Thu 28 Apr 2016
If you have money to spare and care about the humanities, then any contribution will help!

My name is Luke Connor. I started a Masters course in Research Methods in Psychology. While I have been able to pay most of my tuition fees off with savings and working part-time, I need your help to get me over the last hurdle.

I understand my research will not produce any cures, ensure world peace or even end poverty, but I hope to play a role in answering questions regarding human nature and behaviour. .

If you have money to spare and care about the humanities, then any contribution you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated, and will help me to successfully complete my studies.
Psychology is one the greatest passions in my life and I am overjoyed to have been able to continue my studies in Psychology at Goldsmiths. Living costs are anywhere between £11,000-£12,000 a year.  The fees for Goldsmiths in a single year alone are £6,190 in tuition fees, which is steep even with the amount I put aside, after paying 4/5 of this fee, I am left with roughly £1,250 left to pay. To that end I’m aiming to raise the value of 1 month of tuition fees (£1,250).

I promise to you that I will work my hardest and will not waste your investment. No matter how big or small the donation, I will be forever grateful.

Thank you for your time, generosity and encouragement. It means a lot to me!


1 year, 3 months ago

Thoughts on IGD

Criteria for internet gaming disorder: 

(1) preoccupation with internet games;

(2) withdrawal symptoms when internet gaming is taken away;

(3) the need to spend increasing amounts of time engaged in internet gaming,

(4) unsuccessful attempts to control participation in internet gaming;

(5) loss of interest in hobbies and entertainment as a result of, and with the exception of, internet gaming;

(6) continued excessive use of internet games despite knowledge of psychosocial problems;

(7) deception of family members, therapists, or others regarding the amount of internet gaming;

(8) use of the internet gaming to escape or relieve a negative mood;  and

(9) loss of a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of participation in internet games.

Should gamers be educated on the dangers of addiction similar to gamblers? 

1 year, 3 months ago

An infographic showing some the neurological effects of gaming: 


1 year, 3 months ago

An interesting article on Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP). 

Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP)

Personally, I have experienced similar phenomena after playing long stints on a particular game, having dreams about GTA or spotting the best buildings to climb in London after a weekend on Assassin's Creed.

What causes the phenomena? Is it due to overexposure to a game? Do some games have a greater impact on creating this kind of phenomena? 

What are your thoughts? Have you experienced GTP? 


Apologies, I did not include the link on the previous update.

1 year, 3 months ago

An interesting article on Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP). 

Personally, I have experienced similar phenomena after playing long stints on a particular game, having dreams about GTA or spotting the best buildings to climb in London after a weekend on Assassin's Creed.

What causes the phenomena? Is it due to overexposure to a game? Do some games have a greater impact on creating this kind of phenomena? 

What are your thoughts? Have you experienced GTP? 

1 year, 3 months ago

Hi Everyone, 

In regards to my research, I will be focusing on gaming psychology. 

With gaming being one of the largest industries in the world, reaching around 90% of children in the US alone, and the reach of gaming increasing each year, the influence of gaming and the moderating nature of individual characteristics on this relationship become even more important. 

As an avid gamer with an interest in psychology. I've spent the last 6 months studying my Masters in order to investigate this relationship in more detail. 

As the year progresses I am quickly approaching the final hurdles, and find myself needing help to fund my final.few months, which is why I have turned to hubbub. Any extra funding I can raise will help me to complete my studies and allow me to further research the effect of individual characteristics on the relationships between game-type (cooperative vs competitive) and behavioural outcomes (aggressive or helping behaviour), which sounds complex but should be fun! 

If you have any questions, send me a message, and I will try to answer as much as I can! 




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