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Gamification: The Intersection between Behavior Analysis and Game Design Technologies

Overview of attention for article published in The Behavior Analyst, April 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 338)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

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5 news outlets
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8 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
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1 video uploader

Citations

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374 Mendeley
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3 CiteULike
Title
Gamification: The Intersection between Behavior Analysis and Game Design Technologies
Published in
The Behavior Analyst, April 2014
DOI 10.1007/s40614-014-0006-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Zachary H. Morford, Benjamin N. Witts, Kenneth J. Killingsworth, Mark P. Alavosius

Abstract

Deterding et al. (Proceedings of the 15th International Academic MindTrek Conference: Envisioning Future Media Environments, USA 15: 9-15, 2011) report a recent rise in popularity of video game inspired software designed to address issues in a variety of areas, including health, energy conservation, education, and business. These applications have been based on the concept of gamification, which involves a process by which nongame activities are designed to be more like a game. We provide examples of how gamification has been used to increase health-related behavior, energy consumption, academic performance, and other socially-significant behavior. We argue that behavior analytic research and practice stands to benefit from incorporating successful elements of game design. Lastly, we provide suggestions for behavior analysts regarding applied and basic research related to gamification.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 9 2%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 350 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 81 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 75 20%
Student > Bachelor 54 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 34 9%
Unspecified 33 9%
Other 97 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 83 22%
Computer Science 73 20%
Social Sciences 50 13%
Unspecified 45 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 24 6%
Other 99 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 52. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 December 2018.
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#313,392
of 13,044,078 outputs
Outputs from The Behavior Analyst
#2
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Outputs of similar age
#5,680
of 192,106 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Behavior Analyst
#1
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