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Science series to examine enemy identification in video games

October 6, 2009
CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu 

Drake University will host psychologist Michael Young who will give a lecture on the psychology of enemy identification in video games on Friday, Oct. 9.

The free, public talk will begin at noon in room 206 of Olin Hall, 1344 27th Street. 

Young, professor of psychology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., will present "New Methodologies for the Study of Causal Choice: Enemy Identification in a Video Game" as part of Drake's Science Colloquium Series.

Young holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from the University of Minnesota. His primary research involves the study of causal decision making and event dynamics. 

For more information, contact Maria Bohorquez, director of Drake's Undergraduate Science Collaboration Institute, at 515-271-2595 or maria.bohorquez@drake.edu.