Ciaran Smith





PHD Student


School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom



First Supervisor: Professor Robert Rogers
Second Supervisor: Professor James Intriligator

PhD Title: Personal Agency and Social Values in Online Gaming Preferences


I am investigating the role which personal agency and social values play in online gamers’ preferences for different playing styles. My research utilises questionnaires, text analysis and lab-based experimentation in an effort to explore how these psychological factors shape the way in which gamers engage with their chosen games.