Gabriela and Chris talk on Gender and Games

Gabriela Richard and Chris Hoadley presented a paper titled, “Investigating a Supportive Online Gaming Community as a Means of Reducing Stereotype Threat Vulnerability Across Gender” at the Games+Learning+Society conference in Madison Wisconsin. The study showed how harassment and negative treatment in gaming culture might lead to pushing women, girls, and other minorities out of games, and how equity-supportive gaming clans may provide a protective effect.