Measuring morality in videogames research

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There has been a recent surge of research interest in videogames of moral engagement for entertainment, advocacy and education. We have seen a wealth of analysis and several theoretical models proposed, but experimental evaluation has been scarce. One of the difficulties lies in the measurement of moral engagement. How do we meaningfully measure whether players are engaging with and affected by the moral choices in the games they play? In this paper, we survey the various standard psychometric instruments from the moral psychology literature and discuss how they might be applied in the evaluation of games.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-68
Number of pages14
JournalEthics and Information Technology
Issue number1
Early online date10 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • Ethics
  • Moral psychology
  • Psychometric testing
  • Videogame design


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