Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. Psychologists study how the mind dictates and influences our behaviour, from communication and memory to thought and emotion.
When you were studying psychology with your Student Mentors some of the things you were particularly interested in were perception, dreaming, attentiveness, psychopathy, visual illusions and mental health.
Game Design is a broad field that involves both technical and creative thinking. Games are usually made in teams that include artists, producers, programmers and audio specialists. There are many steps to making a game, such as concept development, level design, asset creation and game prototyping.
When creating your game at Bright Ideas you started with concept development, coming up with interesting characters and making sure to relate your concept to your psychology studies. You then began using Scratch to make and program your game and Pixilart to create assets.
Your mentors have gathered together some web resources and pieces of software that will help you to explore psychology and game design further!
Although you don't have your own Bright Ideas Workbook at the moment, please feel free to download a new one here. Print it off and use it to take notes or work through some of the questions and think of ideas for a game that you could create. Use the new resources to help!
If you end up making a Bright Ideas project at home please let us know! Send an email to Claire at email@example.com.
Senior Lecturer Lynne Wright gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Psychology course.
Senior Lecturer Chris Watkins gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Psychology and Counselling course.
Senior Lecturer Robin Sloan gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Game Design and Production course.
Lecturer Gareth Robinson gives gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Computer Games Technology course.
Lecturer Paul Robertson gives an overview of Abertay's undergraduate Computer Game Applications Development course.