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R.S. Jacobs PhD (Ruud)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Dr. Ruud Jacobs is an assistant professor in communication and technology at the department of communication science. Ruud's research is mediapsychological, focusing on the interplay of people and media. He obtained his PhD in 2017 on the persuasive effects of digital games. He is interested in the 'serious' effects of and motivations to use media typically seen as part of entertainment, such as games and reviews.

Expertise

Evaluation
Evaluation
Expert
Computer Game
Rhetoric
Cotton
Critic
Credibility
Motion Pictures
Motion Pictures
Reader
Agricultural Product
Evidence
Social Cognitive Theory
Social Theory
Movies
Piracy
Motion Pictures

Publications

Recent
Jacobs, R., Jansz, J., & Kneer, J. (2018). Procedural Arguments of Persuasive Games: An Elaboration Likelihood Perspective. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2018, Ghent, Belgium.
Jacobs, R. S. (2018). Play to Win Over: Effects of Persuasive Games. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 7(3), 231-240. DOI: 10.1037/ppm0000124
Kneer, J., & Jacobs, R. S. (2018). Grow Up, Level Up, and Game On; Evolving Games Research. Media and Communication, 6(2), 56-59. DOI: 10.17645/mac.v6i2.1566
Kneer, J., Jacobs, R., & Ferguson, C. J. (2018). You Could Have Just Asked: The Perception of Motivations to Play Violent Video Games. Studies in Media and Communication, 6(2). DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3389
Jacobs, R., Werning, S., Jansz, J., & Kneer, J. (2017). Procedural Arguments of Persuasive Games: An Elaboration Likelihood Perspective. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Games and Learning Alliance, GALA 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.
Jacobs, R., & Werning, S. (2017). Procedural Arguments of Persuasive Games: An Elaboration Likelihood Perspective. Abstract from DiGRA.nl - Games for Change Pitching Event, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Jacobs, R. S., Jansz, J., & Kneer, J. (2017). Playing Against Abuse: Effects of Procedural and Narrative Persuasive Games. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2017, Tilburg, Netherlands.
Jacobs, R. S., & Jansz, J. (2017). Playing Against Abuse: Effects of Procedural and Narrative Persuasive Games. Paper presented at 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association 2017, San Diego, United States.
Jacobs, R. S. (2017). Playing to Win Over: Validating persuasive games Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC)
Crecente, D., & Jacobs, R. S. (2017). Gaming Against Violence: An Exploratory Evaluation Through Mechanical Turk of the Efficacy of Persuasive Digital Games in Improving Unhealthy Relationship Attitudes. In J. Dias, P. A. Santos, & R. C. Veltkamp (Eds.), Games and Learning Alliance Conference: 6th International Conference, GALA 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, December 5–7, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 259-262). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 10653). Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71940-5

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Citadel (building no. 09)
Hallenweg 15
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Citadel
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7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands