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.
Social Cognitive Theory
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.
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.
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