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.
# Movies # Piracy
Engineering & Materials Science
# Motion Pictures # Serious Games
Arts & Humanities
# Motion Pictures # Movies # Piracy # Social Cognitive Theory
Jacobs, R., & Jansz, J. (2021). The present of persuasion: Research into persuasive game effects. In Persuasive Gaming in Context (pp. 185-200). Amsterdam University Press. https://doi.org/10.5117/9789463728805_ch10
Jacobs, R. S., Werning, S., Jansz, J., & Kneer, J. (2021). Procedural arguments of persuasive games: An elaboration likelihood perspective. Journal of Media Psychology, 33(2), 49-59. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000278
Jacobs, R. S. (2021). Winning over the players: Investigating the motivations to play and acceptance of serious games. Media and Communication, 9(1), 28-38. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i1.3308
Jacobs, R. S. (Author), & Segerink, L. J. (Author). (2019). Dementia in diegesis: Signifying progressive loss of self in Dark Souls. Web publication/site http://www.firstpersonscholar.com/dementia-and-diegesis/
Jacobs, R. S. , Karreman, J., & Botma, J. (2019). Beyond Clippy's counsel: Word processor feature underuse among the digital generation. In 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm) (pp. 145-153).  IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ProComm.2019.00033
Jacobs, R. S., & Duyvestijn, Z. (2019). Discourse at play: Construction and professionalism of video-based game reviews. Paper presented at DiGRA 2019, Kyoto, Japan. http://www.digra.org/digital-library/publications/discourse-at-play-construction-and-professionalism-of-video-based-game-reviews/
Jacobs, R. S., Jansz, J., & Kneer, J. (2019). Playing against abuse: Effects of procedural and narrative persuasive games. Journal of Games, Self, & Society, 1(1), 97-120. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/7857578
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.
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