James Scarborough

Scarborough’s general research interests include video games for positive behavior change, energy behavior change, motivational elements of games, identity formation in online games and virtual worlds, self-perception effects of online games, effects of collaboration and competition in virtual learning environments Current research includes “Power House, The ARPA-e Energy Game” which is a multiplayer video game designed to help people conserve energy in their homes through sustainable behavior change (while having fun!).

Academic Background

  • M.A. in Education (Learning, Design, and Technology), Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • MBA in Information Management, Cal Poly Pomona
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems, Cal Poly Pomona

Focus Area

Media Psychology, Advisor: Byron Reeves