I am a long-time WoW player (although I’ve been inactive for some time) who is currently doing a research project for my PhD at the University of Barcelona.
My thesis will be about identity exploration and online videogames. As someone who has dabbled in both gaming and psychology, I think the psychological research being done on the field of gaming still needs improvement (even though in the later years it has increased a lot in terms of quality), which is why I want to do my bit in making more rigorous research on videogames that goes beyond the overdone topic “videogames good vs videogames bad”. I really think that research on videogames can provide a lot to the scientific community and society in general.
I am currently looking for World of Warcraft players who might want to participate by completing a brief survey and answering some questions in an online interview (voice only).
Although I still have quite a way to go, once I have finished the study, I could post a brief report of my findings with a reference to the published paper in case any of you are interested.
The link to the survey is the following: https://ubpsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSlw8tHptYaxoIl
If you wish to know more about the project, just ask me and I will be more than happy to explain. My official contact email is: firstname.lastname@example.org