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Definitions & Psychophysiological Research, Esports Research Colloquium 3, with Guillermo Mendoza

This is a recording of the Esports Research Colloquium on June 16, 2021. The idea of this colloquium is to provide a forum for knowledge exchange, for networking, and for discussing research ideas. Everybody is welcome to join, ask his/her questions, and share his/her ideas!

Guillermo Mendoza has provided a presentation on the definition of esports and implications for psychophysiological research. If you want to reach out to the speakers, please feel free to do so:
Twitter @mentorguillermo

The next colloquium is currently being planned. Information will be shared on the following accounts:
Here are some references that Guillermo or the audience addressed:

On the definition of esports

Hamari, J., & Sjöblom, M. (2017). What is eSports and why do people watch it?. Internet Research, 27(2)
Jenny, S. E., Manning, R. D., Keiper, M. C., & Olrich, T. W. (2017). Virtual (ly) athletes: where eSports fit within the definition of “Sport”. Quest, 69(1), 1-18.
Pedraza-Ramirez, I., Musculus, L., Raab, M., & Laborde, S. (2020). Setting the scientific stage for esports psychology: a systematic review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 13(1), 319-352.
Behnke, M., Kosakowski, M., & Kaczmarek, L. D. (2020). Social challenge and threat predict performance and cardiovascular responses during competitive video gaming. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 46, 101584.
Leis, O., & Lautenbach, F. (2020). Psychological and physiological stress in non-competitive and competitive esports settings: A systematic review. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 51, 101738.

On the measuring psychophysiological responses

Guillermo - Mendoza, G., Clemente-Suárez, V. J., Alvero-Cruz, J. R., Rivilla, I., García-Romero, J., Fernández-Navas, M., ... & Jiménez, M. (2021). The Role of Experience, Perceived Match Importance, and Anxiety on Cortisol Response in an Official Esports Competition. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), 2893.
Jiménez, M., Alvero-Cruz, J. R., Solla, J., García-Bastida, J., García-Coll, V., Rivilla, I., ... & Clemente-Suárez, V. J. (2020). Competition seriousness and competition level modulate testosterone and cortisol responses in soccer players. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(1), 350.
Laborde, S., Mosley, E., & Thayer, J. F. (2017). Heart rate variability and cardiac vagal tone in psychophysiological research - Recommendations for experiment planning, data analysis, and data reporting. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(FEB), 1–18.
Brunswik, E. (1952). The conceptual framework of psychology. (International Encyclopedia of Unified Science, Volume 1, Number 10.) Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Brunswik, E. (1956). Historical and thematic relations of psychology to other sciences. Scientific Monthly, 83, 151-161.
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