Joshua Juvrud is a developmental psychologist originally from Redmond, WA. He got his PhD at Uppsala University, where he specialized in research on social cognitive development, including action understanding, face and emotion perception, and VR and eye-tracking methodology. He is also a part-time researcher and teacher at the department of game design at Campus Gotland where he conducts experimental research on the psychology of gaming in children and adults.
He currently has several ongoing projects, including research on the social cognitive development of young children faced with urbanization in Bhutan, the visual perception of faces and avatars in game design, and understanding prosocial and antisocial behavior in young players. He has been an avid gamer since as long as he can remember and still enjoys gaming and creating fanart.
Talk to me about: psychology of user/player experience, perceptual processes, and social aspects of gaming, living in the US and in Sweden, The Avengers: Endgame, and Earthbound.