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Lecturer in Psychology and Cyberpsychology.
My academic background is in psychology. BSc (Hons) in Psychology and MSc Psychology of Education. My PhD research explored morality in video games and virtual worlds. I have research experience working in primary and secondary schools. My reserach interests continue to explore morality in real life and virtual contexts and support young people and children with technology. I have projects exploring gaming with morality, gambling, and gender.
My PhD investigated morality in video in games and virtual worlds: Hodge, S. E. (2018). Press trigger for morality: an exploration into the role of moral development, moral decision-making and video game play (Doctoral dissertation, Bournemouth University).
- Hodge, S.E., Taylor, J. and McAlaney, J., 2019. (A)morally Demanding Game? An Exploration of Moral Decision-Making in a Purpose-Made Video Game. Media and Communication, 7 (4).
- Hodge, S.E., Taylor, J. and McAlaney, J., 2019. It’s Doubled Edged: The Positive and Negative Relationships Between the Development of Moral Reasoning and Video Game Play Among Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (28).
- Hodge, S., McAlaney, J., Gatzidis, C., Anderson, E.F., Melacca, D. and Taylor, J., 2018. Applying Psychological Theory to in-game moral behaviors through the development of a purpose-made game. In: Bowman, N.D., ed. Video Games: A Medium That Demands Our Attention. New York and London: Routledge, 108-125.
- Taylor, J., Thackray, H., Hodge, S.E. and McAlaney, J., 2018. Introducing psychological concepts and methods to cybersecurity students. Psychological and Behavioral Examinations in Cyber Security. 98-108.
- Taylor, J., Thackray, H. and Hodge, S., 2018. Introducing Psychological Concepts and Methods to Cybersecurity Students. In: McAlaney, J., Frumkin, L.A. and Benson, V., eds. Psychological and Behavioral Examinations in Cyber Security. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global, 98-108.
- Hodge, S.E., Bowman, N.D., Jockel, S. and Wright, A., 2019. Work in Progress: A meta-literature review of Moral Foundations Theory as applied in game studies. In: ICA2019 24-28 May 2019 Washington DC.
- Taylor, J., McAlaney, J., Hodge, S., Thackray, H., Richardson, C., James, S. and Dale, J., 2017. Teaching psychological principles to cybersecurity students. 1782-1789.
- Hodge, S., Taylor, J. and McAlaney, J., 2017. Restricted Content: Ethical Issues with Researching Minors’ Video Game Habits. In: CHI 6-11 May 2017 Denver.
- Hodge, S., Taylor, J. and McAlaney, J., 2017. Moral development and video game play. In: BPS Annual Conference 2017 3-5 May 2017 Brighton. Leicester: BPS, 48-49.
- Taylor, J., Ollis, G., McAlaney, J., Hodge, S. and Thackray, H., 2017. Observations and reflections on teaching psychological principles and methods to cybersecurity students. In: National Conference for Learning and Teaching in Cyber Security 2017 5-6 April 2017 Liverpool John Moores University. York: HEA.
- Hodge, S., Taylor, J., McAlaney, J. and Gatzidis, C., 2016. Design of a Videogame to Explore Morality. In: British HCI 2016 11 July-15 August 2016 Bournemouth.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Psychology of Social Media and Video Games
- British Psychology Society, Wessex Committee Member Dorset Hub Lead (2019-)
- Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-UK), Supporting virtual heritage experiences with Cyberpsychology, 05 Oct 2019, Bournemouth University
- BPS Wessex Conference, Keynote: Using purpose made games as a tool for cyberpsychology research and teaching, 04 Jul 2019, Winchester
- Young People In The 21st Century: What have we learned? Where do we go from here?, The psychological implications of technology use for children and adolescents, 16 Mar 2019, Canford School
- Realigning Cyber Security Education, Incorporating Psychology into Cyber Security Education: Key Areas and Pedagogical Approaches, 27 Nov 2017, Canberra
External Media and Press
- Virtual reality centre offers school the chance to try new learning experience, Daily Echo, 23 Oct 2019. https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17986885.virtual-reality-centre-offers-school-chance-try-new-learning-experience/
- Gamers can learn right from wrong by playing violent video games, Bournemouth researchers discover, Daily Echo, 08 Feb 2019. https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17419985.gamers-can-learn-right-from-wrong-by-playing-violent-video-games-bournemouth-researchers-discover/
- Young people who play video games have higher moral reasoning skills, i, 04 Feb 2019. https://inews.co.uk/news/technology/young-people-who-play-video-games-have-higher-moral-reasoning-141532
- Wave 105, Moral development and video game play
- BBC Radio 5 Live, Can video gaming really give kids a moral compass