Dr Andrew Przybylski

 Dr Andrew Przybylski

Andrew Przybylski applies psychological models and motivational theory to study how people interact with virtual environments including video games and social media.

Email: andy.przybylski@oii.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287230


Andrew Przybylski is an experimental psychologist based at the Oxford Internet Institute. Since 2005 his research has focused on applying motivational theory to understand the universal aspects of video games and social media that draw people in, the role of game structure and content on human aggression, and the factors that lead to successful versus unsuccessful self-regulation of gaming contexts and social media use.

Selected Publications

Przybylski, A.K., and Weinstein, N. (2016) How we see electronic games. Peer J.

Bell, V., Bishop, D.V.M., Przybylski, A.K. (2015) Editorial. The debate over digital technology and young people. BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3064.

Przybylski, A. K. (2014) Electronic Gaming and Psychosocial Adjustment. Pediatrics, 134(3), 1-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-4021.

Przybylski, A.K., Deci, E.L., Rigby, C.S., and Ryan, R. M. (2014) Competence-impeding electronic games and players' aggressive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 106 (3) 441-457.

Areas of Interest for Doctoral Supervision

Psychology, digital games, virtual environments

Research interests

psychology, human motivation, video games, virtual environments

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Fellow, September 2013 -





Courses taught at the OII