Douglas A. Gentile is Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University. He has authored articles on both the positive and negative effects of media on children. His books include Media Violence and Children and Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy. C. Shawn Green is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. Green is the author of articles on the impact of modern technologies, and his work has also appeared in Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World, Wired magazine, Scientific American, the New York Times, and National Public Radio (NPR). Thomas E. Gorman is a graduate student in psychology and cognitive science at the Uni-versity of Indiana. He has conducted and published several studies on the impact of new media on human behavior and on problem gaming.
Thalia R. Goldstein is Assistant Professor of Applied Development Psychology and the director of the Social Skills, Imagination, and Theatre Laboratory at George Mason University. She has published works in such journals as Child Development, Trends in Cognitive Science, and Developmental Science. She is coauthor of the book Art for Art’s Sake.
René Proyer is a Professor of Psychological Assessment and Differential Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. His interests include the study of playfulness as a personality trait and humor-related variables. He has published articles in such journals as Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, Journal of Research in Personality, Personality and Individual Differences, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Happiness Studies. Kay Brauer is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. His work on adult playfulness has appeared in the Journal of Research in Personality and Personality and Individual Differences. Annegret Wolf is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, where she studies forensic psychology and adult playfulness. She has published in Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Personality Disorders, Journal of Personality and Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Garry Chick is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management at Pennsylvania State University. He has written widely on play, leisure, and expressive culture, and his work appears in such books and journals as the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Sciences, the International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Anthropological Perspectives on Learning in Childhood, American Journal of Play, Sex Roles, Leisure Sciences, American Anthropologist, and Cross-Cultural Research.
Yih-Jiun Shen is Professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Her work on cross-culturally related issues in play therapy, school counseling, and counselor education appears in the International Journal of Play Therapy, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and Professional School Counseling. Sylvia Z. Ramirez retired as Professor from the University of Texas-Pan American, and her work on fears and anxiety in individuals with intellectual disabilities and multicultural issues in education and psychology appears in the Journal of School Psychology, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, and Behavioral Assessment. Peter Kranz is Professor in Counseling at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the author and coauthor of numerous publications that have appeared in such journals as Perception of Cultural Competence in Nurse Practitioners, Journal of Nursing and Health Science, and Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. Xinhua Tao is Associate Professor of Psychology and the director of the student counseling center at Soochow University. His work appears in such journals as Advances in Psychological Science and Psychosocial Science. Yuanhong Ji is Professor of Graduate School of Human Science and the director of the Ritsumeikan Coun-seling Center at Ritsumeikan University. Her work appears in such journals as Japanese Bulletin of Arts Therapy, Journal of Japanese Clinical Psychology, and The Arts in Psychotherapy.