Undergraduate Researcher, Psychology
Mitchell Loewen is a 4th year Knowledge Integration and Psychology Joint Honours student with a Collaborative Design Specialization at the University of Waterloo. Under the supervision of Lennart Nacke and Chris Burris, Mitchell is currently working on his undergraduate Psychology thesis investigating the relationship between the self and avatar creation norms in video games. Mitchell is also very passionate about game design, and is currently working with some fellow undergraduate students to publish a game they designed during Lennart Nacke’s Introduction to Game Design course. In his spare time Mitchell enjoys cooking, playing music, and learning new things.
Mitchell Loewen, Christopher Burris, and Lennart Nacke. 2020. Me, Myself, and Not-I: Self-Discrepancy Type Predicts Avatar Creation Style. In Frontiers in physiology 11.