Bachelor's Thesis

Die Auswirkungen von kre-‘Arrr‘-tiver Schatzsuche in einem narrativen Computerspiel auf die Theory of Mind


Ekaterina Inshakova

Processing Period:

29.05.2016 - 29.08.2016



This work evaluates whether an enhancement of the affective theory of mind of healthy people is possible through a narrative computer game which requires the player to be creative. The theory of mind defines a complex psychological construct and refers to the ability to perceive and understand other people‘s mental states like emotions, beliefs and desires. Past investigations claimed that in-game storytelling may have a positive effect on the theory of mind. Beyond that a correlation between the theory of mind and creativity in terms of divergent thinking has been found. Pertinent fields of research are examined.