Presenter: Stephen Blessing

Stephen Blessing, Professor of Psychology at the University of Tampa, got his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Throughout his career, he has studied how applying cognitive science can improve lives, researching such topics as intelligent tutoring systems and informal learning. Steve has recently turned his attention to how cognitive psychology can be used to explain and explore game playing.


Steve hosts the Cognitive Gamer podcast and teaches a course called The Cognition of Game Playing. Steve loves playing all types of games, sometimes to the chagrin of his family.


When given a choice, he will choose the red meeple.