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Analysis of the Report “Alienation and the Game Dungeons and Dragons”
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 29, 2012 last modified Apr 03, 2016 04:52 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
One important note from this report is "role-playing gamers are 2.7 times less likely to have feelings of meaninglessness than non-gamers."
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Escapism and Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 18, 2016 last modified Jun 21, 2017 08:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The arguments about "Escapism" often recur, and I recently saw someone posting about it again. This topic is addressed in the presentations at Washington State and Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association Conferences, so here is a snippet on the topic...
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2011 - Designers and Dungeons by Shannon Appelcline
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 23, 2012 last modified Sep 25, 2015 11:53 AM — filed under: , , , ,
A History of the Role-playing Game Industry
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1994 - Role-playing games to treat suicidal schizoid
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 13, 2012 last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:24 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Conclusion portion of Blackmon's report sums up the many possibilities that developing and establishing use of role-playing games for targeted therapeutic benefit may be able to provide for those in serious need:
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Online role-playing games hurt marital satisfaction, says BYU study
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 01:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
A BYU study claiming that MMORPGs have a damaging impact on marital satisfaction. "Online role playing games negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a new Brigham Young University study published Feb. 15 in the Journal of Leisure Research."
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Japanese Researcher Study Indicates RPGs Effective for Helping People on the Autism Spectrum
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 29, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Japanese researcher, Kohei Kato, has shown promising measurable results using role-playing games to improve the quality of life for people on the Autism Spectrum...
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Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 13, 2016 last modified Jun 21, 2017 10:31 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
An article about researching indicating that Tabletop Role-Playing Gamers score higher on empathy measurement tools. Thank you CAROL PINCHEFSKY ON JANUARY 13, 2016, for posting this on Geek & Sundry.
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Pax Video: RPG for Youth Skill Development
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 24, 2015 last modified Sep 24, 2015 11:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
A recently formed organization (2013) roughly in the Seattle area (Kirkland, Washington more specifically), called Wheelhouse Workshop, spoke at this year's PAX Prime. Here is a video of their discussion about using role-playing games to help develop skills for teenagers...
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2015 - Empathic Features and Absorption in Fantasy Role-Playing
by Administrator published May 29, 2016 last modified Jun 21, 2017 09:26 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Rivers A1, Wickramasekera IE 2nd2, Pekala RJ3, Rivers JA4. Am J Clin Hypn. 2016 Jan;58(3):286-94. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2015.1103696.
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Social Workers’ Perceptions of the Association Between Role Playing Games and Psychopathology
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 04, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Whereas role-playing and table-top role-play games (RPGs) have been proven to have potential as therapeutic tools, playing RPGs is often stereotypically associated with social incompetence and psychiatric disorders.
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