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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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Notes from experiments on RPG optimization (Standard Non-therapeutic/education settings)
by Hawke Robinson published May 25, 2017 last modified May 26, 2017 01:15 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Here is a summary of many observations I have made through various experiments in trying to optimize the RPG experience. These are based both on observations (most of which include thousands of hours of recorded RPG sessions), verbal feedback, and formal assessment forms from participants. Scores of variables were taken into consideration and repeatedly tweaked to try to find some level of causal changes, but at this stage are probably only at best correlative, in the enjoyment levels of participants. There are plenty of potential confounds here, and so every statement should have that taken into consideration that these should be further researched with more rigorous techniques. However, implementation of these observations does seem to have lead to consistently higher assessment & observation scores. I hope others find this useful for trying to optimize your own RPG setting. This was a non-therapeutic and non-educational setting, it was only for standard leisure activity of tabletop role-playing games.
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Amalgamation of News Coverage, Panels, Q&A, Hangouts, Broadcasts, Interviews, & Presentations on RPG Research Studies on the Effects of RPG, and RPG used for Therapy & Education by Hawke Robinson
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 12, 2015 last modified Nov 07, 2017 05:24 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
It has been a VERY busy 10 months. I've spoken at 3 conventions/conferences, sat on panels and presentations, and been in a live Q&A chat session, and had multiple interviews. All about the effects of role-playing games, and their use to achieve therapeutic and educational goals for many different populations. Here is a listing of all these in one location for your convenience...
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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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File QuickTime video 2015 (Video) - RPGR - RPGR-A00015a
by Hawke Robinson last modified May 10, 2016 11:15 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Video of Hawke speaking at WorldCOn 73 on "Gaming for Education, Gaming for Therapy", August 19th, 2015.
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1999 - Through The Looking Glass: An Exploration of the Interplay between Player and Character Selves in Role-Playing Games
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 13, 2016 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:34 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Author: Nicholas Yee. My main interest in RPG’s is in its interface with our individual personalities. I am interested in finding out how our personalities influence how we shape our characters or what we are trying to get out of the game.
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DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 25, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
An article on Killscreen.com, "DUNGEONS OF THE MIND: TABLETOP RPGS AS SOCIAL THERAPY" by Chris Berg was just published. It includes a range of RPG researchers and therapists from a variety of disciplines including: drama therapy, family therapy, sociology, recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation, and more!
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