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1979 - Fantasy in psychiatric patients; exploring a myth by RPG Research Admin — last modified Jan 11, 2016 07:40 PM
Starker, Steven. “.” Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 30.1 (1979): 25-30. Rather than getting lost in fantasies, psychiatric patients generally suffer from too little fantasy. 6 pages. (1979, January).
Dungeons and Dragons™ and other fantasy role-playing games by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 12, 2016 02:13 AM
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Christian Gamers Guild FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions by Christians about Role-playing Games by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 30, 2015 12:37 PM
Cached from their website. Not affiliated with RPG Research in any way..."If you are Christian and concerned about Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), or other role-playing games, here is a very useful FAQ from the Christian Gamers Guild that will help address all your concerns. "
1980 - Fluid and Rigid Boundaries of Paranoid and Nonparanoid Schizophrenics on a Role-Playing Task. by RPG Research Admin — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:23 PM
Abstract. Johnson, David Quinlan, Donald
1980 - Reflections of a Real-Life Cleric by admin — last modified Aug 16, 2017 05:35 PM
Collins, Arthur W. (1980, September). Reflections of a Real-Life Cleric. Dragon, #41, 6-8. United Methodist minister’s essay on the theological aspects of RPG. 2 pages.
1982 - Legendary creatures and small game playing culture: Medieval lore in contemporary roleplaying games by admin — last modified Aug 16, 2017 05:35 PM
Fine, Gary Alan (1982). Legendary creatures and small game playing culture: Medieval lore in contemporary roleplaying games. Keystone Folklore, 11-27. How RPG preserves folklore and generates its own within individual game groups. 17 small pages.
1982 - Adventuring with shaky hands by admin — last modified Aug 16, 2017 05:35 PM
Sampson, Judith (1982, September). Adventuring with shaky hands. Dragon, #53, page unstated. Playing RPG despite cerebal palsy. 1 page.
1984 - Effects of simulation game play upon oral language development and internalization of locus of control among mildly handicapped adolescents by admin — last modified Aug 16, 2017 05:35 PM
Kallam, Michael L. (1984, May). Effects of simulation game play upon oral language development and internalization of locus of control among mildly handicapped adolescents. Oklahoma State University. Significant improvement over control group found. 88 pages.
1984 - D&D phenomenon by admin — last modified Aug 16, 2017 05:35 PM
Sutton, Roger (1984, November). D&D phenomenon, "In the YA Corner" column, from SLJ School Library Journal, page 82. Use of RPG in stimulating library use by youth, by a Chicago branch librarian.
1985 - Dungeons & Dragons as a coping strategy by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 31, 2015 01:38 AM
Blocksom, Rita (1985, February). Dungeons & Dragons as a coping strategy. Dragon, 15-16. Private school director examines popularity of RPG among talented/gifted students. 2 pages.
1985 - Representational boundaries in role portrayals among paranoid and nonparanoid schizophrenic patients. by RPG Research Admin — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:23 PM
Johnson, David R.; Quinlan, Donald M.
1986 - Rational coordination in the dungeon by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 31, 2015 01:45 AM
Tole-Patkin, Terri (1986, Summer). Rational coordination in the dungeon. Journal of Popular Culture, 1-14. Introduction to RPG from a sociological viewpoint. 14 small pages.
1986 - Fantasy role-playing for mutual aid in children’s group: a case illustration by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 31, 2015 01:47 AM
Zayas, Luis H. and Lewis, Bradford H. (1986, Spring). Fantasy role-playing for mutual aid in children’s group: a case illustration. Social Work with Groups, 53-66. A study of the use of RPG in treating disruptive-behavior problems by the cooperation required in playing. 14 small pages.
1987 - Emotional stability pertaining to the game of Dungeons & Dragons by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 31, 2015 02:24 AM
Simón, Armando (October 1987). Emotional stability pertaining to the game of Dungeons & Dragons. Psychology in the Schools, pp 329-332. A clinical psychologist uses the Cattell 16 PF test to show gamers are perfectly normal emotionally, comparing new and veteran gamers. 4 small pages.
1988 - Therapy is fantasy: role-playing, healing, and the construction of symbolic order. by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:36 PM
Hughes, John (1988). Therapy is fantasy: role-playing, healing, and the construction of symbolic order. Australian National University honors paper in medical anthropology on the use of RPG in the self-treatment of clinical depression. 23 pages.
1988 - April - An investigation into the value of fantasy role-playing games as a strategy in developing children's creative writing. by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 03, 2016 01:52 PM
Hall, Alex (1988, April). An investigation into the value of fantasy role-playing games as a strategy in developing children's creative writing. University of Nottingham paper on a classroom study. Gamers had a marked increase in writing ability, vocabulary, structural organization, and socialization over control group. 11 pages.

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