Diagnosis: Depression

by Hawke Robinson published Jan 18, 2017 03:35 PM, last modified May 14, 2018 03:57 PM
Depression, suicidal, meaninglessness, and related.
1988 - Therapy is fantasy: role-playing, healing, and the construction of symbolic order. by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:46 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.
1990 - Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:56 PM
DeRenard, Lisa A. and Kline, Linda Mannik (1990). Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons. Psychological Reports, 66, 1219-1222. This study examined differences in feelings of alienation between 35 active players and 35 nonplayers. Gamers diverge from peer-culture in mass media awareness, but not in more significant aspects. 4 small pages.
1994 - Role-playing games to treat suicidal schizoid by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:24 PM
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:
1994 - Use of D&D as a therapy for suicidal schizoid by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:47 PM
Blackmon, Wayne D. (1994, Fall). Dungeons and Dragons: the use of a fantasy game in the psychotherapeutic treatment of a young adult. Journal of Psychotherapy, 48:4, 624-632.
1995 - Do role-playing games cause aberrant behavior and suicide? by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 15, 2015 05:01 PM
Zane, Denyse J. (n.d. [last reference 1995]). Do role-playing games cause aberrant behavior and suicide? Riverside Community College. Evidence is to the contrary. 11 pages.
1995 - Role-playing games: their stigmas and benefits by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 15, 2015 05:06 PM
Walton, William J. (1995, December). Role-playing games: their stigmas and benefits. Wilmington College. RPGs "are a harmless and occasionally beneficial mode of entertainment that has been misrepresented in the past." 29 pages.
1998 - Personalities of players of Dungeons & Dragons by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:45 PM
ROBERT CARTER, AND DAVID LESTER (1998, February). Personalities of players of Dungeons & Dragons. Psychological Reports, 82(1), 182. Gamers' tendency to suicide no different from rest of population. 1 page.
2009 - Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:46 PM
by Stuart Brown, MD.
2011 - RPGR-A00005 Analysis of the report ALIENATION AND THE GAME DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:57 PM
Analysis and commentary by W.A. Hawkes-Robinson - RPG Research Document ID: RPGR-A00005-20120930-D.cc
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 — last modified Jan 06, 2018 12:47 PM
It has been a VERY busy 10 months. we have spoken at many conventions/conferences, sat on panels, provided presentations, been in live Q&A chat session, and had many 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...
Christian Gamers Guild FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions by Christians about Role-playing Games by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:50 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. "
Conversation ConDrop Support & Discussion by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:44 PM
LARP and Debriefing by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:47 PM
Debriefing is a somewhat controversial topic in role-playing communities today. While some individuals feel that games should remain distinct from the mundane world and debriefing is an unnecessary complication, many role-players have grown concerned about difficulties in the process of transitioning between intense game experiences back to mundane life.[1]
Post LARP Depression by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:45 PM
Live-action role-playing (larp) occupies a unique place among analog games, for it demands as much from players’ bodies as it does from their minds. It comes then as no surprise that many players find themselves in the situation of feeling confused, exhausted, and emotionally raw after a larp event.1 In fact, larpers frequently exhaust themselves in advance through the leisure labor of planning their costumes, character actions, possible outcomes, and interactions...
RPG for TBI - Similar Examples - Home Front Interactive Video Description of clients served by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 14, 2018 03:45 PM
What is D&D? by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:37 PM
Dungeons and Dragons™ (commonly known as D & D™) is an elaborate fantasy game which evolved from the war games popular in the late 1950's. Instead of a historical battlefield and battle, D&D™ games are fought in the minds of the players as the DM (dungeon master, or god) sets the stage in the fantasy world. Each player assumes the identity of the character he creates. His creature is based on chance roll of the dice. Each character will have six basic abilities: strength, intelligence, wisdom, constitution, dexterity, and charisma. The manual guideline will determine whether the character will be "good" or "evil."
Wizards of the Coast D&D Dragon Talk Broadcast Notes by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 07, 2018 01:35 PM
Here are notes from the January 22nd, 2018 interview broadcast at Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons, "Dragon Talk" with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble, interviewing John Welker & Hawke Robinson of RPG Research, Spokane Area Gaming Alliance, & RPG Therapeutics LLC, about role-playing game education, therapy, and more. Currently a work in progress. I am working on it each day in small snippets of time while juggling everything else. I will let folks know when it is ready for sharing.

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