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WSTRA Conference 17

WSTRA Conference 17

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 29, 2016 11:07 AM

I am Presenting on RPGs for Therapy & Education at Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association 17th Annual conference (WSTRA Con 17), April 2nd.

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Working on RPG Research Presentation Videos

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 24, 2016 11:30 AM

I am now working on a presentation video from the PNWATRA conference.

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How far to go with trolls?

How far to go with trolls?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:24 PM

Recently in a Facebook conversation regarding the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, I had some interaction with what turned out to be a troll. At first I thought it might be a legitimate interaction, but only too late was it clear they were otherwise... I thought it would be fun to post the interaction here for future reference.

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JourneyQuest is at Death's Door - 34 Hours Remain to Save JourneyQuest

JourneyQuest is at Death's Door - 34 Hours Remain to Save JourneyQuest

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 18, 2016 01:03 PM

We now have 34 hours (and counting down!) to raise over $125,000 and save JourneyQuest. - Don't let this fantastic series die. Save them now!

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Returned from Speaking at 2016 PNATRA Conference in Portland

Returned from Speaking at 2016 PNATRA Conference in Portland

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 30, 2016 05:12 PM

Late last night I returned home from speaking at the 2016 Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference...

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PNW RPG Research – RPG Therapy

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 07, 2016 07:08 PM

Posted on January 27, 2016. "In a previous blog post a few years ago, I mentioned the social and developmental benefits of roleplaying games." by Chad Knick...

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Mockery of Gamers

Mockery of Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:23 PM

In a Facebook group posting, someone stated: "I question why America sees LARPing as something to be mocked". Here is a response...

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ADD/ADHD Students Part 1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 19, 2016 01:56 PM

I am currently taking an elective course in Teaching Youth & Teens with ADD / ADHD & Executive Function (EF) Deficits. Basically how to understand and provide appropriate adaptations when teaching this population group. Part of the course includes online discussions. I thought I would save for discussion outside of the classroom, my postings of related topics. I welcome feedback from others...

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ADD/ADHD Classroom Modifications: Gamification - Competitive vs. Cooperative

ADD/ADHD Classroom Modifications: Gamification - Competitive vs. Cooperative

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 04, 2016 12:39 AM

This is a less formal, discussion posting. Not really cleaned up, since I have other deadlines looming where I need to focus my time. But I wanted to post it while thinking about it, before it gets buried by other projects. It is a slightly lengthy, not quite essay, regarding my concerns about the recommendations for "gamification" of instruction in the classroom, especially competitive versus cooperative. It is posted more as a forum discussion request. I look forward to everyone's comments. At the time of this posting I was taking an elective course in Teaching Youth & Teens with ADD / ADHD & Executive Function (EF) Deficits. Basically how to understand and provide appropriate adaptations when teaching this population group. Part of the course includes online discussions. I thought I would save for discussion outside of the classroom, my postings of related topics. I welcome feedback from others...

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Invited to Speak at WSTRA Con XVII

Invited to Speak at WSTRA Con XVII

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 14, 2016 09:21 PM

I was just contacted by Professor Emily Messina, PhD, CTRS, President of the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association. She has invited me to speak again at their upcoming 17th annual conference...

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Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers

Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 21, 2017 10:31 AM

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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RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016

RPG Research Upcoming Conferences Early 2016

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 14, 2016 06:14 PM

Here is some additional information on the upcoming conferences I am planning to attend in the first half of 2016. This includes the topics of presentation/discussion at each, schedule, location, etc.

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RPG Research 2015 Update

RPG Research 2015 Update

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 22, 2016 02:20 AM

Here is a video summary of the past year, and upcoming year, for the RPG Research Project.

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Video from The Two Bards on The RPG Trailer

Video from The Two Bards on The RPG Trailer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 30, 2015 05:57 PM

A very kind and supportive video from Andy Dopieralski, Scott C. Brown, & Brian Lewis of The Two Bards Podcast, and The Gamers movies, Journey Quest series, etc. Talking about The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer.

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Effects of Trait Hostility and Violent Video Games

Effects of Trait Hostility and Violent Video Games

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 18, 2015 10:14 AM

Effects of Trait Hostility, Mapping Interface, and Character Identification on Aggressive Thoughts and Overall Game Experience After Playing a Violent Video Game - Younbo Jung, PhD, Namkee Park, PhD, and Kwan Min Lee, PhD - Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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Thank you Anonymous for your donation!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 10, 2015 08:30 PM

A donor preferring to remain anonymous kindly supported the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer with a donation.

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RPG Research Project Presenting at PNWATRA Conference January 2016 in Portland OR

RPG Research Project Presenting at PNWATRA Conference January 2016 in Portland OR

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 15, 2017 06:27 PM

The schedule for the Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference has been confirmed. I will be presenting at the Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on "The use of Role-Playing Games (RPG) as an Intervention Modality" on January 29th, 2016, from 2:20 pm to 3:50 pm.

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Website User Account Self-Registration Now Available

by admin — last modified Nov 14, 2015 05:25 PM

We had some technical issues requiring disabling of users creating new accounts. We believe those issues are now resolved. You can now create your own accounts on the website so that you can participate in the forum, comments, uploads, etc. Thank you for your patience and support!

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If You Like RPG - Have You Seen "The Gamers" Movies?

If You Like RPG - Have You Seen "The Gamers" Movies?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 04, 2015 04:21 PM

I am amazed how many avid role-playing gamers I run into that haven't even heard of The Gamers movies by Dead Gentlemen Productions and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment members. If you love role-playing games, you should have seen The Gamers movies. Help Zombie Orpheus Entertainment get to the next goal of The Gamers: The Series!

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24 Hour Gaming Event - Fund Raiser for Children's Miracle Network - Extra Life

24 Hour Gaming Event - Fund Raiser for Children's Miracle Network - Extra Life

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 03, 2015 10:04 AM

Join the fun: 24 hour Spokane Gaming Event - Saturday to Sunday, November 7-8 - Fund Raiser for Children's Hospital - Extra Life Event

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Thank you Christopher Kelly!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 31, 2015 01:37 AM

Thank you Christopher Kelly, for donating $20 to the wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer fund raiser!

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Example Dialog regarding RPG Therapy on TheRpgSite.com

Example Dialog regarding RPG Therapy on TheRpgSite.com

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 02:50 PM

There is an interesting thread regarding the Bodhana group and the use of role-playing games for therapy. I recently stumbled across it and have been enjoying the dialog. I thought I would share a snippet that might be helpful others to understand an example of how the use of RPG for therapy would be applied...

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Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 3 of 3

Michael Tresca Interview of RPG Research's Hawke Robinson - Part 3 of 3

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 15, 2015 08:29 PM

Hawke Robinson is founder and Primary Investigator for The RPG Research Project, and the creation of the RPG Trailer. Michael Tresca: "I've known Hawke Robinson, Washington State registered Recreation Therapist (#RE60526204) for some time but haven't gotten a chance to interview him before." This is part 3 of 3 parts to this interview...

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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

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 Nov 07, 2017 05:24 PM

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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Thank You Anonymous!

Thank You Anonymous!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 09:37 AM

Thank you Anonymous, for donating $20 to the wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer fund raiser!

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Thank You Sandra Buskirk!

Thank You Sandra Buskirk!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 09:08 AM

Thank you Sandra Buskirk, for donating $25 to the wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer fund raiser!

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Thank you Barry Drake!

Thank you Barry Drake!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 09:06 AM

Thank you Barry Drake, for donating $100 to the wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer fund raiser!

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Thank You John Muir!

Thank You John Muir!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 09:05 AM

Thank you John Muir, for donating $40 to the wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer fund raiser!

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Thank You Michael Tresca!

Thank You Michael Tresca!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 09:02 AM

Thank you Michael Tresca, for donating $25 to the wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer fund raiser!

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