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Mockery of Gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 20, 2016 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:23 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
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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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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HBO's VICE Documentary Article Mentions Hawke Robinson & RPG Research - "Denmark - LARPing Is the Future of Education"
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 12, 2015 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:24 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
HBO's VICE Media - At This Danish School, LARPing Is the Future of Education October 7, 2015, By Mike Pearl.
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RPG Research Status Update
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 21, 2014 last modified Sep 10, 2017 12:23 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
A lot has happened over the past several months, and there is actually a backlog developing, so I thought I would take a minutes to organize the backlog, update folks on what has been completed, and look ahead to what is coming down the pipe. If there is anything I forgot to include, please let me know so I can integrate it into this article. Many of the items in the queue might unfortunately be stuck until the summer holiday from university. Consider this also my public TODO list...
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When Does Role-Playing Gaming Become "Bad" For Participants?
by Hawke Robinson published Feb 25, 2014 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:21 PM — filed under: ,
What do you think is a reasonable baseline for "safe" RPG participation? With different populations, when is there "too much of a good thing"? Do you have any anecdotes, or better yet research data that validates any particular stance? I am slowly building up the background for extensive research on the potential therapeutic uses of role-playing games in various formats (tabletop, live-action, computer-based) for various populations (TBI, PTSD, Autism-spectrum, LD's, etc.), with the assumption that there is potential benefit. But what are the potential risks?
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Using Role-Playing Games to Treat PTSD at the VA Hospital
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 03, 2013 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:32 PM — filed under: , , ,
Timothe Loya served six years as a U.S. Marine, also serving in Iraq, and has proposed using tabletop role-playing games to treat returning veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.
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Results from first day of Questionnaires on Gender Bias at Gamers Haven
by Hawke Robinson published May 04, 2013 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:20 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This sample was taken at The Gamers' Haven in Spokane Valley, Washington. I will be adding the results to this page as I work out the calculations. Here is some initial data (I will be updating this specific page), I will comment on this page when it is updated....
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Gender Bias in Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 24, 2013 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:24 PM — filed under: , , ,
I am currently in a course titled "The Psychology of Women" and we are covering various gender-bias topics. Recently on the CAR-PGa email list a link was sent related to gender-bias in gaming. Have you seen/experienced gender-bias related to gaming?
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What is Question/Hypothesis of the RPG Research Observation Group 1?
by Hawke Robinson published Mar 27, 2013 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:20 PM — filed under: , , , ,
I had a recent question on Facebook about my posting: "Finished session 5 with RPG Preliminary Observation group 1, using Ea d20 RPG in a Tolkien Middle-earth setting." The question was from Sarah Lynne Bowman, author of The Functions of Role-playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems and Explore Identity. She asked: "What's the research question/hypothesis?"
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1988 - Therapy is fantasy: role-playing, healing, and the construction of symbolic order.
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 19, 2012 last modified May 14, 2018 03:46 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
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.
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