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Would RPG be effective for treating PTSD, especially war veterans? Or would it be counter productive?
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 30, 2011 last modified Aug 21, 2016 11:58 AM — filed under: , ,
A number of people have suggested undertaking research on whether using RPGs could be helpful or harmful for war veterans struggling with PTSD.
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Early theory thoughts - Overview
by Hawke Robinson published May 05, 2005 last modified Aug 17, 2015 02:51 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Just the general overview theory I have about participation in RPGs. These ideas will be tested as I work out more detailed hypotheses to test these concepts for validity...
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Psychology Today Articles on Role-playing Games
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 01, 2012 last modified Oct 04, 2017 05:23 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Some notes for future reading, research, and commentary.
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RPG Related Panel Recordings from WorldCon 73 Sasquan
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 23, 2015 last modified Sep 23, 2015 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
If you missed the 3 panels I was on, or wished to review them if you were able to attend them at the 73rd Annual World Science Fiction convention aka Sasquan, here are links to recordings of each.
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Why The Popular Negative Stereotypes About Role-playing Gamers Are Important to Address
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 13, 2014 last modified Nov 14, 2020 02:46 AM — filed under: , , ,
Here is an example of how pervasive the inculcation of misinformation and myths of negative stereotypes about role-playing gamers has become in the united states.
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RPG Research at Spocon 2013
by Hawke Robinson published Aug 09, 2013 last modified Aug 12, 2015 08:41 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
I will be at Spocon throughout the weekend in Spokane, Washington performing research...
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Opinion - Big Bang Theory episode on Dungeons & Dragons - The Love Spell Potential
by Hawke Robinson published May 13, 2013 last modified Nov 23, 2020 10:31 AM — filed under: , ,
Last week, the sitcom The Big Bang Theory spent almost an entire episode on Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). This was episode 23 of Season 6, titled "The Love Spell Potential". If you were not a tabletop Role-playing gamer before, did their representation in any way alter your view of tabletop RPG? Did it increase, decrease, or not at all impact your view of role-playing games and gamers? If you are already a tabletop RPGer, how did you feel about the representation on the show? How did you feel about the sexual rules added? The stereotypes?
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Just left Gamers Haven - Research Questionnaire on Gender-bias
by Hawke Robinson published May 03, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2015 01:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Day 1 for research on the topic of gender bias in the gaming community and gaming culture.
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Comments on Pat Robertson's Style of Christian Stigma Against Dungeons & Dragons and Role-playing games
by Hawke Robinson published May 03, 2013 last modified Nov 23, 2020 10:57 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Comments on the recent comments by Pat Robertson on the 700 Club regarding his claims about the supposed harm cause by Dungeons & Dragons (completely disproved by 30+ years of research)...
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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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