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Effects of Trait Hostility and Violent Video Games
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 18, 2015 last modified Jun 11, 2020 10:36 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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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Escapism and Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Jun 18, 2016 last modified Jun 11, 2020 10:50 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The arguments about "Escapism" often recur, and I recently saw someone posting about it again. This topic is addressed in the presentations at Washington State and Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association Conferences, so here is a snippet on the topic...
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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 Jul 12, 2020 08:29 AM — 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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Israeli group attempting to use RPG's as therapy tool
by Hawke Robinson published Dec 05, 2011 last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:44 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
I was just running the usual periodic search for anything related to RPG research or RPG therapy, and found out there is a group in Israel recently attempting to use role playing games as an assist to therapy for children. The original site is in Hebrew, so I have to rely on the postings from "Purple Pawn" to keep posted. Though my stepfather is Jewish, if I could talk him into reading it for me....
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Japanese Researcher Study Indicates RPGs Effective for Helping People on the Autism Spectrum
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 29, 2016 last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:41 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Japanese researcher, Kohei Kato, has shown promising measurable results using role-playing games to improve the quality of life for people on the Autism Spectrum...
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Miscellaneous RPG Research Reports Out There
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 25, 2012 last modified Jun 11, 2020 04:39 PM — filed under: , , , ,
I was recently performing some general searching for any other research related to role-playing games that I might have previously missed, and found a few odds and ends. I'm posting links to what I found here. I will later go over them in more depth, analyze, and comment accordingly. Of course, the much larger list is here: http://rpgr.org/documents/list-of-other-rpg-research-projects
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Online role-playing games hurt marital satisfaction, says BYU study
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Jun 11, 2020 04:32 PM — filed under: , , , ,
A BYU study claiming that MMORPGs have a damaging impact on marital satisfaction. "Online role playing games negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a new Brigham Young University study published Feb. 15 in the Journal of Leisure Research."
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Pax Video: RPG for Youth Skill Development
by Hawke Robinson published Sep 24, 2015 last modified Jun 11, 2020 04:30 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
A recently formed organization (2013) roughly in the Seattle area (Kirkland, Washington more specifically), called Wheelhouse Workshop, spoke at this year's PAX Prime. Here is a video of their discussion about using role-playing games to help develop skills for teenagers...
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Role-Playing Gamers Have More Empathy Than Non-Gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Jan 13, 2016 last modified Jun 11, 2020 11:08 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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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Role-playing games act as a unifying communal practice
by Hawke Robinson published Jul 13, 2011 last modified Jun 11, 2020 11:05 AM — filed under: , ,
Using the examples of Vampire: Masquerade, and Werewolf, by White Wolf, the book provides some nice examples....
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