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Analysis of the Report “Alienation and the Game Dungeons and Dragons”
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 29, 2012 last modified Jun 07, 2020 01:16 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
One important note from this report is "role-playing gamers are 2.7 times less likely to have feelings of meaninglessness than non-gamers."
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The Defamation of Role-playing Gaming and Gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 18, 2012 last modified Jan 06, 2018 12:33 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
With less than 3% of the mainstream media and press reports providing even remotely positive coverage, it is not surprising that the general public has so many misconceptions about this cooperative recreational activity ...
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The Potential Benefits and Deficits of Role Playing Gaming
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 18, 2012 last modified Dec 13, 2018 01:26 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
There are very few social table-top recreation activities available that are cooperative rather than competitive in nature.
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Maine State Senator Playing Orc on World of Warcraft Elected Despite Opponents Attacks On Her Gaming Hobby
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 08, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 03:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Colleen Lachowicz, Democrat for Maine state senate, won despite attacks claiming concern over her "fitness for office" due to her online "disturbing alter ego". These attacks from her opposition were targeting her online gaming in World of Warcraft...
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"Knock it off" Shows and Writers Still Perpetuating Negative RPG Gamer Stereotypes, Even in Webisodes
by Hawke Robinson published Nov 02, 2012 last modified Aug 22, 2017 04:37 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
As Mike Rugnetta, host of the PBS Idea Channel, said to the writers of Big Bang Theory, that keep perpetuating all the negative stereotypes about role-playing gamers, "Knock it off." A challenge to writers to try something different.
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Abstract - Encounters at the Imaginal Crossroads: An Exploration of the Experiences of Women in Role-playing Games
by Hawke Robinson published Oct 30, 2012 last modified Aug 14, 2015 07:32 PM — filed under: , ,
This is a doctoral thesis by Christopher J. Dyszelski, Candidate for the Degree: Doctor of Philosophy. This study was a critical, archetypal, feminist ethnography and psychological inquiry into the experiences of women in tabletop role-playing gaming and its culture.
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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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1995 - Personality, belief in paranormal, and involvement with satanic practices among young adult males: dabblers versus gamers
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 18, 2012 last modified Sep 15, 2015 04:49 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Leeds, Stuart M. (1995). Personality, belief in paranormal, and involvement with satanic practices among young adult males: dabblers versus gamers. Cultic Studies Journal 12:2, 148-165.
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1995 - Role-playing games: their stigmas and benefits
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 18, 2012 last modified Sep 15, 2015 05:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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.
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2006 - Rollenspieler - das unbekannte Wesen
by Hawke Robinson published Apr 17, 2012 last modified Sep 17, 2015 06:51 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Schwartz, Zwart (2006, July). Rollenspieler - das unbekannte Wesen. Fachhochschule Münster. Quantitative study of other interests of roleplayers. 28 pages.
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