Psychology of Video Games Podcast
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Examining how psychology explains why video games are made how they are and why gamers behave as we do.
||CleanPodcast 30: Gaming Addiction||This episode's expert and I talk about the concept of gaming addiction, whether it exists, and how it's studied.||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029 - Morality in Video Games||How do moral choices and moral characters in video games affect how we play and enjoy?||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 - Avatar Identification and Video Games||How we identify with our video game avatars, how that affects how we play, and how it may affect what we take away from games.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 - Collecting in Video Games||What we like to collect in video games, why, and how developers could make collecting more fun.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 - Moral Combat and the War on Video Game Violence||Why the war on violent video games may be wrong||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 - A Parent's Guide to Video Games||Dr. Rachel Kowert returns to discuss her new book, A Parent's Guide to Video Games. We discuss her process for writing the book, who she thinks it benefits, and||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 - Electronic Gaming Therapy||Games are good for more than just simple fun. Some psychologists and therapists are using them to help people. In this episode I talk to some people who are us||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 - Self Determination Theory and Video Games||There's a substantial body of literature that identifies a triforce of motivation: Competence, Autonomy, and Mastery. That is, we're motivated to do something||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 - Research on Addiction and Aggression||Turns out that doing science is hard. And doing science involving people is particularly tricky and comes with all kinds of caveats. And then doing research on||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 - Achievements, Goals, and Motivation in Games||Achievements, trophies, badges, and similar rewards are ever present in video games. The assumption seems to be that they motivate players to keep playing a gam||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 - Year 1 of Psych of Games Articles||I'm working ahead on new podcasts, new articles, and a conference lecture. In the meantime, enjoy the audio versions of 12 Psychology of Games articles all asse||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 - Habit Forming Games||Habits --behaviors we do without thinking about them-- are very powerful forces in our lives. And many products like mobile games are designed specifically to c||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 - Biofeedback and Video Games||I talk to Lennart Nacke from the University of Waterloo about the research he has done around psychophysiology --the physiological basis of psychological phenom||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 - Psychology and the Gamification of Learning||In this episode I talk with Karl Kapp about what video gams have in common with effective classrooms, training, or other learning environments and why an over r||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 - Online Relationships and Friendships||In this episode I talk with Rachel Kowert about friendships and other relationships formed in online games. Can these kinds of friendships substitute for offlin||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Simulation Sickness and Virtual Reality Game Design||In this episode I talk with Ben Lewis Evans, a psychologist and UX researcher at Epic Games, about simulation sickness and virtual reality. We talk about what c||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Why Do YOU Play Games?||Hey. I've got a question for you: Why do you play games? That's going to be the topic of discussion in this episode of the podcast, with my guest Dr. Nick Ye||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 - Stress, Games, and Recovery||Ever used video games to blow off some steam and recover from a hard day at work or school? Psychologists who study stress and how we recover from it have note||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Video Game violence||Does controlling or experiencing violence in video games cause violence, aggression, or other acts of malice outside of the game? This is the main question that||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - How do video games affect our physical and mental health?||I admit it: I'm turning into my parents. When I was a kid I played a lot of games, and they had concerns about how it was affecting my physical and mental healt||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - Can Games Make You Smarter?||In this episode I talk to Dr. C. Shawn Green about whether or not video games can make us smarter or improve certain mental and perceptual skills. And not just||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - How Games Differ From Other Media||In this episode I talk to Dr. Nick Bowman about how video games differ from other media in terms of the demands they place on players and thus how our approache||11/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Envy and Microtransactions||I talk to researcher Niels van de Ven about how envy can drive us to make in-game purchases and microtransactions, as well as what effect such purchases have on||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - Video Game Debates and Research||I talk to Rachel Kowert and Throston Quandt about their new book on the the many debates surrounding video games as the scientific study of games. Kowert & Q||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - Psychology and UX||User Experience ("UX" for short) is one of those disciplines in the gaming industry often tied to psychology. And given how it's interested in understanding and||8/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 - Psychology and Game AI||Playing with and against other humans is great in many ways (and not so great in others) but the fact is that gamers spend a lot of time interacting with comput||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - Toxic Behavior in Video Games||I think most of us have been there: we join an online multiplayer game and suddenly someone is screaming all kinds of nasty things at us, telling us to die in a||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - Psychological Flow||Ever just get "in the zone" with a video game? Like it just clicks with you and it's challenging enough to hold your interest but not too difficult as to get fr||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - Big Data and Becoming a Video Game Psychologist||Ever wondered how one gets into the field of video game psychology? Is there even such a field, really? In many ways Dr. Nick Yee is the answer to both those qu||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - Video Game Frustration, Aggression, and Rage Quitting||Text. Pfft. Text is dead, am I right? Voice without video, THAT'S the future. Given that, I've decided to dip into the world of podcasting and have recorded my||3/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great discussion and interview. Im a fan of his articles and his podcast is just as insightful and thought provoking.
Fascinating in every way. Great insight from both fields of games and psychology.
Very interesting podcast
Definitely worth listening to for anyone with an interest in how games are made.