Season 2 Launches June 11th

Season 2 Launches June 11th

Update: 2018-05-122
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A brief announcement about the launch date of Season 2 of +7 Intelligence!


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About +7 Intelligence

+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.

Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.

 

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Game Design + Mental Health
- Game designer/clinical psychologist Kelli Dunlap discusses the overlap of game design and psychology - What she learned from her dissertation on gaming habits + psychology - How games are being studied differently than in the past - Ellie Beagle: Therapy Dog - the game about a psychologist dog based on an Ace Attorney style - Why we turn into Snidely Whiplash in games - A game that walks you through cognitive behavioral therapy for depression - Games that have mental health as a theme - Gaming addiction - The responsibility of a game designer for the mental health of gamers Links - +7 Intelligence Discord Server - Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners.  - Nerdificent Podcast  - This Sounds Serious  - Kelli Dunlap on Twitter: @kellidunlap - Kelli's website - Headshots podcast - PsychTech podcast - Episode 3 of Plus 7 Intelligence with Josué Cardona - Kelli's podcasting partner in crime  - Link to the Reddit Thread about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and getting through depression+++++++ About +7 Intelligence +7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work. +++++++ Listen to the show: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | RadiopublicRSS feed Find the show online:+7 Intelligence WebsiteOn Twitter: @7_IntelligenceOn Facebook: @plus7intelligence+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network. +++++++ Music by CreoEpilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Game Design + Mental Health

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Dark Souls is Good for your Mental Health?!
- Episode 1 of a new season and a 7 episode arc on Games + Mental Health - Dr. Jennifer Hazel is a psychiatric doctor and the founder of Checkpoint Organization - Checkpoint is a nonprofit that raises awareness and gives resources about mental health in the gaming community - Normalizing the language around mental health - The results of the latest research on the psychological benefits of video games (hint: RPGs are apparently amazing) - The number 1 game that gamers find improves their mental health - Mass Effect. With Dragon Age as a close second. - The particular value of playing stealth games - Why games are so difficult to research - Wait - Dark Souls is GOOD for your mental health?! - Escapism and games - self-expansive and self-suppressive (Link to research) - Retelling the story of you gaming experience - from gamer guilt to embracing your identity - Dr. Hazel and I share our experiences of using our passion for games to reach beyond our comfort zones to help fellow gamers - How the Checkpoint video series tackles mental health issues using the power of video games Links - +7 Intelligence Discord Server - Join an awesome community all about the power of games to influence our lives and the world around us. Come chat and play games with me and your fellow listeners.  - Nerdificent Podcast  - Checkpoint Organization - Checkpoint Series on Youtube - Checkpoint Org on Twitter - Checkpoint Org on Facebook - Checkpoint Org on Instagram - LoveShack Entertainment+++++++ About +7 Intelligence +7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work. +++++++ Listen to the show: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | RadiopublicRSS feed Find the show online:+7 Intelligence WebsiteOn Twitter: @7_IntelligenceOn Facebook: @plus7intelligence+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network. +++++++ Music by CreoEpilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
Video Games and Philosophy + Jordan Erica Webber + Dan Griliopoulos + 017
- Jordan Erica Webber and Dan Griliopoulos discuss their book Ten Things Video Games Can Teach Us: (about life, philosophy and everything) - We discuss a variety of ways that video games approach philosophical concepts, such as ethics, the philosophy of mind, and more - Some games mentioned in this episode: - Bioshock - System Shock - SOMA - To the Moon - Papers, Please - Ultima Underworld - and virtue ethics - Swapper - Talos Principle - Fable 2 - That Dragon, Cancer - How Edward Snowden derived much of his moral philosophy from video games - specifically Tekken (Read more - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2014/05/14/how-video-games-prepared-edward-snowden-to-leak-nsa-secrets/?utm_term=.300754d50985 | https://kotaku.com/edward-snowden-sees-himself-as-a-video-game-hero-1575870000) - What Rust can teach us about forming societies and the idea of a justified revolution Links  - Jordan Erica Webber - Jordanwebber.com - @jawsewDan Griliopoulos - @GriddleOctopus - https://improbable.io/ - - LOOT +++++++ About +7 Intelligence +7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work. +++++++ Listen to the show: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | RadiopublicRSS feed Find the show online:+7 Intelligence WebsiteOn Twitter: @7_IntelligenceOn Facebook: @plus7intelligence+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network. +++++++ Music by CreoEpilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
The Journey of a Twitch Streamer + Shanna Zwart a.k.a ShannaNina + 010
I speak with Shanna Zwart, also known as the Twitch Streamer ShannaninaWe talk about her video game and music streaming careerShanna’s history with video gamesThe personal connection that Shanna has about games and how they helped her through a difficult period of her lifeHow playing games online can either improve or hurt your friendshipsShannanina’s tough love advice for how to be a successful streamerHow Shanna’s experience going to school for game design (and dropping out) gave her a respect for indie game developers (Stardew valley) LinksShannanina’s Twitch Channel@Shannanina on Twitter and InstagramShanna’s TEDx Talk +++++++Share this Episode:1-click Twitter share1-click Facebook share1-click Google+ shareLink to this episode+++++++About +7 Intelligence+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.+++++++Listen to the show:Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | RadiopublicRSS feedFind the show online:+7 Intelligence WebsiteOn Twitter: @7_IntelligenceOn Facebook: @plus7intelligence+7 Intelligence is a member of the Podglomerate network.+++++++Music by CreoEpilogue by Creo is licensed under a Attribution-NonCo...
Bonus Level! + Turn Life into a Game Part 2 + Habitica + Leslie + 009
I speak with Leslie – one of the current operators of Habitica – the app that turns your life into a gameWe talk about how Habitica has been helping people with everything from flossing to getting through med schoolHow we wish that we would spend as much time on ourselves as we do on our avatarHow games hold the key to so many productivity efforts: motivationHow Pokémon (aka Pokemon) and Dungeons & Dragons influenced the design of HabiticaHow Habitica toes the line between being a game and being some that helps people be productiveThe summer of Pokémon GoHow Habitica mixed the excitement of gaming and the open-source community with the goals of launching a successful and effective tool LinksHabiticaHabitversary Tumblr OffersSudio Sweden headphones and earbuds – use offer code INTELLIGENCE15 at checkout to get 15% off  +++++++Share this Episode:1-click Twitter share1-click Facebook share1-click Google+ shareLink to this episode+++++++About +7 Intelligence+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.+++++++Listen to the show:Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | RadiopublicRSS feedFind the show online:+7 Intelligence WebsiteOn Twitter: @7_IntelligenceOn Facebook:
Games for Charity + Child’s Play + Travis Eriksen + 007
+7 Talks with Travis Eriksen of the Gamer-founded charity, Child’s PlayWe talk about how Child’s Play was founded by gamers of Penny Arcade wanting to counter negative press with positive actionHow the most uninteresting game of all time is used to raise moneyChild’s Play donates games because the positive effects on mood, morale, confidence, and even because it reduces the need for pain medicationPlease consider donating to Child’s Play – if that’s not something you can do, then spread the word around.LinksChild’s Play Charity Home PageThe Therapeutic Game GuideDonate to Child’s PlaySnow World – pain reduction in VRDesert Bus-the most inoffensive video game of all time from Penn & TellerTiltifyPenny ArcadeEEDAR – the videogame database Quora Session with Ches – taking questions until Wednesday 8/9, 4pm Eastern. That is when you will get to start seeing my responses.You can submit questions about the show and anything else you see fit! +++++++Share this Episode:1-click Twitter share1-click Facebook share1-click Google+ shareLink to this episode+++++++About +7 Intelligence+7 Intelligence is the podcast about how games impact people.Each episode explores a different perspective on how games profoundly influence the real world. Interviews with game designers, psychologists, professionals, and everyday players discuss the unique way that games influence their life and work.+++++++Listen to the show:Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | Radiopublic
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Season 2 Launches June 11th

Season 2 Launches June 11th