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Psychology of Video Games Podcast
Psychology of Video Games Podcast
Jamie Madigan

Examining how psychology explains why video games are made how they are and why gamers behave as we do.

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Episodes

Episode 94 - The Psychology of Gaming Passion

Many of us have considered ourselves "passionate" about one thing or another, including video games or even specific game series... more

04 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
Podcast 93 - Do Games Make You Smarter?

In this episode, I'll explore some research on whether or not video games can make you smarter or help you... more

01 May 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Episode 92 - Nostalgia

In this episode, I talk with an expert on how video games elicit nostalgia and what it means for players... more

04 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
Episode 91 - Avatars

What do research and theory say about how our avatars in video games and virtual reality may shape our behaviors... more

01 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Episode 90 - ADHD and Gaming

In this episode I talk with an expert on diagnosing and treating ADHD in children. We'll talk about the challenges... more

03 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Episode 89 - In-Game Purchasess

In-game purchases are a staple of modern game design, especially in the free-to-play and live service categories. This isn't necessarily... more

04 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
Episode 88 - Dungeons & Dragons & Skills

Sometimes we have to sell people on the merits of games like Dungeons & Dragons. People like parents, principals, teachers,... more

05 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Podcast 87 - Immersion and Presence in Video Game Worlds

Is technology or game design more important for determining whether we feel immersed and present in the world of a... more

01 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
Podcast 86 - The Psychology of Role-Playing

What do psychologists and games researchers have to say about the idea of role-playing, when you pretend to take on... more

01 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Podcast 85 - The Psychology of Loot and the Diablo Series

What can the psychology of loot drops tell us about the evolution of the Diablo series?Audio Credits:“Robot Motivation” by The... more

01 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
Psychology of Video Games Podcast
Episode 94 - The Psychology of Gaming Passion
Psychology of Video Games Podcast