94 episodes

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

Psychology of Video Games Podcast Jamie Madigan

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 79 Ratings

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

    Episode 94 - The Psychology of Gaming Passion

    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 or franchises. But what does this mean and is it always a good thing? When can passion become a detriment to our lives and our psychological well-being? These are the kinds of questions I'll discuss with this episode's guest expert.Audio Credits:“Robot Motivation” by The Polish Ambassador, licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 54 min
    Podcast 93 - Do Games Make You Smarter?

    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 develop certain cognitive skills.Audio Credits:
    “Robot Motivation” by The Polish Ambassador, licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 92 - Nostalgia

    Episode 92 - Nostalgia

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

    Audio Credits:
    “Robot Motivation” by The Polish Ambassador, licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 47 min
    Episode 91 - Avatars

    Episode 91 - Avatars

    What do research and theory say about how our avatars in video games and virtual reality may shape our behaviors --and how they don't?

    Audio Credits:
    “Robot Motivation” by The Polish Ambassador, licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 55 min
    Episode 90 - ADHD and Gaming

    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 video games present to people with ADHD and some strategies for dealing with problems it may present.

    Audio Credits:
    “Robot Motivation” by The Polish Ambassador, licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0"Bumbly March" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 56 min
    Episode 89 - In-Game Purchasess

    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 bad as a business model, but there are some psychological effects that these games either intentionally or accidentally employ that may make us spend more than we intend to.

    Audio Credits:


    “Robot Motivation” by The Polish Ambassador, licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

CupCakeQueen889067 ,

Sophie24

I don’t ever listen to podcasts because they’re usually monotonous, and my attention span is equivalent to a pop tarts. But i seriously love this! I even checked out his book at the library and it’s killer. I’m interested in both video games AND psychology so this is perfect! Thank you!

Livetorun_Plays_YT ,

Best podcast!

Love this podcast, sooo good! I get sucked in to it every time!

enstmagoo ,

Informative!

Glad it doesn’t focus on the research that we always hear about (like violence in video games) and gives an interesting view on where the research could be headed. He is great and bringing in interesting applications from the psychology research.

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