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2016 Conference Season Presentations

In watching six of my students present at the recent Canadian Game Studies meeting I was proud and amazed at the quality of their work. There was something about seeing it all lined up that really drove home to me … Continue reading

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Flockhart Featured in MacEwan News

A long time research assistant in the lab was recently featured on MacEwan’s website for his work with us. Here is his story: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/MacEwanNews/STORY_GAME_ON

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Student Presentation on You Tube

Ann Sinyard’s presentation on the Rift and dreams at MacEwan’s Student Research Showcase was video taped and is available here.

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Student commentary on gaming, dreams and meaning

I often talk about my research into gaming and dreams in all of my classes and from time to time I get a discussion post from a student that seems to really capture the essence of our research. This one … Continue reading

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Gackenbach Presentation at Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland

I am presenting a talk on our work on gaming and the nightmare protection hypothesis at a music festival, Unsound Festival, in Krakow, Poland on Oct. 12, 2014 (www.unsound.pl). I was invited by Goethe-Institut, a German cultural institute in Poland. … Continue reading

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Replaying Japan 2014 Paper Presentation

Our lab presented a version of our work comparing dreams and media use to the second annual International Japan Game Studies Conference at the University of Alberta in August 2014. Here is the Taiwan and Canada Self-Construal Video Game Play … Continue reading

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Conference presentations 2014

My students and I have presented at two international conferences in 2014 and are planning a presentation at a third one in August. The first was at the Towards a Science of Consciousness in Tucson, AZ. This poster was a … Continue reading

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Been a year!!

Time gets away from one and I see it’s been almost a year since I posted to this blog. So here is a quick recap of our labs activity in the lastĀ  year. We had papers and posters on our … Continue reading

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Dr. Zongkui Zhou of Central China Normal University visits our video game laboratory

We were pleased to haveĀ hosted a visit from Zongkui Zhou, Ph.D., a professor at the Central China Normal University (CCNU) where he is dean of the School of Psychology. He serves as the Director of the Key Laboratory of Adolescent … Continue reading

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Social Media Use vs Video Game Play: Hall and Van de Castle Content Analysis of Dreams

Jayne Gackenbach, Arielle Boyes and Sarah Gahr As technology use has become increasingly pervasive, it is of interest to examine heavy social media users compared to high end video game players in terms of the content of a recent dream … Continue reading

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