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Nightmare Protection Thesis of Video Game Play in First Responders

Jayne Gackenbach and Carson Flockhart It has been hypothesized that video game play during the day may act as protection from fears during sleep, which are sufficient to disturb sleep. In this research program we have examined the dreams of … Continue reading

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Gaming, Social Media and Nightmares

While our group has been investigating the association between gaming and nightmares or nightmarish content in dreams, we have not considered the role of social media. The time has come with the widespread and pervasive use of such media to … Continue reading

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First Responders Needed for Gamer Research Study

I am following up on previous research into gaming as potentially nightmare protection and am looking for first responders. Here is the post I have created soliciting people with that background. If you know anyone who is a first responder … Continue reading

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I’ve been doing a show on the psychology of video game play for several months now and thought I’d tell you something of what we have done and what we plan for the fall term. You can see our list … Continue reading

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I’ve reached an agreement with Matrix Media, a national talk radio syndication firm.   Matrix is the company that launched Animal Planet Radio, Travel Channel Radio and the HGTV Design Minutes.   I’ll be working with Matrix to produce a weekly radio … Continue reading

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For the last two years we have been collecting information from serious video game players along several dimensions. These include video game history, several self report scales looking at aspects of attention (i.e., mindfulness, immersion and presence) and dreams. We … Continue reading

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