Jamie Madigan

is creating Articles and Podcasts About the Psychology of Video Games

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About

I examine the intersection of psychology and video games.

My mission is to popularize the application of psychology to creating and understanding video games. I want you to know about the psychology behind why good game design works, why people act and think as they do when they play games, and how those who market and sell games sometimes take advantage of psychological quirks.

How This Site Is Different
Rather than being another gaming review or opinion site, Psychology of Games has a few principles that set it apart.

1. Based on Research – Every piece of content here references scientific research about psychology and neighboring fields, usually found in scientific journals. They take time to put together and make accessible to anyone. I will always provide citations where you find them if you want. Similarly, my podcasts feature interviews with researchers, consultants, game designers, and other experts.

2. Straddling the line between entertainment and scholarship – This is about video games. And video games are usually about fun and entertainment. So while there are citations and references, there are also a bunch of stupid jokes. And some funny ones. See if you can tell which are which

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