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Jane McGonigal

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#101 Jane McGonigal: The Psychology of Gaming

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

Jane McGonigal is a PhD Game Designer who advocates for the use of video games to help people learn skills that transfer to the real world, heal physical problems like concussions and improve attitudes and self-esteem in children. Shane and Jane discuss how video games help with decision making, post-traumatic growth as well as how much is too much, what to watch out for and so much more. Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member only episodes, and more. https://fs.blog/knowledge-project-premium/ Every Sunday our newsletter shares timeless insights and ideas that you can use at work and home. Add it to your inbox: https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on twitter at: https://twitter.com/ShaneAParrish

58mins

19 Jan 2021

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Entry 4: The Brilliant World and Work of Jane McGonigal

The Game Diaries

How a game designer, PhD and author overcame personal injury by creating a video game to aid the healing process, and is committed to the idea that games will change the world. This is our diary entry of Jane McGonigal. Also available to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_Bb4UbCcQPg *** The Game Diaries is a new weekly podcast from missharvey and Michele Morrow featuring "diary entries" of gamers whose lives forever changed because of video games. Submit your own game diary entry to be featured on the show: https://linktr.ee/thegamediaries *** - LISTEN TO THE GAME DIARIES PODCAST - Apple Podcasts: http://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-diaries/id1537236616 Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/show/7gFraL44HwFwomeS5qXllE Google: http://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zY2M4NTE2OC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl937KH8J_t9WafonOtVaGw?view_as=subscriber More places to listen: http://www.anchor.fm/thegamediaries *** -CONNECT- Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/thegamediaries Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thegamediaries Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegamediariespodcast Website: https://thegamediaries.com/ Linktr.ee: http://www.linktr.ee/thegamediaries *** - MISSHARVEY - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHeiBDz6uo0v1EGnXyY7aVg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stepharvey/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/missharvey Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/missharvey *** - MICHELE MORROW - Linktr.ee: http://www.linktr.ee/michelemorrow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michelemorrow/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/michelemorrow *** -BUSINESS INQUIRIES & SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS- thegamediariespodcast@gmail.com

1hr 22mins

17 Nov 2020

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Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal

Universal Design for Learning

Jason reviews "Reality is Broken" (2011) for his EME5054 class.

5mins

11 Oct 2020

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79: SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal

Bookworm

Reality is broken. In today’s book, author Jane McGonigal attempts a fix by applying a gameful approach to personal growth. Join Mike & Joe as they examine the idea that playing games can make us better. Links Support the show The Pen Addict (Podcast) Sheaffer 300 (Mike’s fancy pen) Leuchtturm Notebooks Baron Fig James Clear Habit Journal from Baron Fig Rhodia Notebooks Focused #85: The Depth of Our Madness GoodNotes The FOCUSED Calendar (NeuYear) Tools & Weapons by Brad Smith SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal SuperBetter app Sorry! Castles of Mad King Ludwig Bookworm #72: Make Time Bookworm #78: Ultralearning Bookworm #14: 12 Week Year Personal Retreat Handbook Habitica Streaks Bookworm #54: Work Clean Principles by Ray Dalio You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday Join the Club Recommend a Book Recommend Margin Book List Leave a Review Mike's Rating: 4.0Joe's Rating: 4.0

1hr 40mins

1 Nov 2019

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Finding my own reflection, by Jane McGonigal

Meditative Story

What's is like to be an identical twin? Game designer Jane McGonigal tells a story of similarity and divergence as she explores the magic of sharing DNA while becoming an individual.

28mins

1 Oct 2019

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Jane McGonigal – How Games Make Life Better - [Invest Like the Best, EP.138]

Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is the Author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and is the inventor and co-founder of SuperBetter, a game that has helped nearly a million players tackle real-life health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. Our conversation is about how to design useful games, how games effect us and our kids, and what the future might hold. Please enjoy. For more episodes go to InvestorFieldGuide.com/podcast. Sign up for the book club, where you’ll get a full investor curriculum and then 3-4 suggestions every month at InvestorFieldGuide.com/bookclub. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_oshag Show Notes 1:22 - (First Question) – Her take on the history of gaming and studying the players themselves 3:44 – Where her passion for gaming really started 4:55 – Her take on flow states 7:47 – Kids and gaming 10:32 – Advice for parents when it comes to the role of games             11:06 – SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient--Powered by the Science of Games 13:53 – Types of games that develop the right skills for kids 16:20 – Four things all games share in common             16:23 – Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World 20:50 – Her take on Carse’s theory about infinite gaming             21:04 – Finite and Infinite Games 26:28 – How to understand gaming culture if you’ve never played a game before 28:28 – Amazon and gaming 31:18 – How fun makes anything more enjoyable 34:55 – How game designers calibrate feedback loops 39:14 – The good and bad of gamifying life 45:01 – What is the superbetter app 52:43 - Why powerups and bad guys are so important in games 57:03 – Secret identity 59:04 – Playing with boundaries 1:00:36 – Most worried about in the gaming world, and most exited about 1:07:32 – Kindest thing anyone has done for Jane Learn More For more episodes go to InvestorFieldGuide.com/podcast.  Sign up for the book club, where you’ll get a full investor curriculum and then 3-4 suggestions every month at InvestorFieldGuide.com/bookclub Follow Patrick on twitter at @patrick_oshag

1hr 10mins

16 Jul 2019

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Ludology (VIDEO GAMES) with Jane McGonigal

Ologies with Alie Ward

Video games! Tabletop games! IRL role-play gaming! The ... lottery? Dr. Jane McGonigal is a video game developer, TED speaker, bestselling author and total badass with a deep knowledge of how games -- and especially video games -- can motivate, soothe and connect us. We talk about everything from Monopoly to dance offs, Fortnite, vintage Atari, VR, the challenge of Dark Souls, the sweetness of League of Legends, how Tetris can get you through rough times and the health issue that caused Dr. McGonigal to create her huge hit, SuperBetter. Also: why everyone who loves games and everyone who hates games should hear this.JaneMcGonigal.comDr. Jane McGonigal on Twitter: @AvantgameSponsor links: TakeCareof.com (code: OLOGIES50), LinkedIn.com/Ologies, StitchFix.com/ologiesThis week's donation was made to AbleGamers.orgMore links at alieward.com/ologies/ludologyBecome a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologiesOlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes!Follow @Ologies on Twitter or InstagramFollow @AlieWard on Twitter or InstagramSound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray MorrisTheme song by Nick ThorburnSupport the show: http://Patreon.com/ologiesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

12 Mar 2019

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96: Jane McGonigal | Gaming Your Way to Health and Happiness

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) specializes in designing games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, and is the bestselling author of Reality is Broken. Her new book is SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient -- Powered by the Science of Games. What We Discuss with Jane McGonigal: Discover how suffering from suicidal ideation after a concussion led Jane McGonigal to design games to help people overcome depression and recover from trauma. Find out what games can teach us about critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and our ability to collaborate. Explore the ways a "gameful" mindset can boost our motivation, confidence, and ability to pick up new skills in the face of obstacles. Examine the benefits of post-traumatic growth -- and how it can counterintuitively coexist in tandem with the disadvantages of post-traumatic stress. Identify how developing psychological flexibility can help you conquer phobias, recover from injuries, and achieve what you once thought impossible. And much more... Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Full show notes and resources can be found here.

1hr 19mins

18 Sep 2018

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96: Jane McGonigal | Gaming Your Way to Health and Happiness

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) specializes in designing games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, and is the bestselling author of Reality is Broken. Her new book is SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient -- Powered by the Science of Games. What We Discuss with Jane McGonigal: Discover how suffering from suicidal ideation after a concussion led Jane McGonigal to design games to help people overcome depression and recover from trauma. Find out what games can teach us about critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and our ability to collaborate. Explore the ways a "gameful" mindset can boost our motivation, confidence, and ability to pick up new skills in the face of obstacles. Examine the benefits of post-traumatic growth -- and how it can counterintuitively coexist in tandem with the disadvantages of post-traumatic stress. Identify how developing psychological flexibility can help you conquer phobias, recover from injuries, and achieve what you once thought impossible. And much more... Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Full show notes and resources can be found here.

1hr 19mins

18 Sep 2018

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#43 How Gaming Can Make You a Better Problem Solver: An Interview with Jane McGonigal

Does College Matter?

In our interview with Jane McGonigal (Chief Creative Officer, SuperBetter Labs and Research Affiliate at Institute for the Future), you'll learn about how gaming can help you become a better problem solver, why games are transforming the way we lead our real lives, and how a brain injury lead her to some unexpected insights.

35mins

31 Jul 2017

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