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The psychology of Zelda

Leyline Presents a FREE Educational Talk with Dr. Anthony Bean (@videogamedoc), Dr. Rachel Kowert (@drkowert), Dr. Emory Daniel (@fusrodoc), and Dr. Shane Tilton (@silnan) discuss the importance of The Psychology of The Legend of Zelda and how it relates it to our own everyday lives, how to use the game therapeutically, and gives clinical insight into how video games are important to psychological well-being. Link to the book:

For more than 30 years, The Legend of Zelda—which immerses players in a courageous struggle against the shadowy forces of evil in a world of high fantasy—has spanned more than 30 different installments, selling over 75 million copies. Today, it is one of the most beloved video game franchises around the globe. 

Video game sales as a whole have continued to grow, now raking in twice as much money per year as the entire film industry, and countless psychologists have turned their attention to the effects gaming has on us: our confidence, our identity, and our personal growth. The Psychology of Zelda applies the latest psychological findings, plus insights from classic psychology theory, to Link, Zelda, Hyrule, and the players who choose to wield the Master Sword.

Leyline Presents Geek Therapy: Remaking or Reinventing Games? The Science Behind Nostalgia

Leyline Presents Geek Therapy: A FREE Educational talk on the Science behind Nostalgia. We hear the term “nostalgia” and “remakes” quite a bit in gaming and the entertainment industry. But why are we so attached to the psychology of past positive emotions? And why do remakes tend to violate our expectations of those previous memories? Our panel and panelists will discuss the importance of nostalgia, how it can be used negatively and positively, and how we can use nostalgia and push games forward. Presented by: Dr. Emory Daniel (@FusRoDoc) [Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University], Dr. Anthony Bean (@VideoGameDoc) [Executive Director, The Telos Project], Dr. Sarah Hays (@XsarahdactylX) [Co-Owner/Lead Clinician, Save Point Behavioral Health], Dr. Shane Tilton (@silnan) [Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University], Dr. Ryan Kelly (@DrRKelly) [Clinical Psychologist, Southeastern Psych], Dr. Rachel Kowert (@drkowert) [Chief Scientific Officer, Kitsune Analytics]

Psychology at the Table; Introduction to Emotional Content in Games

Dr. Megan Connell discusses the basics of gaining consent for having emotional content in your games.




Dr. Megan Connell @MeganPsyD