We all have degrees of noobishness, which in real life are frequently known as mistakes.Failing in video games is easy because there are no real-life consequences. The good thing is that the experience of failing again and again not only helps you learn the game, it can help you learn to fail.
While failing may be painful and may sometimes even come as a surprise, failing is also what allows us to move forward and develop ourselves. And with holidays over and challenges surely awaiting us, we will be focusing on a feeling we’re all familiar with to one degree or another - fear of failure.
There’s a belief that talking about mental illness as a disease (the disease model) reduces stigma and makes it easier for people to get treatment. Others think that the best approach to talking about mental health is to focus on the similarities, thinking of mental health problems as a continuum from the normal “being stressed out” to extreme reactions to stress. There’s no easy solution to this dilemma.
Recently, a number of YouTubers and Twitch streamers have started talking about their own mental health struggles, trying to start a conversation with their viewers about this topic. In this blog I showcase a couple of these videos in the hopes that it might encourage you to speak up as well.
The work of our lab was recently featured in a great video by the popular Youtube channel DidYouKnowGaming? The video addresses how games can have a positive effect on players, for instance by helping them cope with anxiety, depression, pain and attention deficits.
This month’s theme is about placebo effects. Because the month is almost over, I would like to end the theme month with a discussion. Before I do so, I will briefly recap our previous blog posts.
Expectations and beliefs not only have an influence on self-reported improvements, but they also influence our physiology.
The placebo effect is more than just a sugar pill. The social context plays an important role in reinforcing beliefs about the treatment.
The placebo effect is often used to describe instances where improvements occur as a result of personal beliefs and expectations rather than active ingredients of a treatment. But what exactly does the placebo effect entail? How can it be explained? and why is it important to take into account?
It is June and time for a new theme! Before I tell you what this month’s theme is about, I would like to tell you a little story..