Dr. Rachel Kowert is this week’s guest! Dr. Kowert is a psychologist who, on her Twitch stream, Psychgeist, delves into “the psychology of the era, the science of games!” She’s the writer of A Parent’s Guide to Video Games and Video Games and Social Competence, and the creator of Pragmatic Princess: 26 Superb Stories of Self Sufficiency. Dr. Kowert is also the research director for Take This!
We cover everything from gaming addiction, to the differences between online and offline friendships, to parenting and how to know if your kid is playing games in a healthy manner, to chronic crunch time for gamedevs, and even “what is a gamer” and is it a term worth saving. And as a bonus: my most embarrassing D&D moment.