Month: November 2013

Nerd Rage

#28: Guest: Ali Mattu, Ph.D., the Science-Fiction Psychologist. Remember how the internet reacted when Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman? Ali wrote an article about it that sets the stage for this conversation. Josué and Ali discuss nerd rage, specifically of the “crazy online troll behavior” variety, what it looks like, why it…

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Magic: The Gathering

#27: Guest: Natasha Lewis Harrington, a PsyD student and active member of the Magic community. Natasha writes articles combining psychology and Magic: The Gathering, the popular trading card game. Natasha and Josué discuss the game, the community, parallels with positive psychology, the MTG color pie, tournament play, and Magic’s potential uses in mental health. Natasha…

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Victoria’s Tomb Raider Story

#26: Guest: Victoria Cosplay. Victoria was gracious enough to come on the show and share her Tomb Raider story. It’s a very empowering story of how her experience playing a video game, Tomb Raider, helped her through a very difficult time and gave her hope. Josué and Victoria also discuss the character of Snow White and…

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