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The Science of Digital Games

Welcome to the little corner of the web for Dr. Rachel Kowert, PhD. She is a globally recognized researcher on the uses and effects of digital games, award winning author, and founder of Psychgeist®, a multimedia content production studio for the science of games and pop culture.

Welcome to the Digital Playground

The Science of Digital Games

Welcome to the little corner of the web for Dr. Rachel Kowert, PhD. She is a globally recognized researcher on the uses and effects of digital games, award winning author, and founder of Psychgeist®, a multimedia content production studio for the science of games and pop culture.

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Meet Rachel

Rachel Kowert, Ph.D is a research psychologist with over 15 years of research, education, and advocacy experience around the uses and effects of games.  An award-winning author, she has published a variety of books and scientific articles relating to the psychology of games and, more recently, the relationship between games and mental health specifically. She is deeply committed to advocacy efforts centered on digital citizenship, digital literacy, and public policy in and around games.

The Science of Digital Games
The Science of Digital Games
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Meet The Psychologist Determined To Prove Video Games Are Good, Actually

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