Psychgeist® is a multimedia conent production studio for the science of games and pop culture from Dr. Rachel Kowert.

Video Series


Psychgeist® YouTube is where it all began. What started as a hobbiest project at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has become the Psychgeist® origin story. This is where science, video games, and pop culture meet.
If you haven’t subscribed already, check out the channel and click that SUBSCRIBE button at the top to receive updates when new videos are posted. Subscribing is not only free, it is the best way to support me and my work. Also, who would say no no to free science and gratuitous Witcher references?

Book Series

Psychgeist® of Pop Culture

This book series from ETC Press (Carnegie Mellon) highlights iconic pop culture content from television, film, literature and video games through an examination of the psychological mechanisms that endear us to these stories for a lifetime. These books were written with the everyday reader in mind. They are a little bit a science, a whole lot of fandom, and a sprinkling of typographical errors (because the editor is also the copyeditor) along the way.


Psychgeist® Newsletter

The Psychgeist® is a (mostly) monthly newsletter from Dr. Rachel Kowert where she talks about the monthly comings and goings related to science, games, and pop culture.
Click to subscribe here to have it delivered to your inbox at the end of every month. Mostly.