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Headshots is the psychology and gaming podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona for mind-blowing, insightful conversations about human behavior, motivation, game design, play, and more.

Headshots is the psychology and gaming podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona for mind-blowing, insightful conversations about human behavior, motivation, game design, play, and more.
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Headshots is the psychology and gaming podcast. Join Kelli Dunlap and Josué Cardona for mind-blowing, insightful conversations about human behavior, motivation, game design, play, and more.

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English


Episodes

I Love My Switch!

11/10/2017
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#31: Josué has had a pretty rough couple of months but his Switch helped him get through it. This is a quick update on what we’ve been up to and when to expect new episodes. Notes: PAX Unplugged panel – http://bit.ly/2m8kb34 In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico, This Used Game Store Is A Welcome Escape – http://bit.ly/2iJOBUw — Visit […]

Duration: 00:11:16


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

9/20/2017
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#30: Kelli and Josué discuss Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, perhaps the greatest representation ever made of mental health topics like psychosis. Notes: Hellblade – http://www.hellblade.com Hellblade Help – http://hellbladehelp.info — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Headshots is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. Join us on the Geek Therapy Facebook Group. Geek Therapy Discord […]

Duration: 00:57:19


Building a Gaming Community

9/6/2017
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#29: Kelli and Josué discuss what it takes to build a gaming community. Notes: GriffballHub – http://www.grifballhub.com/ Geek Therapy on Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/geektherapy Guided Games | Destiny Wiki – http://destiny.wikia.com/wiki/Guided_Games Geek Therapy Discord server – www.GeekTherapy.com/disord — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Headshots is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast Network. Join us on the...

Duration: 00:48:03


Disney Emoji Blitz is so juicy!

7/26/2017
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Kelli and Josué have been playing a lot of Disney Emoji Blitz. A LOT. It may have to do with how “juicy” the game is, meaning that its feedback is emotionally satisfying. Notes: Disney Emoji – http://bit.ly/2tX6nY3 How to Design for the Gut (Good article on “juiciness”) – http://bit.ly/2tXazH7 — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Headshots […]

Duration: 00:43:56


Cards Against Psychology

3/29/2017
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Ep. 21: On this episode we review our recent PAX East panel which was our take on Cards Against Humanity, using psychology and gaming concepts, played live in front of an audience. It was tons of fun and now you can play at home too! Here is the link to the exact game we used […]

Duration: 00:40:02


Self-Care Games

1/18/2017
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Ep. 16: What is a self-care game? Is there a Self-Care Game genre? Kelli and Josué discuss self-care in-depth, how games can (and cannot) be used for self-care, and why more self-care games sounds like a good idea. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Notes: Waypoint Radio – http://bit.ly/2iG3HrQ Superbetter by Jane […]

Duration: 00:42:18


Superbetter Fan Club Book Club #2 (of 3)

1/4/2017
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Ep. 14: The Superbetter love continues! We cover chapters 5-8 of Jane McGonigal’s Superbetter and dive deep into the first four rules of how to be gameful: 1) Challenge yourself, 2) collect and activate power-ups, 3) find and battle the bad guys, 4) seek out and complete quests. *This episode was originally published on 10/7/15 […]

Duration: 01:02:27


Dr. Game Dev

12/21/2016
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Ep. 12: Kelli just completed a Master’s degree in Game Design (… she already had a PsyD in Clinical Psychology… ) so we talk about what that was like and the games she has made. We also discuss her most recent game (and capstone project). Spoiler: It’s psychology-related. Kelli has indeed earned the title of […]

Duration: 00:48:44


VR Brings Us New Experiences and Feelings

11/9/2016
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Episode 9: Josué and special guest Ali Mattu discuss what new experiences they’ve had so far in virtual reality, including new feelings that were much harder to experience before VR. Games discussed include Batman Arkham VR, Thumper, EVE Valkyrie, and more. Visit Ali at www.BrainKnowsBetter.com and follow him on Twitter at @AliMattu. Visit us at […]

Duration: 01:07:38


Black Mirror 3.2: Playtest

10/26/2016
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Episode 8: We discuss season 3, episode 2 of Black Mirror titled “Playtest.” Full spoilers for the episode! If you are a big fan of Black Mirror, join us for deep dives of every episode on PsychTech. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Share List

Duration: 01:00:16


Plato’s VR Pencil

10/12/2016
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Episode 7: Plato thought the pencil would ruin learning… Our guess is that VR games are the next big thing that is likely to be blamed for the end of civilization. Join us for a discussion on the actual effects of violence in video games and how that discussion will change as we step into […]

Duration: 00:44:52


How Game Mechanics Build Empathy for Mental Health Issues

9/28/2016
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Episode 6: Josué and Kelli dig deep into the interactive narrative game Depression Quest and examine how it can raise empathy and understanding about depression. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Share List

Duration: 00:46:30


Shared Presence Brings Us One Step Closer to the Holodeck

9/14/2016
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Episode 5: Josué and special guest Dr. Ali Mattu share their recent experience playing the VR game Star TrekL Bridge Crew. It’s Star Trek’s 50th anniversary so we’re celebrating with an all Star Trek discussion about VR, holodecks, collaboration, and shared presence. LLAP! Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Share […]

Duration: 01:15:50


A No Man’s Sky Celebration!

8/31/2016
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Episode 4: We have a lot of very nice things to say about No Man’s Sky. Josué and special guest Lara Taylor briefly discuss some of the hate directed toward No Man’s Sky and celebrate everything they love about it, including their very different experiences with the game, why they find it so impressive, and […]

Duration: 01:05:04


Positivity and Prosocial Game Design in Overwatch

8/17/2016
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Episode 3: Blizzard’s Overwatch is oozing with positivity. It not only encourages prosocial behavior, it is designed to give you very few antisocial options. Kelli is out this week so Josué talks with special guest Dr. Patrick O’Connor about the many ways that Overwatch creates a positive experience for players. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow […]

Duration: 00:52:01


What does game design say about mental illness?

8/3/2016
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Episode 2: Did you know that in the Halo series there are Marines commonly referred to as “AWOL,” “Suicidal,” and “Paranoid”? These are NPCs that seem to display symptoms of mental illness and are unique in that you can kill them without any repercussion whatsoever. Why do these characters exist? Who decided to put them […]

Duration: 00:55:20


Pokémon GO and Build a Community

7/20/2016
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Episode 1: On the first episode of Headshots we do a deep dive into the Pokémon Go phenomenon and why the game seems to be resonating with so many people. Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Share List

Duration: 01:01:09


Bonus: From PsychTech to Headshots

7/20/2016
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Headshots is Josué and Kelli’s second podcast together. Their other show is PsychTech and it’s about psychology and technology. This short clip is how they pitched Headshots to their PsychTech listeners. It’s essentially a series of bloopers and face palms. For PsychTech, visit www.PsychTechPodcast.com Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona […]

Duration: 00:04:33