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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

Mastery Hunter

2/22/2018
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#38: Josué is really enjoying Monster Hunter: World. He thinks it may be the quest for mastery in the game that has made this one of the most fun gaming experiences he’s had in a very long time. Josué and Kelli try to explain and find a name for what he’s experiencing. *Check out GT Radio, […]

Duration:00:43:30

Easy Mode?

2/8/2018
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#37: Celeste’s Assist Mode got us thinking about “easy mode” in other games and why we don’t see them more often. Also, how is mocking players who choose an easier difficulty a good idea? *This episode includes an advertisement for Humble Monthly. If you use the link geektherapy.com/humblemonthly Geek Therapy may receive compensation. (Affiliate Disclosure) […]

Duration:00:48:38

Streaming and Mental Health

1/25/2018
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#36: We discuss some of the mental health issues that streamers face by looking at the toll streaming can take on them and also what happens when viewers come to a stream for support and advice. *This episode includes a promotion for Geek Therapy on Patreon. For more information visit patreon.com/geektherapy. (Affiliate Disclosure) Notes: Geek […]

Duration:00:51:23

Gaming Disorder (Beta)

1/11/2018
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#35: We discuss the World Health Organization’s proposed Gaming Disorder diagnosis from the beta draft of the ICD-11. *This episode includes an advertisement for Humble Monthly. If you use the link geektherapy.com/humblemonthly Geek Therapy will receive compensation. (Affiliate Disclosure) — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona Headshots is a member of the Geek Therapy Podcast […]

Duration:00:44:42

Super Family Odyssey

12/27/2017
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#35: Josué is joined by Patrick O’Connor who shares how everyone in his home is playing Super Mario Odyssey, very differently. We talk playing games as a family, how parents can be actively involved in their kids’ gaming, and how to monitor responsibly. Notes: Common Sense Media – https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Patrick O’Connor on Twitter – @Comicspedia — Visit […]

Duration:00:58:02

Loot Boxes

12/13/2017
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#33: Kelli and Josué weigh in on the loot box discussion. Is everyone talking about the same thing? — 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 server – www.GeekTherapy.com/discord Geek Therapy Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/GeekTherapy

Duration:00:45:16

Streaming Saved Me… Video Games Saved Me

11/22/2017
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Content warning: This episode feature discussion of suicide and depression. #32: Josué interviews his friend Jonathan, a disabled veteran, about how video games and streaming communities saved him during a tough time. Notes: Jonathan on Mixer – https://mixer.com/Johnny7500 Jonathan on Twitter – https://twitter.com/johnny75001 Geek Therapy Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/GeekTherapy — Visit us at www.HeadshotsPodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HeadshotsCast @KelliNDunlap @JosueACardona...

Duration:00:27:28

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

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