Short Intro to Immersion, Flow, & Role-Playing Games

by Hawke Robinson published 2017/06/05 21:05:00 GMT+0, last modified 2018-12-24T20:46:23+00:00
A short introductory video discussing the concepts of immersion, flow (aka being in the zone), and relationship with role-playing games.

Flow is a core component in Therapeutic Recreation (TR) / Recreation Therapy (RT). This video briefly touches on the key topics of Flow theory, including some video clips to illustrate the concepts in action. This is a very high-level introduction.

The concepts of Concentration, Immersion, and Flow State, including examples from sports and Role-Playing Games (RPGs). See the end of the video for a complete list of references.

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/Dbtma-4qUl8

Duration: 10:08

Article revision F written 20170605.

Video posted to Youtube June 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

Moritsugu, J., Vera, E. M., Jacobs, J. H., Kennedy, M. (2017). Psychology of Adjustment, The Search for Meaningful Balance. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.


Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2014). The Systems Model of Creativity, The Collected Works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Berlin: Springer.


Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2014). Flow and the Foundations of Positive Psychology, The Collected Works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Berlin: Springer.


Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2004). Flow, the secret to happiness
CLEANUP... Video, Ted Talk, https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow


Vancil, M., Dobyn, B. (2008). The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Zombie Orpheus CLEANUP ... Entertainment. Seattle.

 

 

 

 

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