The Jordan Harbinger Show
96: Jane McGonigal | Gaming Your Way to Health and Happiness
Sep 18, 2018 · 1 hr 20 min
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Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) specializes in designing games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, and is the bestselling author of Reality is Broken. Her new book is SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient -- Powered by the Science of Games.

What We Discuss with Jane McGonigal:

  • Discover how suffering from suicidal ideation after a concussion led Jane McGonigal to design games to help people overcome depression and recover from trauma.
  • Find out what games can teach us about critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and our ability to collaborate.
  • Explore the ways a "gameful" mindset can boost our motivation, confidence, and ability to pick up new skills in the face of obstacles.
  • Examine the benefits of post-traumatic growth -- and how it can counterintuitively coexist in tandem with the disadvantages of post-traumatic stress.
  • Identify how developing psychological flexibility can help you conquer phobias, recover from injuries, and achieve what you once thought impossible.
  • And much more...

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