goosechecka

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  • Comments (691)

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      6 months ago

      @LoZelda made the Team Fustercluck shirts, forgot who actually made the design. Figured you might be interested to know :)

    • Felix

      9 months ago

      You're FEATURED USER!!! Good time to Plug that Grifball Kickstarter one more time ;)

    • AfRoSaUcE Mage of Hope

      9 months ago

      Happy FU!

    • Fraction

      9 months ago

      FU!

    • TonytheGamer

      9 months ago

      Happy FU to you!

    • DatStache

      9 months ago

      And I found you... as the featured user.

    • IndiaRT28

      9 months ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      9 months ago

      merry featured user day!

    • Bellzebob

      9 months ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • MillsK

      10 months ago

      Ah I'd love to sit and talk to you about video game science. I find it so interesting. Someone linked you to a little journal about video game therapeutics that I wrote and I thought I'd see why. It was amazing to find someone that had actually done her phd In such a subject!

    • MillsK

      10 months ago

      Ah I'd love to sit and talk to you about video game science. I find it so interesting. Someone linked you to a little journal about video game therapeutics that I wrote and I thought I'd see why. It was amazing to find someone that had actually done her phd In such a subject!

    • BostonPoke Zelda engagement ring

      11 months ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies Day! Keep hammering on! Hope to see y'all at PAX East!

    • TacoPowerPhD

      1 year ago

      Not sure if this is a project you or the Grifball community at large would be interested in?

      www.kickstarter.com/projects/1168639661/anatomy-o...

    • conrad500

      1 year ago

      The Grifball Kickstarter email almost had me in tears T~T

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      1 year ago

      Looks like 2/3 of your panels will be in my room this year, back-to-back on Sunday! Looking forward to that. Don't think I'd be able to make the first one, unfortunately. Enjoyed it last year, hopefully there will at least be a recording I can watch later.

      • goosechecka

        1 year ago

        Yup! I'll be recording the mental health panel for sure :)

    • Juls Blam Bitches

      1 year ago

      I would be really interested to hear your thoughts on this study that just came out that links trolling behavior online to the "Dark Tetrad." First, is the dark tetrad a real thing in psychology? If so, that is awesome naming. If it isn't then oh well.

      • goosechecka

        1 year ago

        That's exactly it - they either do not or cannot experience empathy. They don't or can't think about what it feels like to be in someone else's shoes, to think about how they would feel if something like that happened to them. It makes them happy, feel good / powerful, so they do it. Very Id oriented.

      • Juls Blam Bitches

        1 year ago

        Where I first saw this posted, most people commented that it seems like we knew this all along but having it backed up feels good. There was one comment that wondered if we could study trolls and roll anonymity plays, and truthfully I would really like to see that. Recently seeing some trolls unmasked, the thing that stood out to me was how they didn't think there was anything wrong or off about what they had done. That, and how they had no clue there could be any negative repercussions for them.

      • goosechecka

        1 year ago

        I actually just read this! The interview at least - I don't have access to the actual article. I definitely think personality plays some role in trolling. There are people that just enjoy making others miserable and that - as they said in the article - is a sadistic trait.

        The Dark Tetrad is a new term, but it riffs off the "dark triad" - the three common personality constellations of people who tend to be more socio or psychopathic.

        What I got from the article is that trolls troll because they derive pleasure from it. I probably didn't need a study to tell me that, but I always enjoy it when science backs me up.

    • conrad500

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentine's Day!
      Thanks for keeping Grifball alive and just being awesome!

      • goosechecka

        1 year ago

        Thank you! Happy V-Day to you as well!

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      2 years ago

      I'm at Fan Expo in what will shortly be the Linda Hamilton q&a, and there's someone in front of me who looks eerily similar to you.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      2 years ago

      As a psychologist and gamer, what do you think about metagames?

    • jackiebot me irl

      2 years ago

      I consistently see your journals show up in my timeline (liked by friends), and they're often relevant to my interests. Seems a watch is in order.

    • Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

      2 years ago

      For next RTX... didn't see you this time round.

      • Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

        2 years ago

        Oh nooo what have I done... see you next year. smiley4.gif

      • goosechecka

        2 years ago

        You better believe I'll hold you to this smiley8.gif

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      2 years ago

      It was great meeting you this weekend! I enjoyed getting to sit in on your Mental Health and Video Games panel. I definitely find the topic interesting(along with lots of psychology in general), and you had a very effective way of presenting the material. A lot of that makes me wonder about my own status at times. Hopefully you'll get somebody to publish you at some point, it's definitely worthy research!

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      2 years ago

      (- jump to 5:55 to -) Gamer explains how playing video games helps his social anxiety.

      Follow up article from East Carolina University:

      Study: Casual video games demonstrate ability to reduce depression and anxiety

      "“In my opinion the findings support the possibility of using prescribed casual video games for treating depression and anxiety as an adjunct to, or perhaps even a replacement for, standard therapies including medication,†he said."

    • good2cya DOTHELOOP

      2 years ago

      Hi! I saw your panel at RTX and approached you after, you're awesome! I was wondering if you had posted your research project on the interwebs, I'd love to read it (being a psych student getting my masters). :3

      • goosechecka

        2 years ago

        Thanks for coming to the panel! I'm still in the writing stages of my dissertation, so it's not published anywhere just yet. When it's done though, I will definitely be linking to it here!

        Good luck on your masters!

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      2 years ago

      Steve 'boogie2988' touching lives and giving people hope and courage.

      He's been such an open book about his life and despairs and how he was able to fight through things (including a failed suicide attempt) that others from around the world continue to thank him for speaking up and reaching out.

      Had it not been for gaming, he would not be a success story.

    • 360forlife

      2 years ago

      I really was enjoying the mental health livestream but the room cut out. Is there any chance that you would post a recording anywhere?

      • goosechecka

        2 years ago

        Yes! It was recorded and I'm hoping to get it online today or tomorrow.

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      2 years ago

      Boogie talks about how MMORPGs saved his life.

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      2 years ago

      Love ya to pieces, but am surprised you haven't weighed into the latest AH shitstorm.

      • goosechecka

        2 years ago

        I don't know what you're referring to. What happened?

    • VoicelessW1nter Supah Gurl

      2 years ago

      Hi

    • manofchance

      2 years ago

      Hey i saw this video and i thought you would like it

      It talks about and references how many game publishers are very against having female protagonists, female protagonists being intimate, and just showing a game has a strong female character
      (admittingly this guy does have some awkward excuses for dark humor at the beginning and the end but the rest of the video is rather informative and interesting)

    • LtTank LtBrowny

      2 years ago

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    • SailorTweek RTX Head Guardian

      2 years ago

      I can't believe that I didn't have your profile on "watch". I fixed that. I find your studies fascinating! I wish that I could be there for your PAX panel because it is sure to be enlightening. <3

      • goosechecka

        2 years ago

        I'm getting super excited about it. New research is coming out almost every day on the subject. Most of it is in psychobabble, so I'm stoked to get to translate and share!

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      3 years ago

      I feel like I'm spamming your comments, but again, I do believe that this may be relevant to your studies.

      Seduction of the Innocents and the Attack on Comic Books The Comic Book Villain, Dr. Fredric Wertham, M.D.

      By Jamie Coville

      Excerpt:

      "Five years later, Dr. Wertham set up a clinic for underprivileged people. After opening it he soon got interested in the "effects" that comic books had on children. In 1948, Dr. Wertham came out against comic books publicly in an interview in Collier's Magazine titled "Horror in the Nursery." This interview would be the start of Dr. Wertham's seven-year study of comic books' effects on children. In this interview, Dr. Wertham would state that:

      "The number of `good' comics is not worth discussing, but the great number that masquerade as `good' certainly deserve close scrutiny."

      A few weeks later Dr. Wertham attended a symposium in New York City called "The Psychopathology of Comic Books". The reaction to Dr. Wertham's views was immediate. One month later, in the April issue of Time magazine, a story appeared about Detroit Police Commissioner Harry S. Toy, who examined all the comic books available in his community, and then stated they were; "Loaded with communist teachings, sex, and racial discrimination." In May of 1948 he also presented his views in an article for the Saturday Review of Literature."

      Eventually this led to the Comic Book Burning of '48:

      "The mass burning of comic books did happen. On December 20th, in 1948, Time magazine reported and printed pictures of Binghamton, New York residents, after a house to house collection of comic books, having a mass public comic book burning (with a bunch of kids in the background watching).

      ...

      In 1949, Gershon Legman wrote a book called Love and Death, where he claimed that comic books train kids like animals, by breaking their spirit. He also claimed that comic books distort real life, and give kids violent images (or as he puts it, "blood") to "feed" upon."

      Now replace 'comic book/magazine' with 'video game'...

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      • goosechecka

        3 years ago

        Not at all, I love this stuff. Thank you for sharing!!

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      3 years ago

      This article may not tie directly into your studies, but it may be relative to it or to a colleague's.

      www.riverfronttimes.com/2013-01-10/news/machinima-you...

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      3 years ago

      Happy 8th RT Anniversary!

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      3 years ago

      Saw your latest journal in my feed from someone else liking it, and then thought it was strange that I didn't see it myself because I assumed we were already friends, only to discover we're not. So that should be rectified.

      Also, congrats on being published! Exciting stuff.

    • john

      3 years ago

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      • john

        3 years ago

        figured you'd find it useful and or informative, especially because it came from the ESRB's website

      • goosechecka

        3 years ago

        That's awesome, thank you!

    • Echelon55

      3 years ago

      Happy Christmas and merry new year!

    • Blue_Team VGHS

      3 years ago

      Thats great news, neither did we, just some heavy winds and a few flooded streets. I hope the data doesn't give you any more problems, and I look forward to the end result.

      And don't rush, we've all got Halo 4 to keep us occupied for a long while, haha!

    • Blue_Team VGHS

      3 years ago

      Hey Goose, haven't really talked since RvBTO, hope everything is going well with you as well as your thesis. Also I hope you've been safe since Sandy hit, if it hit your area at all.

      • goosechecka

        3 years ago

        Yep, we didn't even lose power or cable! Things are very busy. Had some unexpected hiccups with the data, but we're working through it. Hopefully soon...!

    • BostonPoke Zelda engagement ring

      3 years ago

      Was in DC this week. Got our Montgomery County sketch plan approval. Proud!! Will be in and out of DC a LOT over the next few years!

    • manofchance

      3 years ago

      Happy FU!

    • Kythrae Creator

      3 years ago

      Grats on FU and there is something supremely disturbing with a MLP and a gravity hammer smiley0.gif

    • ODSTDMAN Games. Video. Random.

      3 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • ForsakenMango Mango

      3 years ago

      FUUUUUUUU!! Congrats Goose, it's well deserved. :D

    • RitzKrakerz

      3 years ago

      Congrats on Featured User!

    • NeutralGreen

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • SailorGirl81 Starving Artist

      3 years ago

      Congrats on FU!

    • Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • Russspruce

      3 years ago

      Hey goose, congrats on being the Featured User! Havent talked to you in a yeah, how is life treating you?

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