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Update correlative and meta-research information regarding role-playing gamers

by Hawke Robinson published Oct 31, 2012 09:20 AM, last modified Aug 14, 2015 07:30 PM
Most of the existing research on role-playing gamers is dated from the 1980's and early 1990's. As an initial significant first step for the RPG Research Project, bring the correlative and meta-analysis data up to date.

Bring up to date existing correlative and meta-research information. Bring the research up to date, and verify if there are any statistically significant differences found between role-playing gamers and the general populace, at difference age and other demographic levels.

Areas to check/verify: levels of depression, social alienation, IQ, personality types, incidents of occultism, belief in paranormal, emotional stability, dissociation, suggestibility, incidents of substance abuse/addiction, suicide rates, antisocial personality traits, problem solving skills, math skills, verbal skills, writing skills, research skills, history skills, spacial relations, organizational skills, team coordination skills, leadership skills, strength of ethics, morality, convictions, religious belief, feelings of social alienation or stigma, criminal behavior/history, propensity for violent thoughts or behaviors, adaptive versus rigid/maladaptive personality traits, aggressive/competitive versus cooperative, racial and gender stereotype attitudes, foreign language adoption levels, levels of empathy, deviancy, pathology, levels of mental illness and/or co-morbidity, and demographics statistics.

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