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List of Other RPG Research Projects

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jan 23, 2011 02:24 PM
Various documents, reports, essays, abstracts, and links to additional information. If you know of a relevant project that you do not see listed, please contact webmaster at rpgr dot org and we will gladly add the information. Or you may create an account on this website, and you can add the information to this site yourself by adding it to your Member/User folder, and then requesting it to be "published".
1979 - Fantasy in psychiatric patients; exploring a myth by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 30, 2013 04:58 PM
Starker, Steven. “.” Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 30.1 (1979): 25-30. Rather than getting lost in fantasies, psychiatric patients generally suffer from too little fantasy. 6 pages. (1979, January).
1980 - Fluid and Rigid Boundaries of Paranoid and Nonparanoid Schizophrenics on a Role-Playing Task. by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 25, 2014 07:16 PM
Johnson, David Quinlan, Donald
1980 - Reflections of a Real-Life Cleric by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 01:20 PM
Collins, Arthur W. (1980, September). Reflections of a Real-Life Cleric. Dragon, #41, 6-8. United Methodist minister’s essay on the theological aspects of RPG. 2 pages.
1982 - Adventuring with shaky hands by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 01:28 PM
Sampson, Judith (1982, September). Adventuring with shaky hands. Dragon, #53, page unstated. Playing RPG despite cerebal palsy. 1 page.
1982 - Legendary creatures and small game playing culture: Medieval lore in contemporary roleplaying games by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 01:21 PM
Fine, Gary Alan (1982). Legendary creatures and small game playing culture: Medieval lore in contemporary roleplaying games. Keystone Folklore, 11-27. How RPG preserves folklore and generates its own within individual game groups. 17 small pages.
1984 - D&D phenomenon by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 24, 2013 03:10 PM
Sutton, Roger (1984, November). D&D phenomenon, "In the YA Corner" column, from SLJ School Library Journal, page 82. Use of RPG in stimulating library use by youth, by a Chicago branch librarian.
1984 - Effects of simulation game play upon oral language development and internalization of locus of control among mildly handicapped adolescents by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 18, 2012 11:44 PM
Kallam, Michael L. (1984, May). Effects of simulation game play upon oral language development and internalization of locus of control among mildly handicapped adolescents. Oklahoma State University. Significant improvement over control group found. 88 pages.
1985 - Dungeons & Dragons as a coping strategy by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 18, 2012 11:44 PM
Blocksom, Rita (1985, February). Dungeons & Dragons as a coping strategy. Dragon, 15-16. Private school director examines popularity of RPG among talented/gifted students. 2 pages.
1985 - Representational boundaries in role portrayals among paranoid and nonparanoid schizophrenic patients. by hawke@rpgresearch.com — last modified Feb 25, 2014 01:14 PM
Johnson, David R.; Quinlan, Donald M.
1986 - Copyrighted Subcultures: Shared Fantasy.. by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 31, 2012 09:09 AM
Dayan, Daniel (1986). Copyrighted Subcultures: Shared Fantasy... [Book Review] American Journal of Sociology (AJS), 91 (5), March, 1219-1228.
1986 - Fantasy role-playing for mutual aid in children’s group: a case illustration by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 24, 2013 03:08 PM
Zayas, Luis H. and Lewis, Bradford H. (1986, Spring). Fantasy role-playing for mutual aid in children’s group: a case illustration. Social Work with Groups, 53-66. A study of the use of RPG in treating disruptive-behavior problems by the cooperation required in playing. 14 small pages.
1986 - Rational coordination in the dungeon by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 06:10 AM
Tole-Patkin, Terri (1986, Summer). Rational coordination in the dungeon. Journal of Popular Culture, 1-14. Introduction to RPG from a sociological viewpoint. 14 small pages.
1987 - Emotional stability pertaining to the game of Dungeons & Dragons by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 01:47 PM
Simón, Armando (October 1987). Emotional stability pertaining to the game of Dungeons & Dragons. Psychology in the Schools, pp 329-332. A clinical psychologist uses the Cattell 16 PF test to show gamers are perfectly normal emotionally, comparing new and veteran gamers. 4 small pages.
1988 - An article on ethical role playing gaming by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 02:17 PM
Carden, Janet (1988, Fall). Guidelines for RPG play. Familiar, page 18. An article on ethical playing. 1 page.
1988 - April - An investigation into the value of fantasy role-playing games as a strategy in developing children's creative writing. by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 24, 2013 03:30 PM
Hall, Alex (1988, April). An investigation into the value of fantasy role-playing games as a strategy in developing children's creative writing. University of Nottingham paper on a classroom study. Gamers had a marked increase in writing ability, vocabulary, structural organization, and socialization over control group. 11 pages.
1988 - Guidelines for RPG play by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 11:23 AM
Carden, Janet (1988, Fall). Guidelines for RPG play. Familiar, page 18. An article on ethical playing. 1 page. Collins, Arthur W. (1980, September).
1988 - Therapy is fantasy: role-playing, healing, and the construction of symbolic order. by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:00 PM
Hughes, John (1988). Therapy is fantasy: role-playing, healing, and the construction of symbolic order. Australian National University honors paper in medical anthropology on the use of RPG in the self-treatment of clinical depression. 23 pages.
1989 - Ethics of fantasy by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 02:14 PM
Hickman, Tracy Raye (1989, July). Ethics of fantasy. Gateways, July 1989, 32-36. Christian fantasy author discusses RPG from both viewpoints. 5 pages. Computer printout of two additional parts, 7 and 8 pages.
1989 - Relationship between game playing and personality by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 31, 2012 09:25 AM
Carroll, James L. and Carolin, Paul M. (1989, June). Relationship between game playing and personality. Psychological Reports, part 1, 705-706. Simón replicated in Central Michigan University study comparing gamers to non-gamers. 2 small pages.
1990 - Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 17, 2012 11:59 PM
DeRenard, Lisa A. and Kline, Linda Mannik (1990). Alienation and the game Dungeons and Dragons. Psychological Reports, 66, 1219-1222. Gamers diverge from peer-culture in mass media awareness, but not in more significant aspects. 4 small pages.

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