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SuperBetter : a revolutionary approach to getting stronger, happier, braver and more resilient--powered by the science of games / Jane McGonigal.

McGonigal, Jane, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780698185500
  • ISBN: 0698185501
  • ISBN: 9780143194668
  • ISBN: 0143194666
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: -- SuperBetter In 2009, game designer and author Jane McGonigal got a bad concussion that wouldn't heal. She became anxious and depressed, even suicidal--a common symptom for concussion sufferers. But rather than let herself sink further, she decided to get better by doing what she does best: she turned her recovery process into a game. The game became a blog. The blog became a digital game, then an online portal and a major research study, then a TED talk with 4.5 million views. Today more than 250,000 people have played SuperBetter. But the ideas behind SuperBetter are much bigger than the game: we can cultivate the same powers of recovery and resilience simply by applying its core concepts in everyday life, by being "gameful" in the face of stress. Being gameful means bringing the psychological strengths you naturally display when you play games--such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination--to real world situations. SuperBetter As inspiring as it is down-to-earth, SuperBetter is self-help for the rest of us. Grounded in rigorous research and powered by game design, it is nothing less than an accessible, real-time guide to living a better life.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from EPUB title page (OverDrive, viewed September 28, 2015).
Subject: Computer games > Social aspects.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Video games > Social aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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