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Study Shows That Anxious ‘Pokémon Go’ Players Have it Harder

For people who struggle with social anxiety, Pokémon Go can be a mixed blessing. It gets us out of the house and interacting with folks who share our interests, particularly since the advent of 20-player raids. Outdoor activity and socializing is certainly a pretty healthy way to pass the time. On the other hand, it […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ Really Does Make Players Happier and More Social, According to Research

Remember last year, when Pokemon Go launched to article after article about its health benefits? People with anxiety and depression shared stories of how it gave them motivation to get out of the house, to talk to people, and to do new things. While the initial frenzy of interest has long since worn off, plenty […]

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Weekly INT Boost: Compassion in Gaming

Welcome to our roundup of the best health and gaming stories you may have missed. This week, we have two great pieces from Kotaku about compassion in our community, a look at how Pokemon Go players compare to the rest of the world, and some serious reflection on the hottest Netflix series of the moment. […]

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Pokemon Go Adds Virtual Companionship to Its Benefits

Still playing Pokemon Go? A lot of you are, if its revenue is anything to go by. It has as many potential benefits as ever, so that’s probably a good thing. The newest update to the app is adding a major feature that’s likely to please both current and lapsed players: the Buddy Pokémon system. […]

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Why Spark is the Pokemon Team Leader We Need

It’s been less than a week since the Pokemon Go team leaders were officially revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and already the Internet has given them complete personalities, relationships, dreams and desires. Blanche, Team Mystic’s leader, is cool, calm and collected. Candela, Team Valor’s leader, is strong and passionate. And Spark, Team Instinct’s leader is, […]

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Dealing With ADHD? Here’s Why You May Want to Gamify Your Life

Everyone has trouble with intrinsic motivation once in a while — there’s always some task that needs doing that just isn’t inherently rewarding enough to feel worthwhile. For people with ADHD, intrinsic motivation can be a lot tougher, and it can be difficult to find external motivation all the time. Enter gamification. Jessica McCabe, whose […]

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Pokémon Go Gets Players Outside & Meeting New People, Which Can Be Great for Mental Health

Was this weekend a particularly active one for you? Were you, perhaps, motivated to get out of bed, throw on a hoodie, and hunt down every pokémon hidden away in your hometown? If so, good work. And you’re not alone: the arrival of Pokémon GO in Australia, New Zealand and the United States has all […]

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