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Welcome to the little corner of the web for Dr. Rachel Kowert, PhD. She is a globally recognized researcher on the uses and effects of digital games, award winning author, and science content creator.

Here you can find information on Dr. Kowert’s publications and research. If you have any questions or are interested in exploring potential collaborations, please feel free to contact via e-mail.

For more on the psychology of games, please visit her YouTube channel: Psychgeist.

About Me

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Rachel Kowert, Ph.D is a research psychologist and the Research Director of Take This. She is a world-renowned researcher on the uses and effects of digital games, including their impact on physical, social, and psychological well-being. An award-winning author, she has published a variety of books and scientific articles relating to the psychology of games and, more recently, the relationship between games and mental health specifically. Her published works include peer-reviewed books such as The Video Game Debate, The Video Game Debate 2, and Video Games and Well-being: Press Start, as well as community-focused books such as A Parent’s Guide to Video Games, and Pragmatic Princess. Recently, she founded her YouTube channel Psychgeist, which serves to bridge the gap between moral panic and scientific knowledge on a variety of psychology and game-related topics.

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  • Interviews
  • Guest Speaking
  • Workshops

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Latest books

For the full catalog, please visit the Books page.