How Persona Games Play with Psychology

How Persona Games Play with Psychology | S3:E10

Daniel A. Kaufmann, Ph.D
Dr. Gameology on Twitch & The Gaming Persona Podcast
Owner of Area of Effect Counseling
Director of Gaming Services at Kindbridge BH

Ever wonder how Persona games play with psychology? Now is the easiest time to find out. The Persona franchise has released on the current console generation, and now everyone can play Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal with greater access than ever before!

This week, the podcast explores what these different games have to say about life, relationships, and growing up. What does Persona get really right, but also what are some problematic areas where it is important for everyone to remember these are anime inspired video role-playing games?

Download & Listen to “How Persona Games Play with Psychology” on The Gaming Persona Here:

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Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, Persona 5 Royal

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Important Links


Martinez, C. (2018). Becoming a Hero: Persona 5’s Video Game Narrative and Its Connection to Social Justice and the Defeat of Corruption.

Pearson, A. (2022). The legal persona of the video game: The self of Persona 4. Law, Culture and the Humanities, 18(1), 35-53.

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