My Thoughts A Parent’s Guide to Video Games provides a simple guide about video games and the countless studies surrounding gaming and its social and cultural influences. The book covers a number of controversial topics that are common concerns for parents unfamiliar with video games. Included are topics such as the effects that gaming has …
Rachel Kowert is an author and researcher of psychology. She holds a Ph.D. at the University of York in York, England. Her research is primarily focused on the social impact of online games. This includes addressing the anecdotal claim that online game players are socially different/deficient as compared to offline or non-players, examining the impact of online video gameplay on offline friendship networks, and evaluating the tangible social benefits of online gameplay.
Rachel is currently the Research Director for Take This, a non-profit organization that provides mental health information and resources to the gaming community and industry. She is also the Chief Scientific Officer of Kitsune Analytics.