SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal, PhD – Productivity Book Group
Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games, [ http://amzn.to/2jh5Q2D ] by Jane McGonigal, PhD. Enjoy the discussion!
The Amazon book description states:
An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth
… In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. She explains how we can cultivate new powers of recovery and resilience in everyday life simply by adopting a more “gameful” mind-set. Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games—such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination—to real-world goals.
Our next reading selection is:
Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes, Revised 25th Anniversary Edition, by William Bridges, PhD. Join us on February 25, 2017 at noon Eastern Standard Time for our live discussion!
|Winter||February||2/25/17||Transitions: Making Sense Of Life’s Changes||William Bridges, PhD||http://amzn.to/2hIzVqU|
|Spring||March||3/25/17||Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time||Brigid Schulte||http://amzn.to/2kD36Nk|
|Spring||April||4/22/17||Path of Least Resistence||Robert Fritz||http://amzn.to/2jCjOuy|
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- You can learn more about SuperBetter, the book and program, on its website. [ http://superbetter.com ]
- TED Talk, “The game that can give you 10 extra years of life | Jane McGonigal” by Jane McGonigal [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBpsV1Hwqs ]
- FitBit / Google Fit
- Quantified Self
- areyougameful.com (inventories)
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