The TAG team (Teen Advisory Group) at the Science World at Telus World of Science in Vancouver have the mission to organize events for teens called SWEET (Science World Extravagant Evening for Teens). 

In November, I was invited to give a talk to young people “The Psychology of Video Games & Why The Mind Keeps Playing Even When The Game is Turned Off”  at the event “MINDCRAFT: The Psychology of Video Games”. 

I was very excited to support the efforts of the team to encourage learning while having fun!

Unfortunately, at the time of the event, I had already left Vancouver and I was in London giving another talk, so my talk for the MINECRAFT event was pre-recorded.

Photos from the event courtesy of the Science World.

I was very pleased to hear that the students enjoyed my presentation and that I showed them a new perspective on their gameplay by sharing my research on Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP). It would have been amazing to see the young peoples’ faces and interact with them!

Thanks for the invitation and congratulations to the TAG team for another successful event!

By the way this is me many years ago at the Science World.