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Name: Douglas Maynard
Academic Rank: Professor
Department: Psychology

Expertise Keywords: board games, cooperative board games, game design, game studies, play, playfulness, Positive psychology

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: My main expertise revolves around the intersection between positive psychology and game studies, and in particular the importance of play and playfulness in well-being for adults.

Currrent Research: I am currently examining the short-term emotional benefits of board game play, as well as player experiences and strategies associated with particular genres of digital games (e.g., "point-and-click" adventure games").

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-3426
E-mail Address: maynardd@newpaltz.edu
Personal Web Site: http://www.newpaltz.edu/~maynardd

Education

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Universities
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Dates
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Year
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University of Connecticut 8/1989 - 5/1993 BA 1993 Psychology
Bowling Green State University 8/1996 - 8/1998 Ph.D. 1998 Industrial/Organizational Psycho
Bowling Green State University 8/1993 - 8/1996 MA 1996 Industrial/Organizational Psycho

Other professional activities

Game designer, "Snow Mercy!" card game (playtesting and development in progress)

Organizational Memberships

Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)
Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology (GOHWP)
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology
Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA)