The Gamification Report Blog

Gestures in Learning behavioral science instructional design Sep 05, 2022

When I met Lillian, she was just beginning to experiment with her first words, but she had been communicating via sign language for months. She not only expressed her needs and wants, but also how she felt about situations long before she could express such terms verbally. 

Gestures are our...

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Learning Outside the Cubicle  adult learning behavioral science Aug 17, 2022

by Jonathan Peters, PhD

 

With the launch of our new Box Experience, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be inside or outside the box. With the Box Experience each panel of the Box—both inside and out—represents different aspects of our lives. For instance, on the...

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Animals (including humans) Learn Through Play behavioral science Jul 27, 2022

by Jonathan Peters, PhD, Sententia 

My weekly runs on the beach have been more interesting lately. Summer brings many people to our little island community. For some reason, more people than usual were digging in the sand last week. Some even came equipped with sizable shovels and buckets...

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Worst Game Mechanic? Leaderboards behavioral science gamification Jul 13, 2022

Jonathan Peters, PhD, CMO, Sententia

“As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado… Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired.”   ― David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross

I was young when arcades appeared. My parents...

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Is it OK to Brag? adult learning behavioral science Jul 06, 2022

Like me, you were probably raised to believe that no one will like you if you talk about yourself all the time. But did you know that if you can get people to talk about themselves, this act of  self-disclosure is accompanied by spurts of heightened activity in the brain? Harvard...

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Juke Box Hero adult learning behavioral science corporate training e-learning game design gamification Jan 04, 2022

When Foreigner’s song Juke Box Hero plays, I’m instantly transported to a camp meeting in British Columbia when I was 14. It was the first time I kissed a girl with braces. Her older sister had a driver’s license and was playing Foreigner while driving us away from the...

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Why Would a Lord Leap? behavioral science gamification instructional design Jan 03, 2022

Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

Perhaps the bigger question is why would 10 lords be leaping? Is it because of the lizard in the living room? Or a lusty look from a lover? Perhaps they’re competing to be on the leaderboard in a leaping league.  

In learning and...

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