MemberJuly 15, 2021 at 8:52 am
Definitely! I agree games likely couldn’t cause hoarding behavior, I guess I was just wondering what was being implied. That is very interesting about how you grew up. I can see how that would be hard to let things go, if you are worried about forgetting. I think my mom is that way too, she keeps things because she has memories attached to them, not because they are ever going to be useful. And I think that’s ok for a lot of things. It was hard for me to get rid of toys and stuffed animals because of that too – and also how you said things could be personified. There’s a lot of psychology involved in all of this that I don’t pretend to know enough about! But either way – I agree that games and play are very, very important for development for kids, and all kinds of benefits for adults. Any psychologists here who know more about that and how it can be applied to game design?