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You Are the One Foretold; Finding Yourself Through the Journey

  • Megan ConnellEmail author
  • Kelli Dunlap
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology book series (PASCY)

Abstract

Through play we explore and learn about the world. The Monolith, or better known as the Hero’s Journey, is a form of story in which the hero ventures out into the world to adventure, and they grow, change and learn as a result of their journey. In this chapter, we explore why digital games are such a powerful medium for expressing The Hero’s Journey and explore the transformative potential of RPGs as a vehicle for personal growth and wellness.

Keywords

Roleplaying games RPG The Hero’s Journey Avatarism Growth mindset 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southeast PsychCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.American UniversityRockvilleUSA

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