“Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Fortnite Is so Much More Than a Game

Fortnite: Battle Royale is a game where 100 players land on an island, then have to fight until only one is left alive. It’s been downloaded more than 125 million times since its launch, in September 2017, and is generating $250 million per month for Epic Games, the North Carolina–based company that made it. You’ll know it from the media coverage that focuses on its “addictive” gameplay and the slew of articles warning about its “compulsion loop” and “dopamine trap.”

And while the central premise really is compelling, what the alarmist coverage often misses is that Fortnite is not really a game about shooting people. It’s a game about escape.

2) Six reasons your memory is stranger than you think

The fallibility of the human memory is well known to psychologists, yet many of us consistently underestimate its capacity to deceive.

3) Factors associated with regular physical activity participation among people with severe mental ill health

People with severe mental ill health (SMI) are less physically active and more sedentary than the general population. There is limited research investigating the correlates of physical activity (PA) in people with SMI impeding the development of successful interventions. This study aimed to assess the factors associated with regular participation of PA among a large sample of people with SMI.

4) Bipolar Disorder: The Year Ahead

Let us look at two major trends in our evolving understanding of this complex mood disorder and its treatment, to wrap up 2018 and to consider the year ahead.

5) Experts Offer Guidance for Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

An IPS expert panel discusses some ways that non-specialists can support people with BPD, who can be challenging patients given their erratic behaviors and strong responses to perceived rejections.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for some weekend quotes!

Best Regards,

Vikram


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