Ages 13+

Cards vs Psychology

What would Freud think about Pokemon? Do PacMan’s ghosts have feelings? Can Mario Kart explain defense mechanisms? These are the types of questions our panel of four mental health experts will have to answer. Discussion topics for this panel will be created on-the-fly by pairing randomly chosen psychology and video game cards. Join us for this playful, procedurally generated exploration of psychology and video games!


Kelli Dunlap, PsyD [Psychologist + Game Designer, American University Game Lab], Josué Cardona [Sorcerer Supreme, Geek Therapy], Patrick O’Connor, PsyD [Adjunct Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology], Sean Knuth, PhD [Forensic Psychologist, SBKnuth, Ph.D. and Mecklenburg County Forensic Evaluations Unit]