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About Nicholaus Noles

Nick is a dad and avid gamer. He writes about psychology, games, and the psychology of games. Nicholaus received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University, and works as a developmental psychologist at Michigan State University, but he learned the most important lesson in life early: Don't play Contra with your older brother, because he'll jump in a pit just to make you angry.
Latest Posts | By Nicholaus Noles
Games are well regulated, but does it matter?
9 years ago

Games are well regulated, but does it matter?

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A recent series of reports released by the Federal Trade Commission reveals that retailers do an excellent job of preventing minors from purchasing M-rated video games. In fact, children …
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Pretty in Pink?
9 years ago

Pretty in Pink?

Lyons and her son, age 5

Recently, images of J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons painting her five-year-old son’s toenails pink kicked off a mini media frenzy. Fox News commentator Dr. Keith Ablow criticized Lyons and J. Crew for celebrating transgenderism in children and emphasizing how “our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender identity.” Looking over the coverage of this “gender debate,” several things pop out.

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