It includes stories and data from people who have used the Super Better method to get stronger in the face of illness, injury, and other major setbacks, as well as to achieve goals like losing weight, running a marathon, and finding a new job. Art Markman and Bob Duke, hosts of the popular Austin-based KUT radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head, are here to answer all your questions about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do.
As inspiring as it is down to earth, and grounded in rigorous research, Super Better is a proven game plan for a better life. Featuring the latest empirical findings, this is science served up in fun and revelatory bite-size bits, along with a complete set of references for further study.
Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games—such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination—to real-world goals.
Drawing on hundreds of studies, Mc Gonigal shows that getting superbetter is as simple as tapping into the three core psychological strengths that games help you build: Super Better contains nearly 100 playful challenges anyone can undertake in order to build these gameful strengths.
In this book, Mc Gonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain.