Game On! The Psychological Benefits of Gamification

Humans have been playing games for centuries. In fact, some of the earliest instances of gaming tools like dice have been in play since the Ancient Greeks invented them some 3,000 years ago. Today’s gaming might be more common on a screen, but the history of humans has always been intertwined with play as a pastime. That’s because psychologically, playing games pings a number of your brain’s processes, responsible for activating positive feelings and igniting motivation. Understanding why gamification works on a psychological level might shed some light on one of the oldest and most effective ways to get learners to engage. 

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