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The acting out of a behavioral role or assumed character, as in therapy or education to expand awareness of differing points of view, or in certain games.
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(Psychology) psychol activity in which a person imitates, consciously or unconsciously, a role uncharacteristic of himself or herself. See also psychodrama
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1. modification of one's behavior to accord with a desired personal image, as to impress others or conform to a particular environment.
2. a method of psychotherapy aimed at changing attitudes and behavior, in which participants act out designated roles relevant to real-life situations.
role′-play`, v.t., v.i.
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The more elaborate, complex games with more scenarios and interaction among the players are referred to as "simulations." Ellington, Gordon and Fowlie (1998), define simulations as "ongoing representations of real situations." Role-playing games typically involve less complex interaction.
Many of them gamers themselves, linguists, anthropologists, and other scholars contribute to the emerging field of game studies called ludology by looking at the cultural aspects of fantasy games as they are being played in role-playing, collectible, and online video and computer contexts.
These books constitute a stealth reading development program utilizing the power of game theory, where role-playing and decision-making combine to activate involvement and participation.
Dungeon Lords is a throwback to when the emphasis in role-playing games was to hack-and-slash in combat and crawl your way throw many a dark, dank corridor.
I mean, you are playing a role-playing game, within a role-playing game owned and operated by a company in the fictional future of 2007.
Role-playing has become one of the most frequently used training tools employed by law enforcement agencies.
Each subsequent role-playing game--whether Myst or the multiplayer EverQuest, in which thousands of online individuals interact at any given moment--has its ultimate origins in Tolkien's Middle-earth.
It's a 3-D action adventure that takes all the ingredients from the role-playing genre and infuses them with a hefty dose of action, blockbusting graphics and a Dolby Digital soundtrack.
The figures are new from Japanese toy giant Bandai and feature characters from the role-playing game.
Now role-playing students are in Congress, where the Senate is split 50-50 and the Republican majority in the House is only nine seats.
Follow up with role-playing to expand your staff's general knowledge in each OSHA safety and health area.
Role-playing is proposed as an ideal technique to teach language because it prepares learners for the unpredictable nature of real-life communication, teaches appropriate language use, and boosts self-confidence.