The Session Zero duo delve into what the field of psychology thinks rituals are, what purpose they can serve at the table, and explore some of their own tried and true rituals together. 

Steve Discont can found on twitter at @bearlynormal, and Porter Green at @DagmarRugosa.

You can go to the following URLs or research articles to learn about some of the topics discussed in this episode:

Hobson, N. M., Schroeder, J., Risen, J. L., Xygalatas, D., & Inzlicht, M. (2018). The psychology of rituals: An integrative review and process-based framework. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 22(3), 260-284. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868317734944

10 Most Superstitious Athletes” by Ryan Murphy

Maurice LaMarche impression of Orson Welles’s classic Frozen Peas outtake 

Stephen Colbert’s pre-show ritual

Mental Rituals in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” by Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D
Ritual Discourse in Role-Playing Games” by Christopher Lehrich

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