Finding Your Tribe - The Psychology of Online Communities

Online communities are a powerful and influential force in many of our lives. We build strong and lasting relationships with people before ever meeting them face-to-face. How do communities form and what are the challenges of maintaining an online “family?" We talk about community connection, finding a place you call home, and when it’s okay to say goodbye. Our speakers are gamers and self-proclaimed nerds who are experts in psychology, research, advice, community-building, and content creation.


Dr. Anthony Bean [Owner/Psychologist, Bean Professional Psychological Services/Framingham State University], Dr. Gaston Rougeaux-Burnes [Psychologist, The Family Center], Jules Scott [Podcast Host, Tauren Think Tank Podcast], Corey Spencer [Podcast Host, Tauren Think Tank Podcast], Dr. Rachel Kowert [Research Psychologist, Video Game Consultant]