Hi, how’s it going? Want to get in touch with the powers behind this web site? You can do that! I’m on Twitter and Facebook. Otherwise use the form below and an e-mail will be sent to me, as if by magic.
Before contacting me, though, you might want to check out the Contact FAQs below the form.
I’m working on a book about the psychology of video games, too. You can subscribe to a low volume newsletter (I send one out once every month or two) about it by inputting your e-mail below and clicking the “Subscribe!” button.
Can I hire you or contract with you? To do stuff? Like, freelance writing or consulting or speaking?
Sure! I mean, most likely! I’d love to hear from you if you want to hire me to write for your publication. Use the contact form above to e-mail me and we will talk.
I’m a student. Can you help me out with my project or paper?
I’d love to help if I can. E-mail me with your questions. Along those lines, please have specific questions in mind. I can’t offer any meaningful answers to questions like “Why do people play games?” or “Why are games fun?” or “My paper is due this afternoon, so what should I write about?”
I’m a journalist, freelance writer, or some kind of producer. Can you help me out with a piece I’m working on?
You bet! E-mail me to get things started, but I’m happy to talk on phone or Skype if you need to. And again, I’m usually at a loss for answering really general questions like “What game? How game?” But if you have a specific question and/or topic in mind, I’ll spout something or try to point you in the direction of someone else. Maybe both.
Also, be sure to shoot me a quick note when the piece goes to print or online. I’ll promote it to my readers.
Okay! How should I refer to you in my article or paper?
However you think is appropriate, but maybe this will help: “Jamie Madigan is a psychology Ph.D. who writes about the overlap between psychology and video games.” Linkbacks to my website (www.psychologyofgames.com), and/or my Twitter account (www.twitter.com/jamiemadigan) are always appreciated and should fulfill any need you feel to reciprocate my help.
If you need a headshot, consider the one on the “About” page. If that doesn’t work, let me know.
I found this one article you wrote interesting. Can you tell me where to find out more?
Thanks! But chances are I mentioned most of what I have on hand in the article. Try http://scholar.google.com/ or http://www.citeulike.org/ for more.
I wrote an article that I think you might want to post on your site.
Thanks, but I’m not looking to take submissions for the site right now.
Do you want to buy these herbal enhancements?
Can I reprint your article on my website?
Maybe, but not without my permission and there will probably be a syndication fee involved. E-mail me and we’ll talk.
Can I reference your article or quote from it?
Dude, that’s fair use. So yes. Please do, in fact.
I’m a teacher or professor. Can I use your articles in a class I’m teaching?
Really? That’s awesome, so yes.
Would you like to collaborate on a scholarly project or study I’m working on?
Hrm. I’m intrigued. E-mail me to tell me more.
Can you play my indie game or student project game and give me feedback?
Maybe? That sounds time consuming, though, so most likely I’d say yes and then never get around to it. Just being honest here.