Jane McGonigal believes gaming can change the world. A game designer, she orchestrates and implements hundreds of real-world games, simulations and secret missions for top corporations around the world, from the International Olympic Committee to Oprah. Her latest book, Superbetter
, is about how people can use gaming techniques and positive psychology to achieve positive changes in their lives. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that playing SuperBetter
for 30 days reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression while boosting self-confidence.