As the Games for Emotional and Mental Health Lab enters a new era of transitions and changes, we are extremely excited to announce that the Templeton World Charity Foundation has awarded us with over $1.6 million to share our knowledge with like-minded individuals!
The last couple of months, Yannick—one of our interns—has worked closely with us on knowledge translation. Specifically, he and Nastasia have been working on translating the core message of one of Nastasia's research papers into a comic!
In this online event that takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 24th of November, Isabela will lead a discussion about how we create the story of our 'self', how the tendrils of identity become intertwined through storytelling. We will think about the many processes and artefacts we use to construct the self, centuries old to the present digital moment.
Every once in a while I get a text, and it has no emoji in it. And even though the text is fine, and the contents are pretty neutral, the fact that there are no emoji puts my mind in an instantaneous state of doubt — is this person mad at me?
GEMH lab's Nastasia Griffioen wrote a blog on person-centric Artificial Intelligence (AI). What does this term actually mean and how do we strive to make sure that what we build is not just convenient and efficient, but also in line with our understanding of human psychology?
A new paper by Aniek Wols, Marlou Poppelaars, Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff and Isabela Granic is out, published in Entertainment Computing!
Social media has taken a prominent place in our lives. In order to understand it's effects, scientists often consider two different concepts: Bridging and Bonding.
We’re slowly crawling towards the 'season to be merry', and in the spirit of positivity we’re going to take a look at 3 ways in which social media have created opportunities for our world (and us) to be better!
This month’s theme was about Fear of Failure. We wrote several blogs and GEMH-lab members shared their failures on twitter.
We are all so afraid of failing that we do almost everything to avoid it. We work as hard as we can, we live the most interesting and exiting social lives according to our personal Facebook and Instagram pages, and train in the gym to achieve a ‘killer body’. At the same time depression, anxiety, burnout, and even suicide rates are raising to unimaginable lengths, especially in youth and young adults. What is going on here and what factors are responsible for this contradictory phenomenon?