• Project Lead
    Nastasia Griffioen
    Category
    Resilience
    Project status
    Preparation

    Excavo: Realigning Your Digital Life

    Digital media are designed to serve many different functions: socialising, working, building relationships, as well as playing and being entertained. In this project, we seek to understand the impact of different features of digital media, and help youth align what they value and love with what they do on digital platforms, in order to increase wellbeing and coherent identity development.

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    Project Team
    • Nastasia Griffioen avatar Nastasia Griffioen

    • Isabela Granic avatar Isabela Granic

    • Hanneke Scholten avatar Hanneke Scholten

    • Ken Koontz avatar Ken Koontz

    • Hiromitsu Morita avatar Hiromitsu Morita

    • Joanneke Weerdmeester avatar Joanneke Weerdmeester

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  • Project Lead
    Jan Brammer
    Category
    Gaming
    Project status
    Preparation

    Control Over Automatic Action Tendencies Under Threat: A Biofeedback Training in Virtual Reality

    Fast and accurate decision making in threatening situations is vital for police officers on duty. However, under threat, people tend to react impulsively and lack cognitive control. This is why police officers need to train control over their responses to threat as much as possible. To enable this, we develop a virtual training environment with real-time biofeedback. We combine virtual reality and biofeedback to create a personalized, realistic training experience, while honing state-of-the-art technology and psychophysical theory.

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    Project Team
    • Abele Michela avatar Abele Michela

    • Jan Brammer avatar Jan Brammer

    • Karin Roelofs avatar Karin Roelofs

    • Isabela Granic avatar Isabela Granic

    • Jacobien van Peer avatar Jacobien van Peer

    • Marieke van Rooij avatar Marieke van Rooij

    • Ken Koontz avatar Ken Koontz

    • Erik van den Berge avatar Erik van den Berge

    • Evan Hirsch avatar Evan Hirsch

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  • Project Lead
    Babet Halberstadt
    Category
    Resilience
    Project status
    Recruitment

    Reducing Stress Through Virtual Social Support

    People with large social networks on average live longer, happier, less stressed lives. We can potentially leverage video games and virtual spaces to increase the experience of social support and impact daily stress and anxiety. Therefore, this project aims to show that virtual social support can lower stress, and potentially impact stress coping behaviours.

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    Project Team
    • Babet Halberstadt avatar Babet Halberstadt

    • Isabela Granic avatar Isabela Granic

    • Marieke van Rooij avatar Marieke van Rooij

    • Maaike Verhagen avatar Maaike Verhagen

    • Ken Koontz avatar Ken Koontz

    • Erik van den Berge avatar Erik van den Berge

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  • Project Lead
    Anouk Poppelaars
    Category
    Resilience
    Project status
    Preparation

    Facing the Challenge Together: a Social Game for Emotional Resilience

    Our research aims to transform young people’s mental health by developing and testing a social game for resiliency when facing stress events. Working in collaboration with the Award winning studio Aardman Animations, we want to harness the important mental health implications of both social support and mindsets, to develop a fun and engaging intervention.

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    Project Team
    • Anouk Poppelaars avatar Anouk Poppelaars

    • Maaike Verhagen avatar Maaike Verhagen

    • Isabela Granic avatar Isabela Granic

    • Ken Koontz avatar Ken Koontz

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  • Project Lead
    Nastasia Griffioen
    Category
    Depression
    Project status
    Data Collection

    Social Media & Mental Health

    Social media are immensely popular, and - as it happens - a dense source of social information. In this project, we investigate what sort of information and experiences young people encounter on these social media, and how these things relate to their mental wellbeing, as well as how young people's momentary wellbeing relates to their social media behaviours.

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    Project Team
    • Nastasia Griffioen avatar Nastasia Griffioen

    • Isabela Granic avatar Isabela Granic

    • Marieke van Rooij avatar Marieke van Rooij

    • Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff avatar Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff

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