• Project Lead
    Hanneke Scholten
    Category
    Substance Abuse
    Project status
    Recruitment

    Designing and Testing a Video Game to Help Youth Quit Smoking

    Smoking is one of the leading public health problems in the world. Currently, there is no evidence-based intervention program available to help youth and young adults quit smoking. Besides the lack of high-quality research, recruitment and retention of youth and young adults are two of the most challenging aspects of the implementation and evaluation of smoking cessation interventions. We argue that limitations in current smoking cessation interventions for youth can be maximally addressed by using video games as interventions. In the current project a video game will be developed and tested on its effectiveness and mechanisms of change to help youth and young adults quit smoking.

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    Project Team
    • Hanneke Scholten avatar Hanneke Scholten

    • Maartje Luijten avatar Maartje Luijten

    • Isabela Granic avatar Isabela Granic

    • Ken Koontz avatar Ken Koontz

    • Anouk Poppelaars avatar Anouk Poppelaars

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  • Project Lead
    Eva Alblas
    Category
    Substance Abuse
    Project status
    Recruitment

    The Impact of Health Games on Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Towards Food and Food Choice Behavior

    Because of the observed overlap between obesity and substance abuse, excessive eating has been termed addictive behavior. We want to investigate whether video games can be used to modify automatic processes involved in eating behavior. The focus of this project is on a positive implicit attitude towards energy-dense food and automatic approach behavior.

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    Project Team
    • Eva Alblas avatar Eva Alblas

    • Moniek Buijzen avatar Moniek Buijzen

    • Jonathan van 't Riet avatar Jonathan van 't Riet

    • Frans Folkvord avatar Frans Folkvord

    • Doeschka J Anschütz avatar Doeschka J Anschütz

    • Erik van den Berge avatar Erik van den Berge

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