• Project Lead
    Hanneke Scholten
    Category
    Substance Abuse
    Project status
    Completed

    Designing and Testing a Game Intervention to Help Youth Quit Smoking

    Smoking is one of the leading public health problems in the world. In the Netherlands today, still 1 in 4 youth between the ages of 16 and 25 smoke. Even more worrisome is that there are almost no evidence-based interventions available to help them quit smoking. That’s why we, in collaboration with scientists, game designers and smoking youth, developed and tested a game to help youth quit smoking. HitnRun is a mobile game in which you can train your impulse control, and in which you collaborate in teams, support each other’s quit attempts, and compete against other teams.

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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
    Writing Dissertation

    The Impact of Health Games on Implicit 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

    • Frans Folkvord avatar Frans Folkvord

    • Doeschka J Anschütz avatar Doeschka J Anschütz

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

    • Moniek Buijzen avatar Moniek Buijzen

    • Isabela Granic avatar Isabela Granic

    • Erik van den Berge avatar Erik van den Berge

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