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Maaike Verhagen is assistant professor within the Developmental Psychopathology group of the Behavioural Science Institute. She conducted many molecular genetic studies in relation to various forms of psychopathology and loneliness and is currently interested in belongingness needs, emotional processes, and internalizing problems in adolescents.

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    Resilience
    Date
    24/04/2018
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    Facing the Challenge Together: a Social Game for Emotional Resilience

    About the project

    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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    Resilience
    Date
    14/08/2018
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    Location

    Creating a Feeling of Social Support in Virtual Reality

    About the project

    People with large social networks on average live longer, happier, less stressed lives. We can potentially leverage virtual reality to increase the experience of social support and impact daily stress and anxiety. Therefore, this project aims to pinpoint which aspects of virtual social interaction are needed to convey a sense of social support.

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Isabela Granic

Professor and Chair of the Developmental Psychopathology department in the Behavioural Science Institute; writer; voracious podcast consumer; mother of two upstanding little gamers

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Director of GEMH Lab

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Anouk Poppelaars

PhD candidate interested in using social regulation of emotion and multidisciplinary game design to promote mental health in youth. Disheveled multi-tasker and provider of snacks.

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PhD-Candidate

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Babet Halberstadt

PhD candidate with a background in neuroscience, now combining her love of gaming with her interest in the brain and human behaviour. Collector of useless skills, photographer, illustrator, and ukulele player.

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PhD-Candidate

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