Dr G.P. Verheijen (Geert)

Postdoc - Behavioural Science Institute
Postdoc - Development Psychology

Dr G.P. Verheijen (Geert)
Visiting address

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9104
6500 HE NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Wednesday, Friday

I started my PhD in September 2014 at the Social Development group of the BSI. In my research project, I examine the impact of video games on the wellbeing of adolescents. My main interests are the different ways in which average, day-to-day video game play behavior might influence the social behavior and peer relationships of adolescents, both beneficial and harmful. This project is part of the Kandinsky Longitudinal Study, a research line where adolescents are followed over a longer period of time and report yearly on the behavior of themselves and their peers (sociometric).
I finished my bachelor in psychology and the Research Master Behavioural Science at the Radboud University. My master thesis focused on the potential mental health benefits of video games for youth. I researched the effectiveness of Mindlight, a video game that has been developed as a tool for preventing anxiety disorder in children.

For more information on my research, please see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Geert_Verheijen

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