Dr G.P. Verheijen (Geert)
Postdoc - Behavioural Science Institute
Postdoc - Development Psychology
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
- Schoneveld, E.A., Malmberg, M., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., Verheijen, G.P., Engels, R.C.M.E. & Granic, I. (2016). A neurofeedback video game (MindLight) to prevent anxiety in children: A randomized controlled trial. Computers in Human Behavior, 63, 321-333. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.05.005