Maciej Behnke was awarded a research grant by the National Science Center towards his Ph.D. thesis. His project "Affective psychophysiological model of challenge and threat in e-sport" will extend our research on video gaming and will develop a new psychophysiological model accounting for affective, motivational, and behavioral phenomena occurring during an e-sports competition and their impact on gamers' performance.
Michał Misiak took an internship at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was supervised by Daniel Kruger, Ph.D., who studies human health from the evolutionary perspective. During his internship, Michał Misiak, worked on his research project.
The internship was funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as part of Diamond Grant (No. DI2014011344) awarded to Michał Misiak and supervised by Lukasz Kaczmarek.
... a Pokémon research article. It is a spin-off of our lab research interests; yet a spin-off that we are particularily proud of. We found that it is not catching Pokemon but catching other people that is the most engaging aspect of this wonderful game. Furthermore, health benefits of Pokemon GO playing depend on specific motivations: individuals with strong social and health motivation for playing benefit the most. Individuals with strong achievements motivation benefit the least. Read a free full text to learn more about this new game and the reasons why it is so important to study.
We were delighted to present a part of our most recent work during the XI Health Psychology Conference that took place in May 12-14th 2017 in Poznan (Poland). This is the most influencial health psychology conference in Poland organized biennially by Health Psychology Division of the Polish Psychological Association. We had an opportunity to share for the first time our hot findings regarding Pokemon GO gaming benefits and challenge-approach physiological processes during an e-sport performance (a real Counter-Strike: GO competition!). These presentations also mark our increasing interest in the newest technologies.
We had the pleasure to host a group of high school students interested in psychology today. Maciej Behnke presented his study on e-sports, where players play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive while their physiology and behavior are monitored. Students had the opportunity to see this study from two perspectives: the study participant and the researcher. This event was organized by Polish Association of Psychology Students and Graduates and Institute of Psychology at Adam Mickiewicz University. Thank you for your visit!
A blog post by Todd Kashdan about our brand new lab study (with Dariusz Drążkowski as the Principal Investigator) on gratitude and monetary decisions during a social interaction (click to read) has been promoted to Essential Topics by Psychology Today.
The 12th conference organized by European Network of Young Specialist in Sport Psychology took place in Warsaw, Poland (21-22.10.2016). Maciej Behnke received the 2nd prize for The Best Workshop Award for "Kinesiotrapping – Attentional focus through mindfulness movement based on AMBER method", and the 2nd prize for The Best Poster Award for "The Sport Mental Skills Training Questionnaire: development and validation." Congratulations!