... 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!
Maciej Behnke (PP&H Lab) has earned a grant for young researchers awarded by Institut of Psychology (Adam Mickiewicz University) for a project entitled "Psychophysiological model of challenge and threat for e-sports". This innovative research will be the first to provide a comprehensive evaluation of affective, motivational, and multilevel physiological and motoric resonses during Counter-Strike gameplay.
Dariusz Drążkowski from PP&H Lab has earned his PhD title. This is the first PhD thesis based on research conducted in Psychophysiology and Health Lab. His supervisor was prof. Michal Stasiakiewicz (UAM). Congratulations!
Michał's scholarly achievements have been acknowledged by the commune of Opatówek where he originated from. Congratulations!