Development and evaluation of an intercultural training for adolescent problematic and pathological gamers

  • Paschke, Kerstin (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Warburton, Wayne A (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Behnish, Thomas (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Zhengchuan, Xu (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


In this project, which is already approved and awarded, we have developed, tested, revised and piloted a manualised program for teenagers with problematic video gaming. Brain imaging and evaluation data have been collected in Hamburg, and the Australian version of the program will be subject to an RCT in Australia starting October 22, with comprehensive evaluation data being collected.

Layman's description

This project involves creating, running and evaluating an intervention program for teenagers with problematic video game use.

Key findings

Early findings from Hamburg suggest a restoration of some brain function following the program. The program has been cross-checked with a literature review of effective strategies for treating screen disorders undertaken by the research team, with all elements of the final version of the program having empirical support.
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/22