Niklas Johannes is a behavioural scientist. He works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Adolescent Well-Being in the Digital Age programme, where he studies effects of technology on well-being and performance.
Dr Niklas Johannes
Niklas is a postdoctoral researcher in the Adolescent Well-Being in the Digital Age programme. In his work he studies the effects of digital technology on well-being and performance using experiments, experience sampling, and large-scale data sets.
He obtained his PhD in Behavioural Science from the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Here, he studied a similar topic, investigating whether and how permanent connectedness through smartphones affects cognitive control and well-being. He also studied the motivation behind smartphone use and tested behavioural trainings to reduce the appeal of smartphone apps.
Before his PhD, he obtained a MSc in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Media and Communication and German Literature from the University of Mannheim.
Technology, Well-Being, Performance, Meta-Science, Open Science
Participants: Professor Andrew Przybylski, Dr Matti Vuorre, Dr Niklas Johannes
This programme addresses the assumptions that the overall mental well-being of young people is undergoing a pronounced period of decline and that digital technologies might be driving this trend.
Recorded: 20 January 2021
The OII hosts their Director of Research, Professor Andrew Przybylski, and Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr Niklas Johannes. Discussing their recent ground-breaking study which revealed time spent playing video games can be good for your wellbeing.
20 January 2021
The OII hosts their Director of Research, Professor Andrew Przybylski, and Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr Niklas Johannes. They will discuss their recent ground-breaking study which revealed time spent playing video games can be good for your wellbeing.
18 February 2021 Süddeutsche Zeitung
Researchers have examined whether people are worse off when they spend a lot of time playing computer games. One thing is certain: You must not rely on the information given by the players.
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