Recent publications

Tomoiagă, C., & David, O. (2022). The Efficacy of Guided and Unguided Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Distress in College Students. Games for Health Journal, 11(6), 403-413. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2021.0195

David, O. A., Magurean, S., & Tomoiagă, C. (2022). Do Improvements in Therapeutic Game-Based Skills Transfer to Real Life Improvements in Children’s Emotion-Regulation Abilities and Mental Health? A Pilot Study That Offers Preliminary Validity of the REThink In-game Performance Scoring. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 325. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.828481

 
David, O. A., & Fodor, L. A. (2022). Are gains in emotional symptoms and emotion-regulation competencies after the REThink therapeutic game maintained in the long run? A 6-month follow-up. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-10.https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-022-02002-w
David, O. A., Stroian, P. I., Predatu, R., & Maffei, A. (2022). State anxiety and frontal alpha asymmetry effects of the REThink online video game for children and adolescents: A six-month follow-up. Personality and Individual Differences, 196, 111725.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111725
David O. A., Magurean S., Tomoiagă, C. (2022). Do Improvements in Therapeutic Game-Based Skills Transfer to Real Life Improvements in Children’s Emotion-Regulation Abilities and Mental Health? A Pilot Study That Offers Preliminary Validity of the REThink In-game Performance Scoring. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 828, Doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.828481
David, O. A., & David, D. O. (2022). How can we Best Use Technology to Teach Children to Regulate Emotions? Efficacy of the Cognitive Reappraisal Strategy Based on Robot Versus Cartoons Versus Written Statements in Regulating Test Anxiety. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-021-00440-0
David, O. A., Predatu, R., & Cardoș, R. A. I. (2021). Effectiveness of the REThink therapeutic online video game in promoting mental health in children and adolescents. Internet Interventions, 25, 100391. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2021.100391
Burkova, V.,…David, O.A. et al. (2021). Predictors of Anxiety in the COVID-19 Pandemic from a Global Perspective: Data from 23 Countries. Sustainability, 13(7), 4017; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13074017
Predatu, R., David, O. A., David, D. O., & Maffei, A. (2021). Emotion regulation abilities as a predictor of emotional response experienced by children and adolescents in the face of stress. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 15(1), 1061-5806. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1867717
David, O. A., Costescu, C., Cardos, R. & Mogoase, C. (2020). How Effective are Serious Games for Promoting Mental Health and Health Behavioral Change in Children and Adolescents? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Child Youth Care Forum. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-020-09566-1
David, O. A., Predatu, R., & Maffei, A. (2020). REThink online video game for Children and Adolescents: Effects on State Anxiety and Frontal Alpha Asymmetry. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41811-020-00077-4
David, O. A. (2020). Rational Emotive Parent Education. In M. Bernard & M. Terjesen (Eds). Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory, Practice, Research, Applications. New York: Springer Publishing House. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-53901-6)
David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Oltean, H-R. (2019). REBT and Parenting Intervention. In M. Bernard and W. Dryden (Eds.), Advances in REBT: Theory, Practice, Research, Measurement, Prevention and Promotion. New York: Springer Publishing House. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-93118-0_15
Ko, A., Pick, C. M., Kwon, J. Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J. A., Varnum, M. E. W., … David, O. A., …Kenrick, D. T. (2019). Family Matters: Rethinking the Psychology of Human Social Motivation. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691619872986
David, O. A. (2019). The Rational Parenting Coach App: Rethink Parenting! A Mobile Parenting Program for Offering Evidence-Based Personalized Support in the Prevention of Child Externalizing and Internalizing Disorders. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 19(2), 97-108.
David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Matu, S. A. (2019). Is REThink therapeutic game effective in preventing emotional disorders in children and adolescents? Outcomes of a randomized clinical trial. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1192-2
David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Matu, S. A. (2019). Changes in irrational beliefs are responsible for the efficacy of the REThink therapeutic game in preventing emotional disorders in children and adolescents: mechanisms of change analysis of a randomized clinical trial. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(3), 307-318. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1195-z
David, O. A. & Predatu, R. & Cardos, R. (2018). A pilot study of the REThink online video game applied for coaching emotional understanding in children and adolescents in the therapeutic video game environment: The Feeling Better resources game. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 18. 57-68. 10.24193/jebp.2018.1.5.
First trial to investigate the validity of the emotional expressions of the characters within the game. Participants need to have between 8 and 16 years old. You can register here to include your child in the study.