platform integrates the following tools that were separately tested in laboratory conditions and found effective:
- the online REThink therapeutic video game (David, Cardos, & Matu, 2018a,b)
- the MoodWheel app for momentary ecological assessment of mood (David & David, 2019).
- the PsyPills app for the enhancement of self-control and emotional regulation though „psychological pills” (David & David, 2019)
The platform is developed based on the experimental-demonstrative project PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-2170, awarded to Dr. Oana David by UEFSCDI. The integrated platform will be accessed by youth, parents and clinicians or researchers. The main original feature is the integration of state of the art online, mobile and gaming technologies into a unique platform that allows easy access to personalized, accessible and validated prevention.
The platform aims to allow access to attractive, easily accessible and evidence-based prevention for children. The system will be validated in the second step as an integrative, multi-componential and adaptive platform for the prevention of emotional disorders in youth. Based on the findings, the platform will be further refined and enriched with additional modules for specific populations and difficulties in future.
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Ecological mood assesment and intervention tools
Mood Wheel is a web and mobile-based app that uses experience sampling procedures for the assessment of current/previous distress and positive emotions. The aim of the app is to inquire about the valence, control and functionality of users’ emotions.
PsyPills is a self-help psycho-educational instrument intended to build stress resilience and to target (only) mild and transient negative mood states, alone or in combination with other methods/instruments.
Psychological Pills (PsyPills) are inspired by Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT/REBT), which has strong evidence for its efficacy/effectiveness in human development/health promotion and in the treatment of a variety of psychological conditions.
The PsyPills app was tested in a pilot study and showed positive effects on reducing distress. We will test the efficacy of the app adjunct to other therapeutic tools within the platform in our projects.