Areas of Study

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Mental Health

We work to shed light on the positive and negative impacts of technology and media use on young people’s mental health, and to harness the power of our insights for positive mental health outcomes.

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Artificial Intelligence

We seek to understand how young people use AI and how AI-enabled technologies impact user well-being, and how these evolving technologies can be built with healthy outcomes in mind.

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Prosocial Development

We design and test innovative uses of interactive technology to promote young people’s prosocial behaviors, sense of belonging, and social-emotional development.

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We study the effects of gaming environments on young people’s social, emotional, and mental health, and how these communities can be used to support healthy development.

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Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU)

We work to identify the characteristics and risk factors of Problematic Interactive Media Use (PIMU), and intervention and treatment strategies to promote healthier media habits among youth and their families.

Research Briefs

The Digital Wellness Lab is a mission-driven organization made up of a dynamic and collaborative team of experts and thought leaders. If you are interested in joining our research or administrative team, please email us.

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