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Since September 2021, Ewa Miedzobrodzka is a postdotoral researcher in the Department of Clinical, Neuro- & Developmental Psychology collaborating with prof. Lydia Krabbendam in a NeurolabNL project on education: https://neurolab.nl/onderzoek_corona/
The project involves a systematic review on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education, focusing on motivation, self-regulation, and academic achievements.

In September 2015, Ewa started her PhD trainitng in Media Psychology at the Department of Communication Science. Her PhD project entilted: 'Traced of violent gameplay in adolescent development' was focused on the effects of violent video games exposure on adolescents' social skills. The project was supervised by prof. Elly Konijn, prof. Lydia Krabbendam, and dr. Johanna van Hooff and funded by a Research Talent Grant (NWO).

In 2013, Ewa graduated Master studies in psychology in Poland (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities). Her Master thesis was focused on emotional information processing in players of violent video games. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant in projects on gambling (SWPS University), and on the effects of violent video games on emotional and cognitive processes (SWPS University, VU Amsterdam).


In her PhD research, Ewa combines Media Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience to study behavioral and neural correlates of violent video game exposure on social and cognitive skills in adolescent players (emotion recognition, inhibitory control, empathy for pain, perspective taking).

In her postdoc research, Ewa combines her expertise in Neuroeducation, Developmental Psychology, and Media Psychology to understand the effects of online education during the COVID-19 pandemic on students.


Within Communication Science:

  • Essentials of Media Psychology (Media violence effects; Media, mind, and brain)
  • Supervision BA theses
  • Supervision MA theses

Within Clinical Developmental Psychology:

  • Supervision MA theses


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  • H Social Sciences
  • video games
  • adolescents
  • development
  • media violence
  • ERP
  • emotion recognition
  • empathy for pain
  • inhibitory control
  • perspective taking
  • education
  • motivation
  • self-regulation


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