About Adam Lobel[email protected]
Adam Lobel was born in Brooklyn, New York where he also attained his B.S. in Psychology at Brooklyn College (City University of New York). A study abroad semester in Amsterdam during his Bachelor’s led him back to the University of Amsterdam for his Research Master’s, specializing in social psychology and researching the behavioral influences of shame and humiliation. With his PhD at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, he researches the positive socio-emotional benefits of video gaming for children and adolescents across development. His project takes particular interest into how games empower children to become resilient in the face of failure, how various forms of social gaming benefit emotion regulation skills, and how biofeedback games can be used to train emotion regulation skills. Adam is also a seasoned speaker having delivered lectures and workshops to researchers, therapists, game designers, and the open public. Aside from keeping up with all the gaming trends, Adam is an avid concert-goer and an outdoors enthusiast.