Will they reduce stress in learning addicts? "Experior" with financing from MEiN

'Prevention of addiction to learning: analysis of brainwave patterns (QEEG) and EEG Biofeedback' is the title of the project of the scientific club 'Experior', which received funding from a Ministry of Education and Science research grant under the second edition of the programme 'Students' scientific clubs create innovations'. - 'We assume that thanks to relaxation training, symptoms of learning addiction and its negative consequences will be reduced, in particular reduction of experienced academic stress,' - say authors of the idea.

Aleksandra Wybrańska, Martyna Rusak and Krzysztof Jankowski are three students of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Gdańsk, who, under the supervision of dr Paweł Atroszko, prepared a grant application positively reviewed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

'Students will investigate brainwave patterns among people addicted to learning, and will also test the effectiveness of relaxation training with the use of EEG Biofeedback technology in reducing its symptoms and consequences,' - says dr Paweł Atroszko, supervisor of the 'Experior' scientific club. - 'We hope that the results of these studies will allow us to develop a dedicated therapeutic programme based on this method in the future.'

The authors of the project emphasise that according to previous research, one of the most important challenges in psychological work with learning addicts is their great difficulty in relaxation, so work in this area may allow for better results of psychosocial and therapeutic interventions.

The target group of the study are pupils and students of Tri-city educational institutions.

The initiative is an extension and continuation of the research conducted so far by the Psychological Research Club 'Experior' on the prevention and reduction of negative consequences of work addiction. Both the current and the previous project are funded by a research grant from the Ministry of Education and Science under the 1st and 2nd editions of the programme 'Students' Research Groups Create Innovations'.

The MEiN grant was also won by the Student Scientific Club of Embryologists and Biotechnologists 'EXPLANTATUS', which received funding for the project entitled 'Development of ex situ conservation methods for protected species of the Ericaceae family'. The project manager is mgr Michał Starke, from the Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology, University of Gdańsk.

The MEiN programme aims to help scientific clubs in the implementation of innovative projects and improve the quality of their activities and improve the mechanism of transferring the results of research or development work to the economic sphere. More information on the gov.pl website.
EMW / Press Office UG