Serious Games

Dear Participant, 

I am a PhD student from Germany (University of Kassel) under the supervision of Professor Christiane Eichenberg (Sigmund Freud University, Austria) and Professor Heidi Möller (University of Kassel, Germany). I would like to invite you to participate in an online survey about Serious Games use in Canada which we conduct in cooperation with McGill University. 

Serious Games are computer or video games that go beyond the purpose of pure entertainment, and also include an educational component. Some argue that Serious Games can be effectively used in various healthcare settings, for example to train cognitive skills. To give you more information about Serious Games I have included a brief description of two examples.

You can take part in the survey if you are between the age of 18 and 85 and have experienced any form of psychological therapy (i.e. “talking therapy” such as cognitive behavioral therapy/CBT, psychoanalysis, or other forms of psychological counselling) in Canada. 

Even if you haven’t played any Serious Games, your views are important and we want to hear from you.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All data will be anonymously recorded and will remain confidential at all times. No individuals will be identified. You can terminate your participation in the survey at any time by closing the window on the screen. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions or you are interested in the final results, please do not hesitate to contact us at

By completing the questionnaire you agree that your answers are anonymously recorded and evaluated for the purpose of the study.
The REB-II reviewed and approved this project by delegated review in accordance with the requirements of the McGill University Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Participants and the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. 
Thank you for all your help!

Jessica Huss, MSc                                 
Professor Heidi Möller,                               
Department of Psychology,                                
University of Kassel, Germany
Professor Christiane Eichenberg
Psychology Department
Sigmund Freud University, Austria    

Matthew Fleischmann, MA
Jiwon You, Master Student
Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology
McGill University