Cooperative Gaming Project

The Cooperative Gaming Project is a small team of psychologists and game designers exploring how parents and teen children relate to socioemotional features in video games.


In this project, we invite parents of teens to play specific video games with their teens and observe how that might relate to beneficial parent-teen interactions.


We are currently recruiting parents and sons for brief playtests of prototypes and publicly available online games.










Project Information


Playtest Coordinator: Kristen Barta (


Lead Designer: Josh Whitkin PhD.  510-485-9448


Lead Psychologist: Isabela Granic PhD, Radboud University


This project is funded by Committee for Children, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization developing socioemotional learning products and services.  For more information, see

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