• $50 financial compensation for your time

    Participate in innovating and exciting cognitive games

    Directly contribute to understanding an emerging mental health phenomenon

    About the study

    Problematic internet use is an emerging mental health issue characterised by an inability to control or regulate time spent online. Research suggests that students are especially vulnerable to internet use problems, like poor sleep, low mood, decreased productivity and poorer academic outcomes. On the flip side, the internet is also a source of education, social connection and entertainment, so how harmful can it really be?

    We currently have a very limited understanding of what processes in the mind may be driving problematic internet use, and no studies have focused on how this issue may be influencing Australian students. Our study will explore how problematic internet use may be affecting the way we think, feel and behave.

    Who can join?

    We’re looking for volunteers who:

    • are aged 18-60

    • are a current university student (full-time or part-time) in Australia

    • have access to a computer

    What's involved?

    Participation will involve:

    • taking part in a brief mental health interview

    • completing questionnaires and cognitive activities

    Get started

    To find out if this is the right study for you, we need to ask a few questions about your health and wellbeing. Your answers are strictly confidential, and you will not be asked to provide your name or any identifying information until the end. These questions will only take 1-2 minutes to complete.

    ​Click HERE to begin


    Do you have questions about the program?

    Further details about the program will be provided after completing the questions in the link above.

    In the meantime, if you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact our research team.

    Email: Kavya.Raj@monash.edu

    This study has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC): Project Number: 23142