Principal Investigator

Beáta Bőthe, PhD

University of Montreal, Canada
 
 
 

Co-Investigators

Zsolt Demetrovics, PhD, DSc

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary;
University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
 
 
 
 

Shane W. Kraus, PhD

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
 
 
 
 

Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD

Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling,USA;
Connecticut Mental Health Center, USA;
Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Mónika Koós
Mónika Koós, MA

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
 
 
 

Léna Nagy, MA

Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
 
 
 

Beáta Bőthe

Dr. Bőthe works at the Department of Psychology at the University of Montréal (Canada) as a postdoctoral researcher. In her work, she focuses on problematic and non-problematic pornography use and compulsive sexual behaviors. She is also interested in behavioral addictions and online activities. Her goal is to find practical solutions to research findings; she is currently working on a problematic pornography use reduction intervention program. She has published more than 60 international research papers in top-tier scientific journals and 13 book chapters. She held a scholarship in the New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities (2018-2019), received the Sapere Aude Junior Award (2018), and the SSTAR Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award (2020). She is currently supported by the Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE) from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur du Québec (MEES). Website: Google Scholar; ResearchGate

Beáta Bőthe

Principal Investigator

Zsolt Demetrovics

Zsolt Demetrovics is professor of psychology and chair of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming at the University of Gibraltar. He is psychologist and cultural anthropologist and received his PhD in clinical and health psychology (addictive behaviors) at the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Formerly, he served as dean of the Faculty of Education and Psychology and director of the Institute of Psychology at the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University. He has published numerous research papers on the epidemiology, assessment and psychological correlates of substance use behavior and behavioral addictions including gambling, video gaming, internet addiction, exercise addiction, hypersexual behavior, pornography addiction, and compulsive buying. He is former president of the Hungarian Association on Addictions. He is funding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Addictions and president of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions.

Zsolt Demetrovics

Co-Investigator

Shane Kraus

Dr. Shane Kraus is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His clinical research focuses on the study of psychopathology, sexual trauma, substance use disorders, gambling disorder, and compulsive sexual behavior disorder. He has published over 100 scholarly works on addiction and sexual behavior and has written extensively on compulsive sexual behavior. He was part of the World Health Organization (WHO) working group who put forth the diagnostic criteria for compulsive sexual behavior disorder for ICD-11. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sexual Health and Compulsivity (formerly Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity).

Shane W. Kraus

Co-Investigator

Marc Potenza

Dr. Marc Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty training in addiction psychiatry. He has received the following degrees from Yale University: BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics, PhD in Cell Biology, and MD. He completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Yale. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine where he is a Senior Scientist at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling and the Director of the Problem Gambling Clinic, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, and Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale. He is on fifteen editorial boards (including editor-in-chief of Current Addiction Reports) and has received multiple national and international awards. He has consulted to the SAMHSA, NIH, APA and WHO on matters of addiction. He has participated in two DSM-5 research work groups.

Marc N. Potenza

Co-Investigator

Mónika Koós

Mónika Koós received her master's degree in Psychology from ELTE Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary) in 2019. She enrolled in the same year to the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University's Doctorate Program, in the specialization of Clinical Psychology and Addiction Science. Her main research topic is problematic pornography use, but her interest is not limited to that; she also actively takes part in investigations about compulsive sexual behavior disorder, sexual health and well-being, and sexual aggression. Besides her research projects, she teaches courses about survey study methodology for psychology bachelor students and mentoring several of them in writing their first thesis. She is expected to graduate from ELTE's Sexual Psychology Postgraduate Specialization training in June 2021.

Mónika Koós

Co-Investigator

Léna Nagy

Léna Nagy graduated from ELTE Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary) in 2018 and is in the Clinical Psychology and Addiction Science Doctorate Program since 2020. She is mainly interested in the fields of clinical sexual psychology and comprehensive sexual education. She participates in research related to sexual assertiveness, hypersexuality, problematic pornography use, and sexual abuse. She is a co-teacher of courses on sexual education and survey methodology. Outside of the Doctorate Program, she is in training in person-centered counseling under supervision.

Léna Nagy

Co-Investigator

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