Project Brain Team

Online Games for Children Dealing With Divorce & Separation

Researchers at Arizona State University are testing new online games designed to help children ages 9-12 manage feelings about parental conflict post-separation/divorce. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

children 9-12 years old

parents separated or divorced

child not currently in therapy or counseling

Compensation Provided

Conducted Nationwide

Study Background

What is Project Brain Team?

Project Brain Team uses online games for children aged 9-12 experiencing high conflict between their parents due to separation or divorce. 

The aim is to test whether the games help children cope better with conflict, improving their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to conflict events. One game will be played by all participants and three games will be randomly assigned. The study is a randomized clinical trial to assess the effects of the online games. 

If you live in the United States, your child is between ages 9-12, you are separated/divorced from their other parent, and they are not currently in therapy or counseling, you might be a good match for the project! See if you and your child qualify today.

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to test whether online games can help children cope better with conflict, improving their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to conflict events, such as between parents after separation/divorce.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • You have a child 9-12 years old
  • You are separated or divorced from the child’s other parent
  • Your child is not currently in therapy or counseling
  • You and your child are fluent in English and live in the United States
  • You have at least four overnights and/or 12 daytime visits per month with your child
  • You have the legal right to give permission for your child to participate

If you think you might be eligible, here are three simple steps to follow! 

  1. Fill out the short online pre-screening survey
  2. If you’re a potential match, we invite you to a Zoom meeting to determine your eligibility for the project. Whether you’re eligible for the project or not, you and your child will each receive a $50 e-gift card just for participating in the Zoom meeting!
  3. If you’re eligible for the project, you and your child can join the project where they’ll engage in online games, provide feedback, speak with a researcher, and complete surveys. Participation earns points for gift cards and prizes.

Yes! You and your child will receive electronic gift cards as a thank-you for answering our questions. Your child will also get prizes for doing project activities, like online games and surveys. Total compensation is up to $300 per family for completing all three sessions.

There is no cost for you and your child to participate.