Jessica Kathmann

Psychologist (M.Sc.)


Main focus: Games & Psychology

Twitter handle: @jessicakathmann

Websites/blogs: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-kathmann , https://behind-the-screens.de

Languages: German, English, Dutch

City: Stuttgart

Country: Germany

Topics: game studies, games

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

A lot of questions we have about games are essentially psychological:
– Why are certain games / game genres particularly appealing to us?
– Do games have a positive influence on our mental health / well-being?
– Do games really make you aggressive?
– What can we learn through games?
– Can games be addictive? What mechanisms do games use to keep us playing?
– How do games represent mental health issues?
– How can games be discussed and used in the context of psychotherapy?
– ...
As a psychologist with a focus on depth psychology, I deal with these and many other questions and am happy to pass on my knowledge in lectures, workshops, seminars and talks.

Bio:

After graduating in psychology in 2016, Jessica Kathmann started her extra-occupational training as an analytical psychotherapist according to C.G.Jung which she is still following. Her independent professional positions took her to work as a psychological consultant and therapist in vocational training measures and youth care in group homes. Furthermore, she worked as a media assistant in a school where she supported digitization processes. Currently she works as a research assistant researching digitalization in higher education. In addition to that, she is still self-employed with topics at the intersection between digital games and psychology, where she works as a podcaster, editor, and speaker.