Prof Zsolt Demetrovics, PhD, DSc

Prof Zsolt Demetrovics, PhD, DSc Image

University of Gibraltar:

Chair of Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming
PhD Supervisor
Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming
Research & Research Degrees Committee

Research Background

Zsolt has joined the University of Gibraltar in 2021 as chair of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming. He is a psychologist and cultural anthropologist receiving his MA degrees at the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary in 1998. He received his PhD in clinical and health psychology (addictive behaviors) at the same university, while he also became licensed clinical psychologist (Semmelweis University, 2005) and applied health psychologist (University of Szeged, 2016).

Formerly he served as dean of the Faculty of Education and Psychology (2014-2021) and director of the Institute of Psychology (2011-2021) at the ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, where he also established and led the Department of Clinical Psychology & Addiction.

He is former president of the Hungarian Association on Addictions. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Addictions and president of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Addictions. He is board member of the International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA), and the European Association of Substance Abuse Research (EASAR).

Research Interests

Zsolt has published numerous research papers on the epidemiology, assessment and psychological correlates of substance use behaviour and behavioural addictions including gambling, video game use, problematic internet use, exercise addiction, compulsive buying, and hypersexual behaviour.

Selected Publications

Király, O., Potenza, M N., Stein, D. J., King, D. L., Hodgins, D. C., Saunders, J. B., Griffiths, M. D., Gjoneska, B., Billieux, J., Brand, M., Abbott, M., Chamberlain, S. R., Corazza, O., Burkauska, J., Sale, C. M., D., Montag, C., Lochner, C., Grünblatt, E., Wegmann, E., Martinotti, G., Lee, H. K., Rumpf, H. J., Castro-Calvo, J., Rahimi-Movaghar, A., Higuchi, S., Menchon, J. M., Zohar, J., Pellegrini, L., Walitza, S., Fineberg, N. A., Demetrovics, Z. (2020). Preventing problematic internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic: consensus guidance. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 100:152180

Bőthe, B., Potenza, M. N., Griffiths, M. D., Kraus, S. W., Klein, V., Fuss, J., Demetrovics, Z. (2020). The Development of the Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Scale (CSBD-19): An ICD-11 Based Screening Measure Across Three Languages. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 9(2), 247-258.

Benschop, A., Urbán, R., Kapitány-Fövény, M., Van Hout, M. C., Dąbrowska, K., Felvinczi, K., Hearne, E., Henriques, S., Kaló, Z., Kamphausen, G., Silva, J. P., Wieczorek, L., Werse, B., Bujalski, M., Korf, D., Demetrovics, Z. (2020). Why do people use new psychoactive substances? Development of a new measurement tool in six European countries. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 34(6), 600-611.

Bőthe, B., Tóth-Király, I., Potenza, M. N., Orosz, G., Demetrovics, Z. (2020). High-Frequency Pornography Use May Not Always Be Problematic. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17(4), 793-811.

Bányai, F., Griffiths, M. D., Király, O., Demetrovics, Z., (2019). The psychology of esports: A systematic literature review. Journal of Gambling Studies, 35(2), 351-365.

Király, O., Bőthe, B., Ramos-Diaz, J., Rahimi-Movaghar, A., Lukavska, K., Hrabec, O., Miovsky, M., Billieux, J., Deleuze, J., Nuyens, F., Karila, K., Griffiths, M. D., Nagygyörgy, K., Urbán, U., Potenza, M. N., King, D., Rumpf, H. J., Carragher, N., Demetrovics, Z. (2019). Ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10): Measurement invariance and cross-cultural validation across seven language-based samples. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 33(1), 91-103.

Maraz, A., Griffiths, M., Demetrovics, Z. (2016). The prevalence of compulsive buying: A meta-analysis. Addiction, 111(3), 408-419.

Gyollai Á., Griffiths, M. D., Barta, C., Vereczkei, A., Urbán, R., Kun, B., Kökönyei, Gy., Székely, A., Sasvári-Székely, M., Blum, K., Demetrovics, Z. (2014). The genetics of problem and pathological gambling: A systematic review. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 20(25), 3993-3999

Kun, B., Balázs, H., Arnold, P., Paksi, B., & Demetrovics, Z. (2012). Gambling in Western and Eastern Europe: the example of Hungary. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28(1), 27-46

Demetrovics, Z., Urbán, R., Nagygyörgy, K., Farkas, J., Zilahy, D., Mervó, B., Reindl, A., Ágoston, C., Kertész, A., & Harmath, E. (2011). Why do you play? The development of the Motives for Online Gaming Questionnaire (MOGQ). Behavior Research Methods, 43(3), 814-825