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Basic information

David Smahel, Ph.D. is a professor at the Faculty of Social Studies and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, the Czech Republic. He is the leader of the Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society which researches social-psychological implications of the internet and technology. His current research focus is on adolescents’ and adults’ internet use, the online risks of children and adolescents, the construction of online identities and virtual relationships, online addictive behavior, and online research methods. He is an editor of Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace and has co-authored book Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development.

David published research articles in prestigious international journals such as Developmental Psychology, Cyberpsychology & Behavior, Zeitschrift für Psychologie, European Journal of Developmental Psychology and others. He authored of several book chapters, such as in Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior, Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment, Gesundheit und Neue Medien etc. David Smahel also co-organises of the Cyberspace conference. He is also the Czech leader of the EU Kids Online project and the leader of WP4: Exploring children’s understanding of risk in EU Kids Online III.

Awards
  • 2013 Award for long-term excellent research results in the field of social sciences and humanities
  • 2011 Rector's Award for Outstanding Creative Activity
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prof. David Šmahel, Ph.D.


E-mail: smahel@fss.muni.cz
ORCID: 0000-0003-2767-4331
ResearchGate: David Smahel


Research interests
  • online risks and opportunities for children and adolescents
  • online identities
  • virtual relationships
  • online addiction
  • IT security from perspective of users
  • online research methods
  • well-being