New project: Modelling the future: Understanding the impact of technology on adolescent’s well-being (FUTURE)
We are happy to announce that our team succeeded in the hard grant competition EXPRO (funded by the Czech Grant Agency). We received money for a 5-year long project: “Modelling the future: Understanding the impact of technology on adolescent’s well-being (FUTURE)”.
Although impacts of technology usage on well-being have been examined from the onset of Internet development, the existing research lacks consistency and complexity in capturing diverse dimensions of well-being. Further, the advancing technological development creates a need for models enabling the prediction of future technology impacts based on comprehension of the general principles related to technology’s effects. Acknowledging these gaps, this project will develop a complex integrative theory depicting the short- and long- term impacts of technology usage on adolescents’ physical, psychological, and social well-being. We will integrate theories from diverse fields, notably media studies, psychology, and health. The theory development will be based on empirical data from (1) existing research, (2) 3-wave longitudinal study, (3) series of experimental studies, and (4) intense data collections with the support of innovative research tools. The project will develop prospective models what will help to understand and predict future impacts of technology on well-being.
The project aims to develop a complex evidence-based theory depicting the impacts of technology usage on physical, psychological, and social well-being of adolescents aged 11 to 18. Innovative research methods based on the software using artificial intelligence will be developed.
We are looking for new researchers for junior positions
We are looking for two to three new researchers for junior positions for the new project "Modelling the future: Understanding the impact of technology on adolescent's well-being (FUTURE)" .
New report: Digital technology and eating disorders
We published a new research report about digital technology and eating disorders. The report is available in Czech language.
New book: Digital Technology, Eating Behaviors, and Eating Disorders
We are excited to see the new book "Digital Technology, Eating Behaviors, and Eating Disorders" by David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, and Jana Holubčíková published in Springer.
The Emergence of Cyberpsychology
Our team member David Šmahel was recently interviewed for an article by a top informatics journal Communications of the ACM about cyberpsychology as a research field.