Doctor Meyran Boniel-Nissim

Senior lecturer and researcher,

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
B.A. in Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Expertise

cyber-psychology
educational counseling
teenagers at risk

Selected Courses

cyber-psychology
eating disorders
writing therapy
kids online

Selected Publications

1. Boniel-Nissim, M., Efrati, Y., Dolev-Cohen, M. (2019). Parental Mediation Regarding Children’s Pornography Exposure: The Role of Parenting Style, Protection Motivation and Gender. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-10. (Impact Factor: 2.921)
2. de Looze, M. E., van Dorsselaer, S., Stevens, G., Boniel-Nissim, M., Vieno, A., van den Eijnden, R. (2019). The decline in adolescent substance use across Europe and North America in the early 21st century: A result of the digital revolution? International Journal of Public Health, 64, 229-240. (Impact Factor: 2.617)
3. Boniel-Nissim, M. (2018). Teenagers’ internet usage: A distinguishing between leisure activity or an internet addiction. Mifgash Le’Avoda Hinuchit Sotzialit, 48, 9-116. (Hebrew)
4. Boniel-Nissim, M., & Sasson, H. (2018). Bullying Victimization and Poor Relationships with Parents as Risk Factors of Problematic Internet Use in Adolescence. Computers in Human Behavior, 88, 176-183. (Impact Factor: 3.537)
5. Alt, D., & Boniel-Nissim, M. (2018). Using multidimensional scaling and PLS-SEM to assess the relationships between personality traits, problematic Internet use, and fear of missing out. Behaviour & Information Technology, 37 (12), 1157-1176. (Impact Factor: 1.380)
6. Alt, D., & Boniel-Nissim, M. (2018). Links between adolescents’ deep and surface learning approaches, problematic Internet use, and Fear of Missing Out (FoMO). Internet Interventions, 13, 30-39. (Impact Factor: 1.962)
7. Alt, D., & Boniel-Nissim, M. (2018). Parent-Adolescent Communication and Problematic Internet Use: The Mediating Role of Fear of Missing Out (FoMO). Journal of Family Issues, 39, 3391-3409. (Impact Factor: 1.489)
8. Walsh, D. S., Kolobov, T., Reiz, Y., Boniel-Nissim, M., Tesler, R., & Harel-Fisch, Y. (2018). The role of identity and psychosomatic symptoms as mediating the relationship between discrimination and risk behaviors among first and second generation immigrant adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 64, 34-47. (Impact Factor: 1.865)
9. Gommans, R., Stevens, G.W.J.M. Finne, E., Cillessen, A.H.N, Boniel-Nissim, M., & ter Bogt, T.F.M. (2015). Associations of electronic media communication with adolescent substance use. International Journal of Public Health, 60, 167-178. (Impact Factor: 2.373)
10. Boniel-Nissim, M., Lenzi, M., Zsizos, E, Gaspar de Matos, M., Gommans, R., Harel-Fisch, Y., Djalovski, A. & Van der Sluijs, W. (2015). International trends in Electronic Media Communication (EMC) among 11- to 15-year-olds (2002 – 2010): Does EMC affect ease of communication with friends from the opposite sex? European Journal on Public Health, 25, 41-45. (Impact Factor: 2.459)
11. Boniel-Nissim, M., Tabak, I., Mazur, J., Borraccino, A., Brooks, F., Gommans, R., van der Sluijs, W., Zsiros, E., Craig, W., Harel-Fisch, Y., & Finne, E. (2015). Life satisfaction among high users of electronic media: The role of parents as moderators. International Journal on Public Health, 60, 189-198. (Impact Factor: 2.373)
12. Walsh, S.D., Dezalovski, A, Boniel-Nissim, M., & Harel-Fisch, Y. (2014). Parental and peer relationships and school experiences as predictors of alcohol drinking among first- and second-generation immigrant adolescents in Israel. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 138, 39-47. (Impact Factor: 3.466)
13. Boniel-Nissim, M., & Dolev-Cohen, M. (2014). Surfing to the depths of the Pro-Ana community online: Content analysis of blogs. Mifgash Le’Avoda Hinuchit Sotzialit, 40, 43-58. (Hebrew)
14. Sznitman, S.R., Kolobov, T., Bogt, T., Kuntsche, E., Walsh, S.D., Boniel-Nissim, M., & Harel-Fisch, Y. (2013). Exploring Substance Use Normalization among Adolescents: A Multi-Level Study in 35 European and North American countries. Social Science & Medicine, 97, 143-151. (Impact Factor: 2.733)
15. Boniel-Nissim, M., & Barak, A. (2013). The therapeutic value of blog writing by adolescents suffering from social-emotional difficulties. Psychological Services, 10, 333–341. (Impact Factor: 1.677)
16. Boniel-Nissim, M., & Dolev-Cohen, M. (2013). Face-to-face with the Facebook children: The perception of the Facebook social network by children. Mifgash Le’Avoda Hinuchit Sotzialit, 38, 79-94. (Hebrew)
17. Boniel-Nissim, M., & Barak, A. (2011). The internet at the aid of lonely teenagers: The therapeutic value of blog writing. Mifgash Le’Avoda Hinuchit Sotzialit, 34, 9-30. (Hebrew)
18. Boniel-Nissim, M., & Barak, A. (2009). Pro-Ana: Anonymous girls in cyberspace. Mifgash Le’Avoda Hinuchit Sotzialit, 29, 171-192. (Hebrew)
19. Barak, A., Boniel-Nissim, M., & Suler, J. (2008). Fostering empowerment in online support groups. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 1867-1883. (Impact Factor: 3.537)
20. Barak, A., Hen, L., Boniel-Nissim, M., & Shapira, N. (2008). A Comprehensive Review and a Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Internet-Based Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26, 109-160.
21. Boniel-Nissim, M., & Barak, A. (2008). The blog: An innovative tool for the counselor’s and therapist’s use. Hayoetz Hahinuchi, 15, 123-143. (Hebrew)

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