Doctor Meyran Boniel-Nissim

Senior lecturer and researcher,

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

Areas of Expertise

educational counseling
teenagers at risk

Selected Courses

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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