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Yair Amichai-Hamburger

Yair Amichai-Hamburger

Yair Amichai-Hamburger received his Ph.D. from Oxford University. He is the director of the Research Center for Internet Psychology (CIP), based at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. He has worked for many years as an industrial consultant, advising many leading organizations. He has written widely on the impact of the Internet on well-being. His first book, The Social Net: Human Behavior in Cyberspace, was published by Oxford University Press 2005 and his second book, Technology and Psychological Well-being, by Cambridge University Press in 2009. A completely revised, updated and extended second edition of The Social Net is due to be published shortly by Oxford University Press.

A link to the new book

Dr. Amichai-Hamburger's awards include the following:
--AME (Academy of Management): Award as finalist for best paper entitled "The Power of Emotional Appeals in Promoting Organizational Change Programs" (with S. Fox)
--LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association): Award for the paper "Experiments in Digital Literacy" (with Y. Eshet-Alkali)

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Social Cognition

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  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (Ed.). (2009). Technology and Well-being. Cambridge University Press.
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (Ed.). (2005). The social net: Human behavior in Cyberspace. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (Ed.). (2013). The social net: Human behavior in Cyberspace. Second Updated version. New York: Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles:

  • Walters, J., DeAndrea, D.., Tom Tong, S., Carr, C. T., Spottswood, E. & Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2011). The effect of feedback in identity shift in computer-mediated-communication. Media Psychology, 14, 1-26
  • Schneider, B., Baiocco, R., Amichai-Hamburger, Y., Coplan, R. & Koszycki, D. (2011). Daily patterns of communication and contact between Italian early adolescents and their friends. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 14, 467-471.
  • Perez, O., Amichai-Hamburger, Y.& Shterental, T. (2009). The Dynamic of Corporate Self-Regulation: ISO 14001, Environmental Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Law and Society Review, 43, 593-630.
  • Kurtz, G., Amichai-Hamburger, Y. & Kantor, J. (2009). Psychological well-being of Israeli students and attitudes toward Open and Distance Learning (ODL). The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10, 1-11.
  • Fiorenzo Laghi, F., Schneider, B. H., Vitoroulis, I., Coplan, R. J., Baiocco, R., Amichai-Hamburger, Y., Hudek, N., Koszycki, D., Miller, S., & Flament, M. (2013). Knowing When Not to Use the Internet: Shyness and Adolescents’ On-Line and Off-Line Interactions with Friends. Computer in Human Behavior; 29, 51-57.
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. & Vinitzky, G. (2010). Social network use and personality. Computers in Human Behavior. 26, 1289-1295
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. & Perez, O. (2009). Environmental self-Management: Effectiveness, organizational change, and lessons for the environmental regulation system, BIU Law Review. 25, 633-701
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y., Kingsbury, M., & Schneider, B. H. (2013), Friendship: An Old concept with a New Meaning? Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 33-39.
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. & Hayat, Z. (2011). The impact of the Internet on the social lives of users: A representative sample from 13 countries. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 585-589
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2009). E-learning: Is technology the lighthouse? Policy Futures in Education, 7, 601-606.

Other Publications:

  • Hayat, Z & Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2012) Internet usage and the well being of Children and Teenagers. In A Costabile and B. Spears (Eds.), The Impact of Technology on Relationships in Educational Settings (pp.102-116). New York: Routledge
  • Hasler, B. S. & Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2013) Online Intergroup Contact. In Y. Amichai-Hamburger (Ed.), The social net: understanding our online behavior (220-252). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Harwood, J., Hewstone, M., Amichai-Hamburger, Y. & Tausch, N. (2013). Online intergroup contact. In C. T. Salmon (Ed.) The Communication Year Book 36 (pp. 55-102). New York: Routledge
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. & Hayat, Z. (2013). Personality and the Internet. In Y. Amichai-Hamburger (Ed.), The social net: understanding our online behavior (pp. 1-20). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. & Barak, A. (2009). Internet and well-being. In Y. Amichai-Hamburger (Ed.) Technology and Well-being. (pp 34-76) Cambridge University Press.
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2009). Technology and Well-being: Designing the Future. In Y. Amichai-Hamburger (Ed.) Technology and Well-being. (pp 260-278) Cambridge University Press.
  • Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2012). Reducing intergroup conflict in the digital age. In H, Giles (Ed.), The Handbook of Intergroup Communication (pp. 181-193). New York: Routledge

Yair Amichai-Hamburger
Sammy Ofer School of Communications
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)
46150 Herzliya

  • Phone: +972 9 9527649
  • Fax: +972 9 9527650

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