Jacek Pyżalski

Name: Jacek Pyżalski
Country: Poland
Degrees: Ph. D.
Current job title: Professor
Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Educational studies, Department of Special Educational Needs
Short autobiography:

Pedagogue, associate professor at the Faculty of Education Studies of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and at the Occupational Medicine Institute in Łódź - in the Polish National Centre for Promotion of Occupational Health.  He is also an author of numerous publications, a trainer within the scope of communication and challenging behaviour and an expert within the scope of media education. His research interests are related to the issues of: electronic aggression, new media and mechanisms of adolescents’ online behaviour, communication at school, promotion of health and online violence among adolescents (also based on visual clues)...  He is the author of the first monograph on the Polish market regarding electronic aggression, entitled “Agresja elektroniczna wśród dzieci i młodzieży” [“Electronic aggression among children and adolescents”] (GWP, Sopot 2011), as well as the co-author and author of more than forty scientific projects and manager of over 40 national and international projects, including, among others: ACERISH 2, Adults Mentoring, Dragon Fly, ROBUSD and European Cyberbullying Intervention Project.  He is a representative of Poland in the  European Science Foundation COST IS 0801 [European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research] Action IS0801: Cyberbullying: coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings, and currently - COST IS 1210 Appearance Matters. His most recent book was published in March 2012 under the title “Agresja elektroniczna i cyberbullying jako nowe ryzykowne zachowania młodzieży” [“Electronic aggression and cyberbullying ad the new risky behaviour of adolescents”]. More information: www.jacekpyzalski.pl

Reason for joining: Interests based on research experience concerning mechanisms of adolescents behaviour presented online and the mechanisms of electronic aggression and cyberbullying that are often based on image and appearance issues. Particularly my focus will be on internet appearance issues of young people with special needs and mechanism of perception of online images.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Research on Appearance issues concerning young people with special educational needs (how they construct and to what extent are they satisfied with their online image), broader perspective concerning reactions of invisible online public (in cooperation with other Polish Action members.
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E-mail: pyzalski@amu.edu.pl
Link to institution: http://international.amu.edu.pl/ www.amu.edu.pl http://wse.amu.edu.pl/strona-glowna/wse/aktualnosci