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Contributor: Vedrana Simičević

A long-time Croatian journalist and editor, Vedrana Simičević is also a psychologist by education. As a journalist she is specialized in science, social issues and social phenomena’s like migration, nationalism, xenophobia, democracies and different field stories. Other topics of interest include culture and outdoor sports. Recently she started contributing to the international media, including Science and New Scientist.
This year she won the national award “Velebitska degenija” for the best journalistic work in the field of environmental protection (for the feature story published in Science). in 2017 she was shortlisted for the European Science Writer of the Year award (by the Association of British Science Writers) and chosen as one of the best science writers in Balkan (by the Balkan Network of Science Journalists).  As editor, she has been in charge of a variety of the news sections, mainly of lifestyle, science or “long read” character. She is also one of the founding members of Croatian Association of Science Writers and a board member of Balkan Network of science journalists.

A scientist’s opinion : interview with Naomi Anne Fineberg about Screen addiction

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Naomi Anne Fineberg about screen addiction

Interview with Prof. Naomi Anne Fineberg, Consultant Psychiatrist at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). There is consensus on the need for more study of Problematic Use of the Internet. Can you tell me about the background to establishing the COST Action 'European Network for Problematic Usage of the Internet' and writing the Manifesto ...

A scientist’s opinion : interview with Zsolt Demetrovics about Screen addiction

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Zsolt Demetrovics about screen addiction

Interview with Zsolt Demetrovics, Professor of psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Gaming is the most problematic internet related activity today. What is the better predictor of PUI, psychiatric symptoms or time spent online? Zsolt Demetrovics: Time spent online is not the best predictor of internet related problems. There is an association, ...

The Growing Threat of internet addiction

The growing threat of internet addiction

Excessive and problematic internet use is increasingly recognised as a potential threat to public health.