University of Helsinki, Finland

Youth and digitalization- dark and bright sides

Short Bio

Katariina Salmela-Aro Professor of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Visiting Professor Institute of Education University College London, Australian Catholic University Sydney and School of Education in Michigan State University. She is Past President of the European Association for Developmental Psychology, and previous Secretary General (first female) International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD). She is director of several ongoing longitudinal studies among young people: FinEdu, LEAD, Gaps. Her key research themes are digitalization, school engagement, burnout, optimal learning moments, experience sampling, life-span model of motivation and related interventions. She is Member of Finnish Science and Letters and Associate Editor in the European Psychologist journal. She is a member of the large-scale EU granted EuroCohort aiming to development of a Europe wide longitudinal survey of child and youth well-being.