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Project AWeSome Receives Innovation Award for Method

Team AWeSome I (2018-2021)—Ine Beyens, Loes Keijsers, Loes Pouwels, Irene van Driel, and Patti Valkenburg—received the Innovation Award for Method from ICA’s Mass Comm Division. The award was granted for their introduction of Dynamic Structural Equation Modeling (DSEM) to the media effects field. DSEM allows researchers to assess the effect of media for each single person. It combines the strengths of multi-level and structural equation modelling with those of N=1 time series. The award was granted at ICA’s annual conference on May 27.

January 18, 2024

Essay for UNICEF

Dutch adolescents spend about six hours per day on their mobile phones,  of which two and a half hours are spend on social media. What does this their mean for their mental health? 

In an essay written for UNICEF Patti Valkenburg, Amber van der…

June 28, 2023

Project AWeSome in New York Times

The  New York Times  wrote an article on how everyone says social media is bad for adolescents, but so far  there is little research proving that social media directly causes harmful outcomes. Project AWeSome's research on adolescents'social media use is…

This project is funded
by a NWO Spinoza Prize awarded to Patti Valkenburg

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