Below you will find an overview of our preprints and published papers.

Curious about which project data and variables were used for each paper?

You can find an overview here.


  • Verbeij, T., Beyens, I., Trilling, D., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022, December 15). Happiness and sadness in adolescents’ Instagram Direct Messaging: A neural topic modelling approach. Psyarxiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/5pgdb

  • van der Wal, A., Valkenburg, P. M., & van Driel, I. I. (2022, October 28). In their own words: How adolescents differ in their social media use and how it affects them. Psyarxiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/mvrpn

  • Meier, A., Beyens, I., Siebers, T., Pouwels, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022, August 26). Habitual social media and smartphone use are linked to procrastination for some, but not all, adolescents. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/y9fuv

  • Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., & Keijsers, L. (2022). How to assess variation in the association between social media use and well-being: A reply to Johannes, Masur, Vuorre, & Przybylski (2021). Psyarxiv.   https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/rwc73

Published papers and in press

  • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J.L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022). Explaining variation in adolescents' social media-related distraction: The role of social connectivity and disconnectivity factors. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03844-y
  • van Driel, I. I., Giachanou, A., Pouwels, J.L., Boeschoten, L., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022). Promises and pitfalls of Instagram data donations. Communication Methods and Measures. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2022.2109608
  • Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., Meier, A., & Vanden Abeele, M. M. P. (2022). Advancing our understanding of the associations between social media use and well-being. Current Opinion in Psychology, 45, 101357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101357
  • Verbeij, T., Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022). Self-reported measures of social media use show high predictive validity.   Scientific Reports, 12, 7611https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11510-3
  • Beyens, I., Keijsers, L. Coyne, S. (2022). Social media, parenting and wellbeing.  Current Opinion in Psychology, 47.101350.   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101350
  • Pouwels, J. L., Keijsers, L., & Odgers, C. (2022). Who benefits most from using social media, the socially rich or the socially poor.   Current Opinion in Psychology, 47, 101351.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101351
  • Valkenburg, P. M. (2022). Social media use and well-being: What we know and what we need to know.   Current Opinion in Psychology, 45, 101294.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.12.006

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

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