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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.



  • Valkenburg, P. M., Pouwels, J., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., & Keijsers, L. (2021). Adolescents’ Social Media Experiences and Their Self-Esteem: A Person-Specific Susceptibility Perspective.


  • Valkenburg, P.M., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J.L., van Driel, I.I., & Keijsers, L.L..  (2021). Social media browsing and adolescent well-being: Challenging the “Passive Social Media Use Hypothesis”.  PsyArXiv.


  • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J.L. &Valkenburg, P.M. (2021). Distracted or not? An experience sampling study on adolescents’ social media use and self-control failure. OSF Preprints.


  • Verbeij, T., Pouwels, J., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2021). The accuracy and validity of self-reported social Media use measures among adolescents.  PsyArXiv.


  • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). Social media use and adolescents’ well-being: Developing a typology of person-specific effect patterns. PsyArXiv.


 Published papers and in press

  • Pouwels, J. L., Valkenburg, P.M., Beyens, I., Driel, I.I., & Keijsers, L. (2021). Social media use and friendship closeness in adolescents' daily lives: An experience sampling study. Developmental Psychology. 57 (2), 309-323.

            Preregistration, code  and dataset


  • Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I. & Keijsers, L. (2021). Social media and adolescents’ self-esteem: Heading for a person-specific media effects paradigm. Journal of Communication. 71 (1), 56-78.

          Preregistration, code and dataset


  • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent. Scientific Reports, 10.

           Preregistration and code available here.


  • van Driel, I. I., Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., Keijsers, L.& Valkenburg, P. M. (2019). Posting, scrolling, apping and snapping: Youth (14-15) and social media in 2019. Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM). Available here.

           Preregistration and code available   here


Dit project wordt gefinancierd door de NWO-Spinoza premie, toegekend aan Patti Valkenburg

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