Consortium on Individual Development


13 October 2020
09:15 - 09:30
Digital (via zoom)

CID spotlight: Ine Beyens – A person-specific media effects paradigm

The question whether social media use benefits or undermines adolescents’ well‑being is a pressing societal concern. Previous empirical studies have mostly established across‑the‑board effects among (sub)populations of adolescents. As a result, it is still an open question whether the effects are unique for each individual adolescent. The presentation will address this question, by employing a novel, person-specific media effects paradigm that looks at adolescents’ person-specific susceptibility to the effects of social media use.

To keep you abreast of new developments we are turning the ‘spotlight’ on one new idea, theme or paper 9.15-9.30h every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

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. Sci Rep 10, 10763.