Consortium on Individual Development


Watch CID spotlight with Ine Beyens

During the very first CID spotlight Ine Beyens (Assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam) talked about 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 below describes how to 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.



Ine also answered questions such as whether they also looked at predictors of the heterogeneity? E.g., any between-person differences that might explain the within-person heterogeneity?

More information

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.

Read about Ine Beyens her plans working as an assistant professor under the CID umbrella