• Janssen, L. H. C., Beyens, I., Bij de Vaate, N. A., van der Wal, A., Valkenburg, P. M., & Keijsers, L. (2024). Parent-adolescent communication in a digital world: A 100-Day diary study.
  • Bij de Vaate, N. A., Valkenburg, P. M., Janssen, L. H. C., van der Wal, A., Keijsers, L., & Beyens, I. (2023). Social media self-effects on adolescents’ self-esteem: A 100-day diary study.
  • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., Baumgartner, S., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2023). Adolescents' digital nightlife: The comparative effects of day- and nighttime smartphone use on sleep quality. Psyarxiv.


  • van der Wal, A., Valkenburg, P. M., & van Driel, I. I. (in press). In their own words: How adolescents differ in their social media use and how it affects them. Social Media in Society.
  • Steinsbekk, S., Bjørklund, O., Valkenburg, P.M., Nesi, J. Lars Wichstrøm (in press) The new social landscape: Relationships among social media use, social skills, and offline friendships from age 10 to 18 years. Computers in Human Behavior.


  • Verbeij, T., Beyens, I., Trilling, D., & Valkenburg, P. M. (in press). Happiness and sadness in adolescents’ Instagram Direct Messaging: A neural topic modelling approach. Social Media and Society.
  • Beyens, I., Keijsers, L., Valkenburg, P.M. (in press) Development, validity, and reliability of the Parent-Adolescent Communication About Adolescents’ Social Media Use Scale (PACAS). Journal of Children and Media.
  • Pouwels, J.L., Araujo, T., van Atteveldt, W., Bachl, W., Valkenburg, P.M. (2023). Integrating communication science and computational methods to study content-based social media effects. Communication Methods and Measures.
  • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2023). The effects of fragmented and sticky smartphone use on distraction and task delay. Mobile Media & Communication. 12 (1), 45-70.
  • Meier, A., Beyens, I., Siebers, T., Pouwels, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2023). Habitual social media and smartphone use are linked to procrastination for some, but not all, adolescents. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 28, 3, zmad008.
  • Valkenburg, P.M., Beyens, I., Keijsers, L. (in press). Investigating heterogeneity in media effects: Experience-based recommendations. Meta-Psychology.


  • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022). Social media are a powerful distractor for the vast majority of adolescents. Current Psychology. 42, 29955–29968.
  • van Driel, I. I., Giachanou, A., Pouwels, J., Boeschoten, L., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022). Promises and pitfalls of Instagram data donations. Communication Methods and Measures.
  • Verbeij, T., Pouwels, J., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2022). Self-reported measures of social media use show high predictive validity. Scientific Reports 12, 7611.
  • Pouwels, J., 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.
  • 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.
  • Valkenburg, P. M., van Driel, I. I., & Beyens, I. (2022). The associations of active and passive social media use with well-being: A critical scoping review. New Media and Society, 24 (2). 530-549.
  • Valkenburg, P.M., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J.L., van Driel, I.I., & Keijsers, L. (2022). Social media browsing and adolescent well-being: Challenging the “Passive Social Media Use Hypothesis”. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 27, 1.
  • Valkenburg, P. M., Meier, A., & Beyens, I. (2022). Social media use and its impact on adolescent mental health: An umbrella review of the evidence.Current Opinion in Psychology. 4, 58-68.  



  • Junge, C., Valkenburg, P.M., Deković, M., Branje, S. (2020). The building blocks of social competence: Contributions of the Consortium of Individual Development, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 45.
  • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J.L., van Driel, I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. (2020).  The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent. Scientific Reports, 10, 10763.
  •  Van der Wal, A., Piotrowski, J. T., Fikkers, K., & Valkenburg, P.M. (2020). More than just a laughing matter: A coding framework of humor in media entertainment for tweens and teens. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 47, 1206-1227.




























  Fikkers, K. M., Piotrowski, J. T., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2017). A Matter of Style? Exploring the Effects of Parental Mediation Styles on Early Adolescents’ Media Violence Exposure and AggressionComputers in Human Behavior.  doi:org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.01.029