Last Monday, September 12th 2022, I had the massive privilege of defending my PhD dissertation at the Radboud University, featuring 4 years worth of work on young people's wellbeing and their relationship with social media.
The last couple of months, Yannick—one of our interns—has worked closely with us on knowledge translation. Specifically, he and Nastasia have been working on translating the core message of one of Nastasia's research papers into a comic!
Little over a month ago, I was approached by Dipan Patel to talk about my work on social media and wellbeing! Now, it's out!
We’re building an app to help youth reflect on their digital tech use, and in order for us to know better what to build for our target audience and how, I set out to conduct focus groups. This is my experience so far!
Every once in a while I get a text, and it has no emoji in it. And even though the text is fine, and the contents are pretty neutral, the fact that there are no emoji puts my mind in an instantaneous state of doubt — is this person mad at me?
A meme is, simply put, an "idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme" (Wikipedia). Originally coined by famous biologist Richard Dawkins, memes are seen as the driving force behind culture, as vital to the development of culture as genes are vital to evolution. But are they really?
November is over, so we list this month's theme and blogs.
Social Media can be helpful when seeking mental health support from others. But is sharing always positive? We highlight the benefits, and talk about what dangers to be on the lookout for.
Social media has taken a prominent place in our lives. In order to understand it's effects, scientists often consider two different concepts: Bridging and Bonding.
We’re slowly crawling towards the 'season to be merry', and in the spirit of positivity we’re going to take a look at 3 ways in which social media have created opportunities for our world (and us) to be better!