• Patti Valkenburg, Universiteit van Amsterdam

3 October 2019

Patti Valkenburg master of ceremony at Spinoza award celebration

On Wednesday 2 October the award ceremony for the yearly Spinoza and Stevin prizes took place at the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. The minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, was present to hand out the awards to the four Spinoza and two Stevin laureates. As a former Spinoza laureate, Patti Valkenburg was invited by NWO, the Dutch National Science Foundation, to act as master of ceremony at the celebration.

Below, a picture of Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (left), Professor Mirjam van Praag (President VU University), and Patti Valkenburg.


More information on the Spinoza and Stevin prizes and the 6 laureates, can be found on the website of NWO:https://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/programmas/spinozapremie 

27 May 2019

Plugged in translated into Romenian

A Romenian version of Patti Valkenburg's book Plugged in- How media attract and affect youth is now available.

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The entire book is available here.

2 April 2019

Project AWeSome website

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Project AWeSome, Patti Valkenburg's new research project now has a website. Please visit: http://www.project-awesome.nl for more info.

21 Januari 2019

APS fellow status awarded to Patti Valkenburg


Patti Valkenburg has been elected as a Fellow in of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). The APS is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.

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22 September 2018

Kick-off: Project AWesome

Adolescents, Wellbeing, & Social Media

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Why is it that the use of social media makes some adolescents feel happy while leaving others feeling blue? This week Project AWeSome, a new interdisciplinary collaboration between the Universities of Amsterdam and Tilburg, officially kicked off. The project’s aim is to answer this and other questions related to the effects of adolescents’ social media use on their wellbeing.

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5 December 2017

Valkenburg again among the top 1% percent communication scholars worldwide


Patti Valkenburg has been listed again among the top one percent of authors contributing to the leading journals in communication science. This list of authors appeared in the November 2017 issue of Communication Education.

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23 October 2017

Patti Valkenburg on Facebook’s new teen app TBH


Matthew Reynolds, journalist of the renowned tech magazine WIRED, discusses the possible implications of Facebook’s new App tbh (to be honest). Can such apps really improve the mental health of teens? Patti Valkenburg was asked to summarize the state of the art of research on the positive consequences of social media for teens. You can read the full article here.

12 September 2017

Has technology transformed communication? 

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Just released: Human Communication Research's October issue on communication and technology edited by Joseph Walther and Patti Valkenburg.

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24 april 2017

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Changing Technology, Changing Childhood

Blog by Patti Valkenburg published by
Yale University Press 

Every now and then, I hear teachers lament that today’s children have changed. And they are right. In the West, this generation of children exhibits significant developmental differences that distinguish them from generations that grew up without television, video games, and smartphones.

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26 februari 2016

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Patti Valkenburg invited distinguished speaker Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Op 17 februari 2016 heeft Patti Valkenburg op uitnodiging van de Nanyang Technological University in Singapore een lezing gehouden voor studenten en medewerkers.

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