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Bio

Mariek Vanden Abeele is a communication scientist studying the social implications of mobile media from both media psychological and media sociological perspectives. She is appointed as Associate Professor in Online Culture in both the department of Cognition and Communication and the department of Culture Studies.

Mariek's research interests include digital wellbeing, the impact of co-present phone use on social interactions ('phubbing'), mobile youth culture, the social implications of self-tracking technologies (incl. wearables), and the role of mobile media in parent-child relationships.  Her work has been published in journals such as New Media & Society, Media Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior

Mariek is steering member of the International Communication Association’s Mobile Interest Group and member of Mobile Media & Communication’s editorial board.

Expertise

Media Psychology; Media Sociology; Mobile Media Studies; Quantitative Analysis; Qualitative Analysis

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Are Parents Less Responsive to Young Children When They Are on Their …

    Vanden Abeele, M. M. P., Abels, M., & Hendrickson, A. T. (2020). Are Parents Less Responsive to Young Children When They Are on Their Phones? A Systematic Naturalistic Observation Study. Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, & Social Networking.
  2. Reframing Current Debates on Young People's Online Privacy by Taking …

    De Leyn, T., De Wolf, R., Abeele, M. V., & De Marez, L. (2019). Reframing Current Debates on Young People's Online Privacy by Taking into Account the Cultural Construction of Youth. 174-183. Paper presented at International Conference on Social Media and Society 2019, Toronto, Canada.
  3. How do people use their smartphone? A data scientific approach to des…

    Hendrickson, D., De Marez, L., Martens, M., Van Meer, M., Muller, G., Paisa, T., Ponnet, K., Schweitzer, C., & Vanden Abeele, M. (2019). How do people use their smartphone? A data scientific approach to describe and identify user-related, system-related and context-related patterns in use. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the International Communication Association 2019, Washington, United States.
  4. Quantifying User-related, System-related, and Context-related Pattern…

    Hendrickson, D., De Marez, L., Martens, M., Van Meer, M., Muller, G., Paisa, T., Ponnet, K., Schweitzer, C., & Vanden Abeele, M. (2019). Quantifying User-related, System-related, and Context-related Patterns of Smartphone Use. Abstract from ICCSS 2019: International Conference on Computational Social Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  5. Unlock, Chat, Lock. A Markov Chain Analysis to Unveil How Smartphone …

    Stragier, J., Hendrickson, D., Vanden Abeele, M., & De Marez, L. (2019). Unlock, Chat, Lock. A Markov Chain Analysis to Unveil How Smartphone Use Unfolds in Everyday Life. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the International Communication Association 2019, Washington, United States.

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