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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

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Recent publications

  1. Influence of the Business Revenue, Recommendation, and Provider Model…

    Lupianez-Villanueva, F. L-V., Folkvord, F., & Vanden Abeele, M. (2020). Influence of the Business Revenue, Recommendation, and Provider Models on Mobile Health App Adoption: Three-Country Experimental Vignette Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(6), [17272].
  2. Mapping the Mobile DNA of News. Understanding Incidental and Serendip…

    Van Damme, K., Martens, M., Van Leuven, S., Vanden Abeele, M., & De Marez, L. (2020). Mapping the Mobile DNA of News. Understanding Incidental and Serendipitous Mobile News Consumption. Digital Journalism, 8(1), 49-68.
  3. 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, 23(6), 363-370.
  4. The social consequences of phubbing - A framework and a research agen…

    Vanden Abeele, M. (Accepted/In press). The social consequences of phubbing: A framework and a research agenda. In R. Ling, G. Goggin, L. Fortunati, S. S. Lim, & Y. Li (Eds.), Handbook of Mobile Communication, Culture, and Information Oxford University Press.
  5. 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.

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