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Handbook of Adolescent Digital Media Use and Mental Health

Edited by Jacqueline Nesi, P.hD.; Eva H. Telzer, Ph.D.; and Mitchell J. Prinstein, Ph.D.
Published by Cambridge University Press and available as a free, open access eBook. Click on any chapter title to open the PDF to the appropriate section, or use the button at the end of this section to download the PDF.

Chapter 1: Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Digital Media Research

By Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Ph.D. & Minas Michikyan, Ph.D.

Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations of Social Media Uses and Effects

Patti M. Valkenburg, P.hD.

Chapter 3: Digital Media and the Dual Aspect of Adolescent Identity Development: The Effects of Digital Media Use on Introspection, Storytelling, and Dialogue

Hiromitsu Morita, MSc; Nastasia Griffioen, MSc; and Isabela Granic, Ph.D.

Chapter 4: Peer Relations Processes in the Context of Digital Media

Samuel E. Ehrenreich, Ph.D.

Chapter 5: Digital Media and the Developing Brain

Michelle Chiu, MA and Jason Chein, Ph.D.

Chapter 6: Adolescents’ Digital Media Interactions within the Context of Sexuality Development

Chelly Maes, MS; Johanna M.F. van Oosten, Ph.D.; and Laura Vandenbosch, Ph.D.
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Chapter 7: Culture and Digital Media in Adolescent Development

Adriana M. Manago, Ph.D. and Jessica McKenzie, Ph.D.
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Chapter 8: Marginalized and Understudied Populations Using Digital Media

Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D.; J. Maya Hernandez, MA; and Rachel Hodes, BA
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Chapter 9: Depression and Anxiety in the Context of Digital Media

Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH and Anna F. Jolliff, MS
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Chapter 10: The Role of Digital Media in Adolescents’ Body Image and Disordered Eating

Savannah R. Roberts, BS; Anne J. Maheux, MS; Brianna A. Ladd, BA; and Sophia Choukas-Bradley, Ph.D.
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Chapter 11: Digital Media in Adolescent Health-Risk and Externalizing Behaviors

Michaeline Jensen, Ph.D.; Mariani Weinstein, BA; Morgan T. Brown, BA; and Jessica Navarro, MS, MSW
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Chapter 12: Problematic Digital Media Use and Addiction

Sarah E. Domoff, Ph.D.; Aubrey L. Borgen, MA; Bonny Rye, MA; Gloria Rojas Barajas, BA; and Katie Avery, BS
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Chapter 13: The Effects of Digital Media and Media Multitasking on Attention Problems and Sleep

Susanne E. Baumgartner, Ph.D.

Chapter 14: Digital Media, Suicide, and Self-injury

Kaylee Payne Kruzan, Ph.D. and Janis Whitlock, Ph.D., MPH
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Chapter 15: School-Based Initiatives Promoting Digital Citizenship and Healthy Digital Media Use

Emily Weinstein, Ed.D. and Carrie James, Ph.D.

Chapter 16: Digital Media Interventions for Adolescent Mental Health

Jessica L. Hamilton, Ph.D.; David M. Siegel, MA; and Matthew M. Carper, Ph.D.