Research Publications

Burnell, K., Garrett, S.L., Nelson, B.W., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Daily links between objective smartphone use and sleep among adolescents. Journal of Adolescence.


Maheux, A.J., Garrett, S.L., Fox, K.A., Field, N.H., Burnell, K., Telzer, E.H., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press). Adolescent social gaming as a form of social media: A call for developmental science. Child Development Perspectives.


Armstrong-Carter, E., Garrett, S.L., Nick, E.A., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2023). Momentary links between adolescents’ social media use and social experiences and motivations: Individual differences by peer susceptibility. Developmental Psychology, 59(4), 707–719.


Flannery, J.S., Burnell, K., Kwon, S., Jorgensen, N.A., Prinstein, M.J., Lindquist, K.A., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Developmental changes in brain function linked with addiction-like social media use two years later. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience. [PDF]


Flannery, J.S., Maza, M.T., Kilic, Z, & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Cascading bidirectional influences of digital media use and mental health in adolescence. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 64.


Fox, K.A., Nick, E., Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press). Why haven’t you texted me back? Adolescents’ digital entrapment, friendship conflict, and perceived general health. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.


Garrett, S.L., Burnell, K., Armstrong-Carter, E.L., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2023). Linking video chatting, phone calling, text messaging, and social media with peers to adolescent connectedness. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 33(4), 1222-1234. [PDF]


Garrett, S.L., Burnell, K., Armstrong-Carter, E.M., Nelson, B.W., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2023). Links between objectively measured hourly smartphone use and adolescent wake events across two weeks.  Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 1-11. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2023.2286595  [PDF] [Study Summary]


Telzer, E.H., & Maza, M.T. (forthcoming). Social media and the developing brain. In G.J. Rich F., K. Kumar, & Farley, (Eds). Handbook of Media Psychology – The Science and the Practice. Springer Press.


Davis, M.M., Modi, H.H., Skymba, H.V., Finnegan, M., Haiger, K., Telzer, E.H., & Rudolph, K.D. (2023). Thumbs up or thumbs down: Neural processing of social feedback and links to social motivation in adolescent girls. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 18(1), 1-14.


Maza, M.T., Kwon, S., Jorgensen, N.A., Capella, J., Lindquist, K., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Neurobiological sensitivity to popular peers moderates daily links between social media use and daily affect. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience [preregistration] [PDF]


Trekels, J., Nesi, J., Burnell, K., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Dispositional and Social Correlates of Digital Status Seeking among Adolescents. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.


Maza, M.T., Fox, K.A., Kwon, S.-J., Flannery, J.E., Lindquist, K.A., Prinstein, M.J., & Tezler, E.H. (2023). Association of habitual checking behaviors on social media with longitudinal functional brain development. JAMA Pediatrics. [Study Summary]


Armstrong-Carter, E., Garrett, S.L., Nick, E.A., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2022). Momentary links between adolescents’ social media use and social experiences and  motivations: Individual differences by peer susceptibility. Developmental Psychology.


Nelson, B.W., Flannery, J.E., Duell, N., Flournoy, J., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2021). Concurrent and prospective associations between fitbit wearable derived RDOC arousal and regulation constructs and adolescent internalizing symptoms. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 63, 282-295.


Massing-Schaffer, M., Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., Lindquist, K.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2020). Adolescent peer experiences and prospective suicidal ideation: The protective role of online only friendships. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 51(1), 49-60.


Armstrong-Carter, E., & Telzer, E.H. (2021). Advancing measurement and research on youths’ prosocial behavior in the digital age. Child Development Perspectives, 15(1), 31-36.


Fowler, C.H., Lin, L.C., Rudolph, K.D., & Telzer, E.H. (2021). Like me back: Neural correlates of low perceived relational value in peer victimized youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(2), 435-450.


Nesi, J., Rothenberg, W.A., Bettis, A.H., Massing-Schaffer, M., Fox, K. A., Telzer, E.H., Lindquist, K.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2021). Emotional responses to social media experiences among adolescents: Longitudinal associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 51(6), 907-922.


Nick, E. A., Kilic, Z., Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., Lindquist, K.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2022). Adolescent digital stress: Frequencies, correlates, and longitudinal association with depressive symptoms. Journal of Adolescent Health, 70(2), 336-339.


Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Maheux, A.J., Roberts, S.R., Sanzari, C., Widman, L., & Prinstein, M.J. (2021). Selfie appearance investment and peer feedback concern: Multi-method investigation of adolescent selfie practices and adjustment. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(4), 488-499. [Study Summary]


Prinstein, M.J., Nesi, J., & Telzer, E.H. (2020). Commentary: An updated agenda for the study of digital media use and adolescent development – future directions following Odgers & Jensen (2020). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61(3), 349-352.


Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., Prinstein, M.J. (2020). Adolescent development in the digital media context. Psychological Inquiry, 31, 229-234.


Prinstein, M.J. & Giletta, M. (2020). Future directions in peer relations research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 49(4), 556-572.


Maheux, A.J., Evans, R., Widman, L., Nesi, J., Prinstein, M.J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2020). Brief Report: Popular Peer Norms and Adolescent Sexting Behavior. Journal of Adolescence, 78, 62-66.


Nesi, J. & Prinstein, M.J. (2019). In search of likes: Longitudinal associations between adolescents’ digital status seeking and health-risk behaviors. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48(5), 740-748


*Nesi, J., *Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2018). Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context part 1: A theoretical framework and application to dyadic peer relationships. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 21, 267-294.


*Nesi, J., *Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2018). Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context part 2: Application to peer group processes and future directions for research. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 21, 295-319.


*Nesi, J., *Miller, A.B., & Prinstein, M.J. (2017). Adolescents’ depressive symptoms and subsequent technology-based interpersonal behaviors: A Multi-Wave Study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 51, 12-19.


Nesi, J.L., Widman, L.M., Choukas-Bradley, S.C., & Prinstein, M.J. (2017). Technology-based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27(2), 471-477.


Nesi, J.L. & Prinstein, M.J. (2015). Using social media for social comparison and feedback-seeking: Gender and popularity moderate associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1427-1438.

Burnell, K., Garrett, S.L., Nelson, B.W., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Daily links between objective smartphone use and sleep among adolescents. Journal of Adolescence.


Maheux, A.J., Garrett, S.L., Fox, K.A., Field, N.H., Burnell, K., Telzer, E.H., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press). Adolescent social gaming as a form of social media: A call for developmental science. Child Development Perspectives.


Armstrong-Carter, E., Garrett, S.L., Nick, E.A., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2023). Momentary links between adolescents’ social media use and social experiences and motivations: Individual differences by peer susceptibility. Developmental Psychology, 59(4), 707–719.


Flannery, J.S., Burnell, K., Kwon, S., Jorgensen, N.A., Prinstein, M.J., Lindquist, K.A., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Developmental changes in brain function linked with addiction-like social media use two years later. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience. [PDF]


Flannery, J.S., Maza, M.T., Kilic, Z, & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Cascading bidirectional influences of digital media use and mental health in adolescence. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 64.


Fox, K.A., Nick, E., Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press). Why haven’t you texted me back? Adolescents’ digital entrapment, friendship conflict, and perceived general health. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.


Garrett, S.L., Burnell, K., Armstrong-Carter, E.L., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2023). Linking video chatting, phone calling, text messaging, and social media with peers to adolescent connectedness. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 33(4), 1222-1234. [PDF]


Garrett, S.L., Burnell, K., Armstrong-Carter, E.M., Nelson, B.W., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2023). Links between objectively measured hourly smartphone use and adolescent wake events across two weeks.  Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 1-11. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2023.2286595  [PDF] [Study Summary]


Telzer, E.H., & Maza, M.T. (forthcoming). Social media and the developing brain. In G.J. Rich F., K. Kumar, & Farley, (Eds). Handbook of Media Psychology – The Science and the Practice. Springer Press.


Davis, M.M., Modi, H.H., Skymba, H.V., Finnegan, M., Haiger, K., Telzer, E.H., & Rudolph, K.D. (2023). Thumbs up or thumbs down: Neural processing of social feedback and links to social motivation in adolescent girls. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 18(1), 1-14.


Maza, M.T., Kwon, S., Jorgensen, N.A., Capella, J., Lindquist, K., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Neurobiological sensitivity to popular peers moderates daily links between social media use and daily affect. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience [preregistration] [PDF]


Trekels, J., Nesi, J., Burnell, K., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (in press). Dispositional and Social Correlates of Digital Status Seeking among Adolescents. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.


Maza, M.T., Fox, K.A., Kwon, S.-J., Flannery, J.E., Lindquist, K.A., Prinstein, M.J., & Tezler, E.H. (2023). Association of habitual checking behaviors on social media with longitudinal functional brain development. JAMA Pediatrics. [Study Summary]


Armstrong-Carter, E., Garrett, S.L., Nick, E.A., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2022). Momentary links between adolescents’ social media use and social experiences and  motivations: Individual differences by peer susceptibility. Developmental Psychology.


Nelson, B.W., Flannery, J.E., Duell, N., Flournoy, J., Prinstein, M.J., & Telzer, E.H. (2021). Concurrent and prospective associations between fitbit wearable derived RDOC arousal and regulation constructs and adolescent internalizing symptoms. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 63, 282-295.


Massing-Schaffer, M., Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., Lindquist, K.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2020). Adolescent peer experiences and prospective suicidal ideation: The protective role of online only friendships. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 51(1), 49-60.


Armstrong-Carter, E., & Telzer, E.H. (2021). Advancing measurement and research on youths’ prosocial behavior in the digital age. Child Development Perspectives, 15(1), 31-36.


Fowler, C.H., Lin, L.C., Rudolph, K.D., & Telzer, E.H. (2021). Like me back: Neural correlates of low perceived relational value in peer victimized youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(2), 435-450.


Nesi, J., Rothenberg, W.A., Bettis, A.H., Massing-Schaffer, M., Fox, K. A., Telzer, E.H., Lindquist, K.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2021). Emotional responses to social media experiences among adolescents: Longitudinal associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 51(6), 907-922.


Nick, E. A., Kilic, Z., Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., Lindquist, K.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2022). Adolescent digital stress: Frequencies, correlates, and longitudinal association with depressive symptoms. Journal of Adolescent Health, 70(2), 336-339.


Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Maheux, A.J., Roberts, S.R., Sanzari, C., Widman, L., & Prinstein, M.J. (2021). Selfie appearance investment and peer feedback concern: Multi-method investigation of adolescent selfie practices and adjustment. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(4), 488-499. [Study Summary]


Prinstein, M.J., Nesi, J., & Telzer, E.H. (2020). Commentary: An updated agenda for the study of digital media use and adolescent development – future directions following Odgers & Jensen (2020). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61(3), 349-352.


Nesi, J., Telzer, E.H., Prinstein, M.J. (2020). Adolescent development in the digital media context. Psychological Inquiry, 31, 229-234.


Prinstein, M.J. & Giletta, M. (2020). Future directions in peer relations research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 49(4), 556-572.


Maheux, A.J., Evans, R., Widman, L., Nesi, J., Prinstein, M.J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2020). Brief Report: Popular Peer Norms and Adolescent Sexting Behavior. Journal of Adolescence, 78, 62-66.


Nesi, J. & Prinstein, M.J. (2019). In search of likes: Longitudinal associations between adolescents’ digital status seeking and health-risk behaviors. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48(5), 740-748


*Nesi, J., *Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2018). Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context part 1: A theoretical framework and application to dyadic peer relationships. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 21, 267-294.


*Nesi, J., *Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2018). Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context part 2: Application to peer group processes and future directions for research. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 21, 295-319.


*Nesi, J., *Miller, A.B., & Prinstein, M.J. (2017). Adolescents’ depressive symptoms and subsequent technology-based interpersonal behaviors: A Multi-Wave Study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 51, 12-19.


Nesi, J.L., Widman, L.M., Choukas-Bradley, S.C., & Prinstein, M.J. (2017). Technology-based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27(2), 471-477.


Nesi, J.L. & Prinstein, M.J. (2015). Using social media for social comparison and feedback-seeking: Gender and popularity moderate associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1427-1438.