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Dr. J.L. (Loes) Pouwels

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Youth & Media Entertainment

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Loes Pouwels is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) and the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM). In her research, Loes aims to provide new insights in individual and group differences in youths’ socio-emotional functioning in their online and offline social world. She is a member of Project AWeSoMe, that focuses on individual differences in the effects of adolescents’ social media use on their wellbeing.

    Loes obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogical Sciences (cum laude) at Radboud University in 2011, after which she graduated cum laude from the Research Master Behavioral Science in 2013 (Radboud University). She received a research talent grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), which gave her the opportunity to start her PhD Project in September 2013. In January 2018, she obtained her PhD title cum laude, after defending her thesis “The group process of bullying; developmental, methodological, and social-cognitive perspectives”. Before she started to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the university of Amsterdam, she worked for one year as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • Publications

    2021

    2020

    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent. Scientific Reports, 10, [10763]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67727-7 [details]
    • Geukens, F., Maes, M., Spithoven, A., Pouwels, J. L., Daneel, S., Cillessen, A. H. N., ... Goossens, L. (2020). Changes in adolescent loneliness and concomitant changes in fear of negative evaluation and self-esteem. International Journal of Behavioral Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025420958194

    2019

    2018

    • Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2018). A developmental perspective on popularity and the group process of bullying. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 43, 64-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2018.10.003
    • Pouwels, J. L., Salmivalli, C., Saarento, S., van den Berg, Y. H. M., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2018). Predicting adolescents' bullying participation from developmental trajectories of social status and behavior. Child Development, 89, 1157-1176. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12794
    • Pouwels, J. L., van Noorden, T. H. J., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2018). The participant roles of bullying in different grades: Prevalence and social status profiles. Social Development, 27, 732-747. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12294
    • Tyborowska, A., Volman, I., Niermann, H. C. M., Pouwels, J. L., Smeekens, S., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2018). Early-life and pubertal stress differentially modulate grey matter development in human adolescents. Scientific Reports, 8, [9201]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27439-5

    2017

    • Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2017). Adolescents' explicit and implicit evaluations of hypothetical and actual peers with different bullying participant roles. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 159, 219-241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.02.008

    2016

    • Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Participant roles of bullying in adolescence: Status characteristics, social behavior, and assignment criteria. Aggressive Behavior, 42, 239-253. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21614
    • Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Peer victimization in adolescence: Concordance between measures and associations with global and daily internalizing problems. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 195-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.10.004
    • Pouwels, J. L., Scholte, R. H. J., van Noorden, T. H. J., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Interpretations of bullying by bullies, victims, and bully-victims in interactions at different levels of abstraction. Aggressive Behavior, 42, 54-65. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21605
    • Pouwels, J. L., Souren, P. M., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Stability of peer victimization: A meta-analysis of longitudinal research. Developmental Review, 40, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dr.2016.01.001

    2013

    • Pouwels, J. L., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2013). Correlates and outcomes associated with aggression and victimization among elementary-school children in a low-income urban context. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 190-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-012-9875-3

    2019

    • van Driel, I. I., Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2019). 'Posten, scrollen, appen en snappen': Jongeren (14-15 jaar) en social media in 2019. Amsterdam: Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM), Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]
    • van Driel, I., Pouwels, L., Beyens, I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. (2019). Posting, scrolling, chatting & snapping: Youth (14–15) and social media in 2019. Amsterdam: Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM), Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]

    2019

    2021

    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2021). Social media use and adolescents’ well-being: Developing a typology of person-specific effect patterns. Paper presented at 71st International Communication Association Conference, .
    • Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2021). Adolescents’ well-being in a social media world. Poster session presented at Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Virtual 2021, .
    • Pouwels, J. L., Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., & Keijsers, L. (2021). Social media use and friendship closeness in adolescents’ daily lives: An experience sampling study. Paper presented at Dutch Peer Relations Research Meeting (PRO), .
    • Pouwels, J. L., Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., & Keijsers, L. (2021). Social media use and friendship closeness in adolescents’ daily lives: An experience sampling study. Paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Virtual Meeting, .
    • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2021). Distracted or not? An experience sampling study on adolescents' social media use and self-control failure. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2021, .
    • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2021). Distracted or not? An experience sampling study on adolescents’ social media use and self-control failure. Paper presented at 71st International Communication Association Conference, .
    • Verbeij, T., Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2021). The accuracy and validity of self-reported social media use measures among adolescents. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, .
    • Verbeij, T., Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2021). The accuracy and validity of self-reported social media use measures among adolescents. Paper presented at 71st International Communication Association Conference, .

    2020

    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The association between social media use and well-being among adolescents: An experience sampling study. Paper presented at 70th International Communication Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). The association between social media use and well-being among adolescents. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., Pouwels, J. L., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2020). Adolescent well-being in a digital world. Paper presented at 70th International Communication Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Boeschoten, L., van Driel, I. I., Oberski, D., & Pouwels, J. L. (2020). Instagram use and the well-being of adolescents: Using deep learning to link social scientific self-reports with Instagram data download packages. Abstract from ICMI 2020, .

    2019

    • van Driel, I. I., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., Keijsers, L., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2019). Social media use and emotional well-being among adolescents. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Emotions, Well-Being, and Health, Tilburg, Netherlands.

    Award

    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, L., van Driel, I. & Valkenburg, P. (2021). Best Published Article Award for the article "The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent".

    2018

    • Pouwels, J. L. (2018). The group process of bullying: Developmental, methodological, and social-cognitive perspectives. Ridderprint BV, Ridderkerk.

    2021

    • Pouwels, J. L., Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I. & Keijsers, L. (31-8-2021). Data set belonging to Pouwels et al. (2021). Some socially poor but also some socially rich adolescents feel closer to their friends after using social media. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.14680362.v4.
    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L. & Valkenburg, P. M. (16-8-2021). Data set belonging to Beyens et al. (in press). Social media use and adolescents’ well-being: Developing a typology of person-specific effect patterns. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.14557902.v2.
    • Valkenburg, P. M., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L. & Beyens, I. (10-8-2021). Data set belonging to Valkenburg et al. (2021). Social media browsing and adolescent well-being: Challenging the “Passive Social Media Use Hypothesis”. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.13547441.v1.
    • Verbeij, T., Pouwels, J. L., Beyens, I. & Valkenburg, P. M. (9-5-2021). Data set belonging to Verbeij et al. (2021). The Accuracy and Validity of Social Media Use Measures Among Adolescents.csv. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.14216294.v1.
    • Siebers, T., Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L. & Valkenburg, P. M. (7-4-2021). Data set belonging to Siebers et al. (2021). Social media and distraction: An experience sampling study among adolescents. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.14199134.v1.
    • Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L. & Pouwels, J. L. (23-2-2021). Dataset belonging to Valkenburg et al (2021). Adolescents’ social media experiences and their self-esteem: A person-specific susceptibility perspective. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.14095971.v1.
    • Pouwels, J. L., Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., van Driel, I. I. & Keijsers, L. (10-2-2021). Data set belonging to Pouwels et al. (2021). Social media use and friendship closeness in adolescents’ daily lives: An experience sampling study. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.13285685.v3.
    • Beyens, I., Pouwels, J. L., van Driel, I. I., Keijsers, L. & Valkenburg, P. M. (8-1-2021). Data set belonging to Beyens et al. (2020). The effect of social media on well-being differs from adolescent to adolescent. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.12497990.v2.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Radboud University
      Assistant Professor Developmental Psychology