Questions explored in prior research include:
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- What challenges do teens face in their socio-digital lives?
- Do youth with strong civic identities share their political views and civic interests on social media?
- How do their peers recommend that teens cope with digital stress, from public shaming to feeling smothered?
- Do young peoples' approaches to online civic expression change over time?
- How do adolescents differ in their reactions as they browse Instagram-- and why might it matter for interventions?
- How do mobile phones intersect with adolescents' experiences of intimacy?
- How can social science approaches to coding inform to computer science coding to build better interventions?
- Has creativity declined over the past two decades?
- When youth turn to the Internet for romantic relationship advice, what kinds of advice do they receive?
Weinstein, E. (in press). Adolescents’ differential responses to social media browsing: Exploring causes and consequences for intervention. Computers in Human Behavior.
James, C., Davis, K., Charmaraman, L., Konrath, S., Slovak, P., Weinstein, E., Yarosh, L. (2017). Digital life and youth well-being, social connectedness, empathy, and narcissism. Pediatrics, 139 (Supplement).
Davis, K. & Weinstein, E. (2017). Identity development in the digital age: An Eriksonian perspective. In M. Wright (Ed.), Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
White, A., Weinstein, E., & Selman, R. (2016). Adolescent friendship issues in a digital context. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. doi:10.1177/135485651667834.
Thomas, S., Weinstein, E., Selman, R. (2016). Did I cross the line? Gendered differences in adolescents’ anonymous digital self-reports of wrongdoing in an anonymous online context. Sex Roles. doi:10.1007/s11199-016-0684-0.
Weinstein, E., Thomas, S., Kim, J., White, A., Dinakar, K., & Selman, R. (2015). How to cope with digital stress: The recommendations adolescents offer their peers online. Journal of Adolescent Research, 31(4), 415-441.
Kim, J., Weinstein, E., & Selman, R. (2015) Romantic relationship advice from anonymous online helpers: The peer support adolescents exchange. Youth & Society, 49(3), 369-392.
Weinstein, E., Rundle, M., & James, C. (2015). A hush falls over the crowd?: Diminished online civic expression among young civic actors. International Journal of Communication, 9(23), 84-105.
Weinstein, E. & Selman, R. (2014). Digital stress: Adolescents’ personal accounts. New Media & Society, 18(3), 391-409.
Weinstein, E. (2014). The personal is political on social media: Online civic expression patterns and pathways among civically engaged youth. International Journal of Communication, 8, 210-233.
Dinakar, K., Lieberman, H., Weinstein, E., & Selman, R. (2014). Stacked generalization to predict adolescent distress. ICWSM July 2014 Conference Proceedings.
Weinstein, E., Clark, Z., DiBartolomeo, D., & Davis, K. (2014). A decline in creativity? It depends on the domain. Creativity Research Journal, 26(2), 178-184.