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C.A. (Cynthia) Dekker MSc

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Youth & Media Entertainment

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Cynthia Dekker is a PhD candidate in the program group Youth & Media Entertainment at the University of Amsterdam (ASCoR). Her PhD project focuses on how the deep integration of smartphones into our everyday lives impacts individuals’ daily functioning and (digital) well-being. In particular, she is interested in the role of specific design features such as notifications. 

    Before starting her PhD, Cynthia studied Philosophy (BA, Leiden University) and Communication Science (BSc & MSc Research, University of Amsterdam). She is currently also a member of the NeFCA Young Scholars Network Steering Committee.

    Expertise and research fields

    • Media psychology
    • Digital well-being
    • Smartphone intervention
    • Smartphone logging
  • Teaching & PhD supervision
    • Entertainment communication
    • Master's thesis supervision
  • Publicaties


    • Dekker, C. A., & Baumgartner, S. E. (2023). Is life brighter when your phone is not? The efficacy of a grayscale smartphone intervention addressing digital well-being. Mobile Media and Communication. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/20501579231212062
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