Research Social and Behavioral Sciences

Lunch colloquium Social Psychology with Loes Keijsers

12:45 hrs
Loes Keijsers (Tilburg University)
Title: Understanding health, well-being and adaptation using intensive longitudinal data
Location: AZ 209

Abstract

Why does one person become a rock star, and another a mass-murderer? Why are some people always happy, and others cranky, pessimistic and perhaps even disappointed in life? Why do some people thrive and others don’t? In this presentation, I will highlight how novel  longitudinal methods may allow us to obtain more in depth insights into the underlying developmental mechanisms of health, well-being, and adaptation. I will first describe some of the recent concerns with longitudinal designs and data-analysis, illustrated with some empirical examples from parenting research. Second, I will highlight how Experience Sampling Methods may provide novel opportunities for testing behavioral mechanisms in daily life.

When: 13 October 2017 12:45