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My research aims at understanding and promoting adolescent well-being, by answering fundamental theoretical questions such as: Which parenting practices promote adolescent well-being and positive development, and do social media affect the mental health of the young?

To assess such developmental processes, we combine large questionnaire studies with micro-questionniares on smart phones (Experience Sampling), and employ advanced statistics to unravel the underlying driving processes of adolescent development. The research is partially supported by the Dutch Scientific Organisation (NWO-VIDI), and a collaboration with Savannah Boele and Anne Bulow

I am director of the Tilburg Experience Sampling Center, which facilitates research on the real-time dynamics of mental health and well-being, using smart phones and wearables. Furthermore, in collaboration with psychiatrists and adolescents, we are developing  and validating e-health apps to promote well-being. 

Top publications

  1. Parental monitoring and adolescent problem behaviors - How much do we…

    Keijsers, L. (2016). Parental monitoring and adolescent problem behaviors: How much do we really know? International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40(3), 271-281.
  2. What drives developmental change in adolescent disclosure and materna…

    Keijsers, L., Voelkle, M. C., Maciejewski, D., Branje, S., Koot, H., Hiemstra, M., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2016). What drives developmental change in adolescent disclosure and maternal knowledge? Heterogeneity in within-family processes. Developmental Psychology, 52(12), 2057-2070.
  3. The interplay of parental monitoring and socioeconomic status in pred…

    Rekker, R., Keijsers, L., Branje, S., Koot, H., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2017). The interplay of parental monitoring and socioeconomic status in predicting minor delinquency between and within adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 59, 155-165.

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