Cortege Tilbrug University

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Why are some teenagers delinquent? What are the factors related to adolescent depression? Which parenting practices promote adolescent well-being, and future positive development?  And does social media affect the young?

With my research, which is partially funded by the Dutch Scientific Organisation (NWO-VIDI) and in collaboration with Savannah Boele, we attempt to answer questions like these, regarding normal and deviant development. We combine large questionnaire studies with micro-questionniares on smart phones (Experience Sampling), and employ advanced statistics to unravel the underlying driving processes of real-life development.

I am one of the directors of the Tilburg Experience Sampling Center. This center 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 e-health apps to promote the health and well-being of teens.

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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