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.

Recent publications

  1. The development of parental monitoring during adolescence

    Lionetti, F., Palladino, B. E., Moses Passini, C., Casonato, M., Hamzallari, O., Ranta, M., ... Keijsers, L. (Accepted/In press). The development of parental monitoring during adolescence: A meta-analysis. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1-29.
  2. Most fare well-but some do not

    Maciejewski, D. F., Keijsers, L., van Lier, P. A. C., Branje, S. J. T., Meeus, W. H. J., & Koot, H. M. (2019). Most fare well-but some do not: Distinct profiles of mood variability development and their association with adjustment during adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 55(2), 434-448.
  3. The formation of party preference in adolescence and early adulthood

    Rekker, R., Keijsers, L., Branje, S., & Meeus, W. (2019). The formation of party preference in adolescence and early adulthood: How and when does it occur in the multiparty context of the Netherlands? Young, 27(1), 48-68.
  4. Adolescent perceptions of parental privacy invasion and adolescent se…

    Dietvorst, E., Hiemstra, M., Hillegers, M. H. J., & Keijsers, L. (2018). Adolescent perceptions of parental privacy invasion and adolescent secrecy: An illustration of Simpson's paradox. Child Development, 89(6), 2081-2090.
  5. Longitudinal methods in adolescent psychology

    Keijsers, L., & van Roekel, E. (2018). Longitudinal methods in adolescent psychology: Where could we go from here? And should we? In L. B. Hendry, & M. Kloep (Eds.), Reframing adolescent research (1 ed.). London: Routledge.

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