In its teaching and research, the Department of Youth & Family focuses on the development and socialisation of adolescents and young adults.
Martinus J. Langeveld building
Tel: +31 30 253 47 00 (reception)
We study the upbringing and development of young people during adolescence and early adulthood, the period between the ages of 12 and 25. This involves researching both normal and problematic development, with an emphasis on various factors:
- genetic and biological factors;
- psychological factors;
- social factors.
We investigate how these factors combine to influence the ways in which young people develop. This is known as the socio-ecological approach. For this we primarily conduct longitudinal research, in which we follow the development of adolescents over a protracted period.