In its teaching and research, the Department of Youth & Family focuses on the development and socialisation of adolescents and young adults.
Youth & Family
Martinus J. Langeveld building
Address:Heidelberglaan 1, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 253 4700 (front desk)
In this building:
- Department of Special Education: Cognitive & Motor Disabilities
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Psychology
- Educational Consultancy & Professional Development
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.