about the upbringing and development of young people
In this programme we study the upbringing and development of young people during adolescence and early adulthood, in the period between 12 and 25 years. We investigate both normal and problematic development, taking various factors into account:
- genetic and biological factors
- psychological factors
- social factors
We investigate how these factors interrelatedly influence the ways in which young people develop. This is known as the socio-ecological approach. For this we conduct primarily longitudinal research, in which we follow the development of adolescents in relation to their dynamic environment for a considerable time.