Fields of expertise
Dynamics of Youth researchers and social partners work together to find answers to crucial questions for future generations. This research is concentrated in four main research domains. Each research domain cooperates with fields of expertise, groups of scientist that focus on a certain research topic.
The first 1001 critical days of a child's life
A closer look at the crucial period for brain and language development.
Where do I belong? Children in multi-resident families
What happens to a child's sense of belonging when growing up in a family of divorce?
Change your perspective!
Youth’s media use and the role of teaching and education.
Healthy play, better coping
How does play help children cope with chronic diseases?
YOUth got Talent
Optimizing youth's potential for societal participation, health and wellbeing.
Developmental labels: the good, the bad and the contested
How do diagnostic classifications affect children's wellbeing?
YOUth study - website for researchers
YOUth is a large scale, longitudinal cohort following nearly 4,000 Dutch children in their development from pregnancy until early adulthood. We focus on neurocognitive development involved in two core characteristics of behavioural development: social competence and behavioural control.
YOUth study – general website
Long-term research into the healthy development of children