VENI project: Situational peer influence and adolescent decision-making
Most deviant acts committed by adolescents are carried out with peers. Despite abundant evidence that peer influence is a driving force in adolescent risk-taking, it remains unclear how adolescents influence each other’s behavior.
In January 2020, I started a research project in which I use observational and experimental methods to break down 'peer influence' into specific verbal and nonverbal cues. Participants are 489 adolescents (aged 11-22) who were recruited from middle schools, high schools, and a public university in New York State (USA).
Listen here to my webinar on 'Adolescent delinquency and peer influence', organized by the NYS Youth Justice Institute.
Een Nederlandstalige samenvatting van dit project vindt u hier, in de nieuwsbrief van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Criminologie.
PhD project: Unstructured socializing and adolescent delinquency
On March 9th 2016, I have defended my dissertation at VU University Amsterdam (cum laude). You can download my dissertation here.
Nederlandse samenvatting: hier downloaden.
Lekenpraatje: hier bekijken.
Review van mijn proefschrift door Hanneke Palmen in het Tijdschrift voor Criminologie: hier lezen.
Radio interview NPO Radio 1