The bright side of life - An intergenerational study into the origins of optimism

Optimists have the general tendency to always look at the bright side of life. This attitude toward life seems quite beneficial, as optimists lead happier and physically and mentally healthier lives than pessimists.

Like parent, like child? (public outreach)

At Noorderzon 2019 I co-organized the Noorderlichten activity ‘Like parent, like child?’. Noorderlichten is an event to bring scientific research outside academia and give children and other non-scientists the opportunity to experience what it is …

Intergenerational transmission

My postdoc was part of Dr. Tina Kretschmer’s ERC funded project Ghosts from the Past: Consequences of Adolescent Peer Experiences across Contexts and Generations (CAPE). In this project we investigated whether and how peer experiences are transmitted a) to adult friendships and romantic relationships, and b) across generations, i.