Nijmegen, Netherlands

Peer Relations and Interactions in Childhood and Adolescence

when 4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 500

This interactive course focuses on the role of peer relationships in child and adolescent development. Participants will gain extensive knowledge of past and current peer relations research, and can discuss their own work.

Course leader

Prof. Toon Cillessen
Department of Social Development
Behavioural Science Institute
Radboud University

Target group

• Master
• PhD
• Post-doc

The course is designed for Research Master's students or PhD students in the social and behavioural sciences (e.g., psychology, pedagogics, sociology, and educational sciences), marketing and communication sciences, medicine, or related fields.

Regular Master's students or Advanced Bachelor's students who have strong interest in or experience with peer relations research are also welcome.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

1. Understand the main theories and basic methods in peer relations research.
2. Understand the importance of friendship, social status, and social behaviours for child and adolescent development.
3. Use state of the art research measures and paradigms to assess peer relations and interactions.
4. Apply recently acquired knowledge into the design of new peer relations research.

Fee info

EUR 500: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 450 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 425 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 375 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)

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