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Dr L.H.C. (Loes) Janssen

Postdoctoral researcher
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Youth & Media Entertainment
Photographer: Sander Nieuwenhuys

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Biography

    Loes Janssen is a postdoctoral researcher in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on adolescents' well-being, parent-adolescent interaction, and the effects of social media on well-being of adolescents. In her work, she employs intensive longitudinal data (EMA/ESM), to capture the daily life experiences of adolescents. 

    Loes Janssen's research fields: 

    • Adolescents
    • Well-being
    • Parent-child communication
    • Intensive longitudinal data


    Janssen is involved in Project AWeSome, an interdisciplinary collaboration that investigates the effects of social media use on various aspects of adolescents' well-being. Janssen is affiliated with the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM). Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, she completed her PhD 'Changes in perspective: Parenting and well-being of adolescents in daily life' in 2022 at Leiden University (department Clinical Psychology) under supervision of prof.dr. Bernet Elzing and dr. Bart Verkuil. 

  • Research

    Research methods

    • Intensive longitudinal data (ESM/EMA/daily dairy)
    • Surveys
    • Qualitative interviews

    Research projects

    • AWeSome 2.0: investigating the effects of social media use and parent-child communication on various aspects of adolescents' well-being in daily life.

     

  • Publications

    2024

    • Beyens, I., Valkenburg, P. M., & Janssen, L. H. C. (in press). Parental monitoring in the digital age. In J. Smetana, N. Campione-Barr, & L. Tilton-Weaver (Eds.), Handbook of Parental Monitoring and Adolescent Information Management Cambridge University Press.
    • Valkenburg, P. M., Beyens, I., Bij de Vaate, N., Janssen, L., & van der Wal, A. (2024). Person-Specific Media Effects. In T. Araujo, & P. Neijens (Eds.), Communication Research into the Digital Society: Fundamental Insights from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (pp. 233-245). Amsterdam University Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/jj.11895525.17, https://doi.org/10.1515/9789048560608-015 [details]

    2023

    • Janssen, L. H. C., Sloan, C. J., Verkuil, B., Van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Wever, M. C. M., Fosco, G. M., & Elzinga, B. M. (2023). Adolescents' and parents' affect in relation to discrepant perceptions of parental warmth in daily life. Journal of Research on Adolescence. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12879
    • Van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Wever, M. C. M., Van Schie, C. C., Janssen, L. H. C., Wentholt, W. G. M., Tollenaar, M. S., Will, G. J., & Elzinga, B. M. (2023). Sticky criticism? Affective and neural responses to parental criticism and praise in adolescents with depression. Psychological Medicine. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291723002131
    • Wever, M. C. M., van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Janssen, L. H. C., Wentholt, W. G. M., Spruit, I. M., Tollenaar, M. S., Will, G. J., & Elzinga, B. M. (2023). Looking into troubled waters: Childhood emotional maltreatment modulates neural responses to prolonged gazing into one’s own, but not others’, eyes. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 23, 1598–1609. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-023-01135-y
    • van Houtum, L. A. E. M., van Schie, C. C., Wever, M. C. M., Janssen, L. H. C., Wentholt, W. G. M., Tailby, C., Grenyer, B. F. S., Will, G. J., Tollenaar, M. S., & Elzinga, B. M. (2023). Aberrant neural network activation during reliving of autobiographical memories in adolescent depression. Cortex, 168, 14-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.06.021

    2022

    • Wever, M. C. M., van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Janssen, L. H. C., Spruit, I. M., Tollenaar, M. S., aan het Rot, M., & Elzinga, B. M. (2022). Eyes on you: Ensuring empathic accuracy or signalling empathy? International Journal of Psychology, 57, 743-752. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12862
    • Wever, M. C. M., van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Janssen, L. H. C., Wentholt, W. G. M., Spruit, I. M., Tollenaar, M. S., Will, G. J., & Elzinga, B. M. (2022). Neural and Affective Responses to Prolonged Eye Contact with One's Own Adolescent Child and Unfamiliar Others. NeuroImage, 260, Article 119463. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119463
    • van Houtum, L. AEM., Will, G-J., Wever, M. CM., Janssen, L. HC., van Schie, C. C., Tollenaar, M. S., & Elzinga, B. M. (2022). Adolescents’ affective and neural responses to parental praise and criticism. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 54, 101099.

    2021

    • Janssen, L. H. C., Elzinga, B. M., Verkuil, B., Hillegers, M. H. J., & Keijsers, L. (2021). The Link between parental support and adolescent negative mood in daily life: between-person heterogeneity in within-person processes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 271-285. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01323-w
    • Janssen, L. H. C., Verkuil, B., van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Wever, M. C. M., & Elzinga, B. M. (2021). Perceptions of parenting in daily life: Adolescent-parent differences and associations with adolescent affect. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 2427-2443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01489-x
    • Wever, M. C. M., van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Janssen, L. H. C., Will, G. J., Tollenaar, M. S., & Elzinga, B. M. (2021). Neural signatures of parental empathic responses to imagined suffering of their adolescent child. NeuroImage, 232, Article 117886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.117886
    • van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Wever, M. C. M., Janssen, L. H. C., van Schie, C. C., Will, G. J., Tollenaar, M. S., & Elzinga, B. M. (2021). Vicarious praise and pain: parental neural responses to social feedback about their adolescent child. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 16, 406-417. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsab004
    • van den Heuvel, M. I., Bülow, A., Heininga, V. E., de Moor, E. L., Janssen, L. H. C., Vanden Abeele, M., & Boekhorst, M. G. B. M. (2021). Tracking Infant Development With a Smartphone: A Practical Guide to the Experience Sampling Method. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 703743. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.703743

    2020

    • Janssen, L. H. C., Kullberg, M. L., Verkuil, B., van Zwieten, N., Wever, M. C. M., van Houtum, L. A. E. M., Wentholt, W. G. M., & Elzinga, B. M. (2020). Does the COVID-19 pandemic impact parents' and adolescents' well-being? An EMA-study on daily affect and parenting. PLoS ONE, 15, Article e0240962. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240962

    2023

    • van der Wal, A., Janssen, L. H. C., Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Beyens, I., & Valkenburg, P. M. (2023). De plussen en minnen van social media. Jongeren aan het woord: Publieksrapport. Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM), Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://www.awesomescience.nl/publieksrapport/

    2016

    2024

    • Bij de Vaate, A. J. D., Valkenburg, P. M., Janssen, L. H. C., van der Wal, A., Keijsers, L., & Beyens, I. (2024). Social media self-effects on adolescents’ self-esteem: a 100-day diary study. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2024, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Janssen, L. H. C., Beyens, I., Bij de Vaate, N. A. J. D., van der Wal, A., Valkenburg, P. M., & Keijsers, L. (2024). Parent-adolescent communication in a digital world: A 100-day diary study. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2024, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    2023

    • Bij de Vaate, N. A. J. D., Valkenburg, P. M., Janssen, L., van der Wal, A., Keijsers, L. & Beyens, I. (3-11-2023). Data set belonging to Bij de Vaate et al. (2023). Social media self-effects on adolescents' self-esteem: A 100-day diary study. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.24476764.v1
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