Wellbeing During the Covid-19 Pandemic

With the start of our new SYNC lab, we launched a new line of research on the wellbeing of adolescents and young adults during the COVID-19 crisis. This pandemic crisis results in a unique set of experiences for adolescents and young adults. It is currently unknown how they experience this crisis and how it affects their willingness to contribute to the welfare of their family, surroundings, and society in general. The aim of this new research line is to examine the impact of COVID-19 crisis on young individuals’ wellbeing, self-oriented and prosocial behavior, and the use of social media. We not only investigate difficulties that may arise due to the crisis, but also possibilities.

This Spinoza-funded project is an online study in which we follow adolescents and young adults for two consecutive weeks. Participants complete daily measures, which gives us a unique chance to examine daily fluctuations in the experiences and feelings of youth during a pandemic crisis. The project is subdivided into two projects:

  1. Sub-project ‘Urban wellbeing during COVID-19’, which focuses on youth in Rotterdam (ages 10-25), an urban and diverse city in the Netherlands.
  2. Sub-project ‘Student wellbeing during COVID-19’, which focuses on university students from Erasmus University Rotterdam (ages 17 and older).

Team

Eveline Crone

Eveline Crone

Professor

Eveline Crone is full professor of neurocognitive developmental psychology at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Andrik Becht

Andrik Becht

Postdoctoral Researcher

Andrik is a postdoc interested in self-concept and identity formation processes, from both a neurobiological and contextual perspective.

Suzanne van de Groep

Suzanne van de Groep

PhD Candidate

Suzanne is a PhD Candidate studying the behavioral and neural development of prosocial behavior.

Kayla Green

Kayla Green

Research Assistant

Kayla is a research assistant on the ‘Brainlinks’ project, interested in parent-adolescent relationships and neurocognitive development.

Sophie Sweijen

Sophie Sweijen

Research Assistant

Sophie is a research assistant at the Erasmus Sync Lab, working on the Brainlinks Project.

Collaborators

Funding
This project is funded by the NWO Spinoza Prize, awarded to Eveline Crone. In addition, this project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 681632)