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Jelle Sijtsema


  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 225, Simon Building, room S 321

    5037 DB Tilburg



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Personal profile

Research interests

My research largely focuses on the development of aggression and delinquency in adolescence. With the use of social network analyses, I study the role of peer relationships on this development. In addition, I focus on the relationship between physiological measures, such as heart rate, and aggression/ delinquency.


2012 - present: Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology at Tilburg University

2010 - 2012: Postdoc at the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE) at the Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen

2010 - 2012: Postdoc/ lecturer at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the University of Groningen

2006 - 2012: PhD-student at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the University of Groningen

Current courses

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  • Aggression
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Developmental Psychology

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Research Output

  • 38 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Comment/Letter to the editor
  • 1 Review article

Peer influence in the development of adolescent antisocial behavior: Advances from dynamic social network studies

Sijtsema, J. J. & Lindenberg, S. M., 2018, In : Developmental Review. 50, part B, p. 140-154

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  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Early life adversities and adolescent antisocial behavior: The role of cardiac autonomic nervous system reactivity in the TRAILS study

    Sijtsema, J. J., van Roon, A. M., de Groot, F. P. C. & Riese, H., 2015, In : Biological Psychology. 110, 24–33.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    Friendship selection and influence in bullying and defending: Effects of moral disengagement

    Sijtsema, J. J., Rambaran, J. A., Caravita, S. C. S. & Gini, G., 2014, In : Developmental Psychology. 50, 8, p. 2093-2104

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 45 Citations (Scopus)

    Empirical Test of Bullies' Status Goals: Assessing Direct Goals, Aggression, and Prestige

    Sijtsema, J. J., Veenstra, R., Lindenberg, S. & Salmivalli, C., 2009, In : Aggressive Behavior. 35, 1, p. 57-67

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    201 Citations (Scopus)