Keynote speaker at WABF conference, June 2019, Dublin (abstract)

Invited presentations

  • Veenstra, R. (2019, June). School bullying in relation to peer relations and social network analysis. Dublin, Ireland: World Anti-Bullying Forum (keynote). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2018, July). A social network perspective on bullying and other problem behaviors. Beijing, China: Beijing Normal University. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2018, July). Discussant of ISSBD symposium on The Prevalence of Bullying Victimisation and its Impact on Mental Health Outcomes in Australian School Children (with Sally Fitzpatrick, Kay Bussey, Caroline Hunt). 
  • Veenstra, R. & Cillessen, A.H.N. (2018, April). Discussant of Poster Symposium on Social networks. Minneapolis, MI: SRA Preconference on Peer Relations (with Diego Palacios, Mariola Gremmen, Lydia Laninga-Wijnen, Sara Egger). 
  • Salmivalli, C. & Veenstra, R. (2017, August). Peer relations and bullying: Multilevel and social network analyses. Utrecht, NL: European Conference on Developmental Psychology. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2017, May). Discussant of Symposium on Anti-bullying interventions 2.0: Tailored interventions to minimize bullying. Stockholm, Sweden: World Anti-Bullying Forum (with Tessa Kaufman, Julia Torres). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2017, April). Discussant of Symposium on Multiple perspectives on social networking. Austin, TX: Society for Research in Child Development (with Gijs Huitsing, Ashwin Rambaran, Lisa De La Rue, Lauren Molloy). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2017, April). Discussant of Symposium on Ethnically integrated and segregated friendship networks in school: Predictors and consequences. Austin, TX: Society for Research in Child Development (with Marianne Hooijsma, Kara Kogachi, Leslie Echols). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2016, December). Dammen als breedtesport. Groningen: Wereldtitel Dammen Jan Groenendijk – Roel Boomstra
  • Veenstra, R. (2016, April). A social network perspective on bullying and other problem behaviors. St. Catharines, ON, Canada: Brock University. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2016, March). ‘Peer influence processes.’ Baltimore, ML: SRA Preconference on Peer Relations (breakout session with Mitch Prinstein). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2016, March). ‘Meet the scientist lunch.’ Baltimore, ML: Society for Research on Adolescence. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2015, March). Bullying.’ Philadelphia, PA: SRCD Preconference on Peer Relations (breakout session with Dorothy Espelage). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2015, March). Discussant of Symposium on ‘Peer Processes and School Adjustment: Examining Classroom Variations and Contextual Factors’. Philadelphia, PA: Society for Research in Child Development (with Huiyoung Shin, Dawn DeLay, and Handrea Logis). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2014, September). ‘Group processes among children. About bullying and other problem behavior.’ Nijmegen: From Developmental Science to Practice, symposium organized in collaboration with NWO and BSI. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2014, March). Discussant of Symposium on ‘Genes and Peers: How Genes Modify the Effects of Peer Victimization and Peer Behavior on Adjustment’. Austin, TX: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Sylvie Mrug, Edward D. Barker, Elisa Trucco).  
  • Veenstra, R. (2014, March). ‘Meet the scientist lunch.’ Austin, TX: Society for Research on Adolescence. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2014, March). ‘The ins and outs of publishing. A converstation with the editors.’ Austin, TX: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Manfred H.M. Van Dulmen, Jacquelynne Eccles, Todd Little, Charles E. Irwin, Roger J. Levesque). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2013, April). ‘Focus on the group! A social network perspective on bullying.’ Los Angeles, CA: RAND. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2013, April). ‘KiVa in the Netherlands: Design, implementation and selected findings.’ Seattle, WA: Society for Research in Child Development (symposium on Intervening in School Bullying: The Critical Role of Context). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2013, April). ‘Advances in Social Networks Research Methods.’ Seattle, WA: SRCD Preconference on Peer Relations (breakout session with Scott D. Gest & Jenna Watling Neal). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2012, November). ‘Pesten is nooit gezond en los je op in de groep: Het KiVa anti-pestprogramma.’ Ede, the Netherlands: SCEM. [PDF
  • Veenstra, R. (2012, November). ‘Academic disengagement and friendship dynamics.’ International Video Conference on Peer Relations (emanating from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2012, February). ‘Network and behavior dynamics: An introduction in SIENA and its applications.’ Tampa, FL: SRCD Themed Meeting on Developmental Methodology (workshop). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2011, December). ‘Targeting Behaviorally Vulnerable Children. The Role of Social Networks.’ London, UK: Social Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2011, November). ‘The Important Role of Teachers in Bullying Interventions: The KiVa Program.’ Oxford, UK: Nuffield College (Nuffield Sociology Seminar). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2011, October). ‘Dynamic social network analysis.’ Helsinki, Finland: Seminar on Happy 2 School – Peers and School (organized by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2011, March). ‘Social Development of Adolescents.’ Montreal, Canada: SRCD Preconference (interactive “walkabout” session: lab visit). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2011, March). SIENA Models for Network and Behavior Dynamics:  Innovative Designs and Analyses to Examine Selection and Influence Processes. Burlington, VT: Colloquium at Department of Psychology, University of Vermont. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2010, August). ‘Targeting the Group as a Whole: A Social Network Perspective on Bullying.’ Turku, Finland: KiVa Days (keynote). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2010, August). ‘KiVa Anti-Bullying Program: Implications for School Adjustment.’ Turku, Finland: KiVa Days (research session). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2010, March). ‘Social Network Analysis: What Can It Tell Us, What Do You Need to Get Started, and What Pitfalls to Avoid?’ Philadelphia, PA: SRA Preconference on Peer Relations (breakout session with Scott D. Gest). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2010, March). Discussant of Symposium on ‘Following the Course of Bullying in Adolescence’. Philadelphia, PA: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Louise Arseneault, Edward D. Barker, Lucy Bowes, Barbara Maughan, Isabelle Ouellet-Morin). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2009, October). Children’s Peer Relationships: Underlying Mechanisms of Development in Adolescence. Turku, Finland: Finnish Graduate School of Psychology. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2009, April). Dynamic systems analyses. Denver, CO: SRCD Preconference on Peer Relations (teaching session with Tom Hollenstein). 
  • Veenstra, R., Huitsing, G. & Boelhouwer, M. (2009, February). Bullying and victimization: New directions and designs. Groningen: Faculty Lecture. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2008, March). Dyadic relations, social networks, and bullying in schools. Zurich, Switzerland: Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2008, March). Dyadic relations, social networks, and bullying in schools. Berne, Switzerland: University of Berne Institute of Psychology. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2008, March). Discussant of Symposium on ‘Methodological Issues in Longitudinal Research on Externalizing Behavior Problems’. Chicago, IL: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Arin Connell, Thomas J. Dishion, Elizabeth A. Goncy, Manfred H.M. Van Dulmen, and Keith Burt). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2007, August). Dyadic relations, social networks, and bullying in schools. Turku, Finland: Graduate School of Psychology (workshop on Developmental Processes in the Peer Context) 
  • Veenstra, R. (2007, June). Who bullies who? A social network perspective on bullying and victimization. Kandersteg, Switzerland: International Meeting on Joint Efforts against Victimization. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2006, November).’Rejection, antisocial behavior, and circular causality.’ Groningen: Lustrum ICS (conference on Rational Choice Social Research). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2006, June).’The dyadic nature of bullying and victimization.’ Lawrence, KA: NSF-Sponsored Conference (conference on Modeling Interdependent Data in Developmental Psychology). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2006, March). Speaker/discussant of SRA Peer Relations Preconference on ‘Linking the study of peer interactions, relationships and groups in adolescence’. San Francisco: Society for Research on Adolescence. 
  • Card, N. & Veenstra, R. (2006, March).’Dyads: Friends, antipathies, bully-victim relationships.’ San Francisco, CA: SRA Preconference on Peer Relations (presentation and breakout session).

Organization of conferences or conference sessions

  • Veenstra, R. (2012, April). Member Scientific Organization Committee Negative Ties and Social Networks Workshop. Budapest, Hungary (with Joe Labianca, Patrick Doreian, and Robert Faris). 
  • Salmivalli, C. & Veenstra, R. (2012, March). SRA Peer Preconference. Vancouver, Canada (with Mara Brendgen, Bram Orobio de Castro, Dianna Murray-Close, Nancy Guerra, Noel Card, Scott Hofer, Rens van de Schoot, Todd Little, Christian Steglich, Margaret K. Keiley). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2012, March). Paper Symposium on ‘SIENA Models for Negative Relationships and Behavior Dynamics’. Vancouver, Canada: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Sabrina Ruggieri, Gijs Huitsing, Christian Berger, William J. Burk). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2009, April). Paper Symposium on ‘The Complex Nature of Bullying and Victimization’. Denver, CO: Society for Research in Child Development (with Philip Rodkin, Miia Sainio, René Veenstra, and Hongling Xie). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2008, July). Paper Symposium on ‘Bullying and Victimization’. Würzburg, Germany: International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (with Gijs Huitsng, Anke Munniksma, Virpi Pöyhönen, Miia Sainio, and as discussant Sonja Perren). 
  • Veenstra, R. & Ojanen, T. (2008, March). Paper Symposium on ‘Social Network Analysis in the Peer Context’. Chicago, IL: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Jan Kornelis Dijkstra, Gijs Huitsing, Tiina Ojanen, and as discussant Scott D. Gest). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2007, June). Member Program Committee Educational Research Days. Groningen: Onderwijs Research Dagen. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2007, April). Paper Symposium on ‘Desistance from Antisocial Behavior’. Boston: Society for Research in Child Development (with Shawn D. Bushway, Jan Kornelis Dijkstra, René Veenstra, and as discussant Antonius H.N. Cillessen).
  • Veenstra, R. (2006, March). Paper Symposium on ‘Bullying and victimization: Innovative designs and analyses’. San Francisco: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Dorothy L. Espelage, Jenny Isaacs, Susan M. Swearer, René Veenstra, and as discussant Ernest V.E. Hodges). 
  • Veenstra, R. & Côté, S. (2004, March). Paper Symposium on ‘Prosocial and antisocial behavior. Opposite ends or independent characteristics?’. Ghent: International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (with Katja Kokko, Dale F. Hay, Sylvana Côté, René Veenstra, and as discussant Terrie E. Moffitt). 
  • Cillessen, A.H.N. & Veenstra, R. (2004, July). Paper Symposium on ‘Peer relations in adolescence: New concepts and dimensions’. Ghent: International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (with Lei Chang, Jan Kornelis Dijkstra, Marjolijn Vermande, Antonius H.N. Cillessen, and as discussant Thomas J. Dishion). 
  • Veenstra, R. (2004, July). Paper Symposium on ‘Prosocial and antisocial behavior. Two sides of the same coin?’. Baltimore: Society for Research on Adolescence (with Philip C. Rodkin, Stacey S. Horn, René Veenstra, and as discussant Richard A. Fabes). 
  • Dijkstra, A.B., Karsten, S., Veenstra, R., & Visscher, A. (2001, September). Organizer of the Conference ‘Het oog der natie. Scholen op rapport’ for the Vereniging voor Onderwijsresearch (VOR), & OOMO. Amsterdam: SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut. 
  • Veenstra, R. (2001, March). Organizer of the ICS-KLI Miniconference on ‘Solidarity and prosocial dispositions’, Schiermonnikoog. 
  • Dijkstra, A.B., Karsten, S., Veenstra, R., & Visscher, A. (2000, November). Organizer of the Conference ‘Ranking schools’ for the Vereniging voor Onderwijsresearch (VOR), & OOMO. Amsterdam: SCO-Kohnstamm Instituut.

Keynotes SRA Peer Relations Preconference Vancouver

  • Noel Card (University of Arizona, USA): Meta-Analysis
  • Scott Hofer (University of Victoria, Canada): Longitudinal and Intensive Measurement Designs
  • Rens van de Schoot (Utrecht University, the Netherlands): A Direct Answer to Your Research Question: Bayesian Evaluation of Informative Hypotheses in SEM Models Using Mplus
  • Todd Little (University of Kansas, USA): Dynamic P-technique Structural Equation Modeling
  • Christian Steglich (University of Groningen, the Netherlands): Assessing Peer Influence in Dynamic Social Networks
  • Margaret K. Keiley (Auburn University, USA): An Introduction to Survival Analysis: Whether, When, and How

Special Issue on Network-Behavior Dynamics
(Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013, issue 3)

  • Veenstra, R., Dijkstra, J.K., Steglich, C., & Van Zalk, M.H.W. (2013). Network-behavior dynamics. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 399-412, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12070.
  • Logis, H., Rodkin, P. C., Gest, S. D., & Ahn, H.-J. (2013).Popularity as an organizing factor of preadolescent friendship networks: Beyond prosocial and aggressive behavior, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 413-423, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12033.
  • Molano, A., Jones, S., Brown, J., & Aber, J. L. (2013). Selection and socialization of aggressive and prosocial behavior: The moderating role of social-cognitive processes, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 424-436, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12034.
    [Online Supplementary Material to Molano et al. ]
  • Rulison, K. L., Gest, S. D., & Loken, E. (2013). Dynamic peer networks and physical aggression: The moderating role of gender and social status among peers, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 437-449, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12044.
  • Giletta, M., Burk, W. J., Scholte, R. H. J., Engels, R. C. M. E., & Prinstein, M. J. (2013). Direct and indirect peer socialization of adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 450-463, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12036.
  • DeLay, D., Laursen, B., Kiuru, N., Nurmi, J.-E., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2013). Selecting and retaining friends on the basis of cigarette smoking similarity, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 464-473, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12017.
  • De la Haye, K., Green, H. D., Kennedy, D., Pollard, M., & Tucker, J. (2013). Selection and influence mechanisms associated with marijuana initiation and use in adolescent friendship networks, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 474-486, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12018.
  • Light, J. M., Greenan, C. C., Rusby, J. C., Nies, K. M., & Snijders, T. A. B. (2013). Onset to first alcohol use in early adolescence: A network diffusion model. , Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 487-499, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12055.
  • Osgood, D. W., Ragan, D. T., Wallace, L., Gest, S. D., Feinberg, M. E., & Moody, J. (2013). Peers and the emergence of alcohol use: Influence and selection processes in adolescent friendship networks, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 500-512, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12059.
  • Mathys, C., Burk, W. J., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2013). Popularity as moderator of peer selection and socialization of adolescent alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco use, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 513-523, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12031.
  • De la Haye, K., Robins, G., Mohr, P., & Wilson, C. (2013). Adolescents’ intake of junk food: Processes and mechanisms driving consumption similarities among friends, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 524-536, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12045.
  • Simpkins, S. D., Schaefer, D. R., Price, C. D., & Vest, A. E. (2013). Adolescent friendships, BMI, and physical activity: Untangling selection and influence through longitudinal social network analysis, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 537-549, DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00836.x.
  • Ojanen, T., Sijtsema, J. J., & Rambaran, J. A. (2013). Social goals and adolescent friendships: Social selection, deselection, and influence, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 550-562, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12043.
  • Van Workum, N., Scholte, R. H. J., Cillessen, A. H. N., Lodder, G. M. A., & Giletta, M. (2013). Selection, deselection, and socialization processes of happiness in adolescent friendship networks, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 563-573, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12035.
  • Rambaran, J. A., Dijkstra, J. K., & Stark, T. H. (2013). Status-based influence processes: The role of norm salience in contagion of adolescent risk attitudes, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 574-585, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12032.
  • Berger, C., & Dijkstra, J. K. (2013). Competition, envy, or snobbism? How popularity and friendships shape antipathy networks of adolescents, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 586-595, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12048.
  • Dishion, T. J. (2013). Stochastic agent-based modeling of influence and selection in adolescence: Current status and future directions in understanding the dynamics of peer contagion, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 596-603, DOI: 10.1111/jora.12068.