Koen Ponnet

Koen Ponnet, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences and at the Faculty of Law of University of Antwerp. He teaches General and Social Psychology, Sociological and psychological aspects of safety, and Public safety and citizenship. He also teaches at the Higher Institute for Family Sciences (KULeuven). His research focuses on family stress processes that protect the mental health and well-being of parents and adolescents, as well as on children and adolescents' attitudes, self-disclosure and protective behaviors in social network sites.