About us

Growing Up Together in Society (GUTS) is a consortium of researchers from a wide variety of different disciplines that share a mission: to understand how youth grow up in a complex society.

Research program
The key-question that our consortium aims to answer is: how do young people successfully grow up in an increasingly complex society, despite the fact that not everyone has the same opportunities, and what are the main causes for differences in contributing to society?

In the GUTS program we study how individual differences in neurobiological development and diversity in social-economic opportunities, education, social networks and antisocial experiences, together predict the extent to which young people develop into contributing members of society.

The GUTS consortium is an interdisciplinary team of researchers, and extends an existing collaborative research group established over the last 5-10 years. Several members work together in ongoing projects.The GUTS consortium investigates youth from the perspective of societal neuroscience, and combines insights and expertise from neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and sociology.

Gravitation Program Growing Up Together in Society
Our program is funded by a Gravitation grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for a ten-year period (2022-2032). Are you interested in reading the full GUTS program? The proposal can be downloaded here. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out to us.