dr. Elroy Boers

  • boers-elroy-fmg-cw-docent-brambelloniFaculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    CW : Persuasive Communication
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • E.H.G.boers@uva.nl

Name: Elroy Boers
PhD: February 2018, University of Amsterdam
Promotors: Prof. dr. Bas van den Putte and Prof. dr. Hans Beentjes
MSc: Persuasive communication, 2012, University of Amsterdam
Interests: Health communication, interpersonal communication, risk behaviors
Research: The PhD project focuses on gaining a better understanding of aspects that might determine the effectiveness of interpersonal communication about alcohol and binge drinking. We examine aspects such as: conversational valence (tone of voice), peer group status, and friendship. More specifically, we examine the influence of these aspects, in interpersonal communication, on adolescents’ attitudes and intentions concerning binge drinking. The overarching goal is to explore how interpersonal communication can be used to improve anti-alcohol and binge-drinking interventions targeted at adolescents.

Link: UvA profile