Michelle Loher is a master’s student in psychology and joined the Clinical Developmental Psychology / Risk and Resilience research group at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development for her master’s thesis. In her thesis she examines the association between cannabis use and violent behavior in adolescence and young adulthood with data drawn from the Zurich Project on the Social Development from Childhood to Adulthood (z-proso). Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Zurich and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). During her studies she worked as a nurse in a home for elderly people and taught freshman students within the framework of a seminar (IPS).
In general, Michelle’s interests lie in the research of normative and non-normative developmental aspects of children and especially adolescents.