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Staff members with discipline Psychology, Developmental

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Teaching, Internationalization, Intercultural Competence, Employability, Leadership, Longitudinal Research
dr. L. (Laura) Ballato
Contact
l.ballato rug.nl
+31 50 36 36786
Function
Lecturer/Coordinator (Internationalization & Honours Master programme)
Field / Discipline
I am PhD student at the University Medical Center Groningen, Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation, researching social withdrawal and social relationships in adolescence and early adulthood.
S.A. (Stefania) Barzeva
Contact
s.a.barzeva umcg.nl
Function
PhD Student
Focussing on action-perception learning and development from a combined perspective of Ecological Psychology and dynamical systems theory. Using Uncontrolled Manifold analyses and multifractal analyses to asses stability, variability, and interaction dynamics of the action-perception system. Studies exploratory processes to determine how new behaviors emerge and are stabilized during developmentand and learning. Uses a task perspective to develop serious games to train upper limb prosthetic use.

Keywords: Perception-Action, Motor Control, Motor Development, Motor Learning, Rehabilitation Training, Upper Limb Prosthetics, Tool Use, Motor Variability, Reaching, Grasping, Upper-Limb Control, Muscle Synergies
dr. R.M. (Raoul) Bongers
Contact
r.m.bongers umcg.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Depressie
Longitudinale data-analyse
Tijdreeksanalyse
dr. E.H. (Elske) Bos
Contact
elske.bos rug.nl
Function
Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology, Hemispheric specialization, child neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment, and dementia.
prof. dr. J.M. (Anke) Bouma
Contact
j.m.bouma rug.nl
+31 50 36 37601
Function
Professor
Theory and history of (lifespan) developmental psychology; tensions between parents and educationalists; the relationship between art and psychology (in particular children's drawings); childhood in psychology, autobiography, art and fiction; children and the experience of war.
dr. G. (Gerrit) Breeuwsma
Contact
g.breeuwsma rug.nl
+31 50 36 36331
Function
Assistant professor
Professional Development
Social Networks
Higher and Vocational Education
(Professional) Learning Communities
Workplace learning
Life long learning 
J. (Jasperina) Brouwer, PhD
Contact
jasperina.brouwer rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
V.L. (Vera) Buijs, MSc
Contact
v.l.buijs rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Theory and history of developmental psychology (esp. the Cold War popularization of Jean Piaget by American psychologists and educators), archival history (esp. Piaget's unpublished causality manuscripts), historiography, knowledge translation & indigenization / internationalization, taxonomic incommensurability, digital humanities, PsycINFO
J.T. (Jeremy) Burman, PhD
Contact
j.t.burman rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Early Assessment and Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Motor Development, Pediatric Health Psychology, Dance Movement Therapy
dr. M.H. (Marja) Cantell
Contact
m.h.cantell rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
social and cognitive development
perception-action
embodiment
complex dynamical systems
dr. R.F.A. (Ralf) Cox
Contact
r.f.a.cox rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Expertise over de ontwikkeling van het kind in dynamische interactie met met zijn of haar omgeving. Thema's: dynamiek van de ouder-kindinteractie, (eerste en tweede) taalverwerving, welbevinden, voedingsproblemen, verbaal redeneren en creativiteit, intra-indivuele variabiliteit, observatie van gedrag, procesonderzoek, complexe dynamische systemen.
dr. M.W.G. (Marijn) van Dijk
Contact
m.w.g.van.dijk rug.nl
+31 50 36 36324
Function
Professor (adjunct)
Peer relationships; Peer status; Teacher-student relationships; School engagement and motivation;
dr. M.C. (Maaike) Engels
Contact
m.c.engels rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
within individual processes
identity development
career decision making
early school leaving
motivation

dr. M.A.E. (Mandy) van der Gaag
Contact
m.a.e.van.der.gaag rug.nl
+31 50 36 36315
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
dynamic systems theory, thematic analysis, narrative analysis, time series analysis, fractal analysis, identity construction, queer theory, LGBTQ* psychology, identity development
- Affect and affective disorders
- Psychopathology
- Open Science

More info: https://heiningave.github.io/aboutme
dr. V.E. (Vera) Heininga
Contact
v.e.heininga rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Teacher-student interaction in primary education, creativity, music education
L.H. (Linda) Hendriks
Contact
l.h.hendriks rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Dynamical Systems, Resilience, Talent Development, and Psychological Momentum
Y. (Yannick) Hill, MSc
Contact
y.hill rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
No picture available
Contact
t.h.huijzer rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Special education and youth care
dr. A.M.N. (Anne-Marie) Huyghen
Contact
a.m.n.huyghen rug.nl
+31 50 36 36788
Function
universitair docent
Master of Paediatric Physical Therapy
dr. L.D. (Dorothee) Jelsma
Contact
l.d.jelsma rug.nl
Function
Pediatric Physical Therapist
I study individual differences in personality and subjective wellbeing ("happiness") and their lifespan trajectories and connections with affect/emotion/mood dynamics (internalizing problems) and the socioecology in which one lives and grows, especially intimate support relationships, daily activities, adverse events, culture, and history. I work at the University of Groningen in the Department of Psychology and in the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (www.ICPE.NL). See Google.Scholar or  Researchgate for details. Currently working from home and interested in happy neurotics and the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic and the psychosocial consequences. 
dr. B.F. (Bertus) Jeronimus
Contact
b.f.jeronimus rug.nl
+31 50 36 34818
Function
Assistant professor
Deconstructing Depression (VICI project); Depression and Cardiovascular Disease (VIDI project)
prof. dr. P. (Peter) de Jonge
Contact
peter.de.jonge rug.nl
+31 50 36 36309
Function
Professor of Developmental Psychology / Director of Research
Gestures, embodied cognition, dynamic systems and human development, Science & Technology education.
L. (Lisette) de Jonge-Hoekstra
Contact
lisette.hoekstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 37378
Function
Researcher and lecturer
Resilience and mental health development | Intergenerational transmission| Family and peer experiences | Parent-child interactions | Longitudinal data-analysis |Differential susceptibility | Gene-environment interactions 
dr. J.S. (Jennifer) Klop-Richards
Contact
j.s.klop-richards umcg.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
B. (Birte) Klusmann
Contact
b.klusmann rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
psychological needs, intergroup relations, cultural adaptation, motivation
J. (Jannis) Kreienkamp
Contact
j.kreienkamp rug.nl
Function
PhD student
identity development, dynamic systems modeling, career choice development
No picture available
Contact
e.s.kunnen rug.nl
+31 50 36 36330
Function
Associate professor
Teacher-student interactions, complex dynamical systems, motivation/ engagement and well-being, creativity, (special) educational needs
dr. W.E. (Elisa) Kupers
Contact
w.e.kupers rug.nl
Function
Associate professor
Beginning Teacher Coaching, Coaching Supervision, Motivation, Psychological Needs, Human Resource Management
J. (Hugh Jiliang) Liu, MSc
Contact
hugh.liu rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
drs. E. (Els) Lugthart
Contact
e.lugthart rug.nl
+31 50 36 36432
Function
research associate
prof. dr. A.E.M.G. (Alexander) Minnaert
Contact
a.e.m.g.minnaert rug.nl
+31 50 36 36495
Function
Professor Special Needs Education, Youth Care and Clinical Educational Sciences / Research project leader Learning and educational problems / Ad interim head of the clinical Post Master program Special Needs Education and Youth Care
Sportpsychology, Complex Dynamical Systems, Resilience, Talent Development, Nonlinear Time-Series Analysis, Emotions, Nonverbal Behavior
N.D. (Niklas Dieter) Neumann, MSc
Contact
n.d.neumann rug.nl
+31 50 36 36487
Function
prof. dr. A.J. (Tineke) Oldehinkel
Contact
a.j.oldehinkel umcg.nl
+31 50 361 4550
Function
Professor Lifecourse Epidemiology of Common Mental Disorders
Child and adolescent well-being
Emotional development and emotion dynamics
A.M. (Anne Margit) Reitsema, MSc
Contact
a.m.reitsema rug.nl
Function
PhD
self-esteem; identity; motivation, autonomy, situational learning, sociocultural approaches, parent-child interactions, teacher-student interactions; childhood; adolescence, complex dynamic systems theory; ideographic research; microgenetic research; observational research
dr. N.M.P. (Naomi) de Ruiter
Contact
n.m.p.de.ruiter-wilcox rug.nl
+31 50 36 33023
Function
Assistant Professor
dr. M.M. (Marina) Schoemaker
Contact
m.m.schoemaker umcg.nl
Function
Universitair Hoofd Docent
Perception-action, perceptual-motor development, physical activity and cognition in children
dr. J. (Joanne) Smith
Contact
j.smith umcg.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
animal-assisted therapy and interventions, micro-developmental research, observational research, child-adult interactions, child-animal interactions, time-serial coding and analysis, dynamic systems theory, cross-recurrence quantification analysis, autism spectrum disorders, down syndrome, developmental disabilities.

Currently working on Veni 2018 grant project: (How) Does animal assisted therapy work?  Animal-assisted therapy is gaining popularity, but there is no conclusive evidence for its effect. This study investigates the effect of dog-assisted therapy for children with Down Syndrome and Autism, and looks for a possible mechanism to explain this effect: Increased synchronization between the movements of child and therapy dog.
dr. S. (Steffie) van der Steen, PhD
Contact
s.van.der.steen rug.nl
+31 50 36 36303
Function
assistant professor (tenure track)
dyadic interaction in educational contexts and play contexts
children's talented behavior and how it can be stimulated
process analyses in studying the effects of educational interventions
dr. H.W. (Henderien) Steenbeek
Contact
h.w.steenbeek rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Sport, learning and performance; talent development; sport and cognition
C. (Chris) Visscher
Contact
c.visscher rug.nl
Function
Head of department / Professor
diagnostiek - gespreksvaardigheden - interventie - stage
dr. M. (Marieke) Visser
Function
Field / Discipline
Development and treatment of affective disorders (mood and anxiety) over the life course, meta-science.
dr. Y.A. de Vries
Contact
y.a.de.vries rug.nl
Function
Researcher/lecturer
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