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Staff members with discipline Psychology, Educational

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.

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Toetsdeskundige
dr. Y. (Yta) Beetsma
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Course Development Officer, Project Head Examination
Cognitive Engineering: Cognitive Psychology and Human Factors applied to Patient Safety; Human-Machine Interaction and Usability  (esp Medical Technology) ; Human-Robot Interaction; (Medical) Skill Acquisition Driving behaviour
dr. F. (Fokie) Cnossen
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Assistent professor with tenure in Cognitive Engineering & Medical Cognition
Gestures, embodied cognition, dynamic systems and human development, Science & Technology education.
L. (Lisette) de Jonge-Hoekstra, MSc
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Researcher and lecturer
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
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Associate professor
learning and instruction in higher education, teacher motivation, teacher education, quality assurance, wellbeing and resilience
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Assistant professor
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Full Professor
B. (Birte) Klusmann
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PhD student
Self-regulated learning, executive functioning, eyetracking.
dr. D.D.N.M. (Danny) Kostons
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Teacher/researcher
identity development, dynamic systems modeling, career choice development
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Associate professor
Early childhood education, school readiness, learning and instruction, learning opportunities in the classroom
dr. M.N. (Mayra) Mascareño Lara
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Assistant Professor
prof. dr. A.E.M.G. (Alexander) Minnaert
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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
Social network analysis (SIENA; ERGMs; UCINET); Childhood and adolescence; Social relations; Prosocial behavior; Antisocial behavior and risk behavior; Bullying and victimization; Peer status; School performance and school behavior
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
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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
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Associate Professor
Assessment and Feedback; Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL); (Computer-Supported) Collaborative Learning (CS)CL; Peer assessment; Peer feedback; Feedback dialogues; Communities of learners/communities of practice; Instructional design; Analysis methods for (CS)CL; Content analysis of discourse
prof. dr. J.W. (Jan-Willem) Strijbos
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Full professor
Social scientific Research
S.I.D. (Sietske) Vissers, MSc
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Educational Advisor & trainer
Educational effectiveness, learning and instruction, motivation,personality, social relations, citizenship and social cohesion
prof. dr. M.P.C. (Greetje) van der Werf
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Professor Teaching and Learning, GION/Educational Sciences
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