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N.M.P. (Naomi) de Ruiter, Dr

Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent 1)
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With a background in developmental psychology, my research concerns the developmental processes of self and identity as situated in time and context. The contexts that I am primarily interested in are family and educational interactions. In much of my research I adopt a complex dynamic systems approach, which I apply to theoretical and micro-genetic analytical studies of developmental mechanisms. My research is inspired by critical psychology, discursive psychology, and philosophical psychology. Drawing from these approaches, my theoretical research largely examines the process ontology of self and identity. I am open to supervising PhD and postdoc projects that align with these interests. 

Other positions

Board of Directors for the Jean Piaget Society (member)
Editorial Board of the Human Development journal (member)
Young Academy Groningen (Board member, Chair of Interdisciplinarity Working Group)
Faculty Council of University College Groningen (Chair)
Board of Examiners of University College Groningen (Deputy chair)
Open Science ambassador of University College Groningen
Expertise Centre Interaction in the Diverse Classroom, Behavioral & Social Sciences (member)
Qualitative Research Group Groningen (member)
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