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dr. N.M.P. de Ruiter

Assistant Professor
dr. N.M.P. de Ruiter
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My research focuses largely on the ontology of psychological phenomena and their development as deeply embedded in social interactions. I am interested in topics such as self-esteem, academic self-concept, mindsets of ability, identity, motivation in learning contexts, and improv theatre and creativity. I am interested in quantitative and qualitative research techniques that adopt a person-oriented approach.

I did my PhD (2010 - 2015) at the University of Groningen under the supervision of Prof. Paul van Geert and Dr. Saskia Kunnen, which combined social and developmental psychology - both from a Dynamic Systems perspective. My PhD concerned the emergence of adolescents' self-esteem in parent-child interactions. After my PhD, I received an Education Sciences postdoc grant (from NWO) to conduct research at Utrecht University about the origins of children's academic "ability mindsets" in the context of teacher-student interactions. I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University College Groningen. My background is predominantly developmental and educational psychology (Research Master Education and Developmental processes; cum laude; University of Groningen) with an original focus on clinical psychology (Bachelor of Psychology, major: Clinical psychology).

Last modified:07 July 2020 3.44 p.m.

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Hoendiepskade 23-24
9718 BG GRONINGEN
The Netherlands