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

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

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University College Groningen within the RuG. My background is predominantly developmental and educational psychology. With my research, my ultimate aim is to gain more conceptual clarity regarding the ontology and developmental mechanisms of 'self' as situated in social interactions and time. For this, I use complex dynamic systems theory, discursive psychology, and theoretical psychology.

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 (and various fixed-term positions at the University of Groningen), I received an Education Sciences postdoc grant (€ 215,000, from NRO) to conduct research at Utrecht University about the origins of children's academic "ability mindsets" in the context of teacher-student interactions (2016 - 2019). 

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