Research Days 2018

Presentation Schedule VNOP-CAS Researchdays Friday 23rd of November

Dear researchers,

The scientific program for the VNOP-CAS Research Days is now available. Please find the presentation schedule below.


9:00 – 9:30              Registration

9:30 – 10:30            Opening & keynote

10:30 – 10:50          Coffee break

10:50 – 11:50           Parallel symposia round 1


            Symposium 1A                                                                            

Well-being in context across the lifespan

 S1A.1 Every Child is Different: A presentation of a research project. Anne Margit Reitsema (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

 S1A.2 Preventing suicidality among Dutch Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth through a web-based intervention.

Jennifer de Lange (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

 S1A.3 Social need fulfillment and their role in well-being across the lifespan. Vera L. Buijs (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

             Paper session 1B                                                                            

Cognitive and social development following individual differences in early childhood

 S1B.1 The role of parental sensitivity and infant temperament in infant cognitive development in the Netherlands and China. Wei Li (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

 S1B.2 Beyond gestational age: Parenting at toddler age predicts cognitive and behavioral functioning in 6-year-old moderately preterm born children. Lilly Bogičević (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

 S1B.3 Predictors of health risk behavior clustering among adolescents in an HIV context. Derrick Ssewanyana (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

            Paper session 1C                                                                                        

What can teachers do? Challenges and opportunities in the classroom

 S1C.1 What do teachers need to better prevent and reduce bullying? A Qualitative study. Marloes van Verseveld (UvA & HvA, The Netherlands)

 S1C.2  Teachers4Victims: A longitudinal study examining the role of teachers in victimization processes at school. Isabel ten Bokkel (KU Leuven, Belgium)

S1C.3 Teacher perceptions of gifted children and possible moderators: An experimental study. Tessa Weyns (KU Leuven, Belgium)


11:50 – 12:00            Short break

12:00– 13:00            Parallel symposia round 2


            Symposium 2A                                                                             

Critical perspectives on the contexts shaping adolescent mental health

S2A.1  Cross-country comparisons of adolescent mentalhHealth using the SDQ: Methodological challenges and solutions. Elisa Duinhof (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) 

S2A.2 Re-evaluating the social gradient in adolescent mental health in the Netherlands: Looking at subjective SES and adolescent educational level, and trends between 2001 and 2017. Dom Weinberg (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) 

S2A.3 Investigating genes & environment: Methodological challenges and solutions. Yayouk Willems (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

            Paper session 2B                                                                            

Promising and creative solutions to developmental challenges

 S2B.1 Visual processing of emotional cues in deaf children with a cochlear implant. Yung-Ting Tsou (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

 S2B.2 Effects of the video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting on mothers’ neural processing of children’s facial emotions. Laura Kolijn (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

 S2B.3 A second chance for juvenile delinquents and asylum dogs? A study protocol for the evaluation of Dutch Cell Dogs. Hanne Duindam (UvA, The Netherlands)

            Paper session 2C                                                                            

The three Ms: Measuring, modeling and mechanisms 

S2C.1 Moments that matter: Using electrodermal activity measures to trigger questionnaires in experience sampling designs. Sjoerd van Halem (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

 S2C.2 Modeling infant eye-movements over real-world scenes. Daan van Renswoude (UvA, The Netherlands)

 S2C.3 Do episodic memory, episodic future thinking, theory of mind, and spatial navigation share a common underlying mechanism? Anna-Sophie Immel (Radboud University, The Netherlands)


13:00 – 14:00                       Lunch

14:00 – 15:00                       Parallel symposia round 3


           Symposium 3A                                                                             

Behavioral observation in children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities: Challenges & future directions on different developmental domains 

S3A.1 Take a closer look: Observing differentiated attachment behavior in children with severe or profound intellectual disability. Sien Vandesande (KU Leuven, Belgium)

  S3A.2 In search of an alternative way to analyse early communicative behaviours in young children with significant cognitive and motor delays. Ann Dhondt (KU Leuven, Belgium)

 S3A.3 Parent-child interactions in children with a significant cognitive and motor developmental delay: taking a macro- or micro-level approach? Ines van Keer (KU Leuven, Belgium)

            Paper session 3B                                                                            

Identity and loneliness in adolescence and emerging adulthood

 S3B.1 Feeling half-half? Exploring Relational variation of Turkish-heritage young adults’ cultural identity. Jana Vietze (University of Potsdam, Germany)

 S3B.2 Identity formation and body image in adolescence and emerging adulthood: A developmental and multidimensional inquiry. Nina Palmeroni (KU Leuven, Belgium)

 S3B.3 Trajectories of loneliness and video game use in adolescence. Geert Verheijen (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

            Paper session 3C                                                                                        

Parental influences: Interventions and behaviors

 S3C.1 Do adolescents resemble their mothers’ and best friends’ food intake? Nina van den Broek (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

 S3C.2 The effects of parenting stress on adolescent behavior problems: Testing the family stress model over time. Donna de Maat (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)

 S3C.3 Dopamine functioning and child externalizing behavior: A longitudinal analysis of polygenic susceptibility to parenting. Karen Fischer (UvA, The Netherlands)


15:00 – 16:00                      Poster session with drinks

See poster titles & presenting authors at the end of the page.

 16:00 – 17:00                       Parallel symposia round 4


            Symposium 4A                                                                             

Daily life dynamics between parents and adolescents

 S4A.1 Examining parenting or parent-child interaction with the experience sampling method in adolescence. Savannah Boele (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

 S4A.2 A blueprint for being social: Effects of parental bonding on daily life social functioning. Robin Achterhof (KU Leuven, Belgium)

 S4A.3 The link between parental support and adolescent depressive symptoms in daily life. Loes Janssen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

            Paper session 4B                                                                                        

Schools and scanners: A multi-modal approach to social development

 S4B.1 The role of social skills for mentor-mentee relationship quality. Loïs Schenk (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)

 S4B.2 What (not) to do? Meta-analysis of (in)effective components in school-based interventions targeting social-emotional adjustment and social safety. Esther Mertens (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

 S4B.3 Neural correlates of rewards for self and charity: prosocial development during adolescence. Jochem Spaans (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

            Paper session 4C                                                                            

Contextual influences in child welfare

 S4C.1 Improving safety assessment in the Dutch child protection system. Annemiek Vial (UvA, The Netherlands)

 S4C.2 Applying the risk-need-responsivity-model in child welfare: Responsivity assessment. Anne Bijlsma (UvA, The Netherlands)

 S4C.3 The effects of being raised in a single-parent family on criminal involvement of adolescents: A systematic review. Janique Kroese (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


17:00 – 18:15                       Reception and drinks


             Poster presentations                                                                             

Family conflicts, depression, and suicidality among female Dutch and Surinamese-Hindustani adolescents. Kiran Ramlakhan (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Social status and social anxiety in early adolescence. Lisan Hendriks (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

Effectiveness and working mechanisms of the Youth Initiated Mentor (YIM) approach to prevent out-of-home placements: Study protocol. Natasha Koper (Utrecht University & UvA, The Netherlands)

Heightened neural sensitivity to social exclusion in boys with a history of low peer preference during elementary school. Susanne Asscheman (VU University, The Netherlands)

Struggling with academic career choices: relations with behavioral and neural correlates of self-concept and self-esteem. Laura van der Aar (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Exploring parental understanding of self-determination by people with severe or profound intellectual and multiple disabilities: A life course perspective. Jacqueline van Tuyl van Serooskerken (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

The effects of father’s baby carrying on hormone levels and parental sensitivity – A study design. Anna Lotz (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Self-concept among gifted and non-gifted adolescents in the transition to secondary education: reciprocal change relationships and gender effects. Alicia Ramos (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Motor and executive functioning in early childhood. Gerda van der Veer (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Preschool profiles of emerging school readiness and school functioning in early primary school aged children with and without special educational needs. Erica Kamphorst (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Understanding affective teacher-student relationships in a cross-cultural context: A comparison between Dutch and Chinese primary school teachers and students. Mengdi Chen (UvA, The Netherlands)

Body image as a mediator between identity and disturbed eating in adolescents and emerging adults. Nina Palmeroni (KU Leuven, Belgium)