Research Institute of Child Development and Education

PhD research projects

All the current PhD research projects are listed below. In the left menu you can make a selection to see the PhD projects for one of the two research programmes.

  • “Just Imagine…” Empathy-tasks in Secondary History Education

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  • Be the best I can be: Reducing narcissistic aggression in youth by encouraging self-comparison

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  • Better writing

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  • Children exposed to antiepileptic drugs in utero: developmental and behavioral effects

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  • Dealing with disruptive students: The role of teacher-student relationship representations

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  • Dynamics of risk factors of juvenile delinquents in relation to changes in offending behavior

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  • Effective components of social skills training

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  • Effects of treatment with melatonin and light therapy for sleep problems in children

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  • Future-oriented education: design and results for different groups of students

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  • Genetic susceptibility in children’s reward-punishment sensitivity to parenting

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  • Influence of schools on students’ citizenship

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  • Integrating parental mind-mindedness in child and family treatments

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  • Learning and teaching in art museums and history museums

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  • Literature education as a school for thinking

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  • Meditation or medication?

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  • Mindfulness training for children with autism spectrum disorders and their parents

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  • Scaffolding small heterogeneous student-groups while discussing mathematics

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  • Setting and pursuing goals: Time perspective across life domains and cultures

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  • Shyness, behavioral inhibition, and social anxiety in early childhood

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  • Social returns of school

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  • Synchrony of emotional communication and pointing in infancy: An investigation on the early developmental trajectories of social-communicative functioning

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  • Teachers’ daily emotional processes in response to disruptive students: Transactional links with teacher wellbeing and student adjustment

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  • Teachers’ role in classroom’s cultural climate and its effects on minority pupils’ school engagement

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  • Teaching towards expertise in history; developing students’ ability to reasoning causally in history

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  • The development of students’ learner identities in the school and classroom context

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  • The early etiology of dyslexia and dyslexia in gifted children

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  • The effects of social skills training for juvenile delinquents

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  • The effects of sports interventions in the prevention of juvenile delinquency

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  • The pedagogy of the mosque: Aiding or frustrating integration in the Netherlands

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  • Understanding the effects of schools on students citizenship outcomes: characteristics of the school community

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  • Uses of literary fiction in the classroom: Changes in self and social perceptions

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  • Validation and improvement of the Actuarial Risk Assessment Instrument for Child Protection (ARIJ)

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  • What happens after the parenting intervention ends? Examining follow-up effects of parenting interventions on child behavior

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  • Working mechanisms in cognitive behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety disorders

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