June 4th, 2019
Today, June 4th 2019, Evelien Broekhof defended her PhD dissertation. Evelien's research reveals that adolescents with autism or hearing loss experience less shame and guilt than their peers, and this may have important implications.
We all experience shame and guilt at one time or another, and these emotions serve an important function: to communicate regret for our actions. Shame and guilt ensure that we follow societal rules and norms, allowing us to function well within our social context. Evelien's research examined the role of shame and guilt in the development of aggresssion throughout adolescence.
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May 28th, 2019
May 27th marks the start of our data collection in Beijing, China, in collaboration with the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech Impairment. The test battery that has been proven useful in examining social-emotional development in Dutch and Portuguese children will now also be administered in China to help us understand the effects of culture.
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May 13th, 2019
On Friday May 10th, the kick-off meeting of the NWO project "Breaking the cycle: an inclusive school environment outside the classroom for adolescents with ASD" took place in Leiden, marking the start of this 5-year project. Partners from collaborating universities, professional organizations for autism, and patient associations came together to celebrate the start of this multidisciplinary collaboration and to get ready for the next upcoming years with interesting presentations and lively discussions.