January 5th, 2021
Understanding emotions from other people’s faces and from social situations is essential for daily social interaction. But how is that for children with hearing loss? Can they learn to understand emotions just as easily as hearing children?Through a collaboration between Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Otorhinolaryngology (LUMC and Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital Taiwan), Yung-Ting’s unique eye-tracking studies show that daily "exposure" in the social environment in which emotions take place is essential for the development of this aspect of emotional intelligence. The results are now published in Emotion and Ear & Hearing.
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December 17th, 2020
On December 17th, the webinar with the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech Impairment in Beijing (北京中国听力语言康复研究中心) was held successfully. With the common goal of promoting the development and having the same enthusiasm for benefitting the wellbeing of children with hearing loss, this collaboration began in the year 2017, sponsored by the KNAW grant for China Exchange Program. Since then, this collaboration has achieved excellent results, including launching three new China Scholarship PhD projects and largescale longitudinal research tracking the social and emotional development of Chinese preschoolers with hearing loss. During the meeting, ideas on ongoing research and preliminary results were discussed in context with observations made by teachers at the centre.
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November 25th, 2020
The book 'Lifehacks voor meiden met autisme: Handige tips voor dagelijkse problemen' is newly released! Edited by board members of the Female Autism Network of The Netherlands (FANN), Els Blijd-Hoogewys, Marleen Bezemer, and Audrey Mol, this book consists of multiple tips to navigate daily life for girls 8-18 years old with autism and their friends or family on prominent topics for this age such as puberty, sexuality, and gossiping. Carolien wrote two chapters for this new book on emotion regulation and friendship.
Click here to take a look, and also see an introduction here.
November 11th, 2020
Yung-Ting successfully defended her dissertation on November 11th on social information processing in deaf or hard of hearing children. In a live setting, with some opponents questioning the candidate online, Yung-Ting calmly and professionally debated with the different committee members, not only showing her knowledge and skills on the topic, but also impressing the committee with her thoughtful responses. It was a great opportunity that the defence was streamed online for Yung-Ting's family to also tune in from Taiwan. Congratulations Dr. Tsou with this wonderful achievement! Read more about her research here.