December 18th, 2019
Today on December 18th, Naqi defended his PhD dissertation. Naqi's research focuses on the extent to which relationships between emotional experiences and aggressive behaviours in adolescents are affected by culture. He found that the traditional classification between individualistic Western countries and collectivistic Eastern countries was not fully supported when cultural values were assessed at individual levels, which may have important implications for future cross-cultural research and interventions. To know more about Naqi's research, click here for the university news article.
Congratulations, Dr. Naqi!
November 15th, 2019
A sense of fairness is assumed to be innate, but is it? Adva examined fairness in deaf / hard-of-hearing (DHH) and hearing adolescents, presenting the participants with different situations to distribute coins between a peer and oneself. Although young DHH adolescents had more difficulties than their hearing peers to live up to the equity principle when it would cost their peer a coin, older DHH participants had more difficulties with equity when this implied less coins for themselves. The paper is available open access in Social Development. Click here to read it.
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November 13th, 2019
On Monday November 10th, Max van Duijn, who received a NWO-Veni grant, visited our lab for a research meeting. Max presented the outline of his work examining the relation between children's Theory of Mind and storytelling. Click here to read more about his grant and project.
November 6th, 2019
On November 5th, our team was invited by Joost Kok, Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the University of Twente, to discuss new developments using sensor techniques at the school playground over lunch with Nirvana Meratnia, who is part of the Pervasive Systems Group. The visit was completed with a tour through the lab at the Behavioural Management and Social Sciences (BMS) faculty.
October 18th, 2019
October 18th is the International Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day. Approximately 5-7% of the children experience severe problems acquiring and using their first language. However, these problems are often not recognized and understood. DLD affects schooling, socio-emotional development, self-esteem, and behaviors of children. With suitable support, these children are able to overcome many of these obstacles. Neeltje van den Bedem did her PhD project on social-emotional development of children and youngsters with DLD. The defense will follow soon! If you are curious about the results, click here to register for her lectures!
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