May 18, 2018
Cross-culture collaboration is important if we want to better understand emotional development. On Monday 14 May, we were visited by our Chinese collaborators from Peking University, Dr. Li Yi and her PhD student Shuyuan Feng. A symposium was held to serve as a platform of academic exchange between our Chinese guests and Leiden researchers on the topic of autism and face/emotion processing.
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May 20, 2018
Between April 28 and May 8, Carolien and Boya visited our Chinese collaborators at Peking University, Capital Normal University and China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech Impairment (see poster on the right; click to enlarge), all located in Beijing. At these three institutions, Carolien presented the latest developments regarding our research on children with autism and hearing loss. The visits sparked interesting discussions and promoted long-term collaborations. Tours around the three centers showed a warm atmosphere and true concern for children’s social-emotional wellbeing and development. The exciting collaborations with these institutions allow us to conduct large-scale cross-cultural studies, providing us with valuable insights into social-emotional functioning in children with (a)typical development.
May 7, 2018
On May 5th, Brenda presented some preliminary data on the Social Integration Project at the 65º Congress of the ENT Society in Portugal. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Guida Veiga (University of Evora) and medical doctors Luisa Monteiro and Herédio Sousa, and focuses on the social participation of young school children with hearing loss.
Preliminary outcomes show lower understanding of social-emotional skills in children with hearing loss compared to their hearing peers.
June 19, 2018
On 25 June 2018, Carolien and Prof. Joost Kok from University of Twente are organizing a symposium to show new possibilities for research and other applications using Information Technology. Please click here for more information about the location and program.
July 10th, 2018
Danique (top left), Sjors (top right) and Tamara (bottom) presented their Masters theses at Leiden University Psychology Science Day on the 5th of July 2018.
Danique's research examined experinces of moral emotions; shame and guilt, in children with developmental language disorder (DLD). It is the first study to investigate moral emotions in this group and may have significant implications for their social development, as there is a known link between moral emotions and moral behavior.
Sjors' research was a longitudinal study on theory of mind (ToM) in young children (age 1 - 6) with autism, which indicated that - after an initial delay - children with autism seem to catch up on most early ToM capacities.
Tamara examined how the proactive and reactive aggression of pre-school children is related to their peer interactions and emotion regulation abilities. In order to measure the frequency and duration of the children’s interactions on the playground, she used data from radio-frequency identification devices collected by Guida in Lisbon, Portugal (see more about this method here).
Congratulations Danique, Sjors & Tamara!