annual Radboud Summerschool: Peer Relations and Interactions in Childhood and Adolescence. From 7-11 August 2017

As part of the annual Radboud Summer School at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, we will be offering a course on peer relationships in childhood and adolescence. This will be a week-long research-based seminar that is primarily aimed at (research) master students and graduate students. The course will be taught by the members of the Peer Relations Lab at Radboud University (peerlab). The Radboud Summer School is a very well-supported summer program that offers a broad set of introductory and advanced courses and provides housing, meals, and a social program at very reasonable costs.

Peers are powerful socialization agents, contributing well beyond the collective influences of family, school and neighborhood. This highly interactive course focuses on the importance of peers for child development. During this course you will have ample opportunity to learn about the past, present and future of peer relations research. You will also learn to use state of the art research measures and paradigms to assess peer relations and interactions. Course leader: Prof. dr. Toon Cillessen.

http://www.ru.nl/radboudsummerschool/courses/2017/peer-relations-interactions-childhood-adolescence/
European Course Credits (2 ects) can be given for participation.

Summer school on neurocognitive methods for infant and toddler research in Utrecht, The Netherlands; Save the dates! July 10-14, 2017

The field of developmental cognitive neuroscience has made great progress over the past decades. To take it to the next level will require codification, innovation and further integration of experimental methodologies and quantitative aspects of data interpretation. The current summer school will acquaint students with a number of methods frequently applied in brain, cognition and behaviour research with infants and toddlers. Specifically, it will sensitize students to issues regarding reliability, replicability, and validity, and have them explore how these issues relate to general and specific susceptibilities of current techniques and quantitative methods.

The summer school will include lectures from experts in various techniques, interactive discussion sessions, student presentations, and a one-day symposium on methodological considerations in infants and toddler research.

Confirmed speakers are:
Celeste Kidd – Behavioral methods and the Goldilocks effect in cognitive research with infants
Jean-Remy Hochmann – Eye tracking and pupillometry in early speech and language perception by infants
Vincent Reid – EEG/ERP research to study the development of visual perception in infants
Sarah Lloyd-Fox/ Anna Blasi – fNIRS for studying social development in infants

Participation is open to students at advanced master or PhD level. Attendance fee will be € 450, including attendance to the summer school, the symposium, the summer school diner, and housing, excluding travel costs.
For more information on the programme and application details please go to: www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/social-sciences/neurocognitive-methods-in-infant-and-toddler-research.

Kind regards,

Carlijn van den Boomen
Brigitta Keij
Frank Wijnen

Dutch Scholars Reception SRCD2017

Kickstart your international research netwerk @ SRCD 2017!

You are cordially invited to attend the Dutch Scholars Reception SRCD 2017
on Friday April 7, 19:00 to 20.00 hours, in Meeting Room 13A (level 4) of the Austin Convention Center 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78701.

We would like you to invite international colleagues to come to this reception and mingle with Dutch Scholars. Therefore, we encourage you to take an international colleague with you and attend this event, sponsored by VNOP, ISED, and CAS.

The Dutch Scholars Reception at the 2015 SRCD conference was a huge success and very well attended.

Light snacks and a cash bar will be provided. The luxurious ambiance of the Center implies that drinks will be expensive. Fortunately, thanks to generous gifts of the above-mentioned societies we offer one free drink ticket for each introduce (international attendee; till we run out). So please invite a colleague and if you present them as your guest at the entrance of the room, we give her or him a free drink ticket  with compliments of the Dutch Scholars Societies combined.

All Dutch colleagues are welcome. We have sent out this email to anyone in the SRCD program with a Dutch university affiliation, through the VNOP newsletter engine*. If you are not attending or just not interested, please opt out below. If you are enthusiastic, please leave a reply on the VNOP blog (top right text balloon symbol) and indicate that you are planning to attend (perhaps we need more free tickets). Unlike last time in 2015 you don’t necessarily need to be a member of ISED, VNOP or CAS because it was too much administrative hassle to keep track of it. Feel free to pass this invitation on any Dutch colleague we might have missed.

* Just for convenience and because of temporary technical problems with the ISED newsletter we used the mailer from VNOP. If you speak a few words Dutch we assume you are a Dutch Scholar (which includes Leuven)

Promotie Jeany Slijper: “En wat kan ik dan later worden?”

Promotie op 11 mei, 11:00 in Groningen (Academiegebouw Broerstraat 5)

Promotor Paul van Geert (RuG), copromotoren Saskia Kunnen (RuG) en Jeroen Onstenk (Inholland)

Het proefschrift en de verdediging zijn in het Nederlands. Samenvatting:

Een andere benadering van studiekeuze
Met de dissertatie ‘En wat kan ik dan later worden?’ heeft Slijper promotieonderzoek gedaan naar het studiekeuzeproces van eerstejaars juridische hbo-studenten. De onderzoeker concludeert dat als bij aankomende studenten het toekomstige beroep de belangrijkste reden vormt bij een studiekeuze, het vrij waarschijnlijk is dat dit leidt tot teleurstellingen en studie-uitval. Studenten die  een studiekeuze maken vanwege de inhoud van een studie vallen veel minder uit. In haar onderzoek heeft Slijper 89 hbo-studenten gevolgd in hun keuzeproces. Studiekeuze is niet eenmalig, maar een proces, stelt de onderzoeker. Er is echter weinig onderzoek voorhanden naar dit gehele proces. Zij heeft daarom schoolloopbanen voorafgaand aan en na de overstap naar het hbo in kaart gebracht. Dit onderzoek levert een belangrijke bijdrage aan het begrijpen van wat er gebeurt ‘voor de poort’ (voorafgaand aan de studie) maar ook ‘na de poort’ (in het eerste studiejaar). Hoe ziet zo’n keuzetraject bij juridische hbo-studenten eruit? Is er verschil tussen jongeren die veel bezig zijn te bedenken wat ze willen en wat bij hen past, en jongeren die dit niet doen? Jongeren die hebben deelgenomen aan oriëntatie-activiteiten hebben betere studieresultaten dan degenen die dit niet doen. Naast de koppeling tussen oriëntatie en studiesucces heeft Slijper ook diverse vormen van uitblijvend studiesucces onderzocht, zoals omzwaai en studiestaking. Het onderzoek heeft inzicht geboden in waarom jongeren bepaalde keuzes maken, en waar de knelpunten liggen als het gaat om specifieke groepen. Slijper pleit daarom voor meer onderzoek dat uitgaat van de individuele ontwikkeling van een student, om studiekeuze en studievoortgang beter te kunnen begrijpen.

Save-the-date: VNOP-ISED-CAS Researchdays

There is only one week left to register for the VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days, registration will close after October 14th.

Registration for Research Master students is still open, see below for the registration link.

We’re happy to inform you that a record number of presentations has been submitted! We will therefore have 12 paper symposia and 35 posters to be presented at the Research Days. Topics are varying, for an overview of the titles of the symposia, please see the Preliminary program: vnop-ised-cas-research-days-2016_preliminary-program_07102016.

Furthermore, it pleases us that the keynote speech will be given by dr. Rens van de Schoot. Rens van de Schoot is associate professor at the department of methods and statistics at Utrecht University. He is a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He is also associate editor of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology. Dr. Rens van de Schoot has recently worked on a project on questionable research practices in The Netherlands and Belgium and he will discuss the results in his interactive keynote.

For the PhD students, three professional workshops to boost their academic skills are planned as well.

We can host a maximum of 200 participants at the Research Days, so please register as soon as possible!

We hope you will all bring your colleagues (staff, post-docs, and PhD students) to this exciting collaborative event of VNOP, ISED, and CAS. Research master students are welcome too!

Registration form for research master students:
https://leidenuniv.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6sANmRYWdWokuxL

For research master students: registration will be confirmed after payment of the registration fee of € 10. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration form:
https://leidenuniv.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aaeJuS9IvJJUxw1

Information reminder:

What:
VNOP-ISED-CAS Research days

When:
Thursday November 10th 12:45 – 17:30               (PhD students only & afterwards an optional social activity)

Friday November 11th 10.00 – 17.30                      (PhD students, research master students and staff)

Location:
Leiden University

Costs: To cover for the costs of more professional workshops, catering, and the social activity, we’ve introduced a modest registration fee for the Research Days.

Registration fee 2 days including social activity                    € 30,-
Registration fee 2 days                                                          € 25,-
Registration fee Thursday including social activity               € 25,-
Registration fee Thursday                                                      € 15,-
Registration fee Friday                                                           € 10,-

Questions can be addressed to the secretaries of VNOP, ISED, and CAS through vicresearchdays@gmail.com.

Kind Regards,
The organizing team of the 2016 Research Days

 

Save the date: EADP Conference 2017 in Utrecht!

The 18th edition of the European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) biennial conference (ECDP2017) will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from August 30 to September 1, 2017, with preconference workshops on August 29. For more information see the website: http://www.ecdp2017.nl

Large Poster Conference ECDP2017

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VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days 2016

Dear colleagues of VNOP, CAS, and ISED,

We are very pleased to inform you that the registration for the VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days is open!

Please see the link below for the Registration Form. After filling out the registration form, you will be referred to a payment link. Registration will be confirmed after payment of the registration fee (see below).
Abstracts can be submitted during the registration process. The deadline for abstract submission is extended to September 25th! Registration for the Research Days will be open until October 14th.

We can host a maximum of 200 participants at the Research Days, so please register as soon as possible!

The Research Days are organized as a learning event for PhD students, therefore starting PhD students are also encouraged to present a poster with their research design or plan. Also, with several big international conferences coming up in 2017, the Research Days provide an excellent opportunity to practice your presentation skills and test the waters with you findings.

Preliminary Program:
VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days 2016_Preliminary Program

We hope you will all bring your colleagues (staff, post-docs, and PhD students) to this exciting collaborative event of VNOP, ISED, and CAS. Research master students are welcome too! 
Hopefully many will present their interesting work!

Registration form:
https://leidenuniv.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aaeJuS9IvJJUxw1

What:
VNOP-ISED-CAS Research days
When:
Thursday November 10th 12:45 – 17:30 (PhD students only & afterwards an optional social activity)
Friday November 11th 10.00 – 17.30 (PhD students and staff)
Location:
Leiden University
Costs:
To cover for the costs of more professional workshops, catering, and the social activity, we’ve introduced a modest registration fee for the Research Days.

Registration fee 2 days including social activity € 30,-
Registration fee 2 days € 25,-
Registration fee Thursday including social activity € 25,-
Registration fee Thursday € 15,-
Registration fee Friday € 10,-

Questions can be addressed to the secretaries of VNOP, ISED, and CAS through vicresearchdays@gmail.com.

Kind Regards,
The organizing team of the 2016 Research Daysvnoplogo