Summer school Analyzing Classroom Interaction

Summer school Analyzing Classroom Interaction

Dates: 8 – 12 July 2019

Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019


Description: Understanding social interactions is key for understanding learning and socialization processes. In the summer school Analyzing Classroom Interactions, we place these moment-to-moment interactions in the foreground. You will gain a rich set of tools designed to analyze classroom interactions as they unfold from moment to moment.… Continue reading

Paul van Geert Prize

last reminder:

The Paul van Geert award is a biennial prize that is granted to the best paper concerning a dynamic approach to psychological development, written by AIO’s or post-docs. The paper may be theoretical, methodological or empirical, as long as it addresses a dynamic approach to developmental processes in psychology. The winner should attend the VNOP (The Dutch organization on Developmental Psychology) conference, and that automatically implies VNOP membership for two years.… Continue reading

Paul van Geert paper prize

Dear VNOP members,

After the retirement of prof. Paul van Geert from the Department of Developmental Psychology a new paper award is initiated by his successor, prof. Peter de Jonge.
The criteria can be found below.

 Criteria and regulations for the Paul van Geert award

The Paul van Geert award is a biennial prize that is granted to the best paper concerning a dynamic approach to psychological development, written  by AIO’s or post-docs.… Continue reading

VNOP lab meeting, 23-01-2018 in Groningen

We invite all VNOP members and other PhD students, post docs an staff members interested in developmental psychology to our lab meeting, Tuesday the 23rd of January, in Groningen.

Click to find the program.

Program VNOP Lab meeting 23

The meeting will be at the Faculty of Social Schience, Hortus complex, Grote Kruisstraat 2/1 9712 TS in Groningen, the plenary room is  B.0126 (Gadourekzaal).… Continue reading

Call for AIO representatives and board member in the VNOP Board 2016-2018



The VNOP board is looking for
1) local AIO representatives from all Dutch and Belgian universities that participate in the VNOP, for a period of two years. The position of representative means that you participate in the organization of AIO activities.
2) One of these local representatives will be selected as board member of the VNOP.… Continue reading

Call for nominations for the biennial VNOP Dissertation Prize


This biennial prize is granted to the best dissertation written by VNOP members and it consists of a certificate and 250 euro.

You are a VNOP member, and at least one of your (co-)promotors is a VNOP member.
You defended your thesis between the first of March 2014 and the first of March 2016.
You submit a digital version of your thesis, together with a plea from your supervisor in which he or she argues why your thesis deserves to receive the Prize, to the VNOP secretary ( before the first of March 2016.… Continue reading

Defense Marlenny Guevara

Titel: Peer Interaction and Scientific Reasoning Processes in Preschoolers

Plaats – Promotie: December 10, 2015, 11 uur: Academiegebouw, Broerstraat a, Groningen

The defense will be in English.

Jonge kinderen zijn vaak goed in het omgaan met en exploreren van nieuwe situaties. Op het eerste gezicht kan hun gedrag er misschien chaotisch uitzien, alsof ze maar wat doen, maar in wezen is hun gedrag vaak heel creatief.… Continue reading

The University of Groningen invites applicants for a full professor position in Developmental Psychology

The text below is a selection, follow the link to read the full text.

The developmental psychology group is a motivated and determined research group with a key interest in studying change processes in human behaviour during the life span. The group studies typical and atypical developmental trajectories, thereby focusing on a wide range of topics within social, emotional, perception-action, and cognitive development, for example learning, diagnostics, language and identity.… Continue reading

Defense Annemie Wetzels, RuG 29 oktober: Curious Minds in the Classroom

Defense Annemie Wetzels
29 oktober, om 16.15. Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Curious Minds in the Classroom:The Influence of Video Feedback Coaching for Teachers on Science and Technology Lessons
The first aim of this dissertation was to develop and describe a coaching program for teachers (Video Feedback Coaching for Teachers, in short VFC-T) that influences teacher’s behavior in order to stimulate pupils’ scientific reasoning.
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