Save-the-date 6th Biennial VNOP congress: May 15-16, 2018

Please mark your calendar for the 6th Biennial VNOP Congress,
taking place on May 15-16, 2018 at the Hof van Wageningen

Abstract submission and registration will open in November 2017 

For questions contact the VNOP organizing committee
(Leiden University,  

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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.… Continue reading

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:

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).… Continue reading

Nieuwe aio-vertegenwoordiger VNOP

Tijdens de Algemene Ledenvergadering op 17 mei j.l. is Jochem Spaans ( voorgedragen en benoemd tot nieuwe aio-vertegenwoordiger voor het VNOP-bestuur. De belangrijkste taken van de aio-vertegenwoordiger zijn het behartigen van de belangen van alle aio’s binnen de VNOP en daarnaast het informeren van de aio’s over zaken als cursusaanbod, financiële en andere relevante zaken.… Continue reading

Winners of the VNOP dissertation award 2016

The winners of the first VNOP dissertation award 2016, handed out at the VNOP congress are:

  1. Eeske van Roekel for her dissertation Lonely Reflections. Variations in Adolescents’ Trait  and State Loneliness: Proefschrift Lonely Reflections, Eeske van Roekel.
  2. Marlene Meyer for her dissertation The developing brain in action
    Individual and joint action processing: MMeyer_PhD_Thesis

Other nominees were:

  • Sabine Peters for her dissertation The Adolescent Brain Unraveling the neural mechanisms of cognitive and affective development
  • Naomi Ruiter for her dissertation On the nature and origin of self-esteem.
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Mini-symposium: ‘New Insights into the Structure of Psychopathology’

Wednesday June 29th from12.30-16.30 + drinks afterwards
Location: Boothzaal, Utrecht University Library. Free admission.

We kindly invite you to attend (parts of) our symposium in which we present new insights into the structure of psychopathology. This symposium is inspired by recent attempts to examine the structure of common mental disorders, either by implying that the propensity to develop any common mental disorder can be summarized by one underlying syndrome (i.e., the general psychopathology factor or the general factor of the Dysregulation Profile) or by examining complex symptom networks, in which disorder components reinforce each other and jointly form a network of symptoms.… Continue reading