Dear VNOP Community,

The VNOP Executive Board and the VNOP 2020 Conference Organizers convened on Wednesday March 18 to address the obvious need, in light of the COVID19 pandemic, for us to decide on the fate of our upcoming May conference. 

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel this year’s conference, including the preconference workshop. We are aware that many of you have already put in a lot of work in sending abstracts for presentations and posters. We appreciate all the submissions, about which many of you have actually received mails just last week. We definitely do not want to see all the intellectual work, as well as the practical work that the conference organizers have put into the preparations, go to waste. Our hope is to keep the exciting program—invited and refereed—in place and to convene next year in May 2021. Of course we need to work out the details (including opening a call for additional proposals) and will let you know more about the planning as soon as we have figured it out.

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Please be patient as we pursue our options. We are on this and will stay in touch. 
Warmly & hoping you stay safe,

Berna Güroğlu, VNOP Chair
On behalf of the VNOP Executive Board and the VNOP 2020 Conference Organizers

Call for Proposals 46th AME Meeting Buy Generic Ambien Cr 46th AME Meeting, Ottawa, Oct 29-31, 2020 Morality, Environmental Sustainability, and Education
Preserving the natural environment is a moral issue. But how can the appeal to moral values effectively counter climate change, loss of biodiversity, environmental pollution and other degradations of the natural environment in wake of the Anthropocene? The Association for Moral Education invites researchers, practitioners and activists to engage in a critical dialogue in order to better align moral and civic education with the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. While connections between environmental sustainability and morality are multitude, the fields of environmental, moral and civic education, have been largely separated up to date. This split is unfortunate as it prevents researchers and practitioners from exploiting synergies in linking these fields. What moral foundations and value-orientations best support environmental education? How can moral and environmental education inform each other with regard to best practices? How can educators exploit synergies, so that instances of civic education become opportunities for environmental education and vice versa? These are leading questions to be explored during the conference. Submissions are invited from a broad range of disciplines including but not limited to anthropology, education, environmental studies, indigenous studies, philosophy, psychology, political sciences and sociology. In addition to engagement with the main conference theme, submissions on any topic of moral education are welcome as part of the general conference program. The conference will be hosted at University of Ottawa.
For further details about the conference venue and program go to
Organizers: Tobias Krettenauer & Stuart Hammond Important Dates – Proposal submission deadline: April 5, 2020 –
Notification of acceptance: June 7, 2020 – Early bird registration ends: September 13, 2020


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Jean Piaget Society Conf. 2020 New deadline: January 15, 2020 JPS 2020 — CELEBRATING 50 YEARS


Cynthia Lightfoot, Ulrich Müller, & Cintia Rodríguez, organizers

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Dear Friends of the Jean Piaget Society, We have extended the Submission Deadline for our 50th Annual Meeting. Submissions will continue to accepted until January 15, 2020.
You can find everything you need to create a program proposal here:

Submission Forms

Save the date VNOP labvisit Utrecht

Dear VNOP members, Mark your calendars for the upcoming VNOP lab visit at Utrecht University on January 16th, 2020 from 10am-4pm. The aim of VNOP lab visits is to meet researchers in their daily working environment and gain information about ongoing research projects as well as the research methods they employ. The four research groups participating in the Utrecht Center for Child and Adolescent Studies (CAS) are looking forward to share their experiences with several methodological approaches with you, including the use of virtual reality for measurement and intervention, eye-tracking, large-scale longitudinal data collection (for example in a facility called KinderKennisCentrum), data collection in hard-to-reach groups such as refugees and observational methods.

Workshops and labdemo’s will be organized and there will be many opportunities for interaction and for sharing tips and tricks. More information on the program and registration will follow. We hope to meet you in Utrecht on January 16th! Susan Branje (Pedagogy: Youth and family & director of CAS)
Joyce Endendijk (Pedagogy: Clinical Child and Family Studies)
Ina Koning (Interdisciplinary Social Science)
Stefanie Nelemans (Pedagogy: Youth and family)
Astrid Poorthuis (Developmental Psychology)

Registration open for VNOP Conference 2018

The bi-annual conference of the Dutch Society for Developmental Psychology (Vereniging Nederlandse Ontwikkelingspsychologie, VNOP) will be held on the 15th & 16th of May 2018 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Registration (or see the: Conference Website) Buying Ambien Keynote speakers:

  • Iroise Dumontheil: Social cognition during adolescence
  • Nienke van Atteveldt: Proving or improving yourself: the neural and behavioral response to feedback and failure in adolescents
  • Jaap Denissen: Personality-environment transactions across the lifespan Important dates:

  • 3 April 2018: Final date that rooms are reserved for the conference at the Wageningen International Congress Centre
  • 24 April 2018: Deadline for conference registration Contact:

  • Visit the Conference Website intermittently to view updated information
  • Visit our Facebook page for updates, symposium and roommate requests!
  • The bi-annual VNOP conference 2018 is organized by the department of Developmental & Educational Psychology from Leiden University. For questions regarding the organization please send an email to

Open position for an assistant / associate professor

We have an open position for an assistant or associate professor in Developmental Psychopathology.

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We’re looking for a smart, inspiring colleague to join our faculty. Applicants will preferably have research expertise in anxiety and/or depression in children and/or adolescents. A particular interest in working with a multidisciplinary team of graduate students, faculty, programmers and designers on projects aimed at developing and evaluating tech-based mental health interventions (e.g. applied games and interactive social apps) are encouraged to apply. We’re particularly keen on people who would be motivated to work in collaboration with the Games for Emotional and Mental Health Lab (

International colleagues are welcome to apply but being able to contribute to teaching is an important requirement (teaching in English is fine as long as there is relevant expertise in developmental psychology/psychopathology).

If you know any potential candidates, please point them to our online application process and/or email me directly for more information. If you can forward to any other departments or faculty with potential candidates, I’d appreciate it. I’ve attached the ad for the job as well as the link below.

Thanks so much!

Isabela Granic, Professor
Behavioural Science Institute
Chair, Developmental Psychopathology
Radboud University Nijmegen

Trainings in Key Attachment Measures, Cambridge, UK June 4-8th 2018

Trainings in Key Attachment Measures, Cambridge University, UK June 4-8th 2018

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In juni 2018 worden er in Cambridge twee workshops georganiseerd: 1 in het coderen van gedesorganiseerde gehechtheid (voor mensen die al betrouwbaar zijn in de Ainsworth ABC classificaties), en 1 in het coderen van parental sensitivity.

Sophie Reijman, Universiteit van Cambridge

Empathie: Typische En Atypische Ontwikkeling

Dr. Minet de Wied, onderzoeker aan de Universiteit Utrecht, organiseert op dinsdag 28 november het symposium “Empathie: Typische en atypische ontwikkeling”.

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Het symposium is voor professionals uit het forensisch veld die meer willen weten over empathie, empathieproblemen en het meten van empathie. Zes onderzoekers van verschillende instellingen presenteren hun inzichten op het gebied van empathie (zie flyer voor het programma).

Het symposium vindt plaats van 12:30 tot 17:00 op dinsdag 28 november in de Boothzaal op de Uithof van de Universiteit Utrecht (Heidelberglaan 3, Utrecht). Het symposium is gratis toegankelijk. Accreditatie wordt aangevraagd. Aanmelden kan via

Met vriendelijke groet,

Namens dr. Minet de Wied.

Small Sample Size Solutions

If you suffer from, or if you have solutions to small sample size issues, Utrecht is the place to be between March 6-7, 2018  during our S4 conference.

Key-note presenters are Joop Hox (small cluster size in multilevel models), Patrick Onghena and Marija Maric (both on single case designs).

Pre-/post- conference workshops are on introducing Bayesian statistics (Rens van de Schoot) and its possible solutions for small sample issues in mediation analyses (Milica Miočević), multilevel models (Dan McNeish) and growth models (Sarah Depaoli).

The deadline for applying to give a talk is November 1, 2017. For more details, see the Call for Abstracts tab of the website:

Curious about how much fun our conferences in Utrecht are? See the impressions of our previous event at

Hope to see you in Utrecht!

The organizing committee:

Rens van de Schoot Milica Miočević Sarah Depaoli Dan McNeish Sanne Smid

Marianne Geelhoed (conference secretariat)

Is morality always and everywhere, cooperative?

Many theories in the field of morality research claim that morality is about concepts like cooperation and altruism. The theory of “Morality As Cooperation” has used game-theoretical principles to derive seven domains in which morality should occur. This provides an alternative to, for example, “Moral Foundations Theory”, which was derived in a data-driven way. To expand on this, we invite three speakers as a build-up towards a debate, entitled “Is morality always and everywhere, cooperative?”
You are cordially invited think about the future of morality research with us through this symposium, taking place on Tuesday, Nov 7th (13:30-17:00) at IPO 0.98, TU Eindhoven. The symposium will be relevant for disciplines such as (developmental) psychology, anthropology, philosophy, ethnography, evolutionary science, and human technology interaction. Participation is free of charge, subject to enrollment here.

Flyer here

1:30-1:45 – Introduction
1:45-2:30 – Oliver Scott Curry – Morality as Cooperation theory
2:30-3:00 – Caspar van Lissa – How to capture a theory as a latent variable model? Data and Methods behind Morality as Cooperation
3:00-3:45 – Hanno Sauer – Can’t We All Disagree More Constructively? Moral Foundations, Moral Reasoning, and Political Disagreement
3:45-4:00 – Break
Debate: Is morality always and everywhere, cooperative?
4:00- 5:00 – Oliver Scott Curry vs. Hanno Sauer, moderated by Lily Frank
The audience and moderator will vote on the winner.


The talks and debate will take place at  the Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, in the IPO building, room 0.98.


We welcome researchers who are concerned with morality, especially those working as psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, human technology interaction researchers, and students interested in the topic.

We advise you to reserve your seat now!


Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register here.

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Call for Submissions JPS-2018 Amsterdam: Dynamics of Development

Call for Program Submissions
Jean Piaget Society, 48th Annual Meeting

For more information on the call: click here JPS2018 Amsterdam
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The Dynamics of Development: Process, (Inter-)Action, & Complexity Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 31 – June 2, 2018
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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)