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In any case, thanks for visiting my webpage! It contains information about me, my job, and my research interests. You can find more personal stuff on my Facebook page.

About me


In contrast to what my profile picture suggests, my job does not involve the study of the dynamical behavior of liquids. However, I do study behavior of dynamical systems in particular environments, namely humans.
 
My primary research interests lie in:
Currently, I'm working as a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Vermont, where I investigate genetic influences on developmental differences in both brain and behavior. To do this, I make use of the IMAGEN data and of techniques like Genome Wide Association (GWA) and Genome-wide Complex Trait Analysis (GCTA). IMAGEN is a European research project investigating mental health and risk taking behavior in teenagers. 

Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Biological Psychology at the VU University in Amsterdam. There, I investigated - through twin and family studies - the development of individual differences in Attention Problems (and other problem behavior) as a function of genetic and environmental influences. Those effects are complicated by confounding informant effects, which I also studied.  

At the VU, I also worked at the Methods Department, where I gained experience in teaching Structural Equation Modeling (to 3rd year bachelor and giving statistical and methodological advice (to peer researchers). 
 
Speaking about methodology... I carried out my PhD research at the department of Psychological Methods of the University of Amsterdam, where I investigated the development of (general, fluid and crystallized) intelligence (also as a function of genetic and environmental influences). This research was more (measurement) theoretical than empirical. My thesis, which has been described by others as a "wide-ranging, sophisticated critique of biological g-theory", is called:




 

co-authors

Abdel Abdellaoui
Meike Bartels
Jenny van Beek
Cyrina Brouwer
Gareth Davies
Eric Ehli
Michelle van Fulpen
Lot Geels
Eco de Geus
Tina Glasner
Maria Groen-Blokhuis
Abe Hofman
Jouke-Jan Hottenga
James Hudziak
Charlotte Huppertz
Ken Kendler
Janneke de Kort
Diane Lamb
Ramon Lindauer
Ben Neale
Dustin Nowotny
Jacob Orlebeke
Hans Phaf
Hilko van Rooijen
Paul Sheet
Steven Scholte
Nienke Schutte
Dirk Smit
Theresa Stroet
Suzanne Swagerman
Lourens Waldorp
Xiangjun Xiao
Eveline de Zeeuw

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