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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.
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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:
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