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CID special issue

The CID special issue in Developmental Cognitive Neurosciences is online! This acclaimed journal devotes an entire special issue on the interdisciplinary work of our consortium. It includes a general editorial and 16 published research articles. Alongside the special issue, we published a digital magazine to communicate the outcomes to a broader audience in an appealing way….

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Annual Report 2019-2020 online!

The annual report of 2019/2020 is online. After the success of last year, the report is formatted again as a digital magazine. In the report of coming year, we plan to give an overview of the covid-19 crisis impact, and to showcase more young CID talent. We are curious to your feedback, so please send…

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Watch CID spotlight with Valeria Bonapersona

Valeria Bonapersona (PhD candidate at University Medical Center Utrecht) talked about RePAIR: a power solution to animal experimentation. Prior studies’ information can reduce use of animals or increase statistical power. Valeria talked about how to use statistics to increase the power of animal experiments. Besides writing a paper, she also developed an open-source web-based tool…

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What’s next for CID?

With this question in mind researchers joined our meeting on 3 November. In the plenary portion we set the tone with CID project updates  as well as a progress update for the CD2 metadata project by Otto Lange. Both highlighted progress and plans, not just scientifically but also in terms of sharing information, expertise and…

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Watch CID spotlight with Caroline Junge

Caroline Junge (Assistant professor at Utrecht University) talked about Building blocks of social competence. Social competence is of fundamental importance in society. It is linked to prowess in other domains, such as health, academic success, and happiness. To optimize interventions aimed at improving a child’s social competence, we need a theoretical framework that captures the…

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Testing sampling bias in estimates of adolescent social competence and behavioural control

People from a lower socioeconomic background are less likely to participate in research and thus tend to be underrepresented in study samples. A potential risk of this underrepresentation is that research results do not reflect the psychosocial development of the entire population, but instead only reflect people with a higher socioeconomic status (SES). Ties Fakkel…

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Sharks, Ritalin, and a Female Lust Pill: Jeroen Mulder talks statistics in the Makkelijk Praten Podcast

An important determinant for the success of a research project, is a match between the research question, and the methodology and statistical analyses. Few researchers would dispute this, but finding this match can be challenging in practice, especially when the research question is (implicitly) causal. In the podcast Makkelijk Praten, Jeroen Mulder talks about how…

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Description, prediction and causation: Methodological challenges of studying child and adolescent development

The goal of the Consortium on Individual Development (CID) is to study the development of social competence and behavioural control, as these are two skills that are essential to function in society and to reduce the risk of behavioural and emotional problems. CID takes an interdisciplinary approach towards this goal, with research ranging from eye-tracking…

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Newly appointed assistant professor Mariëlle Zondervan-Zwijnenburg

“One of my favourite things is working with an interdisciplinary team of CID reseachers on challenging projects that play towards my strengths. I enjoy bringing together: longitudinal development, structural equation modelling, Bayesian evidence synthesis, multi-cohort data.” During a student assistant position at the department of Methodology and Statistics I realized the field of statistics was…

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Towards an integrated account of the development of self-regulation from a neurocognitive perspective

Self-regulation plays an essential role in wellbeing throughout the lifespan. It is therefore desirable to develop evidence-based theories and models that can help guide research towards, ultimately, effective interventions where needed. In this position paper Matthijs Vink and colleagues present an approach to study self-regulation development that aims to substantively integrate the broad range of…

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