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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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Watch CID spotlight with Ine Beyens

During the very first CID spotlight Ine Beyens (Assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam) talked about A person-specific media effects paradigm. The question whether social media use benefits or undermines adolescents’ well‑being is a pressing societal concern. Previous empirical studies have mostly established across‑the‑board effects among (sub)populations of adolescents. As a result, it is…

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The building blocks of social competence

by Caroline Junge (Senior researcher YOUth cohort, Utrecht University) The Consortium on Individual Development (CID) aims to contribute to a model that captures the development of social competence in a changing society. Such a model provides crucial information to optimize interventions aimed at improving a child’s social competence. Social competence refers to the ability to…

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The building blocks of social competence: an animal model approach

By Rixt van der Veen & Katerina Kalamari Picture this: The main difference between your test subjects is an experience of neglect in early childhood, or harsh conditions or maybe a demanding adolescence. Their remaining life context is very similar -they might express a clear difference in certain genes, but this would be known to…

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Intergenerational transmission of parenting and psychopathology

Written by Sanne Geeraerts & Susan Branje (Utrecht University) How, why, and under which circumstances are behaviours, traits and other characteristics transmitted from one generation to the next? And how should we study these transmission processes? In this review, we look at mechanisms of intergenerational transmission and describe what is known about the situations under…

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The YOUth cohort study: MRI protocol and test-retest reliability in adults

YOUth facilitates data sharing and aims for reliable and high-quality data. This first publication by the YOUth MRI team includes an overview of the YOUth Child & Adolescent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol and test-retest reliability for different neuroimaging modalities. The researchers show that using the state-of-the art YOUth MRI protocol brain measures can be…

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Neural and behavioral signatures of social evaluation and adaptation in childhood and adolescence: The Leiden consortium on individual development (L-CID)

The Consortium on Individual Development aims to unravel why some children thrive and others don’t. The Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID) contributes to answering this question by studying how social evaluations trigger self-protective and other-oriented processes and how children may differ in their susceptibility to these social evaluations.   Self-control and prosociality Two processes…

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Cohort profile: a detailed description of the YOUth cohort study

The YOUth cohort is one of the newly established cohorts within the Consortium on Individual Development, focussing specifically on children’s development of social competence and self-regulation. YOUth produces a wealth of high quality, safe and FAIR data, and makes these available for other researchers. In the CID special issue in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN), YOUth’s…

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