Consortium on Individual Development


Andrik Becht receives PhD degree cum laude

 On 12 April 2019 Andrik Becht successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled ‘Becoming Certain of the Self Longitudinal Studies Into the Dynamics of (Daily) Identity Development’ at Utrecht University. He received his degree cum laude, a very rare distinction that is only given for outstanding results that have been obtained with a very high level of independence. In…

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Spring 2019 CID meeting ‘Our plans’

On 28th March 2019, more than seventy researchers joined the spring CID meeting on ‘Our plans’. Two PIs and several PhDs presented their plans, while we also discussed our special issue. Even the breaks were put to good use as many researchers (re)connected and discussed their plans. The meeting kicked off with dr. Elsje van Bergen…

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Successful brainstorm on CIDyoung meetings

Thirteen PhDs and postdocs brainstormed about organising meetings for and by CIDyoung researchers. The constructive atmosphere led to a clear vision and volunteers to organise the first CIDyoung meeting on the morning of Thursday 14th November 2019. The first good sign was the quick and positive response after just one email asking to help think…

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Michelle Achterberg on the FLUX Trainee committee

The FLUX Society’s aims to advance the understanding of human brain development by serving as a forum for professional and student scientists, physicians, and educators. Recently FLUX introduced the inaugural Trainee Committee. The committee is composed of talented research assistants, graduate students and post-docs who serve as liaisons to the trainees of the society. From…

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Dienke Bos

Newly appointed assistant professor Dienke Bos

Currently setting up projects related to the development of individual differences in behavioural control Dienke Bos, assistant professor UMCU, work package 1 About ten years ago I joined NICHE, the Neuroimaging in Childhood Lab of Prof. Sarah Durston, as an intern. My first project was a study in which we manually segmented the basal ganglia…

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CID PhD’s research went viral after tweet

In 2017, almost 1.3 million new papers were available on PubMed. With an average of over 3500 papers a day, it is a reasonable worry that my publication will be lost in the pile. “Why don’t you tweet about it?” suggested my supervisor. “Sure it won’t hurt” I thought. Imagine my surprise looking at some…

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Meet our new PI: Ellen Hamaker

I hope that my role in CID will be one in which cross-fertilization between statistics and substantive fields can prosper I am a professor of Longitudinal Data Analysis at Utrecht University (Methodology and Statistics Department of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences). Although I obtained my master’s degree in clinical psychology, I fell in love with…

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CID meeting autumn 2018

On Wednesday 7th November 2018, over fifty researchers from across the country joined our CID meeting. Many stayed until the very end of the networking session. Special recognition for achieving this needs to go to the eight short presenters, who highlighted the variety of CID research and even gave us several definitions for the same acronym…

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Prof. dr. Wim Meeus

Book on Adolescent Development by Wim Meeus

Wim Meeus published a book on Adolescent Development. Longitudinal Research into the Self, Personal Relationships, and Psychopathology. The book overviews the longitudinal study of adolescent development. It offers a comprehensive introduction to theories on adolescent development, and a non-statistical overview of longitudinal models used to study development. Key topics include the development of the self,…

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Looking back: SAB-meeting and CID symposium

On April 19-21, 2018 we organized our fourth Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting and CID symposium. And we were proud to held our first CID retreat! 19 April: SAB-Meeting On April 19 the Steering Committee was honoured to welcome four of our Scientific Advisory Board members: Jay Belsky (Davis, USA), BJ Casey (New York, USA),…

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