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Evin Aktar
University of Amsterdam
17Publications
6H-index
121Citations
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#1Evin Aktar (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
#2Jin Qu (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)
Last.Susan M. Bögels (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 51
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Mental illness is highly prevalent and runs in families. Mental disorders are considered to enhance the risk for the development of psychopathology in the offspring. This heightened risk is related to the separate and joint effects of inherited genetic vulnerabilities for psychopathology, as well as environmental influences. Early years of life are suggested to be a key developmental phase in the intergenerational psychopathology transmission. Available evidence supports the idea that early expo...
#1Lisa-Marie Emerson (Griffith University)H-Index: 5
Last.Susan M. BögelsH-Index: 51
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Objectives Emerging evidence supports the positive effects of mindful parenting as a clinical intervention in the context of child psychopathology; however, previous studies have not considered the specific parenting predictors of improvements in child outcomes.
#1Evin Aktar (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
#2Bram Van Bockstaele (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 9
Last.Susan M. Bögels (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 51
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Earlier evidence has revealed a bi‐directional causal relationship between anxiety and attention biases in adults and children. This study investigated the prospective and concurrent relations between anxiety and attentional bias in a sample of 89 families (mothers, fathers, and first‐born children). Parents’ and children's attentional bias was measured when children were 7.5 years old, using both a visual probe task and visual search task with angry versus happy facial expressions. Generalized ...
Studies on the effectiveness of mindful parenting interventions predominantly focused on self-report measures of parenting, whereas observational assessments of change are lacking. The present study examined whether the Mindful with your baby/toddler training leads to observed changes in maternal behavior and mother-child interaction quality. Mindful with your baby/toddler is a 8 or 9- week mindful parenting training for clinically referred mothers of young children (aged 0 to 48 months), who ex...
#1Yongqi Cong (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 1
#2Caroline Junge (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 6
Last.Disa Sauter (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 21
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ABSTRACTAdults perceive emotional expressions categorically, with discrimination being faster and more accurate between expressions from different emotion categories (i.e. blends with two different predominant emotions) than between two stimuli from the same category (i.e. blends with the same predominant emotion). The current study sought to test whether facial expressions of happiness and fear are perceived categorically by pre-verbal infants, using a new stimulus set that was shown to yield c...
#1Evin Aktar (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 6
#2Mirjana Majdandzic (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 12
Last.Susan M. Bögels (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 51
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This study investigated the link between (a) parents’ social trait and state anxiety and (b) children’s fear and avoidance in social referencing situations in a longitudinal design and considered the modulating role of child temperament in these links. Children were confronted with a stranger and a robot, separately with their father and mother at 1 (N = 122), at 2.5 (N = 117), and at 4.5 (N = 111) years of age. Behavioral inhibition (BI) was separately observed at 1 and 2.5 years. Parents’ soci...
#1Evin Aktar (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
#2Dorothy J. Mandell (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)H-Index: 5
Last.Susan M. Bögels (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 51
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Abstract Previous evidence revealed links between maternal negative emotions and infants’ attention to facial expressions of emotion in clinical and community samples. This study investigated the associations between infants’ attention to emotional faces and infants’ and parents’ negative emotions in a community sample. Infants’ ( N = 57, M age = 14.26 months) fixations and pupil responses to fearful, sad, angry versus happy and neutral faces were measured with an eye-tracker. Mothers’ and fathe...
#1Milica Nikolić (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 5
#2Evin Aktar (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
Last.Wieke de Vente (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 12
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Background Physiological hyperarousal in social situations is a characteristic of individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD), but so far it has been rarely studied as a biological risk for SAD. Here, we investigate whether children at high risk for SAD (because of their parents’ SAD) display physiological hyperarousal while interacting with a stranger. Also, we examine whether early physiological hyperarousal is related to later child social anxiety. Method One hundred and seventeen children...
#1Evin Aktar (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
#2Susan M. Bögels (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 51
Depression and anxiety load in families. In the present study, we focus on exposure to parental negative emotions in first postnatal year as a developmental pathway to early parent-to-child transmission of depression and anxiety. We provide an overview of the little research available on the links between infants’ exposure to negative emotion and infants’ emotional development in this developmentally sensitive period, and highlight priorities for future research. To address continuity between no...
#1Eva S. Potharst (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 2
#2Evin Aktar (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
Last.Susan M. Bögels (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 51
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Many mothers experience difficulties after the birth of a baby. Mindful parenting may have benefits for mothers and babies, because it can help mothers regulate stress, and be more attentive towards themselves and their babies, which may have positive effects on their responsivity. This study examined the effectiveness of Mindful with your baby, an 8-week mindful parenting group training for mothers with their babies. The presence of the babies provides on-the-spot practicing opportunities and f...
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