Marinus H. van IJzendoorn
University of Cambridge
Attachment theoryDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyClinical psychologySocial psychology
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To thrive as an individual and within society, children need to develop the ability to control their behavior. Using a twin design, we estimated the relative influence of genetic, shared, and unique environmental factors on hot and cool effortful control (EC). Furthermore, we investigated whether parental sensitivity in a play, task, or discipline context when the children were on average 3.78 years old, was differentially related to children's hot and cool EC 1 year later (Mage 4.77 years). We ...
#1Chloë Finet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 1
#2Theodore E. A. Waters (NYUAD: New York University Abu Dhabi)H-Index: 13
Last. Guy Bosmans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 20
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The current study examined the attachment development of 92 internationally adopted Chinese girls, focusing on the influence of type of pre-adoption care (institutional versus foster care) and sens...
#1Mara van der Meulen (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
#2Lara M. Wierenga (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 4
Last. Eveline A. Crone (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 53
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Abstract Prosocial behavior and empathy are important aspects of developing social relations in childhood. Prior studies showed protracted structural development of social brain regions associated with prosocial behavior. However, it remains unknown how structure of the social brain is influenced by genetic or environmental factors, and whether overlapping heritability factors explain covariance in structure of the social brain and behavior. The current study examined this hypothesis in a twin s...
#1Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 95
#2Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 80
Last. Guy C. M. Skinner (University of Cambridge)
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#1Jelle Knop (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 2
#2Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 95
Last. Rixt van der Veen (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 9
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The differential susceptibility hypothesis proposes that individuals who are more susceptible to the negative effects of adverse rearing conditions may also benefit more from enriched environments. Evidence derived from human experiments suggests the lower efficacy dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) 7-repeat as a main factor in exhibiting these for better and for worse characteristics. However, human studies lack the genetic and environmental control offered by animal experiments, complicating assessme...
#1Eloise A. Stark (University of Oxford)H-Index: 3
#2Joana Cabral (University of Oxford)H-Index: 13
Last. Morten L. Kringelbach (University of Oxford)H-Index: 48
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The perception of infant emotionality, one aspect of temperament, starts to form in infancy, yet the underlying mechanisms of how infant emotionality affects adult neural dynamics remain unclear. We used a social reward task with probabilistic visual and auditory feedback (infant laughter or crying) to train 47 nulliparous women to perceive the emotional style of six different infants. Using functional neuroimaging, we subsequently measured brain activity while participants were tested on the le...
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#1Saskia Euser (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 8
#2Jizzo R. Bosdriesz (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 9
Last. Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 80
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We examined the relative contribution of genetic, shared environmental and non-shared environmental factors to the covariance between parental sensitivity and limit-setting observed twice in a longitudinal study using a child-based twin design. Parental sensitivity and parental limit-setting were observed in 236 parents with each of their same-sex toddler twin children (Mage = 3.8 years; 58% monozygotic). Bivariate behavioral genetic models indicated substantial effects of similar shared environ...
#1Guy Bosmans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 20
#2Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 80
Last. Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 95
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Attachment is an inborn behavioral system that is biologically driven and essential for survival. During child development, individual differences in (in)secure attachment emerge. The development of different attachment behaviors has been traditionally explained as a process during which experiences with (lack of) responsive and supportive care are internalized into working models of attachment. However, this idea has been criticized for being vague and even untestable. With the aim of unravelin...