About the Project
The development of self-regulation is one of the major challenges of a child’s healthy and adaptive development. Studies on the origins of self-regulation in children have focused on a broad array of possible determinants, including biological factors such as brain development, genetic heritability, and child temperament, as well as environmental factors such as the early attachment relationship quality, parenting, and contextual factors. To combine these perspectives, I have investigated the interplay between parental and biological factors in early childhood development of self-regulation, in typically developing children. For this project, I collaborate with the Generation R Study, a prospective cohort study investigating growth, development, and health from fetal life onwards in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Erasmus Medical Center
Generation R Study Group
Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies