Social stress, self-regulation and
antisocial behavior development

About the Project

This study addresses the impact of social stressors on neurocognitive functions at the basis of behaviors that jeopardize safety and security, such as aggression, crime, mental health problems, and addiction. The role of child relations with parents, teachers, and peers, and stressors related to income, work, housing, and social network is studied in predicting brain functions (EEG), behavioral measures of cognitive control, behavioral disinhibition, and decision making – which are thought to form the basis of delinquency and antisocial problems. In this study, we collaborate with the longitudinal typically developing cohort “Happy Children, Happy Adolescent.” By longitudinally conducting brain function assessments and assessments of inhibitory control, performance monitoring, and working memory, we have a unique opportunity to answer elementary and vital questions about the development and precursors of neurocognitive vulnerabilities for antisocial behaviors and delinquency that pose a serious threat to public safety and security.






Co-applicant, co-promotor


Erasmus Initiative Grant, Erasmus University Rotterdam


Miranda Lutz-Landesbergen MSc (EUR)
Prof. Ingmar Franken (EUR)
Prof. Pol van Lier (VU)


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