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Louise Arseneault
King’s College London
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
United Kingdom
Lecture Title:

Taking a stand against bullying: the societal and individual costs of being bullied in childhood

Curriculum Vitae

Louise Arseneault’s research focuses on the study of harmful behaviours such as violence, their developmental origins, their inter-connections with mental health, and their consequences for victims. She is taking a developmental approach to investigate how the consequences of violence begin in childhood and persist to mild-life, by studying bullying victimisation and child maltreatment. She also studies social relationships, including the role of social support and loneliness for the emergence and development of mental health problems. Her research aims are to answer questions relevant to psychology and psychiatry by harnessing and combining 3 different research approaches: developmental research, epidemiological methods and genetically-sensitive designs. Her work incorporates social as well as biological measurements.

She has been working with well-known longitudinal cohorts such as the Montreal Longitudinal Cohorts, the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study and the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study, a nationally-representative sample of families with twins in England and Wales. She has also been exploring another important nationally-representative cohort, the National Child Development Survey (NCDS), with a Mid-Career Fellowship Award from the British Academy. She has been appointed the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Mental Health Leadership Fellow in 2016 and has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2018.

Berna Güroğlu
Leiden University
The Netherlands
Lecture Title:

Adolescent brain in a world of friends and foes

Curriculum Vitae

Berna Güroğlu is a full professor at Leiden University in The Netherlands, and is a principal investigator in the Brain and Development Research Center. She received her master in developmental psychology at Boğaziçi University, Turkey. In 2008 she received her PhD cum laude in developmental psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen with her thesis on “Development of dyadic peer relationships: Friendships and antipathies”, after which she joined the Brain and Development Research Center in Leiden University as a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive neuroscience. In 2010 she received a NWO-VENI grant her project investigating the neural mechanisms of social interactions with peers. Her research line integrates theories and methods from social development, experimental psychology, and developmental cognitive neuroscience. She combines measures of social networks (e.g., sociometrics) with experimental tasks and fMRI methods to examine the neural basis of the development of social behavior and relationships. Her research line specifically focuses on the neural correlates of a) decision-making in the context of interactions with peers, b) reward sensitivity for self and others and in relation to peer relationships, c) social exclusion in relation to status within the peer group. She is currently also an investigator of the starting impulse grant of the National Research Agenda (NWA) in the Netherlands where she examines the neural and physiological underpinnings of chronic victimization, as part of a larger study on mechanisms underlying the success of anti-bullying programs in the Netherlands.

Ellen Hamaker
Utrecht University
The Netherlands
Lecture Title:

On the importance of separating within-person dynamics from between-person differences in psychological processes

Curriculum Vitae

Ellen Hamaker is Professor of Longitudinal Data Analysis at the Methodology and Statistics Department, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. She obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Utrecht University in 1999, and a PhD in Psychological Methodology from the University of Amsterdam in 2004 under the supervision of Peter Molenaar. After a post doc of one year at the University of Virginia with John Nesselroade, she returned to Utrecht to join the Methodology and Statistics Department. Her work focuses on modeling the underlying dynamics of psychological processes, using a combination of time series analysis, dynamic systems techniques, longitudinal structural equation modeling, and longitudinal multilevel modeling. Hamaker has made several notable methodological contributions to the analysis of both panel data (consisting of a small number of repeated measures, located relatively far apart in time), and intensive longitudinal data (consisting of a large number of repeated measures, densely spaced in time). Most prominent in this respect are the random intercept cross-lagged panel model (RI-CLPM), which she proposed as an extension of the traditional CLPM, and her contributions to dynamic structural equation modeling (DSEM), a new toolbox in the software package Mplus, which can be used to analyze intensive longitudinal data. General themes in Hamaker’s work are to bridge the gap between statistical models and substantive research questions, and the importance of separating within-cluster (e.g., person, dyad, or family) dynamics from stable between-cluster differences.

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Koen Luyckx
KULeuven / University
of Leuven
Lecture Title:

Personal identity through adolescence and young adulthood: A developmental perspective on clinical applications

Curriculum Vitae

On May 9, 2006, I obtained my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium, entitled Identity formation in emerging adulthood: Developmental trajectories, antecedents, and consequences (Supervisor: Luc Goossens). From 2006 to 2012, I worked as a post-doctoral fellow for the Fund of Scientific Research (FWO), Belgium, at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven. In 2012, I got appointed a full-time position as a BOFZAP Research Professor Tenure Track at this same Faculty. My two main research lines focus on the role of identity toward psychopathology (e.g., non-suicidal self-injury and eating disorders) and on adaptation to chronic illness and the role identity and contextual processes play in this respect. I published more than 200 journal articles and 10 book chapters, co-edited (together with Dr. Seth Schwartz and Dr. Vivian Vignoles) a two-volume handbook on identity (Handbook of Identity Theory and Research, 2011, New York: Springer), and authored or co-authored more than 100 conference presentations to date. I have also given a number of invited key addresses and symposia on international conferences (e.g., European Association for Research on Adolescence, Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, and European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations). I have received five national and international scientific awards and was able to attract funding as promotor from FWO and the Research Council KU Leuven. I currently act as a (co-)supervisor for 13 PhD-students and have hosted several international visiting scholars. Further, I was associate editor for Psychologica Belgica and Emerging Adulthood, and on the editorial board of the Oxford University Press Series on Emerging Adulthood. I have functioned as a reviewer for more than 30 different journals.

Tina Malti
University of Toronto
Lecture Title:

Using the Science of Child Social-Emotional Development to Inform Practice

Curriculum Vitae

Tina Malti, Ph.D. (2003, Developmental Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Free University of Berlin). Dr. Malti is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, where she is cross-appointed as Professor in the Division of Child and Youth Mental Health within the Department of Psychiatry. She is the Director of the Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention, and a registered clinical psychologist in Canada. In 2019, she established and became founding director of the Centre for Child Development, Mental Health, and Policy at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The vision of this multi-disciplinary research centre is to foster every child’s healthy development and potential for kindness, both locally and globally.

Tina’s research interests include the foundations, pathways, and antecedents of aggression and kindness during childhood and adolescence. In order to study these topics, she utilizes a variety of designs, ranging from experimental cross-sectional and large-scale longitudinal approaches to randomized controlled trials. Based on findings in her research, she creates and implements social-emotional intervention approaches to enhance kindness and reduce aggression and negative consequences of exposure to violence in children experiencing varying levels of adversity.

Tina serves as Associate Editor of Child Development (2013-present) and is Membership Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (2014-2020). She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7 and 53) and the Association of Psychological Science. Among her honors are the New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the New Investigator Award from the International Society for Research on Aggression.

Tina has published over 180 empirical journal articles and book chapters, and she has co-edited 11 special issues and 5 books. Her research has been profiled in The New York Times, The Atlantic, as well as other print and media outlets. She has served on several expert advisory panels. These include among others, the Jacobs Foundation, the Canadian Institute of Child Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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