Individual differences in social competence

  • Dutch language proficiency required
  • Leiden

Website Universiteit leiden

In the Brain & Development Research Center (led by Prof. Eveline Crone) at Leiden University we are looking for an enthusiastic intern for large-scale research among twins and their parents. In this research we try to find out how biological structures (such as cortisol, sleep, brain function and structure) can explain individual differences in social competence and regulation of behaviour. In order to get a full overview we also investigate child factors (such as temperament) and environmental factors (such as sensitivity of parents or chaos in their homes).
For six years we follow 2 age groups of 250 twins who were 3-4 or 7-8 years old at the start of the study. There are annual visits and a year and a half after the start of the study, half of the families have been offered a parental intervention program aimed at improving the sensitivity of parents. Work includes guidance of participating twins (11-13 years) and their parents during computer tasks performance and around the MRI scanner. You will also be involved in processing and analysing data in order to be able to write your thesis.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable interns with good Dutch language skills. Duration and start date of the internship in consultation.

If you are interested please contact Dr. Bianca van den Bulk:

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