PhD Defences & Inaugural Lectures 2010

Overview of Social and Behavioural PhD defences and Inaugural Lectures:

December 2010

  • December 1, 2010 at 3pm, ms. C. Mbagaya (Education and Child Studies) will defend her thesis titled 'Child Maltreatment in Kenya, Zambia, and The Netherlands: A cross-cultural comparison of prevalence, psychopathological sequelae, and mediation by PTSS'.
    Supervisors: Prof. M.H. van IJzendoorn
                       Prof. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg
                       Dr. P.O. Oburu (co-supervisor) 

  • December 7, 2010 at 3pm, ms. S. Mol (Education and Child Studies) will defend her thesistitled 'To read or not to read'.
    Supervisor: prof. A.G. Bus

  • December 9, 2010 at 10am, ms. P.C.M. Luijk (Education and Child Studies) will defend her thesis titled 'Infant attachment and stress regulation: a neurobiological study'.
    Supervisors: Prof. M. H. van IJzendoorn
                        Prof. F. C. Verhulst
                        Prof. M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg
                        Dr. H. Tiemeier (co-supervisor)

  • December 20, 2010 at 3 pm, mr. M. Pervez will defend his thesis titled 'The socially constructed security dilemma between India and Pakistan: an exploration of norms for a security community'.
    Supervisor: prof. R. de Wijk


November 2010

Prof. Carolien Rieffe

Prof. Carolien Rieffe

  • November 1, 2010, at 4pm, professor C. Rieffe (Psychology) will hold her inaugural lecture.
  • November 4, 2010, at 3pm, ms. M. Groeneveld (Education and Child Studies) will defend her thesis titled 'Quality in home-based childcare'.
    Supervisor: Prof M.H. IJzendoorn
  • November 18, 2010, at 3pm, ms. N.Y.L. Oei (Psychology) will defend her thesis titled 'Memory function after stress: the effects of acuter stress and cortisol on memory and the inhibition of emotional distraction'.
    Supervisor: Prof. P. Spinhoven 

October 2010

  • October 13, 2010, at 4.15pm, ms. J. Wulffaert (Education and Child Studies) will defend her thesis 'Genetic Syndromes in the Family. Child Characteristics and Parenting Stress in Angelman, CHARGE, Cornelia de Lange, Prader-Willi, and Rett Syndrome'.
    Supervisors: Prof. I.A. van Berckelaer-Onnes
                       Prof. E.M. Scholte
  • October 20, 2010, at 3pm, mr. H.E.M. Braakhuis (Cultural Anthropology and Developement Sociology) will defend his thesis titled 'Xbalanque's Marriage'.
    Supervisors: Prof. J.G. Oosten
                       Prof. W. van Beek (Univ. Tilburg)
  • October 27, 2010, at 1.45pm, ms. L. van den Dries (Education and Child Studies) will defend her thesis 'Development after Internaiotnal Adoption'.
    Supeervisors: Prof. F. Juffer
                         Prof. M.H. van IJzendoorn
                         Prof. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg 

September 2010

  • September 2, 2010, at 1.45pm ms. A.A. Spek will defend her thesis 'Cognitive profiles of adults with high functioning autism *HFA) and Asperger syndrome'                                      
    Supervisors: Prof. I.A. van Berckelaer-Onnes
                       Prof. E. Scholte

  • September 9, 2010, at  1.45pm ms. S. Shafir Zmigrod will defend her thesis 'Feature integration across multimodel perception and action'  
    Supervisor: Prof. B. Hommel

June 2010

  • June 10, 2010, at 1pm mr. D. Bleeker will defend his thesis 'Representing or Defecting?'                                      
    Supervisor: Prof. N. Ellemers

  • June 23, 2010, at 3pm ms. F.M. Sauter will defend her thesis 'The @school project: Developmental Considerations in the Design and Delivery of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Adolescent School Refusal'
    Supervisors: Prof. P.M. Westenberg
                       Prof. R.J.J.M. Vermeieren

  • June 24, 2010, at 10am mr. D. Rad will defend his thesis 'State and religion in Contemporary Iran: Modernity, Tradition, and Political Islam (1979-2005)'
    Supervisor: Prof. P. Mair

  • June 30, 2010, at 4.15pm ms. C.C. Kessels will defend her thesis 'The influence of induction programs on beginning teachers' well-being and professional development'
    Supervisors: Prof. N. Verloop
                       Prof. D. Beijaard (TU Eindhoven)




May 2010

May 6, 2010, at 4.15pm mr. D.J. Berkhout will defend his thesis 'Conflicting interests, converging strategies: Political activities of interest organizations'.  
Supervisor: Professor D. Lowry

April 2010

  • April 13, 2010 at 11.15am: mrs. N. Ayub will defend her thesis titled 'National Diversity and Conflict: The Role of Social Attitudes and Beliefs'.
    Promotor: Prof. K.A. Jehn
    Short Summary
    To figure out how to minimize the costs and maximize the benefits of diversity in workgroups, we need to understand all dimensions and types of diversity. One type of diversity that could have a significant impact on workgroup interaction is national diversity. Every member, however, enters the workgroup with a set of social attitudes and beliefs. These pre-programmed attitudes and beliefs may largely affect one’s perceptions and thus behaviors and performance. Whether diversity will have positive  or negative consequences may be explained by investigating attitudes of the group members. For this reason, I investigate nationalistic attitudes as exacerbators of conflict in nationally diverse workgroups. A set of studies investigates propositions that members with diverse national backgrounds, especially if they have strong nationalistic attitudes, are likely to experience more conflict than nationally homogenous groups (and/or if members do not hold strong nationalistic views). Other moderators of conflict and outcomes in nationally diverse workgroups that I examine include social distances, national stereotypes, similarity preferences, and perceived respect. Observations from this project can help improve conflict and diversity management as well as interpersonal relationships among the workgroup members. These may in turn bring a positive change in social attitudes outside the workplace.

  • April 14, 2010, at 3pm: mrs. J. Rupert will defend her thesis titled 'Diversity Faultlines and Team Learning'.
    Promotor: Prof. K.A. Jehn 
    Short Summary (in Dutch) 
  • April 21, 2010, at 3pm: mr. F.M.T.A. Busing will defend his thesis titled 'Advances in Multidimensional Unfolding'.
    Promotor: Prof. W.J. Heiser

March 2010

  • March 2, 2010 at 1.45pm: mrs S.R. Sumter will defend her thesis titled 'Growing up to be Fearful'.
    Promotor: Professor. P.M. Westenberg

  • March 3, 2010 at 1.45pm: mrs. A.C. Miers will defend her thesis titled 'Bias or Reality?'
    Promotor: Professor P.M. Westenberg

  • March 25, 2010 at 3pm: mrs. D. Out will defend her thesis 'Parenting unraveled: predictors of infant attachment and responses to crying'.
    Promotors: Prof. M.H. van IJzendoorn 
                    Mrs. prof. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg
    Summary (pdf, in Dutch) 

February 2010

February 10, 2010, at 3pm: mr. T. Bampilis will defend his thesis '"Greek whiskey", The localization of a global commodity'.  
Supervisor: Professor P.J. Pels.
Article in University Newsletter February 9, 2010

Photo: Tryfon Bampilis

  • February 16, 2010, at 3pm: mr. I.Y. Qasem will defend his thesis '"Neo-Rentier Theory: The Case of Saudi Arabia (1950-2000)'.  
    Supervisor: Professor M.O. Hosli.

  • February 18, 2010, at 4.15pm: mr. A.W. Keizer will defend his thesis 'The Neurocognitive Basis of Feature Integration'. 
    Supervisor: Professor B. Hommel.

January 2010

  • Patrick Overeem
    On Wednesday 13 January, 2010, at 15.00 Patrick Overeem will defend his thesis 'The Politics-Administration Dichotomy'. Supervisor: prof. M.R. Rutgers.

    Samenvatting (pdf).

  • Linda van Leijenhorst
    On Tuesday 19 January, 2010, at 15.00 Linda van Leijenhorst will defend her thesis 'Why teens take risks'. Supervisors: prof. E. Crone and prof. P.M. Westenberg.

  • Gerardo Scherlis Perel
    On Thursday 21 Januari, 2010, at 15.00 Gerardo Scherlis Perel will defend his thesis 'Patronage and Party Organization in Argentine: The Emergence of the Patronage-based Network Party'. Supervisor: prof. P. Mair.

  • Bart Thijs
    On Wednesday 27 January, 2010, at 11.15 Bart Thijs will defend his thesis 'Eight Clusters: A Dynamic Perspective and Structural Analysis for the Evaluation of Institutional Reseach Performance'. Supervisors: prof. A.F.J. van Raan and prof. W. Glänzel (KU Leuven).

  • Bart Verkuil
    On Wednesday 27 January, 2010, at 16.15 Bart Verkuil will defend his thesis 'Perseverative Cognition: Insights into the Impact of Worry on Health'. Supervisor: prof. C.M.J.G. Maes.


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