About

Copyright: Sander Nieuwenhuys

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam, vice-chair of the Amsterdam Young Academy, and Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow 2021-2023.

I study the developing self: how children develop self-views, how these self-views shape mental health and educational outcomes, and how interventions that target self-views can help at-risk children flourish.

I am committed to using developmental science to address social problems, such as inequality.

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POSITIONS

  • 2018-present: Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam
  • 2016-2018: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
  • 2014-2018: Postdoc, Research Institute of Child Development and Education, University of Amsterdam
  • 2013-2014: Fulbright Scholar, The Ohio State University & Stanford University
  • 2011-2014: Ph.D. student, Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University

EDUCATION

  • 2015: Ph.D., cum laude, Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University
  • 2011: M.A., cum laude, Social and Health Psychology, 2-year Research Master, Utrecht University
  • 2009: B.A., cum laude, Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University