My research focuses on the socialization of the self—how social processes shape children’s self-views, and how these processes can be altered to help children flourish.

Our Special Section in Child Development on the origins of children’s self-views has been published in Early View. The section illustrates the deeply social nature of children’s self-development.

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For accessible overviews of my work, please see here, here, and here.


  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Amsterdam & Stanford University, 2016-present
  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of Amsterdam, 2014-present


  • Ph.D. (cum laude), Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, 2015
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar, The Ohio State University & Stanford University, 2013-2014
  • Research M.A. (cum laude), Social and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, 2011
  • B.A. (cum laude), Psychology, Utrecht University, 2009