Clinical Developmental psychology

Apart from the influence of parents, child and adolescent development is embedded in social relations with peers and teachers. Even before formal schooling, but especially after the transition to kindergarten and elementary school, children spend a significant time of the day in school, with age-matched peers and teachers. The clinical developmental psychology group studies how social relations with teachers and peers affect the biological, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioural development of children and adolescents.

Contact: Prof. dr. Pol van Lier (pac.van.lier@vu.nl)