October 14th, 2020
How does preschoolers’ play style relate to their aggressive impulses? In Guida’s recent study, rough-and-tumble play (RTP) at home was related to more emotion dysregulation and aggression in preschoolers, and at school RTP was related to more physical aggression. Negative emotions displayed during father-child RTP was related to poorer emotion regulation and higher levels of aggression. Overall, RTP does not seem to improve emotion regulation for children. Click here for the paper published in Early Child Development and Care.
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October 8th, 2020
As part of the collective “Musea Bekennen Kleur” educational program in which many major Dutch museums are participating, 3 master students at Interaction Technology, i.e. Vennila, Nancy, and Claudia (University of Twente; from left to right in the photo) now started designing a virtual museum room in which children can go around; and we (Carolien, Sheida Novin [Utrecht University], Yung-Ting) can track children’s interests in the different art objects presented.
September 25th, 2020
After a motivating collaboration with UCL (Laura Hull and Felicity Sedgewick) and two mental health organizations INTER-PSY (Els Blijd-Hoogewys) and Rivierduinen (Lex Stockmann), and of course with several brilliant students involved (who by now all moved on to a PhD or professional training; Anne Bülow, Danique Willems, Rachel O’Connor), our paper on empathic responses of autistic young people is now online in Autism (open access here).
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September 21st, 2020
"The only thing that can help is to create a truly inclusive school climate in which everyone is welcome, even if you are different in some ways," says Carolien in an interview with the Dutch Autism Association (NVA) in the Week Against Bullying, September 21-25. Click here for the interview (in Dutch), and here for the other media apprearances in which Carolien, Evelien Broekhof, and Sheida Novin talk about bullying and autism.