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Rubicon grant for Evin Aktar

The NWO has awarded Evin Aktar a Rubicon grant. From September, she will start a 12-month period of research at the Cognitive Affect and Temperament Lab at Penn-State University, USA.

Verbal Transmission of Stranger Anxiety from Parents to Children

Parents may transmit anxiety by verbally communicating anxiety to children about novel people/situations. In this project she will investigate how parents’ verbal information influences children’s physiology, cognition, and behavior in social situations, and explore the role of child temperament.


The NWO's Rubicon programme allows recently graduated scientists to gain experience at a foreign top institute. This is an important step up in a scientific career.

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