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Lab facilities Developmental and Educational Psychology

Social anxiety and factors determining school success in children. Brain development in relation to cognitive, social and emotional development in adolescence.
Staff, guest researchers and students
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Kiki Zanolie


The laboratory of Developmental Psychology consists of 3 different lab types:

  • Social anxiety lab: two one-way mirrored rooms allow for manipulating social anxiety (e.g., by having respondents giving a public speech). The social anxiety lab is equipped with video recording devices, as well as a Tobi eye-tracking system (glasses). Furthermore, this lab allows for simultaneous recordings of various physiological responses, such as heart rate and skin conductance (BioPac system), as well as EEG (Biosemi Active Two system with 128 +8 channels).
  • Behavioural testing lab: this lab consists of an experimenter booth and a cubicle that allows for behavioural and/or cognitive assessment.
  • EEG lab: this lab consists of an experimenter booth and a cubicle that allows for studying social and cognitive development with physiological recordings (EEG, ECG).

The Department of Developmental Psychology takes part in the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition. A significant part of the department's research involves the measurement of brain activity using fMRI in relation to cognitive, emotional and social development. This research is conducted at the Leiden University Medical Center.

Research programme Developmental and Educational Psychology

  • Biopac wireless units for ECG, GSR, breathing, blood pressure and temperature measurements
  • BioSemi Active Two system with 128 + 8 channels 
  • Tobii Pro Glasses 2 wearable eye tracker

Lab users have to be acquainted with lab protocols and technology.

For support please visit the SOLO Research and Lab Support website.

Rooms S.B37-39

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