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Parenting, Child Care and Development


Central elements in the research activities of all programme group members are: attachment, sensitive caregiving, and prevention and intervention.

Research staff

The staff of this programme group is composed of several researchers. In addition, about ten PhD students and research assistants are part of the programme group. Gea van Dam supports the programme group’s activities.

Research elements

Furthermore, specific research clusters are characterized by:

  1. Diversity in parenting
  2. The role of professional child care in child development,
  3. Historical roots of caregiving
  4. Health, obesity, and medically unexplained physical complaints, (babyseerstehapjes.nl), and
  5. Infant social cognition (Babylab Leiden).
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