Anne C. Miers is an assistant professor in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
Anne C. Miers obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at University College London (1st class), and her Master of Science degree in Child Development at the Institute of Education, London (Distinction). Her Master thesis focused on the contribution of anger coping styles to somatic complaints in children and adolescents and was published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Anne received her PhD, entitled Bias or Reality? Negative perceptions of ambiguous social cues, social performance and physical arousal in socially anxious youth in March 2010 from Leiden University. She is currently Assistant Professor at the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
Previous research focused on interpersonal and intrapersonal influences at school as predictors of social fear in adolescents. More specifically, Anne longitudinally investigated the effect of peer evaluation and negative perceptions in a school speech task on the development of social fear in youth aged 9-17 years. Anne is currently interested in the structure of psychopathology, particularly using network analysis, and in discovering new ways to ameliorate social anxiety and the role the peer group plays in this process. For a full description of her research program, see: Adolescents.
- 2016 ZONMW-NWO, Programma 'Effectief werken in de jeugdsector'. Awarded to Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and partners (€27,848)
- 2010 NWO, FES-Leren Programma 4: De lerende adolescent: Kiezen, beslissen en sociale cognitie: “Interpersonal (peer evaluation) and intrapersonal (negative perceptions) influences at school as predictors of social fear in adolescents” (€ 75,000)
- 2010 PhD prize for best article of the academic year 2009-2010, Leiden University