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Anna van Duijvenvoorde

Associate Professor

Dr. A.C.K. van Duijvenvoorde
+31 71 527 3853

Anna van Duijvenvoorde is an associate professor in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

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Short CV

Anna van Duijvenvoorde is an assistant professor at Leiden University, where she is a senior investigator in the Brain & Development Research Center. She obtained her PhD cum laude at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, after visiting Columbia University and the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology in New York. Her work focused on learning from positive and negative feedback signals and risk taking across adolescence. She did her post-doctoral fellowship at Leiden University, studying developmental changes in brain functional connectivity and decision-making under uncertainty. She continued as an assistant professor in 2014. In 2016, she obtained an Open Research Area grant in an European collaborative project to study social learning. Her work combines the perspective of learning from, for, and about other people, particularly during the adolescent life phase. She specializes using techniques of developmental cognitive neuroscience, behavioral computational modeling and longitudinal measurements.


Samen Leren (social learning) is a project that sets out to study how adolescents learn from, for, and about other people. Adolescence is a life-phase in which social behavior shows remarkable changes. For instance, during the teenage years peers gain importance and we increasingly gain skills important for understanding others. How do these changes interact with our ability to learn from observing other's behavior? How do we learn who we can trust and cooperate with? A main goal is to test when and how changes in social learning emerge and which neurocognitive changes accelerate social learning across adolescence.


Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 
Designing an Empirical Study 
Research Master Developmental Psychology coordinator and mentor


  • 2018 Sarah van Dam KNAW grant (100K) 
  • 2016 Leiden Aspasia grant (13.5K) 
  • 2016 Open Research Area grant (250K) 
  • 2011 PhD stipend Ter Meulen Fonds (9K) 
  • 2009 Amsterdam Brain Imaging Platform (12K)

PhD Supervisors (2007 - 2012)

  • prof. M. van der Molen 
  • prof. H. Huizenga

Supervised PhD candidates

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Associate Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B34



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