Education & Research Staff Member
Caroline L. Bokhorst is teaching coordinator of the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
"The way in which environmental factors may guide the direction of innate behavior, is a most intriguing area of research."
Caroline L. Bokhorst is teachhing coordinator of the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
She obtained her master’s degree in developmental psychology from Leiden University, with a specialisation in research methods and statistics. She obtained her PhD from Child and Family studies, also from Leiden University, and focused on attachment in twins, conducting a behavioral genetic study on infant-mother and infant-father attachment.
Her research focuses on physical, psychosocial and cognitive maturation during adolescence and its relationship to social anxiety, specifically speech anxiety. In addition, she is interested in the influence of temperament and peer relations during development. She teaches academic skills tutorials and supervises bachelor’s and master’s theses.
- Van den Bos E., De Rooij M., Miers A.C., Bokhorst C.L. & Westenberg P.M. (2014), Adolescents' increasing stress response to social evaluation: Pubertal effects on cortisol and alpha-amylase during public speaking, Eğitim Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi 85(1): 220-236.
- Miers A.C., Blöte A.W., De Rooij M.J., Bokhorst C.L. & Westenberg P.M. (2013), Trajectories of social anxiety during adolescence and relations with cognition, social competence, and temperament, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 41(1): 97-110.
- Sumter S.R., Bokhorst C.L. & Westenberg P.M. (2012), Resistance and conformity. In: Levesque R.J. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York: Springer. 2373-2381.
- Blöte-Aanhane A.W., Bokhorst C.L., Miers A.C. & Westenberg P.M. (2012), Why are socially anxious adolescents rejected by peers? The role of subject-group similarity characteristics, Journal of Research on Adolescence 22: 123-134.
- Bokhorst C.L. & Westenberg P.M. (2011), Social anxiety disorder: A normal fear gone awry?. In: Silverman W.K., Field A.P. (Eds.) Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents (second edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 90-102.
- Sumter S.R., Bokhorst C.L., Miers A.C., Pelt J. van & Westenberg P.M. (2010), Age and puberty differences in stress responses during a public speaking task: Do adolescents grow more sensitive to social evaluation?, Psychoneuroendocrinology 35(10): 1510-1516.
- Bokhorst C.L., Sumter S.R. & Westenberg P.M. (2010), Social support from parents, friends, classmates, and teachers in children and adolescents aged 9 to 18 years: Who is perceived as most supportive?, Social Development 19(2): 417-426.
- Westenberg P.M., Bokhorst C.L., Miers A.C., Sumter S.R., Kallen V.L., Pelt J. van & Blöte-Aanhane A.W. (2009), A prepared speech in front of a pre-recorded audience: Subjective, physiological, and neuroendocrine responses to the Leiden Public Speaking Task, Biological Psychology 82(2): 116-124.
- Miers A.C., Blöte-Aanhane A.W., Bokhorst C.L. & Westenberg P.M. (2009), Negative self-evaluations and the relation to performance level in socially anxious children and adolescents, Behaviour Research and Therapy 47(12): 1043-1049.
- Sumter S.R., Bokhorst C.L. & Westenberg P.M. (2009), Social fears during adolescence: Is there an increase in distress and avoidance?, Journal of Anxiety Disorders 23(7): 897-903.
- Sumter S.R., Bokhorst C.L., Steinberg L. & Westenberg P.M. (2009), The developmental pattern of resistance to peer influence in adolescence: Will the teenager ever be able to resist?, Journal of Adolescence 32(4): 1009-1021.
- Bokhorst C.L., Westenberg P.M., Oosterlaan J. & Heyne D.A. (2008), Changes in social fears across childhood and adolescence: Age-related differences in the factor structure of the Fear Survey Schedule for Children-Revised, Journal of Anxiety Disorders 22(1): 135-142.
- Sumter S.R., Bokhorst C.L. & Westenberg P.M. (2008), The robustness of the factor structure of the Self-Restraint Scale: What does self-restraint encompass?, Journal of Research in Personality 42(4): 1082-1087.
- Fearon R.M.P., Van IJzendoorn M.H., Fonagy P., Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J., Schuengel C. & Bokhorst C.L. (2006), In search of shared and non-shared environmental factors in security of attachment: A behavior-genetic study of the association between sensitivity and attachment security, Developmental Psychology 42: 1026-1040.
- Westenberg P.M., Gullone E., Bokhorst C.L., Heyne D.A. & King N.J. (2006), Social evaluation fear in childhood and adolescence: Normative developmental course and continuity of individual differences, British Journal of Developmental Psychology 25(3): 471-483.
- Bokhorst C.L. (27 May 2004), Attachment in twins. A behavioral genetic study on infant-mother and infant-father attachment (PhD thesis). Leiden: Mostert & Van Onderen!. Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s):IJzendoorn M.H. van, Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J., Schuengel C.
- Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J., Van IJzendoorn M.H., Bokhorst C.L. & Schuengel C. (2004), The importance of shared environment in infant-father attachment: A behavioral genetic study of the attachment Q-sort, Journal of Family Psychology 18(3): 545-549.
- Bokhorst C.L., Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J., Van IJzendoorn M.H. & Schuengel C. (2003), Attachment security in twins: temperament, maternal sensitivity, and preference as predictors of concordance. [other]
- Bokhorst C.L., Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J., Fearon P., Van IJzendoorn M.H., Fonagy P. & Schuengel C. (2003), The importance of shared environment in mother-infant attachment security: A behavioral genetic study, Eğitim Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi 74: 1769-1782.
- Bokhorst J., Goossens F.A., Bokhorst C.L., Dekker P.A. & Ruyter P.A. de (2002), Sociaal teruggetrokken gedrag in de onderbouw: het longitudinale verband met sociometrische status en betrokkenheid bij pesten in de middenbouw, Pedagogiek 22 (1): 25-40.
- Prins F.J., Veenman M.V.J. & Bokhorst C.L. (2001), Intellectual ability and metacognitive skillfulnes determining an individual threshold of problematicity. Fribourg. [other]
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