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Sabine Peters

Assistant Professor

Dr. S. Peters
+31 71 527 1844

Sabine Peters is an assistant professor in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

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Short CV

Sabine Peters is an assistant professor in Educational Neuroscience in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

Sabine obtained her PhD in 2016 (cum laude). She is interested in everything related to adolescent development, neuroscience and education.  During her PhD research she studied the development of learning, executive functions and school performance. Moreover, she focused on the influence of brain connectivity on risk-taking and alcohol use in adolescence. She is currently working as an assistant professor in Educational Neuroscience and focuses on the neural and affective processes that contribute to successful school learning. She is also senior researcher on various projects, including on self-concept development and smartphone use.

For more information about her research project see  Brain and Development Lab.


Braintime is an extensive and unique Leiden research project that took place from 2011 to 2015, in which researchers tracked the brain development of almost 300 young people over a longer period of time. The research focuses on learning, risk behaviour and how friendships are formed.   

Watch Sabine Peters's videoblog about her PhD research

Sabine Peters _ Braintime


  • Educational Neuroscience
  • School Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


  • 2019 Jacobs Foundation outreach grant for Frontiers in Young Minds collection (2019) €83.000
  • 2017 Hersenstichting grant (co-applicant), €150.000 
  • 2012 Leiden Universitair Fonds: Grant for visiting scholarship at Stanford University (€ 1200) 


  • 2017 Paper Award International Communication Association 
  • 2010 Research Proposal Competition 2010, MSc Brain and Cognitive Sciences 


Assistant Professor

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

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B37


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