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Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID)

Why are not all children equally responsive to variations in the social environment?

Contact Marinus van IJzendoorn
Financiering Gravity Grant (NWO)Gravity Grant (NWO)
  Leiden University (Profielgebied Health across the Human Life Cycle)

The general aim of the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID) is to dissect the reason why not all children are equally responsive to variations in the social environment. Large-scale experimental-longitudinal interventions of parent and peer behavior are carried out, allowing for testing of which child characteristics shape the effect of (manipulated) environmental factors.

The L-CID constitutes a collaboration between Developmental and Educational Psychology (Prof. Eveline Crone) and the Departments of Child and Family Studies (Prof. Marinus van Ijzendoorn and Prof. Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg), of Leiden University and the Trimbos Institute (Prof. Rutger Engels). See: www.samen-uniek.com

L-CID is part of the National Consortium on Individual Development (CID) which aims to understand and predict how the interplay of child characteristics and environmental factors results in individual differences in the development of social competence and behavioral control of the child. The consortium involves researchers from Utrecht University, Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Radboud University Nijmegen, and VU University Amsterdam. The consortium has been funded by a ‘Gravitation’ grant of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) conducted the selection procedure at the request of the Ministry. For more information about CID, see: www.individualdevelopment.nl