Van IJzendoorn, Prof. M.H. (Marinus)

  • Full Professor
  • Attachment, emotion regulation, neurobiology of parenting, moral development, GxE, epigenetics, meta-analysis

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3435
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Algemene en Gezinspedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B25
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Attachment across the life-span, parenting, child development, child care, early intervention, oxytocin, meta-analysis, (epi)genetics, differential susceptibility


Attachment across the life-span; epidemiology and neurobiology of child abuse and neglect; cross-cultural dimensions of parenting and child emotional development; meta-analysis; parenting; daycare; temperament; behavioral and molecular genetics of socio-emotional development; developmental epigenetics; differential susceptibility; moral development; preventive family interventions; externalizing behaviour problems; autism; child development in orphanages; adoption; oxytocin and parenting.

Academic Career

  • Full professor at the Graduate School of Education and Child Studies, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (1981-present)
  • Research professor of Human Development at Erasmus University Rotterdam and member of the Management Team of the Generation R cohort study (2011-)
  • Scientific Director of the Leiden University Research Profile ‘Health, Prevention, and the Human Life Cycle’ (with Assendelft,  Van Hemert, Numans) (2009-2015)
  • Chair of the Department of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University (1984-1987; 1992-1994; 2002-2008)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University (1998-1999)
  • Co-founder and Chair of the Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (national graduate school of education and developmental psychology) (1991-1994)
  • Assistant professor at the Graduate School of Education, Leiden University (The Netherlands) (1978-1981)
  • PhD., magna cum laude, Free University of Berlin/Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education (West Germany) (1978)
  • MA., cum laude, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) (1976)

Academic Honours and Awards

  • Dr. Hendrik Muller Award 2013, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Gravitation Award 2012 Consortium Individual Development by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (with Chantal Kemner, Marian Joels, Dorret Boomsma, Patti Valkenburg, Sarah Durston, 27M Euro 2013-2022)
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s Best Article in Child Maltreatment Award 2011 (with Stoltenborgh, Euser, and Van IJzendoorn: “A global perspective on child sexual abuse: meta-analysis of prevalence around the world”) awarded at the APSAC conference in Chicago on June 29th 2012.
  • The Aristotle Prize of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (June, 2011)
  • The Bowlby-Ainsworth Founder Award of The Center for Mental Health Promotion and The New York Attachment Consortium. (April, 2011)
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s Outstanding Research Article Award 2010 (with Cyr, Van IJzendoorn, and Euser: “Attachment security and disorganization in maltreating and high-risk families: A series of meta-analyses”) awarded at the APSAC conference in Philadelphia on July 15th 2011. 
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Haifa, Israel, June 4, 2008
  • Distinguished International Contributions to Child Development, awarded by the Society for Research in Child Development, March, 30 2007
  • Spinoza Prize awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (November 3rd 2004)
  • Member of the Social Science Council (Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad, KNAW) (2001-2006)
  • Fellow of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected in 1998)
  • Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) (1996-1997)
  • Pioneer award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (1990-1994)
  • Senior Fulbright Fellow (1989) at the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Bethesda, U.S.A.)
  • Fellow International Rotary Foundation (1978) 

Scientific Impact

Source: Web of Science with the following term: van ijzendoorn mh : 347 papers, 13,515 citations, H-index=56 (December 30, 2014). Source: Harzing’s Publish or Perish with the following terms: “marinus van ijzendoorn” OR “mh ijzendoorn”: 31,258 citations, H-index=83 (December 30, 2014). Rank in Psychiatry/Psychology worldwide according to impact during 2003-2014: 76 (Essential Science Indicators, Web of Science December 21, 2014).

Associate Editor

  • Child Development (2013-present)
  • British Journal of Developmental Psychology (1998-2005)

Editorial boards

International journals: Developmental Psychology (2012-); Child Maltreatment (2009-2013); Human Development (1988-1997); Child Development (1992-2013); Fathering (2012-); Journal of Child Psychopathology and Developmental Neuroscience (2012-); Journal of Reproductive and Perinatal Psychology (1995-1998); Developmental Science (1997-2000); Social Development (1997-); Attachment and Human Development (1998-); Infant Behavior and Development (1999-); Parenting (2002-2013); Personal Relationships (2003-2005); Early Childhood Research Quarterly (2005-2008).  

Dutch journals: Pedagogische Studiën (1982-1988); Pedagogische Verhandelingen (1984-1988); Comenius (1987-1990); Tijdschrift voor Onderwijswetenschappen (1986-1995); Kinderopvang (1990-1992); Pedagogisch Tijdschrift (1990-1991); Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Opvoeding, Onderwijs en Vorming (1996-1998); Pedagogiek (1999-2004).

PhD Dissertations

R.A.G. Emmen: Positive parenting in ethnic minority families: Challenges and outcomes (with J. Mesman and M. Malda) / C. Schoenmaker: From infancy to young adulthood: The Leiden Longitudinal Adoption Study. (with F. Juffer and M. Linting) / R.A. Cárcamo Leiva: Childcare in Chile: The role of ethnicity and socioeconomic inequalities. (with R. van der Veer and H.J. Vermeer) / C.D. Werner: Carefree in child care? Child wellbeing, caregiving quality, and intervention programs in center-based child care. (with H.J. Vermeer and M. Linting) / M.J.L. Prevoo: Bilingualism is more than just the sum of two parts: The family context of language development in ethnic minority children. (with J. Mesman and M. Malda) / H.Ekmekci-Baydar: Sensitive parenting in Turkish ethnic minority families. (with J. Mesman and M. Malda) 
R. Bhandari: Perception of infant cues: the role of childhood experiences (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and R. Van der Veen) / A. Voorthuis: Future parents: childhood experiences oxytocin and emotion recognition skills. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg) / N.Y. Malkamak: Self-regulation in etnic minority children: associations with academic performance and the transition to formal schooling. (with J. Mesman) / S. Euser: Child maltreatment in numbers. A multimethod study of year prevalence rates and risk factors. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg ans L.R.A. Alink) / N. Lucassen: Do fathers matter? In search of causes and consequences of parental sensitivity. (with H. Tiemeier and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)/ M.M.E. Hendricx-Riem: Adult attachment and oxytocin affect neural and behavioral responses to infant attachment signals.(with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg) / R.Kok: Parenting and the biology of child self-regulation. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, F.C. Verhulst and H. Tiemeier).
M. Stoltenborgh: It should not hurt to be a child. Prevalence of child maltreatment across the globe. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and L.R.A. Alink / K.J. Joosen: Harsh discipline in toddlerhood. A longitudinal study on maternal physiological and behavioral predictors (with J. Mesman and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
A. Fridman: Surviving early childhood trauma. Effects of the Holocaust on survivors' psychological and physiological well-being. (with A. Sagi-Schwartz and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg) / A. Tharner: Parents and infants: Determinants of attachment in a longitudinal population-based study. (with F.C. Verhulst, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and H. Tiemeier) / R. Huffmeijer: Shaping internal working models: Parental love withdrawal, oxytocin, and asymmetric frontal brain activity affect socio-emotional information processing. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, L.R.A. Alink and M. Tops)
M.G. Groeneveld: Quality in home-based childcare impact and improvement. (with H.J. Vermeer and M. Linting) / P.C.M. Luijk: Infant attachment and stress regulation. A Neurobiological study. (with F. C. Verhulst, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and H. Tiemeier) / C.V. Mbagaya: Child maltreatment in Kenya, Zambia and the Netherlands. A cross-cultural comparison of prevalence, psychopathological sequelae, and mediation by PTSS. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and P.O. Oburu) / D. Out: Parenting unraveled. Predictors of infant attachment and responses to crying. (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and S. Pieper) / L.van den Dries: Development after international adoption. (with F. Juffer and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg)
F. van der Horst: John Bowlby and ethology: A study of cross-fertilization (with R. van der Veer) / E. Barel: Consequences of the Holocaust for survivors: A meta-analysis (with A. Sagi-Schwartz) / E.M. Euser: Child maltreatment: Prevalence and risk factors (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg) / N. Dobrova-Krol: Vulnerable Children in Ukraine: Impact of Institutional Care and HIV on the development of preschoolers (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and F. Juffer) / A. Yaman: Second-generation Turkish immigrant families in the Netherlands (with J. Mesman)
R. Gilissen: Physiological reactivity to fear in children. Effects of temperament, attachment & the serotonin transporter gene (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and R. van der Veer) / M.D. Beijersbergen: The Adult Attachment Interview. Coherence and validation in adolescents (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
F. Pannebakker: Morality from infancy to middle childhood (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg) / S. Kasonde-Ng'Andu: Loss of parents, academic performance, and psychosocial adjustment of grade five children in Zambia: A quasi experimental study (with D. Mwamba Kalabula). / E. van der Hal-Raalte: Early childhood Holocaust survival and the influence on later life well-being (with D. Brom and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg). / M.N. Stolk: Parenting intervention and the caregiving environment (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and J. Mesman).
J. van Zeijl: Externalizing problems in 1-to-3-year-old children (with F. Juffer, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and J. Mesman). / A.H. Rutgers: Autism and attachment security (with I.A. van Berckelaer-Onnes and M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg). / L.R.A. Alink: Early childhood aggression (with F. Juffer, H.M. Koot, M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and J. Mesman).
N. Jaffari-Bimmel: Longitudal study of adopted adolescents (with F. Juffer and M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg). / M. Klein Velderman: The Leiden VIPP and VIPP-R Study: Evaluation of a short-term preventive attachment-based intervention in infancy (with F. Juffer and M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
C.L. Bokhorst: Attachment in twins. A behavioral genetic study on infant-mother and infant-father attachment (with M. J. Bakermans-Kranenburg & C. Schuengel).
M. de Jong: Little Flatfoot Goes Digital. Computer mediated stories and emergent literacy (with A.G. Bus and W. Ruijssenaars). / C. de Schipper: Children in flexible child care. (with L. Tavecchio).
M. van Londen: Gehechtheid in adoptiegezinnen. Intergenerationele overdracht en gedesorganiseerde gehechtheid (with J. Rispens and F. Juffer).
I. Van der Mark: The development of empathy and compliance in toddlers: The role of attachment, temperament, and parenting (with M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg).
I. A. Zeijlmans van Emmichoven: Attachment-related information processing. Exploring the effect of attachment organization on cognitive regulation in adults (with W.T.A.M. Everaerd).
E. Hesse: Unclassifiable and disorganized responses in the Adult Attachment Interview and in the Infant Strange Situation procedure: Theoretical proposals and empirical findings.
G-J. Stams: Give me a child until he is seven. A longitudinal study of adopted children followed from infancy to middle childhood (with J.Rispens and F.Juffer).
S. van Dijken: John Bowlby, an intellectual biography. (with René van der Veer). /  C. Schuengel: Attachment, loss, and maternal behavior (with M.J. Bakermans).
M.W.E. De Wolff: Maternal interactive behavior and infant attachment.
M. van Dam: Secondary analyses with Strange Situation data; M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg: Het Gehechtheidsbiografisch interview [The Adult Attachment Interview]. / J. Fahrenfort: Attachment and early hospitalization (with A. Schweitzer).
G.J.J. Biesta: John Dewey. Theorie en praktijk [John Dewey: Theory and practice].
M.W.E. Lambermon: Video of folder? [Parent education and attachment].
F.O.A. Hubbard: Ingaan op huilen bij babies  [Maternal responsiveness and infant crying].
E. Elbers: Social  context and the child's construction of knowledge (with P.A. Vroon).
M.M. Vergeer: Effecten van de geboorte van een tweede kind [Influences of the birth of a sibling on family life] (with P.A. de Ruyter).
S. Miedema: Kennen en Handelen [Knowing and acting]. / P.M. Schoorl: Regelpatronen in het gezinsleven [Rules in family life] (with J. Rispens). / F.A. Goossens: Quality of Attachment in Daycare.
R. van der Veer: Cultuur en cognitie [Culture and Cognition] (with C. van Parreren).

Honorary doctorates

L. Alan Sroufe, Honorary doctoral degree, Leiden University, June 7, 2005; Professor L. Alan Sroufe is William Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.

Main research interests

In the era of the genome and the brain the influence of parenting on child development is not self-evident anymore. In our research programme we examine the role of parents and other caregivers in children's development of attachment and emotion regulation, and we study the limits of their influence. How crucial are parents and other caregivers in shaping their children’s development, not only in relatively regular settings and circumstances but also in extreme situations of family violence, institutional neglect or social upheaval? What influence do children in their turn have on their parents and caregivers, and in what ways do they trigger specific parental interactions, and help build a relationship?

Please check the Child and Family Studies research pages for more information.

Interviews and publications of general interest

Some selected publications

On attachment: 

  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., (2014). Confined Quest for continuity: The categorical versus continuous nature of attachment. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 79(3):157-167. doi: 10.1111/mono.12120.
  • Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Out, D. & Rombouts, S.A.R.B. (2012). Attachment in the brain: Adult attachment representations predict amygdala and behavioral responses to infant crying. Attachment & Human Development, 14, 533-551. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2012.727252
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Caspers, K., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Beach, S.R.H., & Philibert, R. (2010). Methylation matters: Interaction between methylation density and 5HTT genotype predicts unresolved loss or trauma. Biological Psychiatry, 68, 405-407.

On the neurobiology of parenting and development:

  • Joosen, K. J., Mesman, J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Maternal overreactive sympathetic nervous system responses to repeated infant crying predicts risk for impulsive harsh discipline of infants. Child Maltreatment, 18, 252- 263. doi: 10.1177/1077559513494762
  • Riem, M.M.E., Voorthuis, A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Pity or peanuts? Oxytocin induces different neural responses to the same infant crying labeled as sick or bored. Developmental Science, 17, 248-256. doi:10.1111/desc12103.
  • Kok, R., Lucassen, N., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., V an IJzendoorn, M. H., Ghassabian, A., Roza, S. J., Govaert, P., Jaddoe, V. W., Hofman, A., Verhulst, F. C., & Tiemeier, H. (2013). Parenting, corpus callosum, and executive function in preschool children. Child Neuropsychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2013.832741

On genetic differential susceptibility:

  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H.  & Bakermans-Kranenburg , M.J. (2015, in press). Genetic Differential Susceptibility on Trial: Meta-Analytic Support from Randomized Controlled Experiments. Development & Psychopathology.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Belsky, J., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., (2012). Serotonin transporter genotype 5HTTLPR as a marker of differential susceptibility? A meta-analysis of child and adolescent gene-by-environment studies. Translational Psychiatry, 2, e147, doi:10.1038/tp.2012.73
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Belsky, J., Beach, S., Brody, G., Dodge, K.A., Greenberg, M., Posner, M., & Scott, S. (2011) Gene-by-environment experiments: A new approach to finding the missing heritability. Nature Reviews Genetics 12, 881-881, doi: 10.1038/nrg2764-c1.

On moral development:

  • Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Huffmeijer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Does intranasal oxytocin promote prosocial behavior to an excluded fellow player? A randomized controlled trial with Cyberball. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1418-1425. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.12.023
  • Huffmeijer, R., Alink, L.R.A., Tops, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & V an IJzendoorn, M.H. (2012). Asymmetric frontal brain activity and parental rejection predict altruistic behavior: Moderation of oxytocin effects. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 382-392. doi: 10.3758/s13415-011-0082-6.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J.,  Pannebakker, F., & Out, D. (2010). In defense of situational morality: Genetic, dispositional and situational determinants of children’s donating to charity. Journal of Moral Education. 39, 1-20. doi:10.1080/03057240903528535

On socio-cultural influences:

  • Cárcamo, R.A., Vermeer, H.J., van der Veer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., (2014). Childcare in Mapuche and Non-Mapuche Families in Chile: The Importance of Socio-economic Inequality. Journal of Child and Family Studies.  DOI 10.1007/s10826-014-0069-3
  • Emmen, R. A. G., Malda, M., Mesman, J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Prevoo, M. J. L., & Yeniad, N. (2013). Socioeconomic status and parenting in ethnic minority families: Testing a Minority Family Stress Model. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 896-904. doi: 10.1037/a0034693
  • Sagi, A., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Aviezer, O., Donnell, F., & Mayseless, O. (1994). Sleeping away from home in a kibbutz communal arrangement: It makes a difference for infant-mother attachment. Child Development, 65, 992-1004.

On autism:

  • Poslawsky, I.E., Naber, F.B.A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van Daalen E., Van Engeland, H., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (in press). Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting adapted to Autism (VIPP-AUTI): a Randomized Controlled Trial. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice.
  • Naber, F.B.A., Poslawsky, I.E., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Van Engeland, H. & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). Oxytocin Enhances Paternal Sensitivity to a Child with Autism: A Double-Blind Within-Subject Experiment with Intranasally Administered Oxytocin. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 224-229.
  •  Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Rutgers, A.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Swinkels, S.H.N., Van Daalen, E., Dietz, C., Naber, F.B.A., Buitelaar, J.K., & Van Engeland, H. (2007). Parental sensitivity and attachment in children with autism spectrum disorders: comparison with children with mental retardation, language delay and non clinical children. Child Development, 78, 597-608. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01016.x

On non-parental child care:

  • Linting,  M., Groeneveld, M., Vermeer, H., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Threshold for noise in daycare: Noise level and noise variability are associated with child wellbeing in home-based childcare. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28, 960-971.
  • Vermeer, H. J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Groeneveld, M. G., & Granger, D. A. (2012). Downregulation of the immune system in low-quality child care: The case of Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA) in toddlers. Physiology & Behaviour, 105, 161-167, doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.08.017
  • Groeneveld, M. G., Vermeer, H. J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Linting, M. (2011). Enhancing home-based child care quality through video-feedback intervention: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 86-96, doi: 10.1037/a0022451.

On institutional, foster and adoption care:

  • Schoenmaker, C., Huffmeijer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van den Dries, L., Linting, M., Van der Voort, A., & Juffer, F. (2015). Attachment and physiological reactivity to infant crying in young adulthood: Dissociation between experiential and physiological arousal in insecure adoptees. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 549-556. Doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.11.055
  • Dozier, M., Kaufman, J., Kobak, R.R., O’Connor, T.G., Sagi-Schwartz, A., Scott, S., Shauffer, C., Smetana, J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Zeanah, C.H. (2014). Consensus statement on group care for children and adolescents: A statement of policy of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84 (3), 219-225.
  • Beijersbergen, M.D., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2012). Remaining or becoming secure: Parental sensitive support predicts attachment continuity from infancy to adolescence in a longitudinal adoption study. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1277-1282. doi:10.1037/a0027442.

On child maltreatment:

  • Riem, M.M.E., Alink, L.R.A., Out, D., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (in press). Empirical and meta-analytic studies of the association between maltreatment and hippocampal volume across childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology.
  • Euser, S., Alink , L.R.A., Pannebakker, F., Vogels, T., Bakermans-Kranenburg , M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013).The prevalence of child maltreatment in the Netherlands across a 5-year period. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.07.004.
  • Euser, S., Alink, L.R.A., Tharner, A., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). The prevalence of child sexual abuse in out-of-home care: A comparison between abuse in residential and in foster care. Child Maltreatment, 18(4), 221-231. doi: 10.1177/1077559513489848

On the Holocaust:

  • Sagi-Schwartz, A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Linn, S., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013) Against all odds: Genocidal trauma is associated with longer life-expectancy of the survivors. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069179
  • Van IJzendoorn M.H., Fridman A., Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J., Sagi-Schwartz A. (2013). Aftermath of Genocide: Holocaust Survivors’ Dissociation Moderates Offspring Level of Cortisol. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 18, 64-80. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2012.679132
  • Barel, E., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Sagi-Schwartz, A., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2010). Surviving the Holocaust: A meta-analysis of the long-term sequelae of genocide. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 677-698. doi:10.1037/a0020339

For more publications please see the tab Published Work at the top of this page.

Some recent invited keynotes:

  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). Prenatal parenting and newborn methylation. Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2014 Symposium on Research Frontiers in Human Development: How the Social Environment Becomes Embedded in Children's Biology, in honour of Michael Meaney. Switserland: Zuerich.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). What Works for whom? A Differential Susceptibility Perspective on Parenting Interventions. Third German Health Research Meeting on Behavioural Disorders Related to Violence, Neglect, Maltreatment, and Abuse in Childhood and Adolescence. Germany: Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). New Directions in Attachment Theory and Research: Genetic, Hormonal and Neural Approaches. Keynote to the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society. Birmingham, UK.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). Neurobiological and behavioral concomitants of child abuse and structural neglect. Keynote presented at the Second European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 21-23 May 2014, Amsterdam.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). Attachment and Trauma  Across the Life-Span. Neurobiological and Psychosocial  Correlates of Disorganized and Unresolved Attachments. Invited keynote to the 5th Annual Vilnius Trauma Psychology Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania,  March 28, 2014.
  • Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2014). Attachment, oxytocin and infant crying. Keynote at the joint conference of the RSM Psychiatry Section and RSM Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section on Women’s Mental Health: Integrating body and mind. A dialogue between Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  In association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Mental Health Special Interest Group. 11 March 2014, London, UK
  • Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (2013). Genetic and Environmental Correlates of Trauma-Related Attachment Patterns in Children and Adults. Invited keynote at the XIII Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Bologna, Italy - June 6-9, 2013
  •  Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (2013).Trauma-Related Attachment in Children and Adults. Neurobiological and Psychosocial  Correlates of Disorganized and Unresolved Attachments. Invited keynote at the 77th Annual Congress of the Japanese Psychological Society. Sapporo, Japan, September 19-21, 2013    
  •  Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (2013). Sniffing around Oxytocin and Adverse Childhood Experiences:  Trials with Oxytocin Administration in Healthy and Clinical Groups with Implications for Augmentative Pharmacotherapy. Keynote at the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition Conference. London, UK, UCL May 18-19, 2013  
  •  Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (2013). Attachment Across the Life-Span.  Neurobiological and Developmental Perspectives. Invited keynote at the 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 9-12 July 2013.


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