Gilissen, Drs R. (Renske)





Renske Gillissen is no longer working at the Department for Child & Family Studies.

Academic Career

  • PhD. student in the field of attachment with special emphasis on media-induced emotional reactions, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. Title of the research-project: 'The role of attachment in young children’s media-induced fright reactions'. Supervisors: prof. dr. M.H. van IJzendoorn, dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, prof. dr. R. van der Veer (2002-2007)
  • Research assistant with the project of event-related brain potentials and eye movements in autistic children, UMC Utrecht (2001-2002)
  • MSc. Ethology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Leiden University. Master's thesis on the association between stereotypic behavior, mood, heart rate and parental involvement, supervised by drs. F.B.A. Naber, dr. S.H.N. Willemsen-Swinkels and prof. dr. C. ten Cate (2001)

Research areas and activities

  • Child and family studies
  • Attachment and media-induced emotional reactions

Selected publications and presentations

  • Gilisen, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Van der Veer, R. (in press). Parent-child relationship, temperament, and physiological reactions to fear-inducing film clips: Further evidence for differential susceptibility. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
  • Gilissen, R., Koolstra, C.M., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van der Veer, R. (2007). Physiological reactions of preschoolers to fear-inducing film clips: Effects of temperamental fearfulness and quality of the parent-child relationship. Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 187-195.
  • Gilissen, R., Van der Veer, R., Koolstra, C.M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2004). Physiological reactivity to fear-inducing video clips. Poster presented at the ISSBD 18th biennial meeting, Gent, Belgium, July.
  • Gilissen, R., Koolstra, C.M., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2003). Emotional reactions of young children to fear-inducing video clips. Poster presented at the Leiden Cognition Meeting, Leiden, the Netherlands, June.
  • Gilissen, R. (2001). Stereotypic Behaviour: The association between stereotypic behaviour, mood, heart rate and parental involvement (Master's thesis). UMC-Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Last Modified: 31-01-2013