Luijk, Dr. P.C.M. (Maartje)





Academic Career

  • PhD candidate at the Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. Research project: 'Neurobiological and parental determinants of infant attachment disorganization .' Supervised by prof. M.H. van IJzendoorn and prof. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg.
  • MA Education, Centre for Child and Family Studies and Data Theory, Leiden University. Master's thesis: 'Growing up in a children's home: a meta-analysis on the cognitive development of children '. Supervised by prof. F. Juffer and prof. M.H. van IJzendoorn (2006)

Academic awards

Emile Scriptieprijs 2005-2006 for the Master's thesis 'Growing up in a children's home: a meta-analysis on the cognitive development of children'.

Teaching activities

  • Tutoraat (Tutorials)
  • Bachelorprojecten  
  • Oefenonderzoek

Research areas and activities

  • Disorganized attachment and parental behaviour
  • Disorganized attachment and genetics
  • Disorganized attachment and the interplay between environmental and neurobiological risks

Selected publication

Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Luijk, P.C.M., & Juffer, F. (2008). IQ of children growing up in children's homes: A meta-analysis on IQ delays in orphanages. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 54, 341-366

Last Modified: 28-04-2014