Van der Horst, Dr. F.C.P. (Frank)

  • Guest researcher

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Academic Career

  • Researcher at the Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (2009-present)
  • Psychologist at De Waag, Outpatient Clinic for Forensic Psychiatry (2009-present)
  • Lecturer at the Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University (2004-2009)
  • Ph.D. Social Sciences (2009), Leiden University. Doctoral thesis: John Bowlby and ethology: A study of cross-fertillization. Supervisors: prof. dr. R. van der Veer and prof. dr. M.H. van IJzendoorn
  • M.Sc. Education (2005), Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University
  • M.A. History (2000), Department of History, Leiden University

Teaching activities (past and present)

  • Tutoraat (Tutorials)
  • Werkgroepen Inleiding in de pedagogische en onderwijswetenschappen (Introduction to Education and Child Studies)
  • Practicum gesprekstechnieken (Communication skills lab)
  • Ondersteuning Inleiding in de praktische filosofie voor pedagogen (Introduction to philosophy in practice)
  • Oefenonderzoek: (Training in research practices)
  • Interculturele aspecten van gezinsopvoeding (Cross-cultural aspects of child rearing and child development)
  • Geschiedenis van gezin en gezinsopvoeding (History of the family and parenting)
  • Onderzoeksparticipatie, bachelor- en masterprojecten

Research areas and activities

  • History of psychology
  • Roots of attachment theory
  • Oral histories

Selected publications

  • Van der Horst, F.C.P. (2011). John Bowlby: From Psychoanalysis to Ethology. Untraveling the Roots of Attachment Theory. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Van der Horst, F.C.P., & Van der Veer, R. (2010). The ontogeny of an idea: John Bowlby and contamporaries on mother-child separation. History of Psychology, 13(1), 25-45. 
  • Van der Horst, F.C.P., & Van der Veer, R. (2009). Separation and divergence: The untold story of James Roberton's and John Bowlby's theoretical dispute on mother-child separation. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 45(3), 236-252. 
  • Van der Horst, F.C.P., & Van der Veer, R. (2009). Changing attitudes towards the care of children in hospital: A new assessment of the influence of the work of Bowlby and Robertson in Britain, 1940-1970. Attachment & Human Development, 11(2), 119-142.
  • Van der Horst, F.C.P., LeRoy, H.A.,& Van der Veer, R. (2008). "When strangers meet": John Bowlby and Harry Harlow on attachment behavior. Integrative Psychilogical and Bahavioral Science, 42(4), 370-388. 
  • Van der Horst, F.C.P., Van der Veer, R., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2007). John Bowlby and Ethology: An Annotated Interview with Robert Hinde. Attachment & Human Development, 9, 321-335.

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

Last Modified: 31-01-2013