Spruijt, A.M. (Andrea) MSc

  • PhD candidate
  • Curious Minds Instructor
  • Neurocognition
  • Social development
  • Development of science skills
  • Brain Behavior Model
  • Developmental disorders

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3938
E-Mail: a.m.spruijt.2@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Orthopedagogiek
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4B57

Andrea Spruijt graduated in Education and Child studies (Clinical Child and Adolescent studies) at Leiden University. For her bachelor’s degree she researched language acquisition in young children as part of the minor ‘Brain and Cognition’, and academic achievement in immigrant adolescents. In 2012 she completed the Research Master programme ‘Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies’ with her thesis ‘Vulnerability for autistic traits in boys with Klinefelter syndrome (47, XXY): The role of executive functioning and Theory of Mind’.

Furthermore, she worked on the Klinefelter project of Dr. Sophie van Rijn as a student assistant and completed her internship at the Leiden University Ambulatorium, with developmental disorders as field of expertise. Here she built up expertise in conducting neuropsychological diagnostics.

Since 2013 she has been working as a PhD candidate on the ‘Curious minds’ project, and as an instructor.

CV A.M. Spruijt (2014)


Andrea is currently involved in the Curious Minds project – a research program that assesses the development of science skills in primary school children in relation with executive and social functioning, and the effects of parent and teacher interventions aimed at stimulating self regulation in learning.


Certificate Psychodiagnostic assessment

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  • Prof. J.T. Swaab
  • Dr. M. Dekker (co-supervisor)

Last Modified: 05-02-2016