“Adolescence is a period in life associated with advancements in reasoning and therefore it is considered as a transition phase towards adult-like thinking and controlled behaviour. However, it is also a developmental phase of high potential and flexibility, e.g, in the ability to think creatively”.
Sietske Kleibeuker is a PhD student in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
She completed the research master programme in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, where she obtained experience in brain imaging research and experimental design. Her PhD research, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone, focuses on the potentials of the developing adolescent brain. Her first project concerns the development of distinct aspects of creative cognition in relation to functional brain development, in collaboration with Prof. Dr Carsten de Dreu (UvA).
For more information on the research programme, see the Brain & Development website.