Marinus van IJzendoorn, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, Lenneke Alink
In the Laboratory of Family Relationships, researchers examine the family as a primary socialization context. Specific emphasis is placed on emotion regulation and attachment, which is a major developmental milestone in a child’s life with immediate and long-term consequences for the child's neurobiological functioning, cognitive development, emotional well-being, and social relationships. The goals of the research program are to describe and explain the (typical and atypical or deviant) development of attachment and emotion regulation from genetic, brain and behavioral perspectives, and their interrelations in specific cultural contexts. For more information, visit Prof. van IJzendoorn and Prof Bakermans-Kranenburg’s lab website.