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Please see all published articles in 2021 and 2022 below. Do you want to go further back in time? At the bottom of the page you will be referred to complete publication lists for each lab group.

Publicaties 2022

Lingwood, J., Lampropoulou, S., De Bezena, C., Billington, J., & Rowland, C. F. (2022). Children’s engagement and caregivers’ use of language-boosting strategies during shared book reading: A mixed methods approach. Journal of Child Language. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305000922000290.

Rheinheimer, N., Beijers, R., Bruinhof, N., Cooijmans, K.H.M. and de Weerth, C. (2022), Effects of daily full-term infant skin-to-skin contact on behavior and cognition at age three – secondary outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatr. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13679.

Rheinheimer, N., Beijers, R., Cooijmans, K. H. M., Brett, B. E., & de Weerth, C. (2022). Effects of skin-to-skin contact on full-term infants’ stress reactivity and quality of mother–infant interactions. Developmental Psychobiology, 64, e22308. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.22308.

Bruinhof, N., Vacaru, S. V., van den Heuvel, M. I., de Weerth, C., & Beijers, R. (2022). Prenatal Hair Cortisol Concentrations during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Associations with Maternal Psychological Stress and Infant Temperament. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 105863.

Beijers, R., Breugelmans, S., Brett, B.E., Willemsen, Y., Bos, P., & de Weerth C. (2022). Cortisol and testosterone concentrations during the prenatal and postpartum period forecast later caregiving quality in mothers and fathers. Hormones and Behaviour, 142, 105177. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2022.105177.

Cooijmans KHM, Beijers R, de Weerth C., Daily skin-to-skin contact and crying and sleeping in healthy full-term infants: A randomized controlled trial. Dev Psychol. 2022 Jun 2. doi: 10.1037/dev0001392.

Cooijmans KHM, Beijers R, Brett BE, de Weerth C., Daily mother-infant skin-to-skin contact and maternal mental health and postpartum healing: a randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 17;12(1):10225. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-14148-3.

Schoenmakers, S., Verweij, J., Beijers, R., Bijma, H., Been, J., Steegers-Theunissen, R., Koopmans, M. P. G., Reiss, I., & Steegers, E. (2022). The impact of maternal prenatal stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic during the first 1000 days: A historical perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19084710

Schröer, L., Çetin, D., Vacaru, S. V., Addabbo, M., van Schaik, J. E., & Hunnius, S. (2022). Infants’ sensitivity to emotional expressions in actions: The contributions of parental expressivity and motor experience. Infant Behavior and Development, 68, 101751.

Garcia, R., & Kidd, E. (2022). Acquiring verb-argument structure in Tagalog: A multivariate corpus analysis of caregiver and child speech. Linguistics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1515/ling-2021-0107.

Menks, W. M., Ekerdt, C., Janzen, G., Kidd, E., Lemhöfer, K., Fernández, G., & McQueen, J. M. (2022). Study protocol: A comprehensive multi-method neuroimaging approach to disentangle developmental effects and individual differences in second language learning. BMC Psychology, 10: 169.

Ruggeri, K. et al.(2022). The globalizability of temporal discounting. Nature Human Behaviour. Advance online publication.

Pereira Soares, S. M., Prystauka, Y., DeLuca, V., & Rothman, J. (2022). Type of bilingualism conditions individual differences in the oscillatory dynamics of inhibitory control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16: 910910.

Cristia, A., Tsuji, S., & Bergmann, C. (2022). A meta-analytic approach to evaluating the explanatory adequacy of theories. Meta-Psychology, 6: MP.2020.2741. doi:10.15626/MP.2020.2741.

Nordlinger, R., Garrido Rodriguez, G., & Kidd, E. (2022). Sentence planning and production in Murrinhpatha, an Australian ‘free word order’ language. Language, 98(2), 187-220. Retrieved from https://muse.jhu.edu/article/857152.

Isbilen, E. S., Frost, R. L. A., Monaghan, P., & Christiansen, M. H. (2022). Statistically based chunking of nonadjacent dependencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication.

Gasparini, L., Tsuji, S., & Bergmann, C. (2022). Ten easy steps to conducting transparent, reproducible meta‐analyses for infant researchers. Infancy. Advance online publication.

Pereira Soares, S. M., Kupisch, T., & Rothman, J. (2022). Testing potential transfer effects in heritage and adult L2 bilinguals acquiring a mini grammar as an additional language: An ERP approach. Brain Sciences, 12: 669.

Immel, A. S., Altgassen, M., Meyer, M., Endedijk, H. M., & Hunnius, S. (2022). Self-projection in early childhood: No evidence for a common underpinning of episodic memory, episodic future thinking, theory of mind, and spatial navigation. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 223, 105481.

Hunnius, S. (2022). Early cognitive development: five lessons from infant learning. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.

Van Zwet J, Schretzmeir J, Hunnius S, Grossmann T and Meyer M (2022) How Does the Brain Help us Understand Others?. Front. Young Minds. 10:760058. doi: 10.3389/frym.2022.760058

Menn, K. H., Ward, E., Braukmann, R., van den Boomen, C., Buitelaar, J., Hunnius, S., & Snijders, T. M. (2022). Neural Tracking in Infancy Predicts Language Development in Children With and Without Family History of Autism. Neurobiology of Language, 1-47.

Poli, F., Meyer, M., Mars, R., & Hunnius, S. (2022). Contributions of expected learning progress and perceptual novelty to curiosity-driven exploration. Cognition.

van den Heuvel, M. I., et al. (2022). Parents of young infants report poor mental health and more insensitive parenting during the first Covid-19 lockdown. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 22(1), 302.

Beijers, R., Bode, L., & Nout, S. (2022). Werk hervatten na zwangerschapsverlof valt zwaar. Vakblad Vroeg. 

McGill, M.G., et al. (2022). Reply to: Crossing the “Birth Border” for Epigenetic Effects, Biological Psychiatry.

Houtman, T. A., Eckermann, H. A., Smidt, H., & de Weerth, C. (2022). Gut microbiota and BMI throughout childhood: the role of firmicutes, bacteroidetes, and short-chain fatty acid producers. Scientific reports, 12(1), 3140.

Ou, Y., Belzer, C., Smidt, H., de Weerth, C. (2022). Development of the gut microbiota in healthy children in the first ten years of life: associations with internalizing and externalizing behavior. Gut Microbes, in press.

Fang, Y., et al. (2022). The Association between Stressful Life Events and Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Children 0–7 Years Old: The CIKEO Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(3), 1650.

Beijers, R., Scher, A., Ohana, H., Maayan-Metzger, A., & Leshem, M. (2022). Exposure to War Prior to Conception: Maternal Emotional Distress Forecasts Sex-Specific Child Behavior Problems. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(7), 3802.

Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, C. M., Joanisse, M. F., Grahn, J. A., Snijders, T. M., & Schoffelen, J.-M. (2022). Familiarity modulates neural tracking of sung and spoken utterances. NeuroImage, 252: 119049.

Kirk, E., Donnelly, S., Furman, R., Warmington, M., Glanville, J., & Eggleston, A. (2022). The relationship between infant pointing and language development: A meta-analytic review. Developmental Review, 64: 101023.

Muhinyi, A., & Rowland, C. F. (2021). Contributions of Abstract Extratextual Talk and Interactive Style to Preschoolers’ Vocabulary Development. Journal of Child Language, 1-16.

Meyer, M., van Schaik, J. E., Poli, F., & Hunnius, S. (2021). How infant-directed actions enhance infants’ attention, learning, and exploration: Evidence from EEG and computational modeling.

Eckermann, H. A., Ou, Y., Lahti, L., & de Weerth, C. (2022). Can gut microbiota throughout the first 10 years of life predict executive functioning in childhood?. Developmental Psychobiology64(3), e22226.

Vacaru, S. V., Beijers, R., & de Weerth, C. (2022). Internalizing symptoms and family functioning predict adolescent depressive symptoms during COVID-19: A longitudinal study in a community sample. Plos one17(3), e0264962.

SimSimons, S. S., Cooijmans, K. H., Beijers, R., & de Weerth, C. (2022). Focus: The Science of Stress: Can Maternal Prenatal Self-Reported and Physiological Distress Predict Postnatal Caregiving Practices?The Yale journal of biology and medicine95(1), 3.

Creaghe, N., & Kidd, E. (2022). Symbolic play as a zone of proximal development: An analysis of informational exchange. Social Development. Advance online publication.

Hellwig, B., Defina, R., Kidd, E., Allen, S. E. M., Davidson, L., & Kelly, B. F. (2021). Child language documentation: The sketch acquisition project. In G. Haig, S. Schnell, & F. Seifart (Eds.), Doing corpus-based typology with spoken language data: State of the art (pp. 29-58). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press.

Perfors, A., & Kidd, E. (2022). The role of stimulus‐specific p erceptual fluency in statistical learning. Cognitive Science, 46(2): e13100.

Visser, I., et al. (2022). Improving the generalizability of infant psychological research: The ManyBabies model. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 45: e35.

Kartushina, N., et al. (2022). COVID-19 first lockdown as a window into language acquisition: Associations between caregiver-child activities and vocabulary gains. Language Development Research, 2, 1-36.

Bergmann, C., et al. (2022). Young children’s screen time during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 12 countries. Scientific Reports, 12: 2015.

Geambasu, A., Spit, S., van Renswoude, D., Blom, E., Fikkert, P.J.P.M., Hunnius, S., Junge, C.C.M.M., Verhagen, J., Visser, I., Wijnen, Fl, Levelt, C.C. (2022). Robustness of the rule-learning effect in 7-month-old infants: A close, multicenter replication of Marcus et al. (1999)., Developmental Science.

Letter in response to: A Systematic review literature searches must be comprehensive and reproducible if their conclusions are to drive the research agenda and clinical practice changes. De Man MACP, Wösten-van Asperen RM, de Weerth C, van den Hoogen A.Acta Paediatr. 2022 Jan 18.

Hahn, Laura (2022). Infants’ perception of sounds patterns in oral language play [Doctoral dissertation, Radboud University].

Rue, N.P.W.D. de (2022). Phonological Contrast and Conflict in Dutch Vowels: Neurobiological and Psycholinguistic Evidence from Children and Adults [Doctoral dissertation, Radboud University].

Maassen, B. A.M., E. Krikhaar, A. van der Leij, P. Fikkert (2022). Early Productive Vocabulary Composition as Precursor of Dyslexia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Jessop, A., & Chang, F. (2021). Thematic role tracking difficulties across multiple visual events influences role use in language production. Visual Cognition. Advance online publication.

Kidd, E., & Garcia, R. (2022). How diverse is child language acquisition research? First Language.

Wolf, M. C. (2022). Spoken and written word processing: Effects of presentation modality and individual differences in experience to written language. PhD Thesis, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen.

Publications 2021

McGill, M. G., et al. (2021). Maternal Prenatal Anxiety and the Fetal Origins of Epigenetic Aging. Biological psychiatry, S0006-3223(21)01527-4. Advance online publication.

Vacaru, S.V., Ma, S., van Schie, H.T., Hunnius, S. Eating in Synch: An investigation of parent-infant behaviour coordination during feeding interactions. Infant Behavior and Development, 66, 101669.

Meyer, M., Lamers, D., Kayhan, E., Hunnius, S., & Oostenveld, R. (2021). Enhancing reproducibility in developmental EEG research: BIDS, cluster-based permutation tests, and effect sizes. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 101036.

Vacaru, S., Beijers, R., Browne, P. D., Cloin, M., van Bakel, H., van den Heuvel, M. I., & de Weerth, C. (2021). The risk and protective factors of heightened prenatal anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 lockdown. Scientific reports, 11(1), 20261.

Brett, B. E., Koko, B. K., Doumbia, H., Koffi, F. K., Assa, S. E., Zahé, K., Faye-Ketté, H., Kati-Coulibaly, S., Kort, R., Sybesma, W., Reid, G., & de Weerth, C. (2021). Salivary biomarkers of stress and inflammation in first graders in Côte d’Ivoire: Effects of a probiotic food intervention. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 129, 105255.

Verhaar, E., Medendorp, W. P., Hunnius, S., & Stapel, J. C. (2021). Bayesian causal inference in visuotactile integration in children and adults. Developmental Science.

Stoehr, A., Benders, T., Van Hell, J. G., & Fikkert, P. (2022). Feature generalization in Dutch–German bilingual and monolingual children’s speech productionFirst Language42(1), 101-123.

Chen, A., Çetinçelik, M., Roncaglia-Denissen, M. P., & Sadakata, M. (2021). Native language, L2 experience, and pitch processing in music. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Advance online publication.

Donnelly, S., & Kidd, E. (2021). On the structure and source of individual differences in toddlers’ comprehension of transitive sentences. Frontiers in Psychology, 12: 661022.

Zaadnoordijk, L., Buckler, H., Cusack, R., Tsuji, S., & Bergmann, C. (2021). A global perspective on testing infants online: Introducing ManyBabies-AtHome. Frontiers in Psychology, 12: 703234.

Donnelly, S., & Kidd, E. (2021). Onset neighborhood density slows lexical access in high vocabulary 30‐month olds. Cognitive Science, 45(9): e13022.

Vacaru, S. V., van Schaik, J. E., Spiess, L., & Hunnius, S. (2021). No evidence for modulation of facial mimicry by attachment tendencies in adulthood: an EMG investigation. The Journal of Social Psychology.

Eke, D., Aasebø, I. E., Akintoye, S., Knight, W., Karakasidis, A., Mikulan, E., … & Zehl, L. (2021). Pseudonymization of neuroimages and data protection: Increasing access to data while retaining scientific utility. Neuroimage: Reports, 1(4), 100053.

Goodhew, S. C., Reynolds, K., Edwards, M., & Kidd, E. (2021). The content of gender stereotypes embedded in language use. Journal of Language and Social Psychology.Advance online publication.

Garcia, R., Garrido Rodriguez, G., & Kidd, E. (2021). Developmental effects in the online use of morphosyntactic cues in sentence processing: Evidence from Tagalog. Cognition, 216: 104859.

Hahn, L., T. Benders, P. Fikkert, & T.M. Snijders (2021). Infants’ implicit rhyme perception in child songs and its relationship with vocabulary. Frontiers in Psychology, section Language Sciences.

Alphen P. van, S. Brouwer, N. Davids, E. Dijkstra & P. Fikkert (2021). Word recognition and word prediction in preschoolers with a Developmental Language Disorder: Evidence from eye-tracking. JSLHR.

Meyer, M., Chung, H., Debnath, R., Fox, N., & Woodward, A. L. (2022). Social context shapes neural processing of others’ actions in 9-month-old infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 213, 105260.

Willemsen, Y., Beijers, R., Arias Vasquez, A., & de Weerth, C. (2021). Do Breastfeeding History and Diet Quality Predict Inhibitory Control at Preschool Age?. Nutrients, 13(8), 2752.

Ward, E.K., Buitelaar, J.K., & Hunnius, S. (in press). Implicit learning in three-year-olds with high and low likelihood of autism shows no evidence of precision weighting differences. Developmental Science.

Meyer, M., & Hunnius, S. (2021). Neural processing of self-produced and externally generated events in 3-month-old infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 204, 105039.

Ward, E.K., Braukmann, R., Weiland, R.F., Bekkering, H., Buitelaar, J.K., & Hunnius, S. (2021). Action predictability is reflected in beta power attenuation and predictive eye movements in adolescents with and without autism. Neuropsychologia, 157, 107859.

Wolf, M. C., Meyer, A. S., Rowland, C. F., & Hintz, F. (2021). The effects of input modality, word difficulty and reading experience on word recognition accuracy. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1): 24919. doi:10.1525/collabra.24919.

Creaghe, N., Quinn, S., & Kidd, E. (2021). Symbolic play provides a fertile context for language development. Infancy. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/infa.12422.

De Rue, N. P. W. D., Snijders, T. M., & Fikkert, P. (2021). Contrast and conflict in Dutch vowels. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15: 629648. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2021.629648.

Horan Skilton, A., & Peeters, D. (2021). Cross-linguistic differences in demonstrative systems: Comparing spatial and non-spatial influences on demonstrative use in Ticuna and Dutch. Journal of Pragmatics, 180, 248-265. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2021.05.001.

DeMayo, B., Kellier, D., Braginsky, M., Bergmann, C., Hendriks, C., Rowland, C. F., Frank, M., & Marchman, V. (2021). Web-CDI: A system for online administration of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories. Language Development Research, 10.34758/kr8e-w591. doi:10.34758/kr8e-w591.

Cooijmans, K. H., Beijers, R., Brett, B. E., & de Weerth, C. (2021). Daily skin‐to‐skin contact in full‐term infants and breastfeeding: Secondary outcomes from a randomized controlled trial. Maternal & Child Nutrition, e13241.

Rutkowska, J. M., Meyer, M., & Hunnius, S. (2021). Adults Do Not Distinguish Action Intentions Based on Movement Kinematics Presented in Naturalistic Settings. Brain Sciences, 11(6), 821.

Missler, M. A., van Straten, A., Denissen, J. J., Donker, T., de Weerth, C., & Beijers, R. (2021). The first 12.5 years of parenthood: A latent trait-state occasion model of the longitudinal association between maternal distress and child internalizing and externalizing problems. Developmental Psychology57(7), 1124.

Gu, F., Wang, S., Beijers, R., de Weerth, C., & Schols, H. A. (2021). Structure-Specific and Individual-Dependent Metabolization of Human Milk Oligosaccharides in Infants: A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 69(22), 6186–6199. 

Beijers, R., Miragall, M., van den Berg, Y., Konttinen, H., & van Strien, T. (2021). Parent-Infant Attachment Insecurity and Emotional Eating in Adolescence: Mediation through Emotion Suppression and Alexithymia. Nutrients, 13(5), 1662. 

Ruggeri, K., et al. (2021). The general fault in our fault lines. Nature Human Behaviour. Advance online publication. doi:10.1038/s41562-021-01092-x.

Desmarais, E., et al. (2021). Links between television exposure and toddler dysregulation: Does culture matter?. Infant behavior & development, 63, 101557. Advance online publication.

Missler, M., Donker, T., Beijers, R., Ciharova, M., Moyse, C., de Vries, R., Denissen, J., & van Straten, A. (2021). Universal prevention of distress aimed at pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis of psychological interventions. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 21(1), 276.

Cychosz, M., Cristia, A., Bergelson, E., Casillas, M., Baudet, G., Warlaumont, A. S., et al. (2021). Vocal development in a large‐scale crosslinguistic corpus. Developmental Science. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/desc.13090.

Chen, L. M., et al. (2021). Maternal antenatal depression and child mental health: Moderation by genomic risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Development and psychopathology, 32(5), 1810–1821.

Kidd, L., & Rowland, C. F. (2021). The effect of language-focused professional development on the knowledge and behaviour of preschool practitioners. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 21(1), 27-59.

Frost, R. L. A., & Casillas, M. (2021). Investigating statistical learning of nonadjacent dependencies: Running statistical learning tasks in non-WEIRD populations. In SAGE Research Methods Cases.

Byers-Heinlein, K., et al. (2021). A multilab study of bilingual infants: Exploring the preference for infant-directed speech. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 4(1), 1-30. doi:10.1177/2515245920974622.

Jones, G., Cabiddu, F., Andrews, M., & Rowland, C. F. (2021). Chunks of phonological knowledge play a significant role in children’s word learning and explain effects of neighborhood size, phonotactic probability, word frequency and word length. Journal of Memory and Language, 119: 104232. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2021.104232.

Browne, P. D., Bolte, A. C., Besseling-van der Vaart, I., Claassen, E., & de Weerth, C. (2021). Probiotics as a treatment for prenatal maternal anxiety and depression: a double-blind randomized pilot trial. Scientific reports, 11(1), 3051.

Tollenaar, M. S., Beijers, R., Garg, E., Nguyen, T., Lin, D., MacIsaac, J. L., Shalev, I., Kobor, M. S., Meaney, M. J., O’Donnell, K. J., & de Weerth, C. (2021). Internalizing symptoms associate with the pace of epigenetic aging in childhood. Biological psychology, 159, 108021.

Silverio, S. A., et al. (2021). A validation of the Postpartum Specific Anxiety Scale 12-item research short-form for use during global crises with five translations. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 21(1), 112.

Pieters, S., Brett, B. E., Beijers, R., Kessels, R., & de Weerth, C. (2021). Working memory from pregnancy to postpartum: Do women really change?. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 126, 105169. Advance online publication.

Stärk, K., Kidd, E., & Frost, R. L. A. (2021). Word segmentation cues in German child-directed speech: A corpus analysis. Language and Speech. Advance online publication.

Donnelly, S., & Kidd, E. (2021). The longitudinal relationship between conversational turn-taking and vocabulary growth in early language development. Child Development. Advance online publication.

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