Marinus H. van IJzendoorn
Full Professor of Child and Family Studies, Rommert Casimir Institute of Developmental Psychopathology, Institute of Education and Child Studies. Leiden University.
Research Professor of Human Development, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Masters degree at the University of Amsterdam (1976; cum laude); Dr.Phil. (Ph.D.) at the Free University of Berlin/Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education (West Germany) (1978; magna cum laude); Dr h.c., honorary doctorate University of Haifa (2008).
Full professor at the Institute of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University (since 1981). Director of research at the Centre for Child and Family Studies (since 1978). Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Leiden University (1998-1999). Scientific Director Institute of Education and Child Studies (2003-2010). Parttime Research Professor Human Development at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (since November 2010).
More than 70 PhD students finished their dissertation with Marinus van IJzendoorn (in cooperation with his colleagues at the Centre of Child and Family Studies). Nine PhD students became full professors in The Netherlands, UK, and USA, and most former PhD students went into (applied) research careers. Twelve PhD students are currently conducting their dissertation research.
Member of the Committee on International Affairs of the Society for Research on Child Development (1995-2002; 2007-).
Founder and Chair of the Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (National Graduate School of Education and Developmental Psychology) (1991-1994).
Co-founder and Chair of the board of the Lolle Nauta Fund (2004). Member of the KNAW Committee on Cognitive Sciences (2006- 2010).
Child Development (2013-); British Journal of Developmental Psychology (1998-2005).
Attachment and Human Development (1998-); Child Development (1992-2013); Child Maltreatment (2009-2013); Developmental Psychology (2012-); Developmental Science (1997-2000); Early Childhood Research Quarterly (2005-2008); Fathering (2012-); Human Development (1988-1997); Infant Behavior and Development (1999-); Journal of Child Psychopathology and Developmental Neuroscience (2012-); Journal of Reproductive and Perinatal Psychology (1995-1998); Parenting (2002-2013); Personal Relationships (2003-2005); Social Development (1997-).
Some Recent Invited Keynotes:
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (7 October, 2016). New Directions in Attachment Theory and Research: Genetic, Hormonal and Neural Approaches. Beijing: Capital Normal University.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (28 September 2016). Attachment-Based Video feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting. Key note to the Health Conversations series, North Central London Research Consortium (Noclor) and Happy Start Healthy Start. London, UK.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (8 April 2016). Child abuse and neglect: Prevalence, antecedents and consequences. Keynote at the national conference on ‘Prevention of young child abuse’ of the Nobody’s Children Foundation, Warsaw Medical University, Poland.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (29-30 October 2015). Neurobiological and contextual perspectives on attachment. Keynote at the First National Attachment Conference Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (26 September 2015). (Epi-)genetics of Child Behavior Problems. Invited key-note at the Tagung ‘Stellt die Frühe Kindheit Weichen?’ Of the Nationalen Zentrums Frühe Hilfen, Heidelberg, Germany.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (16 September 2015). Some Neural, Hormonal, and Situational Determinants of Prosociality. Invited talk at the SRCD-FLUX Symposium on the Neuroscience of Prosocial Development, Leiden, the Netherlands.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (8 September 2015). The role of oxytocin in parenting and in augmentative pharmacopsychotherapy. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology. Edinburgh, UK.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (7 August 2015). Attachment from bottle to brain and beyond: in search of neurobiological mechanisms. Presented at the 7th International Attachment Conference. New York, USA.
van IJzendoorn, M.H. (9 July, 2015). Attachment, hormones and the brain: on attachment, oxytocin and neural responses to infant stimuli. Invited keynote at the 16th International Neuropsychoanalysis Congress, Amsterdam.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (29 June, 2015). Prenatal Parenting, Newborn Methylation and Behavior Problems. Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms. Presented at the Invited Symposium at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress 2015, Birmingham, UK 29 June-2 July.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (12-14 March 2015). Intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment. Invited talk at the Integrative Science Symposium on The intergenerational transmission of psychopathology at the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science. Amsterdam.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (5 December 2014). Prenatal parenting and newborn methylation. Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2014 Symposium on Research Frontiers in Human Development: How the Social Environment Becomes Embedded in Children’s Biology, in honour of Michael Meaney. Switserland: Zuerich.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (22-23 September 2014). What Works for whom? A Differential Susceptibility Perspective on Parenting Interventions. Third German Health Research Meeting on Behavioural Disorders Related to Violence, Neglect, Maltreatment, and Abuse in Childhood and Adolescence. Germany: Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (26-28 June, 2014). Child maltreatment from a neurobiologica land attachment perspective. Plenary Lecture at the International Conference on Child Development in School and Community Settings. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (May, 2014). Neurobiological and behavioral concomitants of child abuse and structural neglect. Key-note presented at the Second European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 21-23 May 2014, Amsterdam.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (7-9 May, 2014). New Directions in Attachment Theory and Research: Genetic, Hormonal and Neural Approaches. Key-note to the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society. Birmingham, UK.
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (March 2014). Attachment and Trauma Across the Life-Span. Neurobiological and Psychosocial Correlates of Disorganized and Unresolved Attachments. Invited keynote to the 5th Annual Vilnius Trauma Psychology Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, March 28, 2014.
Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2014). Attachment, oxytocin and infant crying. Key note at the joint conference of the RSM Psychiatry Section and RSM Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section on Women’s Mental Health: Integrating body and mind. A dialogue between Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists Mental Health Special Interest Group.Tuesday, 11th March 2014, at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK.
Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (2013).Trauma-Related Attachment in Children and Adults. Neurobiological and Psychosocial Correlates of Disorganized and Unresolved Attachments.
Invited key-note at the 77th Annual Congress of the Japanese Psychological Society. Sapporo, Japan, September 19-21, 2013.
Marinus H. van IJzendoorn (2013). Attachment Across the Life-Span. Neurobiological and Developmental Perspectives. Invited key-note at the 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 9-12 July 2013.
Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2013). Genetic and environmental correlates of trauma-related attachment patterns in children and adults. Keynote address to the XIII Congress of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Bologna, Italy, June 6-9, 2013.
Van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2013). Sniffing around Oxytocin and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Trials with Oxytocin Administration in Healthy and Clinical Groups with Implications for Augmentative Pharmacotherapy. Invited Lecture at the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition Conference, London, May 18-19, 2013.
Van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2012). Risk genes or susceptibility genes? On genetic differential susceptibility to positive and negative experiences. Invited key-note at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Annual Conference , University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 5th – 7th September, 2012.
Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2012). For better and for worse: Determinants of children’s differential susceptibility to the environment. Invited keynote to the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Edmonton, Canada, July 8-12, 2012.
Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2012). From diathesis-stress to differential susceptibility: how risky genes might turn into high potentials. Invited lecture at the 20th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions. Paris, France, July 21-25, 2012.
Focus and Expertise:
To what extent and in what ways does parenting affect child development? And: what determines or influences parenting?
Areas of some expertise:
Attachment across the life-span; epidemiology and neurobiology of child abuse and neglect; cross-cultural dimensions of parenting and child emotional development; meta-analysis; parenting; daycare; temperament; behavioral and molecular genetics of socio-emotional development; developmental epigenetics; differential susceptibility; moral development; biobehavioural family interventions; externalizing behavior problems; autism; child development in orphanages; adoption; oxytocin and parenting.
Listed as Highly Cited Researcher in Psychology/Psychiatry 2016 by Thomson Reuters
“Highly Cited Researchers present more than 3,000 authors in 21 main fields of science and the social sciences. These researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication—between 2004 and 2014.” (Thomson Reuters).
Some recent publications
Van IJzendoorn, M.H. and Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J (2016). The role of oxytocin in parenting and as augmentative pharmacotherapy: Critcal Issues and bold conjectures. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 28, doi:10.1111/jne.12355.
Rijlaarsdam, J., Pappa, I., Walton, E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Mileva-Seitz, V. R., Rippe, R. C., … Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). An epigenome-wide association meta-analysis of prenatal maternal stress in neonates: A model approach for replication. Epigenetics, 11(2), 140-149.
Fox, N.A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J,, Yoo, K.H., Bowman, L.C., Cannon, E.N., Vanderwert, R.E., Ferrari, P.R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2016). Assesing human mirror activity with EEG mu rhythm: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin 142 (3), 291-313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bul0000031
Rippe, R.C.A., Noppe, G., Windhorst, D.A., Tiemeier, H., van Rossum, E.F.C., Jaddoe, V.W.V., Verhulst, F.C., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Van den Akker, E.L.T. (2016). Splitting hair for cortisol? Associations of socio-economic status, ethnicity, hair color, gender and other child characteristics with hair cortisol and cortisone. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 66, 56-64 doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.12.016
Reiner, I., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Fremmer-Bombik, E., & Beutel, M. (2016). Adult attachment representation moderates psychotherapy treatment efficacy in clinically depressed inpatients. Journal of Affective Disorders. 195, 163–171. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2016.02.024
Verhage, M.L., Schuengel, C., Madigan, S., Fearon, R.M., Oosterman, M., Cassiba, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2016). Narrowing the transmission gap: A systhesis of three decades of research on intergenerational transmission of attachment. Psychological Bulletin 142 (4), 337-366. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bul0000038
Reijman, S., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Hiraoka, R., Crouch, J. L., Milner, J. S., Alink, L. R. A., & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Baseline functioning and stress reactivity in maltreating parents and at-risk adults: Review and meta-analyses of autonomic nervous system studies. Child Maltreatment, 21, 327-342. DOI: 10.1177/1077559516659937
Mileva-Seitz, Viara R.; Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marian J.; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H. (2016). Genetic mechanisms of parenting. Hormones and Behavior, 77, pp. 211-223.
Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Alink, L.R.A., Biro, S., Voorthuis, A. en Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2015). The Leiden Infant Simulator Sensitivity Assessment (LISSA): Parenting an Infant Simulator as Your Own Baby. Infant and Child Development. DOI: 10.1002/icd1905.
Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2015).The hidden efficacy of interventions: Gene x Environment experiments from a differential susceptibility perspective. Annual Review of Psychology, 66, 381-409.
Schoenmaker, C., Huffmeijer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van den Dries, L., Linting, M., Van der Voort, A., & Juffer, F. (2015). Attachment and physiological reactivity to infant crying in young adulthood: Dissociation between experiential and physiological arousal in insecure adoptees. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 549-556. Doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.11.055
Schoenmaker, C., Juffer, F., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Van den Dries, L., Linting, M., Van der Voort, A., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2015). Cognitive and health-related outcomes after exposure to early malnutrition: The Leiden longitudinal study of international adoptees. Children & Youth Services Review, 48, 80-86.
Dozier, M., Kaufman, J., Kobak, R.R., OÇonnor, T.G., Sagi-Schwartz, A., Scott, S., Shauffer, C., Smetana, J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Zeanah, C.H. (2014). Consensus statement on group care for children and adolescents: A statement of policy of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84 (3).
Huffmeijer, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Alink, L.R.A., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). Reliability of event-related potentials: the influence of number of trials and electrodes. Physiology & Behavior, 130, 13-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.03.008
Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Voorthuis, A., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014). Oxytocin effects on mind-reading are moderated by experiences of maternal love withdrawal: An fMRI study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 51, 105-112.
Voorthuis, A., Out, D., Van der Veen, R., Bhandari, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). One doll fits all: validation of the Leiden Infant Simulator Sensitivity Assessment (LISSA). Attachment & Human Development, 15, 603–617. doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2013.820897
Euser, S., Alink , L.R.A., Pannebakker, F., Vogels, T., Bakermans-Kranenburg , M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013).The prevalence of child maltreatment in the Netherlands across a 5-year period. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.07.004.
Joosen, K. J., Mesman, J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2013). Maternal overreactive sympathetic nervous system responses to repeated infant crying predicts risk for impulsive harsh discipline of infants. Child Maltreatment, 18, 252- 263.
Koolschijn, P.C.M., Van IJzendoorn¬, M.H. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Crone, E.A. (2013). Hippocampal volume and internalizing behavior problems in adolescence. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23, 622-628. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2012.07.001
Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). A sociability gene? Meta-analysis of oxytocin receptor (OXTR) genotype effects in humans. Psychiatric Genetics. doi: 10.1097/YPG.0b013e3283643684
Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., (2013) Sniffing around oxytocin: review and meta-analyses of trials in healthy and clinical groups with implications for pharmacotherapy. Translational Psychiatry, 3 e258. doi:10.1038/tp.2013.34
Riem, M.M.E., Voorthuis, A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Pity or peanuts? Oxytocin induces different neural responses to the same infant crying labeled as sick or bored. Developmental Science. doi:10.1111/desc12103.
Kok, R., Lucassen, N., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Ghassabian, A., Roza, S. J., Govaert, P., Jaddoe, V. W., Hofman, A., Verhulst, F. C., & Tiemeier, H. (2013). Parenting, corpus callosum, and executive function in preschool children. Child Neuropsychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2013.832741
Groeneveld, G., Vermeer, H.J., Linting, M., Noppe, G., van Rossum, E.F.C., van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Children’s hair cortisol as a biomarker of stress at school entry. Stress. doi: 10.3109/10253890.2013.817553
Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Huffmeijer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Does intranasal oxytocin promote prosocial behavior to an excluded fellow player? A randomized controlled trial with Cyberball. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1418-1425. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.12.023
Riem, M.M.E., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Tops, M., Boksem, M.A.S., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). Oxytocin effects on complex brain networks are moderated by experiences of maternal love withdrawal. European Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2013.01.011
Huffmeijer, R., Alink, L.R.A., Tops, M., Grewen, K.M., Light, K.C., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). The impact of oxytocin administration and maternal love withdrawal on event-related potential (ERP) responses to emotional faces with performance feedback. Hormones and Behavior, 63, 399-410. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.11.008.
Tharner, A., Dierckx, B., Luijk, P.C.M., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van Ginkel, J.R., Moll, H.A., Jaddoe, V.W., Hofman, A., Hudziak, J.J., Verhulst, F.C., & Tiemeier, H. (2013). Attachment disorganization moderates the effect of maternal postnatal depressive symptoms on infant autonomic functioning. Psychophysiology, 50, 195-203. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12003.
Linting, M., Groeneveld, M., Vermeer, H., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Threshold for noise in daycare: Noise level and noise variability areassociated with child wellbeing in home-based childcare. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.03.005
Huffmeijer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). Ageing and oxytocin: Extending human oxytocin research to ageing populations – A mini-review. Gerontology. doi: 10.1159/000341333.
Mah, B.L., IJzendoorn, M.H., Smith, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). Oxytocin in postnatally depressed mothers: Its influence on mood and expressed emotion. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 40, 267-272. doi: org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2012.10.005
Van IJzendoorn M.H., Fridman A., Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J., Sagi-Schwartz A. (2013). Aftermath of Genocide: Holocaust Survivors’ Dissociation Moderates Offspring Level of Cortisol. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 18, 64-80. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2012.679132
Sagi-Schwartz, A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Linn, S., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013) Against all odds: Genocidal trauma is associated with longer life-expectancy of the survivors. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069179