I am interested in how cognition and behavior develops in harsh and unpredictable conditions. I focus on hidden talents, abilities that are enhanced through adversity, and reasonable responses, behaviors that can be understood as a response to the costs and benefits associated with living in poverty.
What I want to achieve:
I would like to contribute to a well-rounded picture of people living in harsh and unpredictable conditions, which acknowledges both strengths and weaknesses.
Awards & accomplishments:
Funding: The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (V1.Vidi.195.130), the James S. McDonnell Foundation (220020502), and the Jacobs Foundation (2017 1261 02).
An animation describing the hidden talents approach to education: https://bold.expert/hidden-talents-in-harsh-conditions/