145 Works

Enhancing ecological integrity while preserving ecosystem services: constructing soft-sediment islands in a shallow lake

Casper Van Leeuwen, Ralph Temmink, Hui Jin, Yvonne Kahlert, Bjorn Robroek, Matty Berg, Leon Lamers, Marloes Van Den Akker, Roel Posthoorn, Annemiek Boosten, Han Olff &
1. Ecosystems are increasingly managed to provide multiple benefits to humans, which often degrades their ecological integrity. This strongly applies to aquatic ecosystems, in which engineering can enhance flood protection, drinking water supply, fisheries and recreation. Although these activities typically increase ecosystem functionality to humans, they often impair key aspects of biodiversity and natural functioning. 2. Classical restoration of such degrading freshwater ecosystems can lead to societal opposition, if returning to a former ecosystem state...

Gossip Veracity, Interdependence in the Gossip Triad, and Consequences for Senders (working title)

Terence Dores Cruz
We sample reports of gossip that people sent to others in their social network about another person in their social network to investigate how interdependence within the network affects gossip veracity and the consequences of gossip for gossip senders.

Automatic personality assessment from asynchronous video interviews – The Prolific dataset

Antonis Koutsoumpis, Reinout de Vries, Janneke Oostrom, Djurre Holtrop, Sina Ghassemi & Ward van Breda
With the advent of sophisticated machine-learning methods, practitioners rely more and more on asynchronous video interviews (AVI) to automatically assess job candidates. However, very little published empirical evidence is available to tell that AVIs are valid and reliable methods of measuring one’s personality. In this project, we collect AVIs from mock job video interviews and explore whether algorithmic assessment is suitable to automatically measure personality, job-related competences, and hireability. Participants were presented with a job...

Genetic and Environmental Influences on the Development of Psychopathology and Mild Intellectual Disability in Youth

Susanne Bruins, Elsje van Bergen, Maurits Masselink, Roy Otten & Dorret Boomsma

The impact of climate change, polution and green spaces on mental health: An umbrella review of meta-analyses

Pim Cuijpers
It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred (IPCC, 2021). There is also considerable evidence that mental health is affected by these climate changes. A recent seminal review describes how mental health is affected by climate change through four different pathways (Clayton, 2021). First, discrete events, such as natural disasters can have a direct impact on mental...

COVID-19 and Mental Health: An umbrella review of systematic reviews with or without meta-analyses

Anke Witteveen, Susanne Young, Pim Cuijpers, Jose Mateos, Corrado Barbui, Bertolini Federico, Maria Cabello, Naomi Downes, Daniele Franzoi, Michael Gasior, Brandon Gray, David Gunnell, Ann John, Christina Palantza, Marianna Purgato, Judith van der Waerden, Mark van Ommeren, Siyuan Wang & Marit Sijbrandij
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to world-wide human suffering, which may include negative effects on mental health (United Nations, 2020). A great number of research projects have assessed the mental health impacts of COVID-19, which have been integrated into systematic reviews (SRs) with or without meta-analyses (MAs). Although some authors have reported direct and indirect negative effects of COVID-19 on specific mental health problems (e.g., depression or post-traumatic stress symptoms) and elevated generic psychological distress...

WTR, Moral Emotions, and Aggression In TPP (S2)

Lei Fan & Joshua Tybur
This study is developed aiming in extending the findings in our previous study of WTR, ME, and Aggression (registered as osf.io/qgzs8). By using different emotion measurements and a different design, we aim to replicate our previous finding and also for its further extension of generalization.

Data: How does external lateral stabilization constrain normal gait, apart from improving medio-lateral gait stability?

Mohammadreza Mahaki, Trienke IJmker, Han Han Houdijk & Sjoerd Bruijn
Background: The effect of external lateral stabilization on medio-lateral gait stability has been investigated previously. However, existing lateral stabilization devices not only constrains lateral motions, but also transverse and frontal pelvis rotations. This study aimed to investigate the effect of external lateral stabilization with and without constrained transverse pelvis rotation on mechanical and metabolic gait features. Methods: We undertook 2 experiments with eleven and ten young adult subjects, respectively. Kinematic, kinetic, and breath-by-breath oxygen consumption...

Eco-evolutionary outsiders: establishing in a distantly related neighbourhood delays and reorganizes nutrient recycling

Xu Pan, Mathieu Santonja, Pierre-Emmanuel Courty, Olaf Butenschön, Matty Berg, Phil Murray, Benjamin Yguel, Daphnée Brulé & Andreas Prinzing
Rapid environmental change forces long-lived plants like trees to immigrate into zones still occupied by phylogenetically distantly related species. Does such phylogenetic isolation (PI) change the trees’ ecosystem functioning such as litter decomposition? We studied oaks (Quercus petraea) of low and high PI, reciprocally transplanting their litters to identify effect of aboveground litter quality and belowground decomposer biota. Across 8 and 14 months we quantified decomposition (mass loss, C-loss and N-loss), decomposer biota (Acari, Collembola,...

Study 7: Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Siska Fitrianie, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Merijn Bruijnes, Kim Baraka, Rianne van den Berghe, Ulysses Bernardet, Tibor Bosse, Frances Brazier, Jacob Browne, Franziska Burger, Mathieu Chollet, Leigh Clark, Benjamin Cowan, Salam Daher, Ding Ding, Frank Foerster, Emer Gilmartin, Catholijn Jonker, Mirjam de Haas, Mojgan Hashemian, Evelien Heyselaar, Kangsoo Kim, Marion Koelle, Barbara Kuhnert, Felix Lindner … & Katja Zibrek
This research is the second study into the validation of the questionnaire instrument for evaluating human interaction with an artificial social agent. It involves crowd workers on an online crowdsourcing platform. They will be asked to use the questionnaire instrument to rate an interaction between an agent and a human user, which is displayed in a 30 second video clip. The result of this study will be analysed and used to examine the associations of...

Moral Emotion Perception - S1

Lei Fan, Joshua Tybur, Catherine Molho & Tom Kupfer
The current study aims to explore individuals' perception of moral emotions (i.e., anger & disgust) from an agent (a second or a third party) in a moral transgression event and further expectation of punishment behaviors (i.e., direct & indirect aggression), given a combined moral expression presentation (facial expression and non-verbal vocal expression) and abstract moral violation scenarios.

The validation of new phase-dependent gait stability measures: a modelling approach

Jian Jin, Dinant Kistemaker, Jaap Van Dieen, Andreas Daffertshofer & Sjoerd Bruijn
Identification of individuals at risk of falling is important when designing fall prevention methods. Current stability measures that estimate gait stability and robustness appear limited in predicting falls in older adults. Inspired by recent findings of phase-dependent local stability changes within a gait cycle, we used compass-walker models to test several phase-dependent stability metrics for their usefulness to predict gait robustness. These metrics are closely related to the often-employed maximum finite-time Lyapunov exponent and maximum...

The effectiveness of peer support for individuals with mental illness: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Dorien Smit, Pim Cuijpers, Jan Spijker, Janna Vrijsen, Bart Groeneweg & Clara Miguel
Despite the growth of initiatives based on peer support for people with mental health problems, the impact of such interventions remains unclear. Methodological issues and various focus of outcome measures and population, limits the generalizability of the scarce evidence regarding peer support for mental health problems (Cabassa, Camacho, Velez-Grau, & Stefancic, 2017; Lloyd-Evans et al., 2014). The overall aim of this project is to provide a comprehensive overview of current evidence and specific knowledge gaps...

Perceived Partner Responsiveness & Sacrifice Appraisals

Mariko Visserman, Amy Muise, SHaRe Lab, Francesca Righetti, Emily Impett & Relationships and Well-Being Lab

Relationship Interdependence Scale

Tiffany Matej Hrkalovic, Daniel Balliet & Francesca Righetti
Previous research has shown individuals are able to think about their interdependence within different situations (Gerpott, Balliet, Columbus, Molho & De Vries, 2016). However, the question remains if this ability pertains to everyday relationships, regardless of the situation people are in. Most authors researching interdependence in relationships oriented on measuring perceived closeness (Aron, Aron & Smollan, 1992; Berscheid, Snyder, and Omoto, 1989) and interdependency in teams, family, or peer relationships (Laursen & Williams, 1997). However,...

Experience of Parasocial Interaction, Persuasion, and Involvement

Tilo Hartmann, Jayson Dibble & Sarah Rosaen
This experimental study examines potential effects of the experience of parasocial interaction (EPSI) on persuasion. We particularly look at a potentially moderating role of people's involvement.

HEXACO Honesty-Humility and Hazardous Organization Preference Scale (student sample)

B. Wang, Reinout de Vries & Wendy Andrews
36 items have been developed to construct the Hazardous Organization Preference Scale from a previous preregistered study (osf.io/js7vf). These items have been further validated in a working adult sample. Results indicated the unidimensional nature of the Hazardous Organization Preference Scale. HEXACO Honesty-Humility was found to be the strongest personality predictor. The purpose of the current study is two-fold: 1) to further establish the structure, psychometric properties, and select final scale items, 2) to further validate...

anonymous preregistration

B. Wang, Reinout de Vries & Wendy Andrews

Pre-registratie - Onderzoek Sven Kolmer

Sven Kolmer & Marieke Roskes

Relationship Interdependence Scale: Validity testing

Tiffany Matej Hrkalovic, Daniel Balliet & Francesca Righetti
The following study presents a continuation in the development of the multidimensional relationship interdependence scale. As a response to the first study, which was oriented on item reduction and testing the hypothesized seven-factor model of interdependence, as well as measurement invariance, this study will be oriented on testing the fit of an adjusted five-factor model of relationship interdependence with a reduced item pool. Additionally, the second aim of the study will be to test the...

The effects of treatment after systematic screening for adults with depression: A meta-analysis

Ruiying Zhao, Eirini Karyotaki, Sascha Struijs & Pim Cuijpers
Depressive disorders are highly prevalent. Over 300 million people suffer from these disorders worldwide (Depression, WHO, 2017). Depression is a major contributor to the global burden of disease since it is associated with high mortality and morbidity (Friedrich, 2017; Vos et al., 2017), and it is associated with enormous human suffering and economic costs worldwide (Berto et al., 2000; Greenberg & Birnbaum, 2005). Moreover, at the individual level, depression brings harm in terms of one’s...

Pre-registration: How does the perception of gossip affect reactions to gossip?

Terence Dores Cruz, Martina Testori & Bianca Beersma
Theoretical background and hypotheses for a experimental vignette study on how perceptions of gossip affect reactions to gossip

Social dysfunction is transdiagnostically associated with default mode network dysconnectivity in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease

Ilja M. J. Saris, Moji Aghajani, Lianne M. Reus, Pieter-Jelle Visser, Yolande Pijnenburg, Nic J. A. van der Wee, Amy C. Bilderbeck, Andreea Raslescu, Asad Malik, Maarten Mennes, Sanne Koops, Celso Arrango, Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Gerard R. Dawson, Hugh Marston, Martien J. Kas & Brenda W. J. H. Penninx
Social dysfunction is one of the most common signs of major neuropsychiatric disorders. The Default Mode Network (DMN) is crucially implicated in both psychopathology and social dysfunction, although the transdiagnostic properties of social dysfunction remains unknown. As part of the pan-European PRISM (Psychiatric Ratings using Intermediate Stratified Markers) project, we explored cross-disorder impact of social dysfunction on DMN connectivity. We studied DMN intrinsic functional connectivity in relation to social dysfunction by applying Independent Component Analysis...

Prevalence of Mental Disorders in College Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Ruiying Zhao, Yagmur Amanvermez, Ronald Kessler & Pim Cuijpers
College years are a peak period for the onset of many mental disorders, particularly mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders (De Girolamo, Dagani, Purcell, Cocchi, & McGorry, 2012). Understanding the current prevalence of mental health disorders among college students can contribute to the early identification and prompt management of mental health disorders in college students. Moreover, identification of prevalence estimates is essential to inform service planning, resource allocation, training, and research priorities (Costello, Burns, Angold,...

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  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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  • University of Groningen
  • VU Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Neuroscience
  • Leiden University
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  • Erasmus MC
  • University of Melbourne