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Prof Stephanie van Goozen - MSc (doctorandus) Amsterdam PhD Amsterdam

Professor

Research group:
Developmental & health psychology
Email:
VanGoozenS@Cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4630
Location:
Tower Building, Park Place

Research summary

I am a biological psychologist interested in developmental psychopathology. I am particularly interested in antisocial behaviour and study risk mechanisms underlying antisocial development from infancy onward. An important goal of my research is to better understand the mechanisms that are involved in the development of persistent antisocial behaviour so that we can ultimately develop more effective prevention and treatment programmes. There is a growing consensus that both child-specific factors (i.e., genetic, temperamental) and social factors (e.g., early social adversity) contribute to the development and maintenance of antisocial behaviour. My research focuses on those individual factors that explain or accentuate (mediate and/or moderate) risk to those who live with early social adversity. To that end I use an interdisciplinary research strategy that combines observational, cognitive-experimental, neuroendocrinological, psychophysiological, and fMRI/MRI methods.

Teaching summary

I teach Abnormal Psychology on the Level 5 (2nd year) Health in Society module for Medical students. I also teach on the Level 6 (3rd year) module Development of Psychopathology and Criminality (PS3417).

Selected publications (2008 onwards)

2014

Bowen, K. L., Morgan, J. E., Moore, S. C. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Young offenders' emotion recognition dysfunction across emotion intensities: Explaining variation using psychopathic traits, conduct disorder and offense severityJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36(1), 60-73. (10.1007/s10862-013-9368-z) pdf

Hallingberg, B., Moore, S. C., Morgan, J. E., Bowen, K. L. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Adolescent male hazardous drinking and participation in organised activities: Involvement in team sports is associated with less hazardous drinking in young offendersCriminal Behaviour and Mental Health (10.1002/cbm.1912) pdf

Hay, D. F., Waters, C. S., Perra, O., Swift, N., Kairis, V., Phillips, R., Jones, R. M., Goodyer, I., Harold, G. T., Thapar, A. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Precursors to aggression are evident by 6 months of ageDevelopmental Science, 17(3), 471-480. (10.1111/desc.12133) pdf

Meeuwsen, M., Hay, D. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Exploring the developmental course of potential precursors in the first year of life and the emergence of ADHD symptoms in early childhood with a longitudinal community sample.. Presented at: BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference , Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 September 2014.

Morgan, J. E., Bowen, K. L., Moore, S. C. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). The relationship between reward and punishment sensitivity and antisocial behavior in male adolescentsPersonality and Individual Differences, 63, 122-127. (10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.054)

Niarchou, M., Zammit, S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Thapar, A., Tierling, H. M., Owen, M. J. and Van den Bree, M. B. (2014). Psychopathology and cognition in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndromeBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 204(1), 46-54. (10.1192/bjp.bp.113.132324) pdf

Van Rijn,, S., Barendse, M., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Swaab, H. (2014). Social attention, affective arousal and empathy in men with Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY): evidence from eyetracking and skin conductancePlos One, 9(1) (10.1371/journal.pone.0084721)

2013

Baibazarova, E., van de Beek, C., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Buitelaar, J., Shelton, K. H. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). Influence of prenatal maternal stress, maternal plasma cortisol and cortisol in the amniotic fluid on birth outcomes and child temperament at 3 monthsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 38(6), 907-915. (10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.09.015) pdf

Baker, E. C., Shelton, K. H., Baibazarova, E., Hay, D. F. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). Low skin conductance activity in infancy predicts aggression in toddlers 2 years laterPsychological Science, 24(6), 1051-1056. (10.1177/0956797612465198)

Brouns, B. H. J., de Wied, M. A., Keijsers, L., Branje, S., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Meeus, W. H. J. (2013). Concurrent and prospective effects of psychopathic traits on affective and cognitive empathy in a community sample of late adolescentsJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(9), 969-976. (10.1111/jcpp.12052)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Calder, A. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2013). Research review: evaluating and reformulating the developmental taxonomic theory of antisocial behaviourJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(9), 924-940. (10.1111/jcpp.12102)

Meeuwsen, M., Hay, D. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). The contribution of perinatal adversity to early symptoms of ADHD. Presented at: CogDev2013: Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections, Reading, UK, 4-6 September 2013.

Moore, S. C., Crompton, K., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Van Den Bree, M., Bunney, J. and Lydall, E. S. (2013). A feasibility study of short message service text messaging as a surveillance tool for alcohol consumption and vehicle for interventions in University studentsBMC Public Health, 13 (10.1186/1471-2458-13-1011) pdf

Roberts, S., Fyfield, R., Baibazarova, E., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Culling, J. F. and Hay, D. F. (2013). Parental speech at 6 months predicts joint attention at 12 monthsInfancy, 18(S1), e12-e15. (10.1111/infa.12018)

Syngelaki, E., Fairchild, G., Moore, S. C., Savage, J. C. D. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). Affective startle potentiation in juvenile offenders: The role of conduct problems and psychopathic traitsSocial Neuroscience, 8(2), 112-121. (10.1080/17470919.2012.712549)

Syngelaki, E., Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Moore, S. C. and Savage, J. C. D. (2013). Fearlessness in juvenile offenders is associated with offending rateDevelopmental Science, 16(1), 84-90. (10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01191.x)

Waters, C. S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Phillips, R., Swift, N., Hurst, S., Mundy, L., Jones, R. M., Jones, I., Goodyer, I. and Hay, D. F. (2013). Infants at familial risk for depression show a distinct pattern of cortisol response to experimental challengeJournal of affective disorders, 150(3), 955-960. (10.1016/j.jad.2013.04.054)

2012

Baker, E. C., Baibazarova, E., Ktistaki, G., Shelton, K. H. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2012). Development of fear and guilt in young children: Stability over time and relations with psychopathologyDevelopment and Psychopathology, 24(3), 833-845. (10.1017/S0954579412000399) pdf

2011

Fairchild, G., Passamonti, L., Hurford, G., Hagan, C. C., von dem Hagen, E. A. H., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Goodyer, I. M. and Calder, A. J. (2011). Brain structure abnormalities in early-onset and adolescent-onset conduct disorderAmerican Journal of Psychiatry, 168(6), 624-633. (10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.10081184)

Hay, D. F., Mundy, L., Roberts, S. M., Carta, R., Waters, C. S., Perra, O., Jones, R. M., Jones, I. R., Goodyer, I., Harold, G. T., Thapar, A. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2011). Known risk factors for violence predict 12-month-old infants' aggressiveness with peersPsychological Science, 22(9), 1205-1211. (10.1177/0956797611419303)

2010

Fairchild, G., Stobbe, Y., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Calder, A. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2010). Facial expression recognition, fear conditioning, and startle modulation in female subjects with conduct disorderBiological Psychiatry, 68(3), 272-279. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.02.019)

Hay, D. F., Perra, O., Hudson, K., Waters, C. S., Mundy, L., Phillips, R., Goodyer, I., Harold, G. T., Thapar, A. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2010). Identifying early signs of aggression: psychometric properties of the cardiff infant contentiousness scaleAggressive Behavior, 36(6), 351-357. (10.1002/ab.20363)

2009

Beek, C., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Buitelaar, J. K. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2009). Prenatal sex hormones (maternal and amniotic fluid) and gender-related play behavior in 13-month-old infantsArchives of Sexual Behavior, 38(1), 6-15. (10.1007/s10508-007-9291-z)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Stollery, S. J., Aitken, M. R., Savage, J. C. D., Moore, S. C. and Goodyer, I. M. (2009). Decision making and executive function in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorder and control subjectsBiological Psychiatry, 66(2), 162-168. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.02.024)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Calder, A. J., Stollery, S. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2009). Deficits in facial expression recognition in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorderJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(5), 627-636. (10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.02020.x)

Fowler, T. A., Langley, K., Rice, F. J., Whittinger, N., Ross, K., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Owen, M. J., O'Donovan, M. C., Van Den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2009). Psychopathy traits in adolescents with childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorderBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 194(1), 62-67. (10.1192/bjp.bp.107.046870)

Moore, S. C., Carter, L. M. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2009). Confectionery consumption in childhood and adult violenceBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 195(4), 366-367. (10.1192/bjp.bp.108.061820)

Syngelaki, E., Moore, S. C., Savage, J. C. D., Fairchild, G. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2009). Executive Functioning and Risky Decision Making in Young Male OffendersCriminal Justice and Behavior, 36(11), 1213-1227. (10.1177/0093854809343095)

Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Hay, D. F. (2009). Antisocial behaviour. In: Sander, D. and Scherer, K. eds. Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 39-42.

Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Fairchild, G. (2009). The Neuroendocrinology of antisocial behaviour. In: Hodgins, S., Viding, E. and Plodowski, A. eds. The Neurobiological Basis of Violence: Science and Rehabilitation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 201-221.

2008

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Stollery, S. J., Brown, J., Gardiner, J., Herbert, J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2008). Cortisol diurnal rhythm and stress reactivity in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorderBiological Psychiatry, 64(7), 599-606. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.05.022)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Stollery, S. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2008). Fear conditioning and affective modulation of the startle reflex in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorder and healthy control subjectsBiological Psychiatry, 63(3), 279-285. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.06.019)

Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Fairchild, G. (2008). How can the study of biological processes help design new interventions for children with severe antisocial behavior?Development and Psychopathology, 20(3), 941-973. (10.1017/S095457940800045X) pdf

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Fairchild, G. and Harold, G. T. (2008). The role of neurobiological deficits in childhood antisocial behaviorCurrent Directions In Psychological Science, 17(3), 224-228. (10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00579.x)

Full list of publications

2014

Bowen, K. L., Morgan, J. E., Moore, S. C. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Young offenders' emotion recognition dysfunction across emotion intensities: Explaining variation using psychopathic traits, conduct disorder and offense severityJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36(1), 60-73. (10.1007/s10862-013-9368-z) pdf

Hallingberg, B., Moore, S. C., Morgan, J. E., Bowen, K. L. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Adolescent male hazardous drinking and participation in organised activities: Involvement in team sports is associated with less hazardous drinking in young offendersCriminal Behaviour and Mental Health (10.1002/cbm.1912) pdf

Hay, D. F., Waters, C. S., Perra, O., Swift, N., Kairis, V., Phillips, R., Jones, R. M., Goodyer, I., Harold, G. T., Thapar, A. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Precursors to aggression are evident by 6 months of ageDevelopmental Science, 17(3), 471-480. (10.1111/desc.12133) pdf

Meeuwsen, M., Hay, D. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). Exploring the developmental course of potential precursors in the first year of life and the emergence of ADHD symptoms in early childhood with a longitudinal community sample.. Presented at: BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference , Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 September 2014.

Morgan, J. E., Bowen, K. L., Moore, S. C. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2014). The relationship between reward and punishment sensitivity and antisocial behavior in male adolescentsPersonality and Individual Differences, 63, 122-127. (10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.054)

Niarchou, M., Zammit, S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Thapar, A., Tierling, H. M., Owen, M. J. and Van den Bree, M. B. (2014). Psychopathology and cognition in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndromeBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 204(1), 46-54. (10.1192/bjp.bp.113.132324) pdf

Van Rijn,, S., Barendse, M., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Swaab, H. (2014). Social attention, affective arousal and empathy in men with Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY): evidence from eyetracking and skin conductancePlos One, 9(1) (10.1371/journal.pone.0084721)

2013

Baibazarova, E., van de Beek, C., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Buitelaar, J., Shelton, K. H. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). Influence of prenatal maternal stress, maternal plasma cortisol and cortisol in the amniotic fluid on birth outcomes and child temperament at 3 monthsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 38(6), 907-915. (10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.09.015) pdf

Baker, E. C., Shelton, K. H., Baibazarova, E., Hay, D. F. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). Low skin conductance activity in infancy predicts aggression in toddlers 2 years laterPsychological Science, 24(6), 1051-1056. (10.1177/0956797612465198)

Brouns, B. H. J., de Wied, M. A., Keijsers, L., Branje, S., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Meeus, W. H. J. (2013). Concurrent and prospective effects of psychopathic traits on affective and cognitive empathy in a community sample of late adolescentsJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(9), 969-976. (10.1111/jcpp.12052)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Calder, A. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2013). Research review: evaluating and reformulating the developmental taxonomic theory of antisocial behaviourJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54(9), 924-940. (10.1111/jcpp.12102)

Meeuwsen, M., Hay, D. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). The contribution of perinatal adversity to early symptoms of ADHD. Presented at: CogDev2013: Joint Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Cognitive Sections, Reading, UK, 4-6 September 2013.

Moore, S. C., Crompton, K., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Van Den Bree, M., Bunney, J. and Lydall, E. S. (2013). A feasibility study of short message service text messaging as a surveillance tool for alcohol consumption and vehicle for interventions in University studentsBMC Public Health, 13 (10.1186/1471-2458-13-1011) pdf

Roberts, S., Fyfield, R., Baibazarova, E., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Culling, J. F. and Hay, D. F. (2013). Parental speech at 6 months predicts joint attention at 12 monthsInfancy, 18(S1), e12-e15. (10.1111/infa.12018)

Syngelaki, E., Fairchild, G., Moore, S. C., Savage, J. C. D. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2013). Affective startle potentiation in juvenile offenders: The role of conduct problems and psychopathic traitsSocial Neuroscience, 8(2), 112-121. (10.1080/17470919.2012.712549)

Syngelaki, E., Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Moore, S. C. and Savage, J. C. D. (2013). Fearlessness in juvenile offenders is associated with offending rateDevelopmental Science, 16(1), 84-90. (10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01191.x)

Waters, C. S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Phillips, R., Swift, N., Hurst, S., Mundy, L., Jones, R. M., Jones, I., Goodyer, I. and Hay, D. F. (2013). Infants at familial risk for depression show a distinct pattern of cortisol response to experimental challengeJournal of affective disorders, 150(3), 955-960. (10.1016/j.jad.2013.04.054)

2012

Baker, E. C., Baibazarova, E., Ktistaki, G., Shelton, K. H. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2012). Development of fear and guilt in young children: Stability over time and relations with psychopathologyDevelopment and Psychopathology, 24(3), 833-845. (10.1017/S0954579412000399) pdf

2011

Fairchild, G., Passamonti, L., Hurford, G., Hagan, C. C., von dem Hagen, E. A. H., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Goodyer, I. M. and Calder, A. J. (2011). Brain structure abnormalities in early-onset and adolescent-onset conduct disorderAmerican Journal of Psychiatry, 168(6), 624-633. (10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.10081184)

Hay, D. F., Mundy, L., Roberts, S. M., Carta, R., Waters, C. S., Perra, O., Jones, R. M., Jones, I. R., Goodyer, I., Harold, G. T., Thapar, A. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2011). Known risk factors for violence predict 12-month-old infants' aggressiveness with peersPsychological Science, 22(9), 1205-1211. (10.1177/0956797611419303)

2010

Fairchild, G., Stobbe, Y., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Calder, A. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2010). Facial expression recognition, fear conditioning, and startle modulation in female subjects with conduct disorderBiological Psychiatry, 68(3), 272-279. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.02.019)

Hay, D. F., Perra, O., Hudson, K., Waters, C. S., Mundy, L., Phillips, R., Goodyer, I., Harold, G. T., Thapar, A. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2010). Identifying early signs of aggression: psychometric properties of the cardiff infant contentiousness scaleAggressive Behavior, 36(6), 351-357. (10.1002/ab.20363)

2009

Beek, C., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Buitelaar, J. K. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2009). Prenatal sex hormones (maternal and amniotic fluid) and gender-related play behavior in 13-month-old infantsArchives of Sexual Behavior, 38(1), 6-15. (10.1007/s10508-007-9291-z)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Stollery, S. J., Aitken, M. R., Savage, J. C. D., Moore, S. C. and Goodyer, I. M. (2009). Decision making and executive function in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorder and control subjectsBiological Psychiatry, 66(2), 162-168. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.02.024)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Calder, A. J., Stollery, S. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2009). Deficits in facial expression recognition in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorderJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(5), 627-636. (10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.02020.x)

Fowler, T. A., Langley, K., Rice, F. J., Whittinger, N., Ross, K., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Owen, M. J., O'Donovan, M. C., Van Den Bree, M. B. and Thapar, A. (2009). Psychopathy traits in adolescents with childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorderBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 194(1), 62-67. (10.1192/bjp.bp.107.046870)

Moore, S. C., Carter, L. M. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2009). Confectionery consumption in childhood and adult violenceBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 195(4), 366-367. (10.1192/bjp.bp.108.061820)

Syngelaki, E., Moore, S. C., Savage, J. C. D., Fairchild, G. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2009). Executive Functioning and Risky Decision Making in Young Male OffendersCriminal Justice and Behavior, 36(11), 1213-1227. (10.1177/0093854809343095)

Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Hay, D. F. (2009). Antisocial behaviour. In: Sander, D. and Scherer, K. eds. Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 39-42.

Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Fairchild, G. (2009). The Neuroendocrinology of antisocial behaviour. In: Hodgins, S., Viding, E. and Plodowski, A. eds. The Neurobiological Basis of Violence: Science and Rehabilitation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 201-221.

2008

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Stollery, S. J., Brown, J., Gardiner, J., Herbert, J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2008). Cortisol diurnal rhythm and stress reactivity in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorderBiological Psychiatry, 64(7), 599-606. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.05.022)

Fairchild, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Stollery, S. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2008). Fear conditioning and affective modulation of the startle reflex in male adolescents with early-onset or adolescence-onset conduct disorder and healthy control subjectsBiological Psychiatry, 63(3), 279-285. (10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.06.019)

Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Fairchild, G. (2008). How can the study of biological processes help design new interventions for children with severe antisocial behavior?Development and Psychopathology, 20(3), 941-973. (10.1017/S095457940800045X) pdf

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Fairchild, G. and Harold, G. T. (2008). The role of neurobiological deficits in childhood antisocial behaviorCurrent Directions In Psychological Science, 17(3), 224-228. (10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00579.x)

2007

Goudena, P., Matthys, W., Meeus, W., Engels, R., Vermande, M., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Maas, C. and de Wied, M. (2007). Bryant's Empathy Index: A Closer Examination of its Internal StructureEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment, 23(2), 99-104. (10.1027/1015-5759.23.2.99)

Popma, A., Doreleijers, T. A. H., Jansen, L. M. C., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Van Engeland, H. and Vermeiren, R. (2007). The Diurnal Cortisol Cycle in Delinquent Male Adolescents and Normal ControlsNeuropsychopharmacology, 32(7), 1622-1628. (10.1038/sj.npp.1301289)

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Fairchild, G., Stollery, S. J. and Goodyer, I. M. (2007). Neurobiological/neuroendocrine correlates and predictors of outcome of conduct disorderEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology, 17(S4), S175. (10.1016/S0924-977X(07)70169-4)

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Fairchild, G., Snoek, H. and Harold, G. T. (2007). The evidence for a neurobiological model of childhood antisocial behaviorPsychological Bulletin, 133(1), 149-182. (10.1037/0033-2909.133.1.149)

Wallien, M. S. C., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2007). Physiological correlates of anxiety in children with gender identity disorderEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 16(5), 309-315. (10.1007/s00787-007-0602-7)

2006

Bokhoven, I., Matthys, W., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Engeland, H. (2006). Adolescent outcome of disruptive behaviour disorder in children who had been treated in in-patient and day-treatment settingsEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 15(2), 79-87. (10.1007/s00787-006-0490-2)

Kempes, M., Matthys, W., Maassen, G., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Engeland, H. (2006). A parent questionnaire for distinguishing between reactive and proactive aggression in childrenEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 15(1), 38-45. (10.1007/s00787-006-0502-2)

Popma, A., Jansen, L., Vermeiren, R., Steiner, H., Raine, A., Van Goozen, S. H. M., van Engeland, H. and Doreleijers, T. A. H. (2006). Hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis and autonomic activity during stress in delinquent male adolescents and controlsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 31(8), 948-957. (10.1016/j.psyneuen.2006.05.005)

Sharp, C., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Goodyer, I. (2006). Children's subjective emotional reactivity to affective pictures: gender differences and their antisocial correlates in an unselected sample of 7-11-year-oldsJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(2), 143-150. (10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01464.x)

Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Fairchild, G. (2006). Neuroendocrine and neurotransmitter correlates in children with antisocial behaviorHormones and Behavior, 50(4), 647-654. (10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.06.021)

van Bokhoven, I., Van Goozen, S. H. M., van Engeland, H., Schaal, B., Arseneault, L., Séguin, J. R., Assaad, J., Nagin, D. S., Vitaro, F. and Tremblay, R. E. (2006). Salivary testosterone and aggression, delinquency, and social dominance in a population-based longitudinal study of adolescent malesHormones and Behavior, 50(1), 118-125. (10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.02.002)

2005

Bokhoven, I., Matthys, W., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Engeland, H. (2005). Prediction of adolescent outcome in children with disruptive behaviour disordersEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 14(3), 153-163. (10.1007/s00787-005-0455-x)

Cohen-Bendahan, C. C. C., Buitelaar, J. K., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Orlebeke, J. F. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2005). Is there an effect of prenatal testosterone on aggression and other behavioral traits? A study comparing same-sex and opposite-sex twin girlsHormones and Behavior, 47(2), 230-237. (10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.10.006)

Cohen-Bendahan, C. C. C., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Buitelaar, J. K. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2005). Maternal Serum Steroid Levels Are Unrelated to Fetal Sex: A Study in Twin PregnanciesTwin Research and Human Genetics, 8(2), 173-177. (10.1375/1832427053738764) pdf

Smith, Y. L. S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Kuiper, A. J. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2005). Sex reassignment: outcomes and predictors of treatment for adolescent and adult transsexualsPsychological Medicine, 35(1), 89-99. (10.1017/S0033291704002776) pdf

Smith, Y. L. S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Kuiper, A. J. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2005). Transsexual subtypes: Clinical and theoretical significancePsychiatry Research, 137(3), 151-160. (10.1016/j.psychres.2005.01.008)

Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2005). Hormones and the developmental origins of aggression. In: Tremblay, R., Hartup, W. and Archer, J. eds. Developmental Origins of Aggression . New York: Guilford Press, pp. 281-306.

Zonnevylle-Bender, M. J., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Jansen, L. M., van Elburg, A. and Engeland, H. v. (2005). Adolescent anorexia nervosa patients have a discrepancy between neurophysiological responses and self-reported emotional arousal to psychosocial stressPsychiatry Research, 135(1), 45-52. (10.1016/j.psychres.2004.11.006)

2004

Cohen-Bendahan, C. C. C., Buitelaar, J. K., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2004). Prenatal exposure to testosterone and functional cerebral lateralization: a study in same-sex and opposite-sex twin girlsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 29(7), 911-916. (10.1016/j.psyneuen.2003.07.001)

Matthys, W., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Snoek, H. and Engeland, H. (2004). Response perseveration and sensitivity to reward and punishment in boys with oppositional defiant disorderEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 13(6), 362-364. (10.1007/s00787-004-0395-x)

Snoek, H., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Matthys, W., Buitelaar, J. K. and Van Engeland, H. (2004). Stress responsivity in children with externalizing behavior disordersDevelopment and Psychopathology, 16(2), 389-406. (10.1017/S0954579404044578) pdf

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Snoek, H., Matthys, W., van Rossum, I. and van Engeland, H. (2004). Evidence of fearlessness in behaviourally disordered children: a study on startle reflex modulationJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(4), 884-892. (10.1111/j.1469-7610.2004.00280.x)

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Snoek, H., Matthys, W., Swaab-Barneveld, H. and Van Engeland, H. (2004). Executive functioning in children: A comparison of hospitalized ODD and ODD/ADHD children and normal controlsJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(2), 284-292. (10.1111/j.1469-7610.2004.00220.x)

Van de Wiel, N. M. H., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Matthys, W., Snoek, H. and Van Engeland, H. (2004). Cortisol and treatment effect in children with disruptive behavior disorders: A preliminary studyJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(8), 1011-1018. (10.1097/01.chi.0000126976.56955.43) pdf

Zonnevylle-Bender, M. J. S., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., van Elburg, T. A., van Engeland, H. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2004). Emotional functioning in adolescent anorexia nervosa patients: a controlled studyEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 13(1), 28-34. (10.1007/s00787-004-0351-9)

Zonnevylle-Bender, M. J. S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., van Elburg, A., de Wildt, M., Stevelmans, E. and van Engeland, H. (2004). Emotional functioning in anorexia nervosa patients: Adolescents compared to adultsDepression and Anxiety, 19(1), 35-42. (10.1002/da.10145)

van Bokhoven, I., Van Goozen, S. H. M., van Engeland, H., Schaal, B., Arseneault, L., Séguin, J. R., Nagin, D. S., Vitaro, F. and Tremblay, R. E. (2004). Salivary cortisol and aggression in a population-based longitudinal study of adolescent malesJournal of Neural Transmission, 112(8), 1083-1096. (10.1007/s00702-004-0253-5)

van de Beek, C., Thijssen, J. H. H., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Buitelaar, J. K. (2004). Relationships between sex hormones assessed in amniotic fluid, and maternal and umbilical cord serum: What is the best source of information to investigate the effects of fetal hormonal exposure?Hormones and Behavior, 46(5), 663-669. (10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.06.010)

2002

Cohen, C. C., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Orlebeke, J. F., Buitelaar, J. K. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2002). A comparison of educational achievement in a national sample of Dutch female twins and their matched singleton controlsTwin Research, 5(04), 273-276. (10.1375/twin.5.4.273) pdf

Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2002). Adolescents who are eligible for sex reassignment surgery: parental reports of emotional and behavioural problemsClinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(3), 412-422. (10.1177/1359104502007003008)

Ramírez, J. M., Santisteban, C., Fujihara, T. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2002). Differences between experience of anger and readiness to angry action: A study of Japanese and Spanish studentsAggressive Behavior, 28(6), 429-438. (10.1002/ab.80014)

Snoek, H., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Matthys, W., Sigling, H. O., Koppeschaar, H. P. F., Westernberg, H. G. M. and Van Engeland, H. (2002). Serotonergic functioning in children with oppositional defiant disorder: a sumatriptan challenge studyBiological psychiatry, 51(4), 319-325. (10.1016/S0006-3223(01)01230-6)

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Slabbekoorn, D., Gooren, L. J. G., Sanders, G. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2002). Organizing and activating effects of sex hormones in homosexual transsexualsBehavioral Neuroscience, 116(6), 982-988. (10.1037/0735-7044.116.6.982)

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Matthys, W. and van Engeland, H. (2002). Preference for Aggressive and Sexual Stimuli in Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorder and Normal ControlsArchives of Sexual Behaviour, 31(3), 247-253. (10.1023/A:1015248803022)

Zonnevylle-Bender, M. J. S., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Cohen-Kettenis, P. T., Van Elburg, A. and Van Engeland, H. (2002). Do adolescent anorexia nervosa patients have deficits in emotional functioning?European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 11(1), 38-42. (10.1007/s007870200006)

2001

Ramirez, J. M., Fujihara, T., Van Goozen, S. H. M. and Merino, J. V. (2001). Proneness to anger and aggression in Japanese and Spanish students measured by the Anger Situation Questionnaire [Abstract]Aggressive Behavior, 27(3), 242-243. (10.1002/ab.1009)

Ramírez, J. M., Fujihara, T. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2001). Cultural and gender differences in anger and aggression: a comparison between Japanese, Dutch, and Spanish studentsJournal of Social Psychology, 141(1), 119-121. (10.1080/00224540109600528)

Slabbekoorn, D., Van Goozen, S. H. M., Gooren, L. J. G. and Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. (2001). Effects of cross-sex hormonetreatment on emotionality in transsexualsInternational Journal of Transgenderism, 5(3)

Van Goozen, S. H. M. (2001). The neurobiology of aggression: Studies on conduct disorder children [Abstract]European Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(S3), S109-S110. (10.1016/S0924-977X(01)80023-7)

1997

Cohen-Kettenis, P. T. and Van Goozen, S. H. M. (1997). Sex reassignment of adolescent transsexuals: a follow-up studyJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36(2), 263-271. (10.1097/00004583-199702000-00017)

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Wiegant, V. M., Endert, E., Helmond, F. A. and Van de Poll, N. E. (1997). Psychoendocrinological assessment of the menstrual cycle: The relationship between hormones, sexuality and moodsArchives of Sexual Behaviour, 26(4), 359-382. (10.1023/A:1024587217927)

1996

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Frijda, N. H., Wiegant, V. M., Endert, E. and Van de Poll, N. E. (1996). The premenstrual phase and reactions to aversive events: A study of hormonal influences on emotionalityPsychoneuroendocrinology, 21(5), 479-497. (10.1016/0306-4530(95)00022-4)

1995

Van Goozen, S. H. M., Frijda, N. H. and Van De Poll, N. E. (1995). Anger and aggression during role-playing: Gender differences between hormonally treated male and female transsexuals and controlsAggressive Behavior, 21(4), 257-273.

Research topics and related papers

My main interest has been the neurobiological basis of antisocial behaviour in children.

Children who display antisocial behaviour have a range of emotional and cognitive problems that help to explain the way they behave. They have a tendency to interpret and respond inappropriately to the social signals emitted by others and have problems with decision making and emotion regulation in emotionally arousing circumstances. Being able to regulate one’s emotions successfully is critical for rational decision-making and social adaptation, and a failure to do so is likely to lead to problems in forming or maintaining relationships.

In terms of emotional functioning we study the ability to recognise emotions in other people’s faces. Being able to recognize distress cues in others serves to inhibit antisocial behaviour. Fearful and sad expressions act as aversive stimuli, and as such play a key role in socialization processes. Antisocial individuals fail to process expressions of fear and sadness appropriately, resulting in ineffective socialization and a greater propensity to cause harm to others. At the moment we study whether we can improve emotion recognition ability in young offenders, and if so, whether this has a positive effect on their behaviour, specifically crime reduction.

Another area of our research is the stress response systems. We have studied the development of the stress system prenatally, examining amniotic fluid cortisol. However, most of our research focuses on stress responses in children with behavioural and emotional problems. Having a deficit in experiencing stress is particularly crucial in the development of antisocial behaviour. Neurobiological responses to stress act as a form of ‘warning signal’ to restrain ongoing behaviour in situations of psychological or physical danger. Children who fail to activate these systems are likely to behave in a more dis-inhibited fashion. This could arise from genetic factors or from exposure to uncontrollable stress or maltreatment in early childhood.

Our research shows that antisocial children’s appraisal of situations is not accompanied by contextually-appropriate patterns of emotional arousal and does not lead to activation of autonomic or endocrine stress response systems. Moreover, antisocial children who, as a result of their risky or impulsive behaviour, place themselves in threatening or dangerous situations gradually become further desensitized to stress due to habituation. This leads to a negative cycle in which the child becomes increasingly resistant to stress and is therefore likely to place him- or herself in increasingly threatening situations.

With Anita Thapar (Psych Med) and Kate Langley I study the development of aggression and Conduct Disorder in children with ADHD. We focus on a gene variant that affects a brain enzyme called COMT, and that has been found to be associated with antisocial behaviour in children with ADHD. Studies suggest that the COMT Val/Val genotype is associated with both executive function deficits and affective/emotional dysfunction. In our research we use lab-based tests to study cognitive and affective processing in children with ADHD. This research is important because it will lead to a better understanding of specific risk pathways using genetic and cognitive evidence and guide future new treatments and preventions.

We also study in our laboratory the development of aggressive behaviour up to the age of 3. In very young children the origin of antisocial behaviour is likely to be a combination of difficult temperament and a non-optimal environment in which ineffective socialization plays a key role. Individual differences in aggressiveness are clearly present before the age of 3. In the early years, emotional factors associated with aggressive outcomes include fearlessness in the face of novelty and challenge, and problems in regulating negative emotionality. Our group has shown that fearlessness in infancy predicts aggression two years later. We are also interested in how maternal prenatal and postnatal emotional state affects later aggressive behaviour. The affective quality of the parent-child relationship (harsh-rejecting vs. warm-responsive) can influence the sort of adult a child becomes. The role of parenting as a mechanism through which variation in children’s normal and abnormal development may be explained is an important issue in developmental psychobiology. In our research the question of how such influences become long lasting is addressed by examining the neurobiological underpinnings of stress and coping in infants. The prediction is that women who experience greater stress transfer this to their child via disruptions in the affective quality of the mother-infant relationship, which in turn has implications for children’s long-term behavioural well-being. In collaboration with colleagues at Leiden University (Netherlands) we carry out a randomised controlled trial in high-risk first pregnancies to study the effects of an early intervention (“Minding the baby’) on child neurodevelopment.

Funding

Dutch Science Foundation: Biomarkers of aggression in children (Swaab & Van Goozen; NWO reference 056-21-010; €450,000; period: 1-6-2010 to 1-6-2014).

Dutch Science Foundation: A good start: An early intervention to prevent the development of antisocial behaviour in infants (Swaab & Van Goozen; NWO reference 056-23-001): €860,000; period: 1-6-2010 to 1-6-2015).

Medical Research Council (MRC) grant: Early Prediction of Violence and the Disruptive Behaviour Disorders: Follow-up of the Cardiff Child Development Study (Hay, Van Goozen, Collishaw, Goodyer & Johansen); reference MR/J013366/1; £1,056,708; period 1-6-2012 to 30-11-2014).

Postgraduate research interests

My research interests are in factors affecting normal and abnormal development. To that end I study hormonal systems by focusing on hormones such as cortisol, DHEA/S, oestradiol, and testosterone; the psychophysiological response system via, among other measures, heart rate, vagal tone and skin conductance; the prefrontal cortex by studying abilities such as planning and inhibition; and by examining the ability to regulate emotions. I am interested in the involvement of these factors in normal and abnormal functioning, but especially in individual differences in the functioning of these systems under stress. So far, my studies have been conducted with pregnant women, infants, children and teenagers/young adults.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.

Current students

Kelly Main
Clare Northover
Katie Daughters (with Tony Manstead)
Britt Hallingberg (with Simon Moore – DENTL)

Jill Suurland (Leiden University, NL)
Jantien Schoorl (Leiden University, NL)
Jarla Pijper (Utrecht University, NL)
Hanneke Smaling (Leiden University, NL)

Undergraduate education

MSc Psychology (Experimental Psychology), University of Amsterdam, August 1988 (cum laude).

Postgraduate education

PhD (Experimental Psychology), University of Amsterdam, June 1994.

Awards/external committees

Awards
Winner of the “Best Paper Award 1993 – 1994” made by the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA).

Winner of the Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neurosciences mid-career Research Award,  1998.

External Committees
Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands.

Elected council member of the International Society for Research on Aggression.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Review of Aggression and Violent Behavior.

Employment

2008-date: Professor, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

2007-date: Visiting Professor of Developmental Neuroscience, Leiden University.

2004-2008: Reader, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

2002-2003: Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

1998-2002: Senior Research Fellow, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Utrecht (tenured position).

1994-1997: Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU).