Nicole Lucassen is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies. Her primary research interest involves the role of the father in child…
Nicole Lucassen is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies. Her primary research interest involves the role of the father in child development, with a focus on the family system.
Nicole obtained a Master’s degree in Child and Family Studies (Leiden University) and in Epidemiology and completed her PhD at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Erasmus University Medical Center. Her dissertation entitled Do fathers matter? In search for causes and consequences of parental sensitivity is the cornerstone of her current research, which focuses on the direct and interactive effects of maternal and paternal parenting on cognitive and socio-emotional development of the child/adolescent.
Research interests: role of the father, parenting, family system, child development, longitudinal studies.
E. Szekely, N. Lucassen, H. Tiemeier, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. Van IJzendoorn, R. Kok, V.W.V. Jaddoe, A. Hofman, F.C. Verhulst & C.M. Herba (2014). Maternal depressive symptoms and sensitivity are related to young children's facial expression recognition. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 333-345.
R.A.M. Cents, R. Kok, H. Tiemeier, N. Lucassen, E. Szekely, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg, A. Hofman, V.W.V.K. Jaddoe, M.H. Van IJzendoorn, F.C. Verhulst & M.P. Lambregtse-van den Berg (2014). Variations in maternal 5-HTTLPR affect observed parenting. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55 (9), 1025-1032.
R. Keizer, N. Lucassen, V.W.V.K. Jaddoe & H.W. Tiemeier (2014). Father involvement and toddler’s behavioral and emotional problems: Are sons and daughters differentially affected? Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers, 12 (1), 38-51.
M.P. Lambregtse-van den Berg, N. Lucassen, M. Kuipers-Nap, P. Dingemans, V.W.V.K. Jaddoe, A. Hofman, F.C. Verhulst & H.W. Tiemeier (2013). Assessing expressed emotion during pregnancy.Psychiatry Research, 205 (3), 285-288. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2012.08.037
N. Lucassen, A. Tharner, M.H. Van IJzendoorn, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg, B. Volling, F.C. Verhulst, M.P. Lambregtse-van den Berg & H.W. Tiemeier (2011). The association between paternal sensitivity and infant–father attachment security: A meta-analysis of three decades of research. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 986-992.
C.M. Koolstra & N. Lucassen (2004). Viewing behavior of children and TV guidance by parents: A comparison of parent and child reports. Communications: the European journal of communication research (print), 29, 179-198.
C.M. Koolstra, J. Van Zanten, N. Lucassen & N. Ishaak (2004). The formal pace of Sesame Street over 26 years. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 99, 354-360.
N. LucassenThe importance of sensitive parenting in child development. Evidence from the Generation R Study. Utrecht, the Netherlands, Symposium at the Early Biennial Meeting SIG 5 Learning and Development in Early Childhood.
N. LucassenFathers in the Generation R Study: Behavioral and cognitive research in a prospective cohort study from fetal life onwards. Vienna, Austria, EUCCONET Workshop ‘The role of fathers in child cohorts’.
N. LucassenDe Glazen Tussenwand. Utrecht, the Netherlands, Presentation at the Demografiedag, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Demografie.
R. van Steensel, C. van Kruistum, S.J. Opree, N. Lucassen & W. Ribbens (2016). Extending the home literacy environment: Validation of an HLE questionnaire including new media activities. Annual European Conference on Educational Research: Dublin, Ireland.
N. Lucassen (2011). Paternal sensitivity, depression and anxiety predict infant-father attachment security. SRCD conference: Montreal, Canada.