Nicole Lucassen is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies. Her primary research interest involves the link between parenting in different contexts and child development.
Nicole obtained a Master’s degree in Child and Family Studies (Leiden University: 2002), a Master’s degree in Epidemiology (Erasmus University Medical Center: 2010) and completed her PhD at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Erasmus University Medical Center (2013). In her current work Nicole focuses on intergenerational transmission of parenting, child development within the context of the family system, gender differences in parenting, the interplay between family life and school, and key mechanisms in prevention and intervention programs focused on parenting and child development.
Research interests include: context of parenting, role of the father, grandparents, family system, gender differences, child development, prevention and intervention, observational research, longitudinal studies.
Nicole is the program director for the Masters of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences. She coordinates a Minor course on contemporary families (Gezinnen van nu) and a Master course on upbringing in context (Opvoeders binnen en buiten het gezin). Finally, Nicole is involved in the supervision of internships and theses of undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Child and Family Studies and Family Sociology.
CM Koolstra, J Van Zanten, Nicole Lucassen & N Ishaak (2004) - The formal pace of Sesame Street over 26 years - Perceptual and Motor Skills, 99, 354-360
CM Koolstra & Nicole 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
R van Steensel, C van Kruistum, Suzanna Opree, Nicole Lucassen & W Ribbens (2016) - Extending the home literacy environment: Validation of an HLE questionnaire including new media activities
Lisa Storm, Katrien Helmerhorst, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2021) - Spillover and Crossover Linkages Between Mothers’ and Fathers’ Parental Stress and Parental Sensitivity
Lisa Storm, Nicole Lucassen, Katrien Helmerhorst & Renske Keizer (2019) - Are fathers the bridge to the social world? A meta-analysis on linkages between parenting behavior of fathers and mothers and children’s prosocial behavior.
Nicole Lucassen & R van Steensel (2017) - Maternal and paternal shared book reading from a family systems perspective: Why and how?
Nicole Lucassen (2015) - History of substance use disorder and family functioning during pregnancy are related to observed parental sensitive parenting
Nicole Lucassen (2015) - Expressed emotion during pregnancy predicts observed sensitivity of mothers and fathers in early childhood
Roel Steensel, Sanneke Rie, K Vlot & Nicole Lucassen (2019) - Differences between fathers and mothers in shared reading interactions: Effects of child gender - EARLI
Katrien Helmerhorst, Lisa Storm, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2019) - Comparing father-child and mother-child attachment relationships and its links to children’s social-emotional development - SRCD Biennal Meeting 2019
Peter Prinzie, V Over De Vest, W M van Eldik, AD de Haan, Nicole Lucassen, Rianne Kok, Marike Deutz & Ank Ringoot (2019) - Differential susceptibility: A longitudinal study of the moderating effect of personality on the relationship between parenting and self-efficacy - International Convention on Psychological Science (ICPS)
Nicole Lucassen (2018) - Do fathers matter? The role of the father in child development - Seminar
Nicole Lucassen (2017) - The role of the father in children’s language and cognitive development: Investigating unique pathways - Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting
Nicole Lucassen (2016) - Role of the father - Seminar on research about the role of fathers for children’s socio-emotional development
Nicole Lucassen (2015) - The role of the father in child development from a family perspective - Symposium
Nicole Lucassen (2015) - Parental psychopathology and parenting in early life and children’s self-regulation - International Convention of Psychological Science
Nicole Lucassen (2012) - The importance of sensitive parenting in child development. Evidence from the Generation R Study. - Symposium at the Early Biennial Meeting SIG 5 Learning and Development in Early Childhood
Nicole Lucassen (2010) - Fathers in the Generation R Study: Behavioral and cognitive research in a prospective cohort study from fetal life onwards. - EUCCONET Workshop ‘The role of fathers in child cohorts’
Nicole Lucassen (2005) - De Glazen Tussenwand - Presentation at the Demografiedag, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Demografie
Lisa Storm, Katrien Helmerhorst, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2018) - Zijn vaders als opvoeders uniek? De invloed van vaders op de ontwikkeling van hun kind. - Avond van de Wetenschap & Maatschappij
Nicole Lucassen (2018) - Parenting under the microscope - Vereniging Nederlandse Ontwikkelingspsychologie (VNOP) Biennial Meeting
Nicole Lucassen (2017) - Vaders en Verlof - Expertmeeting