Rianne Kok is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies since March 2015, specialized in clinical child and adolescent studies.
She graduated at the University of Amsterdam in Clinical Neuropsychology and received her PhD at the Centre for Child and Family Studies at Leiden University. Her research is focused on the development of self-regulation in early childhood, in both typically developing children as well as in high-risk families, characterized by parental psychopathology or socio-economic difficulties. She studied the role of environmental factors, e.g., prenatal stress, sensitivity, and discipline, in interplay with biological factors, e.g., brain development and genetics, in determining the self-regulatory capacity of young children. Currently, she is involved in a study on parenting capacities of high-risk mothers in relation to the development of self-regulation capacities of their infants, in collaboration with the Erasmus Medical Center. She is specialized in using observational paradigms and coding schemes to study the interaction and (dyadic) regulation of parents and children.
Rianne Kok coordinates courses on Child Behavior- and Learning Problems (Bachelor level) and Advanced Diagnostics (Master level). Moreover, she is involved in the development and coordination of the academic writing skills curriculum.
R. Kok, P. Prinzie, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg, F.C. Verhulst, T. White, H. Tiemeier & M.H. Van IJzendoorn (2017). Socialization of prosocial behavior: Gender differences in the mediating role of child brain volume. Child Neuropsychology.
B. Dierckx, R. Kok, J.M.H. Tulen, V.W.V. Jaddoe, A. Hofman, F.C. Verhulst, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. Van IJzendoorn & H. Tiemeier (2014). A prospective study of heart rate and externalising behaviours in young children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 402-410.
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. Kok, N. Lucassen, M. Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.H. Van IJzendoorn, A. Ghassabian, S.J. Roza, P. Govaert, V.W.V. Jaddoe, A. Hofman, F.C. Verhulst & H.W. Tiemeier (2014). Parenting, corpus callosum and executive function in preschool children. Child Neuropsychology, 20, 583-606.
J. Henrichs, J. Schenk, R. Kok, B. Ftitache, H.G. Schmidt, A. Hofman, V.W.V. Jaddoe, F.C. Verhulst & H. Tiemeier (2011). Parental family stress during pregnancy and cognitive functioning in early childhood. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26, 332-343.
R. Kok (2015). Zelfregulatie: Resultaat van opvoeding en biologie? Tijdschrift voor Orthopedagogiek, 54, 88-98.
R. Kok (2017). Emotion regulation. In Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Basel, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing
R. Kok, A.K. van Wensen, J. Jongerling & F.C.P. van der Horst (2018). Slachtoffers van partnergeweld: van veerkrachtig tot complex. Verslag van het doelgroepenonderzoek bij Stichting Arosa. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
R. Kok. "Do as I say!" Parenting and the biology of child self-regulation. Leiden University ( BoxPress) Prom./coprom.: M.H. Van IJzendoorn, MJ Bakermans-Kranenburg, Prof. Dr. F.C. Verhulst & Dr. H. Tiemeier.
R. Kok (2017, april 7). Functional implications of experience-dependent brain development. Austin, Texas, USA, Society for Research in Child Development Biennial meeting.
R. Kok (2017, juli 12). The origins of social success: How early life experiences shape social adaptation. Amsterdam, European Conference of Psychology.
R. Kok (2015, augustus 6). Normal variation in parental sensitivity in early childhood predicts child brain development. New York, International Attachment Conference.
R. Kok (2015, maart 14). Normal variation in parental sensitivity in early childhood predicts child brain development. Amsterdam, International Convention for Psychological Science.
R. Kok (2012, juli 10). Dopamine-related genes as markers of children’s differential susceptibility to maternal discipline: the role of COMT Val158Met. Edmonton, Canada, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development.
R. Kok (2012, augustus 28). The importance of sensitive parenting in child development. Utrecht, EARLI SIG 5 Learning and development in early childhood.
R. Kok (2012, juli 9). Maternal discipline mediates the impact of prenatal family stress on child compliance in a large cohort study. Edmonton, Canada, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development.
R. Kok (2011, maart 31). Attachment insecurity predicts active resistance to parental requests. Montréal, Canada, Society for Research in Child Development.
R. Kok (2017). Differential susceptibility to parental educational level: the role of cortisol stress reactivity in child self-regulation. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial meeting: Austin, Texas, USA.
R. Kok (2016). The role of parental sensitivity and child brain volume in the development of prosocial behavior in boys and girls. Biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development: Vilnius, Latvia (2016, juli 12).