Dr Wieke de Vente is assistent professor at the Department of Child Development and Education. Her research focuses on the development of anxiety disorders and on psychophysiological aspects of psychopathology and stress. She is a teacher in personality theories, psychopathology, and psychophysiological research methods at the undergraduate level, and psychophysiological methods in the research master. She is also involved as a teacher in a course "longitudinal data-analyses" in the postgraduate epidemiology programme EpidM (VU University Medical Center). Currently she is involved in a study about the early development of anxiety (www.sociale-ontwikkeling.nl ) and a study about reducing smoking and stress during pregnancy using HRV-biofeedback (stressenrookvrijzwanger).
Key words: childhood anxiety, stress, HRV-biofeedback, psychophysiology