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dr. T.B. (Tim) Ziermans

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Brain and Cognition

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: 0.06
Postal address
  • Postbus 15915
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am an Assistant Professor in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Department of Psychology. I am responsible for teaching and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students as well as conducting neuropsychological research at the department. My research interests are typical and atypical development of the brain, (social) cognition and psychopathology in childhood and adolescence. More specifically, my work has focused on elucidating potential underlying mechanisms that contribute to the onset of psychopathological phenomena, in particular for psychosis and autism.

  • Publications

    2020

    • Dijkhuis, R., de Sonneville, L., Ziermans, T., Staal, W., & Swaab, H. (2020). Autism Symptoms, Executive Functioning and Academic Progress in Higher Education Students. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04267-8
    • Genetic Risk and Outcome of Psychosis (GROUP) Investigators (2020). Autistic traits in psychotic disorders: prevalence, familial risk, and impact on social functioning. Psychological Medicine, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291720000458
    • Spruijt, A. M., Ziermans, T. B., Dekker, M. C., & Swaab, H. (2020). Educating parents to enhance children's reasoning abilities: A focus on questioning style. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 66, [101102]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2019.101102

    2019

    • Dijkhuis, R. R., Ziermans, T., van Rijn, S., Staal, W., & Swaab, H. (2019). Emotional Arousal During Social Stress in Young Adults With Autism: Insights From Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability and Self-Report. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(6), 2524-2535. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04000-5
    • Dijkhuis, R., Gurbuz, E., Ziermans, T., Staal, W., & Swaab, H. (2019). Social Attention and Emotional Responsiveness in Young Adults With Autism. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 426. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00426
    • Malda, A., Boonstra, N., Barf, H., de Jong, S., Aleman, A., Addington, J., ... Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2019). Individualized Prediction of Transition to Psychosis in 1,676 Individuals at Clinical High Risk: Development and Validation of a Multivariable Prediction Model Based on Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 345. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00345
    • Spruijt, A. M., Dekker, M. C., Ziermans, T. B., & Swaab, H. (2019). Educating parents to improve parent-child interactions: Fostering the development of attentional control and executive functioning. British Journal of Educational Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12312
    • Ziermans, T., de Bruijn, Y., Dijkhuis, R., Staal, W., & Swaab, H. (2019). Impairments in cognitive empathy and alexithymia occur independently of executive functioning in college students with autism. Autism, 23(6), 1519-1530. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361318817716

    2018

    • Spruijt, A. M., Dekker, M. C., Ziermans, T. B., & Swaab, H. (2018). Attentional control and executive functioning in school-aged children: Linking self-regulation and parenting strategies. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166, 340-359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.09.004 [details]
    • Spruijt, A. M., Dekker, M. C., Ziermans, T. B., & Swaab, H. (2018). Linking Parenting and Social Competence in School-Aged Boys and Girls: Differential Socialization, Diathesis-Stress, or Differential Susceptibility? Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2789. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02789
    • Wüsten, C., Schlier, B., Jaya, E. S., Genetic Risk and Outcome of Psychosis (GROUP) Investigators , Fonseca-Pedrero, E., Peters, E., ... Lincoln, T. M. (2018). Psychotic Experiences and Related Distress: A Cross-national Comparison and Network Analysis Based on 7141 Participants From 13 Countries. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44(6), 1185-1194. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby087 [details]

    2017

    • Dekker, M. C., Ziermans, T. B., Spruijt, A. M., & Swaab, H. (2017). Cognitive, Parent and Teacher Rating Measures of Executive Functioning: Shared and Unique Influences on School Achievement. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 48. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00048
    • Dijkhuis, R. R., Ziermans, T. B., Van Rijn, S., Staal, W. G., & Swaab, H. (2017). Self-regulation and quality of life in high-functioning young adults with autism. Autism, 21(7), 896-906. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361316655525
    • Miers, A. C., Ziermans, T. B., & van Rijn, S. (2017). Connecting the Dots between Schizotypal Symptoms and Social Anxiety in Youth with an Extra X Chromosome: A Mediating Role for Catastrophizing. Brain Sciences, 7(9), 113. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci7090113
    • Ziermans, T., Swaab, H., Stockmann, A., de Bruin, E., & van Rijn, S. (2017). Formal thought disorder and executive functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Old leads and new avenues. Journal of Autism and Development Disorders, 47(6), 1756-1768. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3104-6 [details]
    • de Wit, S., Ziermans, T. B., Nieuwenhuis, M., Schothorst, P. F., van Engeland, H., Kahn, R. S., ... Schnack, H. G. (2017). Individual prediction of long-term outcome in adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis: Applying machine learning techniques to brain imaging data. Human Brain Mapping, 38(2), 704-714. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23410

    2016

    • Dekker, M. C., Ziermans, T. B., & Swaab, H. (2016). The impact of behavioural executive functioning and intelligence on math abilities in children with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(11), 1086-1096. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12276
    • Fusar-Poli, P., Cappucciati, M., Borgwardt, S., Woods, S. W., Addington, J., Nelson, B., ... McGuire, P. K. (2016). Heterogeneity of Psychosis Risk Within Individuals at Clinical High Risk: A Meta-analytical Stratification. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(2), 113-120. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.2324
    • Therman, S., & Ziermans, T. B. (2016). Confirmatory factor analysis of psychotic-like experiences in a general population sample. Psychiatry Research, 235, 197-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2015.12.023
    • de Wit, S., Wierenga, L. M., Oranje, B., Ziermans, T. B., Schothorst, P. F., van Engeland, H., ... Durston, S. (2016). Brain development in adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis: Longitudinal changes related to resilience. NEUROIMAGE-CLIN, 12, 542-549. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2016.08.013

    2015

    • van Rijn, S., Kroonenberg, P. M., Ziermans, T. B., & Swaab, H. (2015). The dimensional structure of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire Adapted for Children (SPQ-CD): An evaluation in the Dutch population and a comparison to adult populations. Advances in psychiatry, 2015, [938784 ].

    2014

    • Ziermans, T., de Wit, S., Schothorst, P., Sprong, M., van Engeland, H., Kahn, R., & Durston, S. (2014). Neurocognitive and clinical predictors of long-term outcome in adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis: a 6-year follow-up. PLoS ONE, 9(4), e93994. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0093994
    • de Wit, S., Schothorst, P. F., Oranje, B., Ziermans, T. B., Durston, S., & Kahn, R. S. (2014). Adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis: long-term outcome of individuals who recover from their at-risk state. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(6), 865-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2014.02.008

    2013

    • Velthorst, E., Derks, E. M., Schothorst, P., Becker, H., Durston, S., Ziermans, T., ... de Haan, L. (2013). Quantitative and qualitative symptomatic differences in individuals at Ultra-High Risk for psychosis and healthy controls. Psychiatry Research, 210(2), 432-437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2013.07.018
    • Ziermans, T. B. (2013). Working memory capacity and psychotic-like experiences in a general population sample of adolescents and young adults. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4, 161. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00161

    2012

    • Ziermans, T. B., Schothorst, P. F., Sprong, M., Magnée, M. J. C. M., van Engeland, H., & Kemner, C. (2012). Reduced prepulse inhibition as an early vulnerability marker of the psychosis prodrome in adolescence. Schizophrenia Research, 134(1), 10-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2011.10.009
    • Ziermans, T., Dumontheil, I., Roggeman, C., Peyrard-Janvid, M., Matsson, H., Kere, J., & Klingberg, T. (2012). Working memory brain activity and capacity link MAOA polymorphism to aggressive behavior during development. Translational Psychiatry, 2, e85. https://doi.org/10.1038/tp.2012.7

    2011

    • Dumontheil, I., Roggeman, C., Ziermans, T., Peyrard-Janvid, M., Matsson, H., Kere, J., & Klingberg, T. (2011). Influence of the COMT genotype on working memory and brain activity changes during development. Biological Psychiatry, 70(3), 222-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.02.027
    • Ziermans, T. B., Schothorst, P. F., Sprong, M., & van Engeland, H. (2011). Transition and remission in adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 126(1-3), 58-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2010.10.022
    • Ziermans, T., Schothorst, P., Magnée, M., van Engeland, H., & Kemner, C. (2011). Reduced prepulse inhibition in adolescents at risk for psychosis: a 2-year follow-up study. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 36(2), 127-34. https://doi.org/10.1503/jpn.100063
    • van Rijn, S., Aleman, A., de Sonneville, L., Sprong, M., Ziermans, T., Schothorst, P., ... Swaab, H. (2011). Misattribution of facial expressions of emotion in adolescents at increased risk of psychosis: the role of inhibitory control. Psychological Medicine, 41(3), 499-508. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291710000929
    • van Rijn, S., Aleman, A., de Sonneville, L., Sprong, M., Ziermans, T., Schothorst, P., ... Swaab, H. (2011). Neuroendocrine markers of high risk for psychosis: salivary testosterone in adolescent boys with prodromal symptoms. Psychological Medicine, 41(9), 1815-22. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291710002576
    • van Rijn, S., Schothorst, P., Wout, M. V. ., Sprong, M., Ziermans, T., van Engeland, H., ... Swaab, H. (2011). Affective dysfunctions in adolescents at risk for psychosis: emotion awareness and social functioning. Psychiatry Research, 187(1-2), 100-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2010.10.007

    2009

    • Ziermans, T. B., Durston, S., Sprong, M., Nederveen, H., van Haren, N. E. M., Schnack, H. G., ... van Engeland, H. (2009). No evidence for structural brain changes in young adolescents at ultra high risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 112(1-3), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2009.04.013

    2008

    • Durston, S., Fossella, J. A., Mulder, M. J., Casey, B. J., Ziermans, T. B., Vessaz, M. N., & VAN Engeland, H. (2008). Dopamine transporter genotype conveys familial risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through striatal activation. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47(1), 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1097/chi.0b013e31815a5f17
    • Sprong, M., Becker, H. E., Schothorst, P. F., Swaab, H., Ziermans, T. B., Dingemans, P. M., ... van Engeland, H. (2008). Pathways to psychosis: a comparison of the pervasive developmental disorder subtype Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder and the "At Risk Mental State". Schizophrenia Research, 99(1-3), 38-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2007.10.031

    2006

    • Durston, S., Mulder, M., Casey, B. J., Ziermans, T., & van Engeland, H. (2006). Activation in ventral prefrontal cortex is sensitive to genetic vulnerability for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 60(10), 1062-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2005.12.020

    2020

    • Ziermans, T. B. (2020). Sociale cognitie. In Leerboek neurowetenschappen voor de klinische psychiatrie (pp. 263-268)

    2019

    • Ziermans, T., Schirmbeck, F., Oosterwijk, F., Geurts, H., & De Haan, L. (2019). AUTISTIC TRAITS IN PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS: A LARGE-SCALE COMPARISON ACROSS PATIENTS, SIBLINGS AND TYPICAL COMPARISONS AND IMPACT ON SOCIAL FUNCTIONING. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45, S328-S329.

    2013

    • Ziermans, T., de Wit, S., Schothorst, P., Sprong, M., van Engeland, H., Kahn, R., & Durston, S. (2013). Clinical measures trump neurocognition in predicting long-term outcome for adolescents at ultra-high risk for psychosis. European psychiatry, 28. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0924-9338(13)75938-8

    2011

    • Ziermans, T., Schothorst, P., Schnack, H., Magnee, M., Kahn, R., van Engeland, H., ... Durston, S. (2011). Longitudinal brain changes in adolescents at risk for psychosis. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 20(1), S100-S100.
    • van Rijn, S., Aleman, A., De Sonneville, L., Sprong, M., Ziermans, T., Schothorst, P., ... Swaab, H. (2011). Adiposity as a possible mediator of low testosterone salivary levels in adolescent boys in prodromal stages of psychosis reply. Psychological Medicine, 41(9), 2011-2012.
    • van Rijn, S., Aleman, A., de Sonneville, L., Sprong, M., Ziermans, T., Schothorst, P., ... Swaab, H. (2011). Social cognition in adolescents at risk for psychosis. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 20(1), S101-S101.

    2010

    • Ziermans, T. B., Schothorst, P. F., Schnack, H. G., de Wit, S., Kahn, R. S., van Engeland, H., & Durston, S. (2010). PROGRESSIVE STRUCTURAL BRAIN CHANGES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ONSET OF PSYCHOSIS. Schizophrenia Research, 117(2-3), 464-464. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2010.02.869

    2009

    • Ziermans, T., Kemner, C., Sprong, M., Magnee, M., Schothorst, P., & van Engeland, H. (2009). PREPULSE INHIBITION AND P50 SUPPRESSION IN YOUNG ADOLESCENTS AT RISK FOR PSYCHOSIS. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35, 44-44.

    2008

    • Ziermans, T. B., Durston, S., Sprong, M., Schothorst, P. F., & van Engeland, H. (2008). Before psychosis: no evidence for gross brain abnormalities in young adolescents at ultra high risk for psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2, A31-A31.

    2006

    • Durston, S., Fossella, J. A., Mulder, M. J., Casey, B. J., Ziermans, T. B., Vessaz, M. N., & Van Engeland, H. (2006). Dopamine-transporter genotype interacts with familial risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and striatal activity. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31, S217-S217.
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