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mw. dr. A.L. (Alithe) van den Akker

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programme group: Preventive Youth Care
Fotograaf: M. Been

Bezoekadres
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
Postadres
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Biography

    Alithe van den Akker works as an assistant professor in the Preventive Youth Care research group in the Department of Child Development and Education. Her research focuses on the development of temperament and personality traits across childhood and adolescence. She investigates how these characteristics both shape and are shaped by parenting, and how child characteristics and parenting together contribute to the development of problems such as anxiety, depression, aggression and delinquency.

    Alithe obtained a bachelor's degree in Health Psychology (2006), and a master's degree in Development and Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence (2008) from the University of Utrecht.  She worked at the research group of Clinical Child and Family Studies at Utrecht University, where she obtained a PhD (2013), and as a postdoctoral researcher within Research Priority Area Yield at the University of Amsterdam.

    Research interests

    • child temperament and personality development in relation to social context
    • etiology of adjustment problems in children and adolescents
  • Teaching and PhD supervision

    Undergraduate level

    BA3: Bachelorscriptie [Bachelor thesis]

     

    Graduate level

    MA: coordinator international Mastertrack Youth at Risk

    MA: Opvoeding en Ontwikkeling [Parenting and Development, Preventive Youth Care master track]

    MA: Resilience and Risk Processes in Childhood and Adolescence [international master track Youth at Risk]

    MA: Academic Skills [research master track Child Development and Education]

     

    PhD Students

    Rosanne op den Kelder: Executive functions in trauma exposed youth.

    Christiane Wesarg: Don't get stressed baby! Investigating the effects of early interventions in toddlers at risk for the development of stress-reactivity and self-regulation problems.

    Karen Fischer: Children’s externalizing problem behavior and differential susceptibility to parenting: Who are the ORCHIDS and how do they tick?

    Marianne-Welmers van de Poll: The therapeutic alliance in intensive home-based family therapy.

    Imane Oulali: The role of culture and religion in children's prosocial behavior and well-being.

  • Publicaties

    2018

    • Asscher, J. J., Deković, M., Van den Akker, A. L., Prins, P. J. M., & van der Laan, P. H. (2018). Do extremely violent juveniles respond differently to treatment? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(4), 958-977. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X16670951 [details]
    • Op den Kelder, R., Van den Akker, A. L., Geurts, H. M., Lindauer, R. J. L., & Overbeek, G. J. (2018). Executive functions in trauma-exposed youth: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9(1), [1450595]. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2018.1450595 [details]
    • Welmers-van de Poll, M. J., Roest, J. J., van der Stouwe, T., van den Akker, A. L., Stams, G. J. J. M., Escudero, V., ... de Swart, J. J. W. (2018). Alliance and treatment outcome in family-involved treatment for youth problems: A three-level meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 21(2), 146–170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10567-017-0249-y [details]

    2017

    • Oulali, I., Bos, H. M. W., van den Akker, A. L., Fukkink, R. G., Merry, M. S., & Overbeek, G. J. (2017). Development and validation of the Religious Collective Self-Esteem scale for children. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000145
    • Weeland, J., Van den Akker, A., Slagt, M., & Putnam, S. (2017). Perception is key? Does perceptual sensitivity and parenting behavior predict children's reactivity to others' emotions? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 163, 53-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.06.012 [details]
    • de Haan, A., de Pauw, S., van den Akker, A., Deković, M., & Prinzie, P. (2017). Long-term developmental changes in children’s lower-order big five personality facets. Journal of Personality, 85(5), 616-631. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12265 [details]

    2016

    • Asscher, J. J., Dekovic, M., van den Akker, A. L., Manders, W. A., Prins, P. J. M., van der Laan, P. H., & Prinzie, P. (2016). Do personality traits affect responsiveness of juvenile delinquents to treatment? Journal of Research in Personality, 63(August), 44-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2016.05.004 [details]
    • Becht, A. I., Prinzie, P., Deković, M., van den Akker, A. L., & Shiner, R. L. (2016). Child personality facets and overreactive parenting as predictors of aggression and rule-breaking trajectories from childhood to adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 28(2), 399-413. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579415000577 [details]
    • van den Akker, A. L., Prinzie, P., & Overbeek, G. (2016). Dimensions of personality pathology in adolescence: Longitudinal associations with Big Five personality dimensions across childhood and adolescence. Journal of Personality Disorders, 30(2), 211-231. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2015_29_190 [details]

    2015

    • Egberts, M. R., Prinzie, P., Deković, M., de Haan, A. D., & van den Akker, A. L. (2015). The prospective relationship between child personality and perceived parenting: Mediation by parental sense of competence. Personality and Individual Differences, 77, 193-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.12.046 [details]
    • van den Akker, A. L., Deković, M., Prinzie, P., & Asscher, J. J. (2015). Temperamenttypes bij peuters: stabiliteit en longitudinale relaties met negatief en positief opvoedgedrag. Kind en Adolescent, 36(2), 86-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12453-015-0077-0 [details]

    2014

    • Prinzie, P., van Harten, L. V., Deković, M., van den Akker, A. L., & Shiner, R. L. (2014). Developmental trajectories of anxious and depressive problems during the transition from childhood to adolescence: personality x parenting interactions. Development and Psychopathology, 26(4pt1), 1077-1092. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579414000510 [details]
    • van den Akker, A. L., Deković, M., Asscher, J., & Prinzie, P. (2014). Mean-level personality development across childhood and adolescence: a temporary defiance of the maturity principle and bidirectional associations with parenting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107(4), 736-750. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037248 [details]

    2013

    • de Haan, A. D., Deković, M., van den Akker, A. L., Stoltz, S. E. M. J., & Prinzie, P. (2013). Developmental Personality Types From Childhood to Adolescence: Associations With Parenting and Adjustment . Child Development, 48(6), 2015-2030. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12092 [details]
    • van den Akker, A. L., Deković, M., Asscher, J. J., Shiner, R. L., & Prinzie, P. (2013). Personality types in childhood: relations to latent trajectory classes of problem behavior and overreactive parenting across the transition into adolescence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(4), 750-764. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0031184 [details]
    • van den Akker, A. L., Prinzie, P., Deković, M., de Haan, A. D., Asscher, J. J., & Widiger, T. (2013). The development of personality extremity from childhood to adolescence: relations to internalizing and externalizing problems. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105(6), 1038-1048. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034441 [details]

    2012

    • Prinzie, P., Deković, M., van den Akker, A. L., de Haan, A. D., Stoltz, S., & Hendriks, A. A. J. (2012). Fathers' personality and its interaction with children's personality as predictors of perceived parenting behavior six years later. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 183-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2011.10.012
    • Slagt, M. I., Dekovic, M., de Haan, A. D., van den Akker, A. L., & Prinzie, P. (2012). Longitudinal associations between mothers' and fathers' sense of competence and children's externalizing problems: The Mediating role of parenting. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1554-1562. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027719

    2010

    • Deković, M., Asscher, J. J., Hermanns, J., Reitz, E., Prinzie, P., & van den Akker, A. L. (2010). Tracing changes in families who participated in Home-Start parenting program: parental sense of competence as mechanism of change. Prevention Science, 11(3), 236-274. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-009-0166-5 [details]
    • van den Akker, A. L., Deković, M., & Prinzie, P. (2010). Transitioning to adolescence: How changes in child personality and overreactive parenting predict adolescent adjustment problems. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 151-163. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579409990320
    • van den Akker, A. L., Deković, M., Prinzie, P., & Asscher, J. J. (2010). Toddlers' temperament profiles: stability and relations to negative and positive parenting. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38(4), 485-495. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-009-9379-0 [details]

    2009

    • Asscher, J. J., Deković, M., Prinzie, P., Hermanns, J. M. A., & van den Akker, A. L. (2009). De betekenis van veranderingen in gezinnen die hebben deelgenomen aan het Home-Start programma en voorspellers van deze veranderingen. Pedagogiek, 29(3), 247-267.

    2018

    • van den Akker, A. L., van Rooij, F. B., De Haan, A., & Asscher, J. J. (2018). Maternal personality change from pregnancy until after childbirth:Associations with warm and hostile parenting behavior. 188. Paper presented at 19th Conference on Personality (ECP 19)., Zadar, Croatia.

    2017

    • Fischer, K., van den Akker, A. L., Larsen, H., & Overbeek, G. J. (2017). Children’s genetic and psychophysiological susceptibility to reward- and punishment-based parenting. Poster session presented at 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, ECDP 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands.

    2016

    • op den Kelder, R., van den Akker, A. L., Lindauer, R. J. L., Geurts, H. M., & Overbeek, G. J. (2016). The association between psychological traumatizatoin and executive functions in children and adolescents: A meta-analytic approach. Poster session presented at EUCCAN, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • op den Kelder, R., van den Akker, A. L., Lindauer, R. J. L., Geurts, H. M., & Overbeek, G. J. (2016). The association between psychological traumatizatoin and executive functions in children and adolescents: A meta-analytic approach. Poster session presented at IPSCAN, Canada.

    Tijdschriftredactie

    • van den Akker, A. (editor) (2012-2020). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (Journal).
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