Psychoanalysis Unit


Marinus van IJzendoorn

Marinus van IJzendoorn is an Visiting Professor in the Psychoalaysis Unit. Marinus studies the social, psychological and neurobiological determinants of parenting and child development, with special emphasis on attachment, emotion regulation, differential susceptibility, and child maltreatment. Central question is whether and how parents and other caregivers shape children’s development in the current era of the genome and the brain, and how parents can be supported to enhance their children’s development and to lower the risk of developmental psychopathology. He is also interested in meta-analysis and methodology of developmental science.

Email: m.ijzendoorn@ucl.ac.uk