For best experience please turn on javascript and use a modern browser!
uva.nl

dr. B.R.J. (Brenda) Jansen

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Developmental Psychology
Photographer: Brenda Jansen

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: 1.08
Postal address
  • Postbus 15919
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Research

    Interests

    I am interested in motivational and affective factors of learning, sometimes investigating more fundamental aspects and sometimes trying to answer more applied questions.

    Advisor in Phd projects

    A.C.K. van Duijvenvoorde, "On the art of choosing: Developmental changes and individual differences in decision making under risk"; supervisors: Prof.Dr. M.W. van der Molen, Dr. H.M. Huizenga & Dr. B.R.J. Jansen; date of defense: June 26 2013.

    M. Straatemeier, "Math Garden: A new educational and scientific instrument", supervisors: Prof. Dr. H.L.J. van der Maas, & Dr. B.R.J. Jansen; date of defense: April 25 2014

    A. Hofman, "Analyzing developmental change with time-series data of a large scale educational monitoring system", supervisors: Prof.Dr. H.L.J. van der Maas, Dr. I. Visser & Dr. B.R.J. Jansen; date of defense: April 20 2018

    L. Dekkers,  "Why speeding on your scooter is a good idea: Desicion strategies in childhood and adolescence"; supervisors: Prof. Dr. H.M. Huizenga & Dr. B.R.J. Jansen; date of defense: June 28 2018

    T. Dekkers, "Why speeding on your scooter is a good idea: Decision strategies in adolescents with ADHD diagnosis"; supervisors: Prof. Dr. H.M. Huizenga, Prof. Dr. A. Popma, & Dr. B.R.J. Jansen

    E. Schmitz, "The missing factor in Math Anxiety: The role and modification of cognitive biases and executive functioning"; supervisors: Prof. Dr. R.W.H.J. Wiers, Dr. E. Salemink & Dr. B.R.J. Jansen

    M. Sachisthal, "ASAP Science – Motivation in Science Video Watching: The Role of Individual Differences and Video Characteristics"; supervisors: Dr. M.E.J. Raijmakers, Prof. Dr. T.T.D. Peetsma, Prof. Dr. H.L.J. van der Maas, dr. B.R.J. Jansen & Dr. T. Jaarsma

    M. van der Molen, Opgroeien in een extremistisch milieu; supervisors: Prof. Dr. E.J. Doosje, Dr. A.A.P. van Emmerik & Dr. B.R.J. Jansen. 

    R. Ebbes, "Self-regulated learning in the elementary classroom"; supervisors: Dr. H. Koomen, Dr. B.R.J. Jansen, Dr. J. Schuitema & Dr. M. Zeguers. 

     

    Prices

    • Johannes Cornelis Ruigrok Prijs 2003
    • Koos Slob Prijs 2008 voor publicatie: Hissel, S., Bijleveld, C.C.J.H., Jansen, B.R.J., Hendriks, J, Collot d'Escury-Koenigs, A (2006). Jeugdige zedendelinquenten: latente klasse analyse van verschillen tussen specialisten, generalistenen kindmisbruikers. Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie
    • British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Award 2008 voor publicatie Quinlan, P.T., van der Maas, H.L.J., Jansen, B.R.J., Booij, O., & Rendell, M. (2007). Re-thinkingstages of cognitive development: An appraisalof connectionist models on the balance scale task. Cognition, 103, 413-459.

    Membership

    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC), Vereniging Nederlandse Ontwikkelingspsychologie (VNOP), Yield, IOPS, ISPA

    Misc

    Jansen, B. R. J. (2001). Development of reasoning on the balance scale task: Psychometric assessment of cognitive strategies. Dissertation Series/Faculty of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Teaching

    Bachelor Psychology

    Coordinator & teacher in Psychodiagnostiek (7202A610XY)

    Bachelor Clinical Developmental Psychology

    Coordinator & teacher in Basisprogramma OP: Normale ontwikkeling: Cognitieve ontwikkeling (7203BO01XY)

    Supervisor of Bachelor thesis

    Master Clinical Developmental Psychology

    Supervisor of Master thesis

    Research Master Psychology

    Teacher Developmental Psychopathology (7205ROK0XY)

    Prices

    • Christiaan Hamaker docentenprijs 2013 (Onderwijsprijs Psychologie)
    • 2011: Winnaar Grassroots verkiezing, UvA-symposium "Studiesucces"

    Misc

    SKO-registration, chair of Programme Committee Psychology

  • Data

    Experiments

    The data sets below were analyzed with latent class analysis in Jansen & van der Maas (1997), Jansen & van der Maas (2002), and Quinlan et al (submitted).

  • Publications

    2018

    • Sachisthal, M. S. M., Jansen, B. R. J., Peetsma, T. T. D., Dalege, J., van der Maas, H. L. J., & Raijmakers, M. E. J. (2018). Introducing a Science Interest Network Model to Reveal Country Differences. Journal of Educational Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/edu0000327
    • Hofman, A. D., Visser, I., Jansen, B. R. J., Marsman, M., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2018). Fast and slow strategies in multiplication. Learning and Individual Differences, 68, 30-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2018.09.007 [details]
    • Dekkers, T. J., van Bergen, N., & Jansen, B. R. J. (2018). An Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of the Brief Sensation Seeking Scale for Children. Journal of Personality Assessment.
    • Hofman, A. D., Jansen, B. R. J., de Mooij, S. M. M., Stevenson, C. E., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2018). A Solution to the Measurement Problem in the Idiographic Approach Using Computer Adaptive Practicing. Journal of Intelligence, 6(1), [14]. DOI: 10.3390/jintelligence6010014 [details]
    • van Schijndel, T. J. P., Jansen, B. R. J., & Raijmakers, M. E. J. (2018). Do individual differences in children’s curiosity relate to their inquiry-based learning? International Journal of Science Education, 40(9), 996-1015. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2018.1460772 [details]

    2017

    • Dekkers, L. M. S., Jansen, B. R. J., Salemink, E., & Huizenga, H. M. (2017). Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale: Measurement invariance among adolescent boys and girls and relationships with anxiety and risk taking. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 57-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.11.009 [details]

    2016

    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Figner, B., Weeda, W. D., van der Molen, M. W., Jansen, B. R. J., & Huizenga, H. M. (2016). Neural Mechanisms Underlying Compensatory and Noncompensatory Strategies in Risky Choice. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(9), 1358-1373. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00975 [details]
    • Bexkens, A., Jansen, B. R. J., van der Molen, M. W., & Huizenga, H. M. (2016). Cool decision-making in adolescents with Behavior Disorder and/or Mild-to-Borderline Intellectual Disability. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(2), 357-367. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-015-9996-8 [details]
    • Jansen, B. R. J., Hofman, A. D., Savi, A., Visser, I., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2016). Self-adapting the success rate when practicing math. Learning and Individual Differences, 51, 1-10. [details]
    • Jansen, B. R. J., Schmitz, E. A., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2016). Affective and motivational factors mediate the relation between math skills and use of math in everyday life. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, [513]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00513 [details]

    2015

    • Hofman, A. D., Visser, I., Jansen, B. R. J., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2015). The balance-scale task revisited: a comparison of statistical models for rule-based and information-integration theories of proportional reasoning. PLoS ONE, 10(10), [e0136449]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0136449 [details]
    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Jansen, B. R. J., & Huizenga, H. M. (2015). Risky choice from childhood to adulthood: changes in decision strategies, affect, and control. In E. A. Wilhelms, & V. F. Reyna (Eds.), Neuroeconomics, judgment, and decision making (pp. 203-218). (Frontiers of cognitive psychology). New York: Psychology Press. [details]
    • van der Ven, S. H. G., Straatemeier, M., Jansen, B. R. J., Klinkenberg, S., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2015). Learning multiplication: An integrated analysis of the multiplication ability of primary school children and the difficulty of single digit and multidigit multiplication problems. Learning and Individual Differences, 43, 48-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2015.08.013 [details]
    • Erturan, S., & Jansen, B. (2015). An investigation of boys’ and girls’ emotional experience of math, their math performance, and the relation between these variables. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 30(4), 421-435. DOI: 10.1007/s10212-015-0248-7 [details]

    2014

    • Huizenga, H. M., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., van Ravenzwaaij, D., Wetzels, R., & Jansen, B. R. J. (2014). Is the unconscious, if it exists, a superior decision maker? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(1), 32-33. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13000769 [details]
    • Jansen, B. R. J., Hofman, A. D., Straatemeier, M., van Bers, B. M. C. W., Raijmakers, M. E. J., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2014). The role of pattern recognition in children's exact enumeration of small numbers. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32(2), 178-194. DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12032 [details]
    • Jansen, B. R. J., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., & Huizenga, H. M. (2014). Developmental and gender related differences in response switches after nonrepresentative negative feedback. Developmental Psychology, 50(1), 237-246. DOI: 10.1037/a0032493 [details]
    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Huizenga, H. M., & Jansen, B. R. J. (2014). What is and what could have been: experiencing regret and relief across childhood. Cognition & Emotion, 28(5), 926-935. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2013.861800 [details]

    2013

    • Jansen, B. R. J., Louwerse, J., Straatemeier, M., van der Ven, S. H. G., Klinkenberg, S., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2013). The influence of experiencing success in math on math anxiety, perceived math competence, and math performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 24, 190-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2012.12.014 [details]
    • Jansen, B. R. J., de Lange, E., & van der Molen, M. J. (2013). Math practice and its influence on math skills and executive functions in adolescents with mild to borderline intellectual disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(5), 1815-1824. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.02.022 [details]
    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Jansen, B. R. J., Griffioen, E. S., van der Molen, M. W., & Huizenga, H. M. (2013). Decomposing developmental differences in probabilistic feedback learning: A combined performance and heart-rate analysis. Biological Psychology, 93(1), 175-183. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.01.006 [details]
    • van der Ven, S. H. G., van der Maas, H. L. J., Straatemeier, M., & Jansen, B. R. J. (2013). Visuospatial working memory and mathematical ability at different ages throughout primary school. Learning and Individual Differences, 27, 182-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2013.09.003 [details]

    2012

    • Jansen, B. R. J., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., & Huizenga, H. M. (2012). Development of decision making: sequential versus integrative rules. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 111(1), 87-100. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2011.07.006 [details]
    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Jansen, B. R. J., Bredman, J. C., & Huizenga, H. M. (2012). Age-related changes in decision making: comparing informed and noninformed situations. Developmental Psychology, 48(1), 192-203. DOI: 10.1037/a0025601 [details]

    2010

    • Visser, I., Jansen, B. R. J., & Speekenbrink, M. (2010). A framework for discrete change. In P. C. M. Molenaar, & K. M. Newell (Eds.), Individual pathways of change: statistical models for analyzing learning and development (pp. 109-123). Washington: APA Science. [details]
    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Jansen, B. R. J., Visser, I., & Huizenga, H. M. (2010). Affective and cognitive decision making in adolescents. Developmental Neuropsychology, 35(5), 539-554. DOI: 10.1080/875656412010494749 [details]

    2008

    • Straatemeier, M., van der Maas, H. L. J., & Jansen, B. R. J. (2008). Children’s knowledge of the earth: A new methodological and statistical approach. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 100(4), 276-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2008.03.004 [details]

    2018

    • Sachisthal, M. S. M., Jansen, B. R. J., Peetsma, T. T. D., Dalege, J., van der Maas, H. L. J., & Raijmakers, M. E. J. (2018). The network approach in motivation research - psychological, social and similarity-based networks.. Paper presented at TIME: Time perspective Intervention of Motivation Enhancement. , Aarhus, Denmark.

    2017

    • Jansen, B. R. J. (2017). Manipulating working memory load affects math performance. Paper presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna.. Paper presented at International Convention of Psychological Science, .

    2016

    • Dekkers, T., Popma, A., Jansen, B., Bexkens, A., & Huizenga, H. (2016). Risicogedrag bij adolescenten met ADHD. Kind en Adolescent Praktijk, 15(4), 38-41. [details]

    2015

    • Jansen, B. R. J. (Author). (2015). Nieuwsgierigheid als 21st century skill (Beschrijving UvA-onderzoek naar nieuwsgierigheid)?. Web publication/site, Retrieved from http://PrimaOnderwijs.nl

    2013

    • Jansen, B. R. J. (2013). Emotionele beleving van rekenen. In M. van Zanten (Ed.), Rekenen-wiskunde op niveau: verslag van de 31e Panama-conferentie gehouden op 31 januari en 1 februari 2013 te Utrecht (pp. 67-77). Utrecht: Freudenthal Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht.

    2013

    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Huizenga, H. M., & Jansen, B. R. J. (2013). Methods in developmental psychology. Paper presented at Symposium at University of Amsterdam, .

    Award

    • Jansen, B. R. J., Salemink, E. & Wiers, R. W. (2014). The missing factor in Math Anxiety: The role and modification of cognitive biases and executive functioning.

    Membership

    • Visser, I. & Jansen, B. R. J. (2015). Chair in symposium "Criteria and validity of dual systems models in cognition", International Convention of Psychological Science.
    • Jansen, B. R. J., van Duijvenvoorde, A. & Huizenga, H. M. (2010). Lezing: Age and gender related differences in the ability to resist invalid negative feedback in decision-making situations., the second VNOP conference., Wageningen, the Netherlands..

    Others

    • Jansen, B. (participant) (22-11-2018 - 23-11-2018). Exploring curiosity, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Jansen, B. R. J. (2018). A novel approach to the assessment of curiosity? Paper presented at “Exploring curiosity”, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Jansen, B. (participant) (31-5-2018 - 2-6-2018). 48th annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Member of scientific committee of biennial conference of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Jansen, B. (participant) (31-5-2018 - 2-6-2018). 48th annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Jansen, B. R. J. (2018). Organisation of symposium “Statistical models of dynamics in cognition: Applications from infancy to adolescence”, at the (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Jansen, B. (participant) (31-5-2018 - 2-6-2018). 48th annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Member of local organizing committee of biennial conference of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Jansen, B. (participant) (15-5-2018 - 16-5-2018). VNOP Conference 2018, Wageningen , Netherlands. Bakker, H. E., & Jansen, B. R. J. (2018). Organisation of teaching workshops at the biennial conference of VNOP, Wageningen, the Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Jansen, B. (participant) (9-3-2018). Schoolpsychologencongres 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Jansen, B. R. J., & Hofman, A. D. (2018). De Rekentuin: leren, analyseren, optimaliseren. Workshop at Schoolpsychologencongres, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Jansen, B. (participant) (1-9-2015 - 31-12-2018). Collaboration with primary schools Amsterdam (other).
    • Fagginger Auer, M. F. (organiser), Hickendorff, m. (organiser), van Putten, C. (organiser), Jansen, B. R. J. (organiser), Straatemeier, M. (organiser) & van der Maas, H. L. J. (organiser) (2014). Organisation of "6th Expert meeting on mathematical thinking and learning", Leiden, The Netherlands. De Expertmeeting trekt rekenonderzoekers uit Benelux en Duitsland. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K. (organiser), Huizenga, H. M. (organiser) & Jansen, B. R. J. (organiser) (27-6-2013). Methods in Developmental Psychology, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Jansen, B. R. J. (organiser) (2012). Tweejaarlijkse conferentie, Wageningen. Learning mathematics (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    This list of publications is extracted from the UvA-Current Research Information System. Questions? Ask the library or the Pure staff of your faculty / institute. Log in to Pure to edit your publications. Log in to Personal Page Publication Selection tool to manage the visibility of your publications on this list.
  • Ancillary activities
    No known ancillary activities