VU psychologist Elsje van Bergen named Rising Star in Psychological Science by APS

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Stars reflect the best and brightest of psychological science

03/05/2021 | 11:46 AM

Van Bergen (Biological Psychology department) studies causes and consequences of individual differences in learning. In her research she integrates theories and methods from educational sciences, psychology, and genetics. She is particularly intrigued by the interplay between genetic and environmental influences. She previously received Rubicon and Veni grants and is a member of the Amsterdam Young Academy. Read more about Elsje van Bergen or watch this 1 minute video.

Elsje van Bergen is assistant professor at the Biological Psychology department, the Netherlands Twin Register and LEARN!. Before moving to the VU, she was a postdoctoral researcher in developmental psychology at the University of Oxford. Van Bergen holds a PhD in educational sciences from the University of Amsterdam.