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Sophie Reijman is a research associate within the Applied Social Science Group. After undergraduate studies at the University of Valencia, Spain, she obtained a BA in Psychology at Leiden University, and holds an MSc (developmental psychopathology) and PhD (research cluster child maltreatment) from the Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. As part of her doctoral research she studied a clinical sample of mothers who had abused and/or neglected their children. She measured mothers’ physiological stress regulation and their representation of early caregiving experiences and potential trauma. She is a certified coder of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI).
Sophie’s main research interests relate to predictors and outcomes of disrupted parent-child relationships. As part of Robbie Duschinsky’s Wellcome Trust-funded project she currently studies the disorganised attachment classification. International collaborations have been established to apply a machine learning approach to the datasets of prospective, longitudinal studies. The aim is to explore potentially new antecedents and sequelae of attachment disorganisation, and to see whether varying forms of disorganised attachment are associated with differential developmental trajectories. She is also involved in a study on the application of attachment theory by safeguarding professionals.
Reijman, S., Alink, L. R. A., Compier-de Block, L. H. C. G., Werner, C. D., Maras, A., Rijnberk, C., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2016). Attachment representations and autonomic regulation in maltreating mothers. Development and Psychopathology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579416001036
Duschinsky, R., & Reijman, S. (2016). Filming disorganized attachment. Screen, 57, 397-413.
Reijman, S., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Hiraoka, R., Crouch, J. L., Milner, J. S., Alink, L. R. A., & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Baseline functioning and stress reactivity in maltreating parents and at-risk adults: Review and meta-analyses of autonomic nervous system studies. Child Maltreatment, 21, 327-342. DOI: 10.1177/1077559516659937
Reijman, S., Alink, L. R. A., Compier-de Block, L. H. C. G., Werner, C. D., Maras, A., Rijnberk, C., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2015). Salivary alpha-amylase reactivity to infant crying in maltreating mothers. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 46, 589-599. DOI:10.1007/s10578-014-0499-6
Compier-de Block, L. H. C. G., Alink, L. R. A., Reijman, S., Werner, C. D., Maras, A., Rijnberk, C., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2015). Handgrip force of maltreating mothers in reaction to infant signals. Child Abuse & Neglect, 40, 124-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.03.006
Reijman, S., Alink, L. R. A., Compier-de Block, L. H. C. G., Werner, C. D., Maras, A., Rijnberk, C., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2014). Autonomic reactivity to infant crying in maltreating mothers. Child Maltreatment, 19, 101-112. DOI:10.1177/1077559514538115
Granqvist, P., Reijman, S. & Cardeña, E. (2011). Altered consciousness and human development. In E. Cardeña, & M. Winkelman (2011). Altering consciousness. Multidisciplinary perspectives. Volume II. Biological and psychological perspectives (pp. 211-234). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.