dr. Wouter Boendermaker
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Psychological scientist with interests in child development, clinical intervention techniques, experimental design, development (programming) of scientific assessment and training tasks and serious games and teaching at bachelor and master level.

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Curriculum vitae

After a (brief) study in computer science, Wouter (1982) graduated in clinical developmental psychology, as well as the research master psychology in 2009 (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. Since then he has worked as a technical assistant for the ADAPT team of Prof. Reinout Wiers, designing and programming executive function tasks in Flash for online research and subsequently on a PhD project in which he designed and developed several Serious Games aimed at increasing motivation to train among heavy drinking or blowing adolescents and include executive function training, as well as retraining of attentional and approach biases (cognitive bias modification, CBM). The games were compared to the regular versions of these tasks to see if these forms of training are effective, and whether a motivating environment strengthens this effect. We have also collected fMRI data using one of the games. The project was under supervision of profs. Reinout Wiers and Pier Prins.

For examples of the psychological tasks and Serious Games developed in this project, have a look at Wouter's personal website.

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All publications
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Boendermaker, Wouter J, Sanchez Maceiras, Soraya, Boffo, Marilisa & Wiers, Reinout W (06.12.2016). Attentional Bias Modification With Serious Game Elements - Evaluating the Shots Game. JMIR serious games, 4 (2) (10 p.).
Boendermaker, W.J., Veltkamp, R.C., van der Schoot, Rens, Beun, R.J. & Peeters, M. (2016). Introducing The Fling – An innovative serious game to train behavioral control in adolescents: Protocol of a randomized controlled trial. Proceedings of the 2016 Games and Learning Alliance (GALA) Conference (pp. 120-129) (10 p.).
de Voogd, E L, Wiers, R W, Prins, P.J.M., de Jong, P J, Boendermaker, W J, Zwitser, R J & Salemink, E (24.08.2016). Online attentional bias modification training targeting anxiety and depression in unselected adolescents - Short- and long-term effects of a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 87, (pp. 11-22) (12 p.). Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved..
Boendermaker, W.J., Peeters, M., Prins, Pier & Wiers, Reinout (2016). Using Serious Games to (re)train Cognition in Adolescents. Serious Games and Edutainment Applications, Part 2 Springer-Verlag UK.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Boendermaker, Wouter J., Prins, Pier J M & Wiers, Reinout W. (01.12.2015). Cognitive Bias Modification for adolescents with substance use problems - Can serious games help?. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 49, (pp. 13-20) (8 p.).
van Deursen, Denise S., Salemink, Elske, Boendermaker, Wouter J., Pronk, Thomas, Hofmann, Wilhelm & Wiers, Reinout W. (01.09.2015). Executive Functions and Motivation as Moderators of the Relationship Between Automatic Associations and Alcohol Use in Problem Drinkers Seeking Online Help. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39 (9), (pp. 1788-1796) (9 p.).
Boendermaker, Wouter J., Boffo, Marilisa & Wiers, Reinout W. (01.12.2015). Exploring Elements of Fun to Motivate Youth to Do Cognitive Bias Modification. Games for health journal, 4 (6), (pp. 434-443) (10 p.).
Boendermaker, Wouter J., Prins, Pier J M & Wiers, Reinout W. (2015). Prevention in addiction - Using serious games to (re)train cognition in Dutch adolescents. Serious Games - 1st Joint International Conference, JCSG 2015, Proceedings (pp. 173-178) (6 p.). Springer-Verlag.
Peeters, Margot, Janssen, Tim, Monshouwer, Karin, Boendermaker, Wouter, Pronk, Thomas, Wiers, Reinout & Vollebergh, Wilma (01.12.2015). Weaknesses in executive functioning predict the initiating of adolescents’ alcohol use. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, (pp. 139-146) (8 p.).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Koning, I.M., Turrisi, R., Boendermaker, W. & Vollebergh, W. (01.06.2014). Alcohol-specific parenting, adolescents' self-control and their implicit associations with alcohol. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38.
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Room H2.24
The Netherlands

Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 4742
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