Stijn de Laat MSc.

PhD student

Cubicus B210

+31 53 489 6680


My research interests are on combining technology and behavioral science. I am currently working on a project called ‘Wearable group data’ in cooperation with Dr. E.G. Ufkes and Dr. M.D. Endedijk. In this project we research the use of wearable sociometric and WiFi badges to measure group interactions. These badges register patterns of human behavior by collecting data on location, movement, face-to-face interaction and speech characteristics. The goal of our project is to determine how these badges can best be integrated in behavioral research. We intend to create protocols for their use, and for analyses and visualizations of the raw data.


Peer-reviewed publications

  • de Laat, S., Freriksen, E., & Vervloed, M. P. J. (2013). Attitudes of children and adolescents toward persons who are deaf, blind, paralyzed or intellectually disabled. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 855-863. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.11.004

Dutch Publications

  • de Laat, S., Hengstler, M., Holland, R. W., van Steenbergen, H., van Knippenberg, A. (2013). Dat kan niet goet zijn: Domein-generiek conflict verhoogt cognitieve controle. [That can’t be righd: Domain-general conflict enhances cognitive control.] In R. Dotsch, et al. (eds.). Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2013, (pp. 121-124). Groningen, the Netherlands: ASPO Pers.