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Marjolein Luman (1978) is working as an associate professor at the clinical neuropsychology department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the aetiology and treatment of children with externalizing behavior problems (ADHD, ODD, CD). She is particularly interested in neurocognitive and motivational processes and the interplay between reinforcement sensitivity and learning.



  • Marloes van Lieshout, June 8, 2018:'Predicting Clinical Outcome in children with ADHD.' click here;
  • Betty Veenman, November 18, 2018: 'Positivity & Rules; A Classy Way to Manage ADHD Behavior.'  click here; Teacher training targetting inattention and hyperactivity, sponsored by Stichting Kinderpostzegels Druk in de klas click here.;
  • Anne-Fleur Kortekaas-Rijlaarsdam, September 18, 2018. 'Academic Underperformance in Children with ADHD: Is Medication the Solution?' click here;
  • Carlijn Bergwerff, February 10, 2017. 'Food for thought: Novel insights into childhood ADHD.' click here;
  • Siri Noordermeer, upcoming!

 Recent papers:

  • C.E. Bergwerff, M. Luman, H.J. Blom & J. Oosterlaan (accepted). Paediatric reference values for total homocysteine, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylalanine in blood spots. The Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation.


  • Member of Educational Committee (Opleidingscommissie, OLC) Master Psychology;
  • Track coordinator clinical neuropsychology;
  • Organiser and lecturer Pediatric Neuropsychology (Pediatrische Neuropsychologie) BA3;
  • Lecturer Preminor Emotion, Cognition and Behavior (Emotie Cognitie en Gedrag) BA2;
  • Organiser and lecturer Clinical Lessons (Klinische Lessen) BA3;     
  • Supervisor of Bachelor and Master theses.

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Research Output 2003 2019

A Randomized Effectiveness Trial of a Behavioral Teacher Program Targeting ADHD Symptoms

Veenman, B., Luman, M., Hoeksma, J., Pieterse, K. & Oosterlaan, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Attention Disorders. 23, 3, p. 293-304 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Multilevel Analysis
Intention to Treat Analysis
Child Behavior
Control Groups

Stimulant treatment profiles predicting co-occurring substance use disorders in individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Groenman, A. P., Schweren, L. J. S., Weeda, W., Luman, M., Noordermeer, S. D. S., Heslenfeld, D. J., Franke, B., Faraone, S. V., Rommelse, N., Hartman, C. A., Hoekstra, P. J., Buitelaar, J. & Oosterlaan, J., 5 Feb 2019, In : European child & adolescent psychiatry. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Tobacco Use Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Substance-Related Disorders

Academic Underperformance in Children with ADHD: Is Medication the Solution?

Kortekaas-Rijlaarsdam, A. F., 2018, 182 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Does Methylphenidate Improve Academic Performance? A Systematic Review and Meta‑analysis

Kortekaas-Rijlaarsdam, A. F., Luman, M., Sonuga-Barke, E. & Oosterlaan, J., Feb 2018, In : European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 28, 2, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Efficacy of behavioral classroom programs in primary school. A meta-analysis focusing on randomized controlled trials

Veenman, B., Luman, M. & Oosterlaan, J., 10 Oct 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 10, p. 1-23 23 p., e0201779.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
elementary schools
Randomized Controlled Trials

Activities 2005 2009

  • 13 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Membership

Cognitive control: Generate, Maintain, and Adjust. What goes wrong in ADHD?

M. Luman (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

What can autonomic responses tell us about reinforcement sensitivity in ADHD?

M. Luman (Speaker)
8 Sep 2009

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Reinforcement sensitivity in children with ADHD and ODD; A direct comparison

M. Luman (Speaker), J. Oosterlaan (Speaker), D.L. Knol (Speaker), J.A. Sergeant (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Feedback learning in ADHD; the role of reward

M. Luman (Speaker), C.S. van Meel (Speaker), J. Oosterlaan (Speaker), J.A. Sergeant (Speaker), H.M. Geurts (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic