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Sander Begeer, PhD
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Section Clinical Developmental Psychology, Room 3E-18
Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
t. 00 31 (0)20 5989698 / / Workdays Monday-Thursday


My research and teaching are focused on the development, assessment and treatment of social functioning of individuals with and without psychopathology, in particular autism. I am keen to find new approaches to assess the limitations in social functioning of individuals with autism, and use these to assess treatment effects and innovate treatments. I co-founded the Netherlands Autism Register (NAR),, a large longitudinal cohort of individuals with autism (n=2000) which is surveyed yearly. I strive for close collaboration with and individual dissemination of outcomes to affected individuals. These efforts are reflected in the teaching in our department, where we aim to translate fundamental research to clinical practise within the domain of psychopathology.



Program Director of the Research Master Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology

Developmental Disorders (B3, coordinator)

Bachelor Theses Section Clinical Developmental Psychology (B3, coordinator)

Autism and Developmental Disorders, Research master course (RM, coordinator)

Psychopathology (RM, coordinator)

Bachelor, Master and Research master theses (supervisor)


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Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-02-19)

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Research Output 2001 2018

Special interests and subjective wellbeing in autistic adults

Grove, R., Hoekstra, R. A., Wierda, M. & Begeer, S. 10 Feb 2018 In : Autism Research.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

A comparison of children and adolescent's self-report and parental report of the PedsQL among those with and without autism spectrum disorder

Stokes, M. A., Kornienko, L., Scheeren, A. M., Koot, H. M. & Begeer, S. Mar 2017 In : Quality of Life Research. 26, 3, p. 611-624 14 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Bullying-related behaviour in adolescents with autism: Links with autism severity and emotional and behavioural problems

Fink, E., Olthof, T., Goossens, F., van der Meijden, S. & Begeer, S. 17 May 2017 In : Autism. p. 136236131668676

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Emotion Regulation Strategies in Preschoolers with Autism: Associations with Parent Quality of Life and Family Functioning

Nuske, H. J., Hedley, D., Tseng, C. H., Begeer, S. & Dissanayake, C. 30 Nov 2017 In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle