Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Personality traits in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood

Short Bio

Marcel van Aken is full professor at the Department of Developmental Psychology at Utrecht University. His research focuses on personality development in children, adolescents, and young adults, more particular the way that transactional relations between personality characteristics and elements of the social relationships with parents and peers may result in either competence, maladaptation or personality pathology. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, and was editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development from 2008-2014. He is president (2019-2021) of the European Association for Developmental Psychology. At Utrecht University, he is Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences.