dr. S.M. van den Berg (Stéphanie)

Associate Professor

About Me

I'm head of the section CODE, which stands for Cognition, Data and Education, and is part of the LDT department at the BMS faculty. Together with other BMS data enthusiasts, I run the Behavioural Data Science Incubator. We can support you in everything related to Data Science: developing new ways to measure, collect and analyse data. 


Twin Studies
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As head of the Behavioural Data Science Incubator, I'm interested in everything that has to do with the analysis of data. With a background in psychology, I'm particularly interested in online and offline behaviour. 


Larsen, R., Buss, D., Wismeijer, A., Song, J. , & van den Berg, S. M. (2021). Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge about Human Nature. (3 ed.) Mc Graw-Hill.
van den Berg, S. M. (2021). Analysing Data using Linear Models. (5 ed.) University of Twente.
Rajula, H. S. R., Manchia, M. , Agarwal, K., Akingbuwa, W. A., Allegrini, A. G., Diemer, E., Doering, S., Haan, E., Jami, E. S., Karhunen, V., Leone, M., Schellhas, L., Thompson, A. , van den Berg, S. M., Bergen, S. E., Kuja-Halkola, R., Hammerschlag, A. R., Järvelin, M. R., Leval, A., ... Middeldorp, C. M. (2021). Overview of CAPICE—Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe—an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Training Network. European child and adolescent psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-020-01713-2
van den Berg, S. M., & de Moor, M. (2020). Molecular Genetic Research on Personality. In K. J. Saudino, & J. M. Ganiban (Eds.), Behavior Genetics of Temperament and Personality (pp. 99-121). (Advances in Behavior Genetics). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0933-0_4
Boomsma, D. I., Helmer, Q., Nieuwboer, H. A., Hottenga, J-J., Moor, M. H. M. , van Den Berg, S. M., Davies, G. E., Vink, J. M., Schouten, M. J., Dolan, C. V., Willemsen, G., Bartels, M., van Beijsterveldt, T. C. E. M., Ligthart, L., & de Geus, E. J. C. (2018). An Extended Twin-Pedigree Study of Neuroticism in the Netherlands Twin Register. Behavior genetics, 48(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-017-9872-0
Larsen, R. J., Buss, D. M., Wismeijer, A., Song, J. , & van den Berg, S. M. (2017). Personality psychology: Domains of knowledge about human nature. (2nd ed.) McGraw Hill Education.
Lubke, G. H., Campbell, I., McArtor, D., Miller, P., Luningham, J. , & van den Berg, S. M. (2017). Assessing Model Selection Uncertainty Using a Bootstrap Approach: An Update. Structural equation modeling, 24(2), 230-245. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705511.2016.1252265

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Together with an enthusiastic team I'm involved in redesigning the data analytical courses of BMS bachelor programmes. The new starting point is the linear model, facilitated by a new textbook I've written. In addition, we're introducing R instead of SPSS as the main statistical software to first-year students as of academic year 2020-2021. Currently I teach Data Analysis and Data Science courses to first-year and second-year bachelor students in Psychology. I supervise students working on their bachelor, master and PhD theses. 

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B325
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B325
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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