Dr Simone Bijvoet-van den Berg
Associate University Teacher
Department of Psychology
The University of Sheffield
Floor G, Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield
S1 2LT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 6557
PhD Psychology, University of Stirling (2013)
Thesis Title: "Children's ability to generate novel actions"
MSc in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2009)
BSc in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2007)
I’m interested in how children learn through exploring the world around them, and how creativity plays a role in children’s exploration skills.
The development of individual differences in divergent thinking (linked to creativity).
Improving teaching and learning methods through empirical research to enhance staff and students’ learning experience.
PSY104 Methods and Reasoning for Psychologists (module coordinator)
PSY159 Critical Skills for Psychologists
PSY259 Psychological Concepts and Skills
PSY331 & PSY332 Extended Essays
PSY346 Research Project in Psychology
Department of Psychology: Environmental Champion
Chair of Psychology Energy and Environment Team (http://www.shef.ac.uk/psychology/currecnt/peet)
Member of the Learning and Teaching Potential research group
Member of the CogDev research group
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- Bijvoet-van den Berg S & Hoicka E (2014) Individual differences and age-related changes in divergent thinking in toddlers and preschoolers.. Developmental Psychology, 50(6), 1629-1639. View this article in WRRO
- Hoicka E, Bijvoet-Van Den Berg S, Kerr T & Carberry M (2013) The unusual box test: A non-verbal, non-representational divergent thinking test for toddlers. AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report, SS-13-02, 32-37.