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Gunschera, L. J., Orben, A., & Achterberg, M. (2024, March 11). LCID: Cognitive phenotypes of risk and resilience for the relationship between social media and mental health. Open Science Framework. 


de Maat, D. J., Steenwegen, J., Lucassen, N., Vreeker, A., Achterberg, M., … Weeland, J. (2024, June 10). Preregistration of systematic review. Open Science Framework.


Wierenga, L., Zabihi, M., van Drunen, L., van der Meulen, M., Achterberg, M. Marquand, A. & Crone, E.A. (2021).  Understanding vulnerability through variability. Open Science Framework. 



Mulder, J.D., Dobbelaar, S. & Achterberg, M. (2024). Behavioral and neural responses to social rejection: Individual differences in developmental trajectories across childhood and adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 66, 101365.   


Toenders, Y.J., de Moor, M., van der Cruijsen, R., Green, K., Achterberg, M. & Crone, E.A. (in Press). Within-person biological mechanisms of mood variability in adolescence. Human Brain Mapping.


Dobbelaar, S., Achterberg, M., van Duijvenvoorde, A.C.K., van IJzendoorn, M.H. & Crone, E.A. (2023). Developmental patterns and individual differences in responding to social feedback: A longitudinal fMRI study from childhood to adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience  


Dobbelaar, S., Achterberg, M., van Duijvenvoorde, A.C.K., van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Crone, E.A. (2023). Development of social feedback processing and responses in childhood: an fMRI test-replication design in two age cohortsSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.



Achterberg, M., Becht, A., van der Cruijsen, R., van de Groep, I. H., Spaans, J., Klapwijk, E., & Crone, E. (2022). Longitudinal associations between social media use, mental well-being and structural brain development across adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 52.



Crone E.A., & Achterberg, M. (2022). Prosocial development in adolescence. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 220-225.

Zondervan-Zwijnenburg, M., Dobbelaar, S., van der Meulen, M., & Achterberg, M. (2022)
. Longitudinal associations between prosocial behavior and behavioral problems across childhood: A robust random-intercept cross-lagged panel model. Developmental Psychology, 58(6), 1139–1155.



Achterberg, M., Dobbelaar, S., Boer, O. D., & Crone, E. (2021). Perceived stress as mediator for longitudinal effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on wellbeing of parents and children. Scientific Reports, 11. 


Dobbelaar, S., van Duijvenvoorde, A.C.K., Achterberg, M., van der Meulen, M. & Crone, E.A. (2021). A Bi-Dimensional Taxonomy of Social Responsivity in Middle Childhood: Prosociality and Reactive Aggression Predict Externalizing Behavior Over Time. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:586633.  


van de Groep, I.H., Bos, M.G.N, Jansen, L.M.C., Achterberg, M., Popma, A. & Crone, E.A. (2021). Overlapping and distinct neural correlates of self-evaluations and self-regulation from the perspective of self and others. Neuropsychologia, 161.

van Drunen, L., Dobbelaar, S., van der Cruijsen, R., van der Meulen, M., Achterberg, M., Wierenga, L., & Crone, E.A., (2021). The nature of the self: neural analyses and heritability estimates of self-evaluations in middle childhood. Human Brain Mapping,


Achterberg, M., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & Crone, E. A. (2020). Longitudinal changes in DLPFC activation during childhood are related to decreased aggression following social rejection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,  117 (15) 8602-8610


Achterberg, M. (2020). Nature, nurture and neural mechanisms of social emotion regulation in childhood. Doctoral dissertation, Leiden University.


Crone, E.A., Achterberg, M., Dobbelaar, S., Euser, S., van den Bulk, B. G., van der Meulen, M., van Drunen, L., Wierenga, L.M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J & van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2020). Neural and behavioral signatures of social evaluation and adaptation in childhood and adolescence: The Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID). Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 45.


Konijn, E.A., & Achterberg, M. (2020). Neuropsychology of Emotional Responsiveness to Media. In J. van den Bulck (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology. John Wiley & Sons.


Van der Meulen, M., Wierenga, L. M., Achterberg, M., Drenth, N., van IJzendoorn, M.H. & Crone, E. A. (2020). Shared genetic and environmental influences on structure of the social brain in children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 44.


Achterberg, M. & van der Meulen, M. (2019) Genetic and environmental influences on MRI scan quantity and quality. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 38,


Achterberg, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., van IJzendoorn, M. H., van der Meulen, M., Tottenham, N. & Crone, E. A. (2018) Distinctive heritability patterns of subcortical-prefrontal cortex resting state connectivity in childhood: A twin study. Neuroimage, 175, pp. 138-149. 


Achterberg, M., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., van der Meulen, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & Crone, E. A. (2018) Heritability of aggression following social evaluation in middle childhood: An fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 39, pp. 2828-2841. 


van der Meulen, M., Steinbeis, N., Achterberg, M., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Crone, E. A. (2018). Heritability of neural reactions to social exclusion and prosocial compensation in middle childhood. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 34, 42-52.  


Achterberg, M., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., van der Meulen, M., Euser, S., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & Crone, E. A. (2017) The neural and behavioral correlates of social evaluation in childhood. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, pp. 107-117. 


Bos, D.J., Oranje, B., Achterberg, M., Vlaskamp, C., Ambrosino, S., de Reus, M. A., van der Heuvel, M. P. & Rombouts, S. A. R. B. (2017). Structural and functional connectivity in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, pp. 810-818. 


van der Meulen, M., Steinbeis, N., Achterberg, M., Bilo, E., van den Bulk, B. G., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Crone, E. A. (2017). The neural correlates of dealing with social exclusion in childhood. Neuropsychologia, 103, 27-39. 


Achterberg, M.*, Peper, J. S*., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C., Mandl, R. C. & Crone, E. A. (2016). Frontostriatal White Matter Integrity Predicts Development of Delay of Gratification: A Longitudinal Study, Journal of Neuroscience, 36, pp. 1954-1961.

*shared first author

Achterberg, M., van Duijvenvoorde, A. C., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. & Crone, E. A. (2016) Control your anger! The neural basis of aggression regulation in response to negative social feedback. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, pp. 712-720. 


Van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Achterberg, M., Braams, B. R., Peters, S., & Crone, E. A. (2016). Testing a dual-systems model of adolescent brain development using resting-state connectivity analyses. Neuroimage, 1, 409-420.