Profile Information


Hans M. Koot

Current Institution/Organizational Affiliation

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Current Occupation



Early Childhood Development, Health, Parenting, Mental health

Short description of research interests (max 100 words)

I am highly interested in the etiology, diagnostics and intervention of emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents around the world. I am interested in basic questions like: How does development of psychopathology occur? Which personal and social factors do contribute to this development? How can this knowledge be used to improve detection and diagnostics of these problems? To what extent can we influence behavioral and emotional problems through preventive and clinical interventions? My studies are running in Europe, Kenya, South Africa, India, and Pakistan.