Anne-Wil is a postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus SYNC lab. She is interested in the development and interplay of motivation, effort, and learning in education and everyday life. In the SYNC lab, she is part of the YoungXperts team and leads the project on Youth Perspective on Climate Change together with various societal partners. Additionally, she is involved in the Urban Rotterdam Project.
Anne-Wil completed her PhD at the Department of Developmental Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. During her PhD, she studied how adolescents make decisions to invest effort in learning. She also studied how we may increase adolescents’ motivation, and what neural mechanisms are involved in this.
Anne-Wil also has a passion for teaching and is currently a teacher at the University of Amsterdam and involved in the development of learning materials together with educational publishers, libraries, other teachers, and schools. Before her PhD, Anne-Wil obtained a bachelor’s degree in Pedagogical Sciences and Education Studies and completed a Research Master in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Statistics at the University of Amsterdam.
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