Sterre Simons

My research is about stress sensitivity in children of about 6 years old. I focus on biological stress responses (cortisol regulation) in acute social evaluative stress situations as well as daily stress sensitivity. Within the longitudinal Bibo project I study predictors and outcomes of stress sensitivity and investigate questions like: are (early) life circumstances and relations predictive of stress sensitivity, how is stress sensitivity related to social and cognitive functioning, and what are characteristics of more vulnerable children?