Baby BRAIN Group

MSc Hinke Endedijk

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9104
6500 HE Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Room:  B.01.24
Phone: +31 24 36 16091
Email: h.endedijk [at]

Research Interests

During my PhD I investigate the behavioral coördination in children between 12-months-old and 5-years-old. I study at what age they are able to adapt their behavior intentionally and unintentionally to another person and if this behavior is related to their social development and acceptance among peers. Among others, I tested children longitudinally in their development at 28-, 36-, 44-months of age. I investigated how well children were able to cooperate with a peer on a cooperation task, and were able to drum with a peer together. Moreover, I investigate with the younger infants (3-months-old and older) from which age on they are sensitive whether an action is well coördinated or less coördinated. Parallel to my PhD I am interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). During my master thesis I focused on the relation between homework problems of children with ASD during secondary education and their executive functioning (e.g. planning, monitoring and shifting abilities). The results suggested that problems of students with executive functioning in daily life, mainly planning, influences their amount of homework problems. This study received a follow-up in one of the primary special education schools in Nijmegen and resulted in a more structured and better homework policy at that school. At the moment I am working together with Edita Poljac on her project about rigidity and intentional control in children and adolescents with ASD. We study how well they are able to switch between two tasks and how well they are able to voluntarily make a choice between the two tasks.


- in press -

Endedijk, H. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (in press). Computerized sociometric assessment for preschool children. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

- 2017 -

Endedijk, H.M., Meyer, M., Bekkering, H., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Hunnius, S. (2017). Neural mirroring and social interaction: Motor system involvement during action observation relates to early peer cooperation. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 33-41. [abstract]

- 2016 -

van Schaik, J.E., Endedijk, H.M., Stapel, J.C., & Hunnius, S. (2016). Young children’s motor interference is influenced by novel group membership. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 , 00321. [abstract]

- 2015 -

Endedijk, H. M., Ramenzoni, V. C. O., Cox, R. F. A., Cillessen, A. H. N., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2015). Development of interpersonal coordination between peers during a drumming task. Developmental Psychology, 51, 714-721. [abstract]

Endedijk, H.M., Cillessen, A.H.N., Cox, R.F.A., Bekkering, H., & Hunnius, S. (2015). The role of child characteristics and peer experiences in the development of peer cooperation. Social Development, 24, 521-540. [abstract]

- 2011 -

Endedijk, H., Denessen, E., & Hendriks, A.W. (2011). Relationships between executive functioning and homework difficulties in students with and without autism spectrum disorder: An analysis of student- and parent-reports. Learning and Individual Differences, 21, 765-770. [abstract]

- 2008 -

Endedijk, H., Wennekers, A., Heine, A., & Driessen, M. (2008). Leerlingen met ASS en het maken van open opdrachten in het voortgezet onderwijs.. In Wichers-Bots, J., & Haasen, M. (Eds), Naar een auti-vriendelijke VO-school: Leerlingen met autisme en open opdrachten (pp. 29-38). Garant.