Dr. N. Korver-Nieberg

PhD student
Main activities
Clinical Psychology, Research on Attachment and Psychosis
Focus of research

 Attachment theory describes the tendency of people to form close interpersonal relationships with significant others. These attachment relationships can provide a basic feeling of security which regulates distress in adulthood. Difficulties in early attachment with significant others, trauma’s and other stressful situations can lead to the development of an insecure attachment style. An insecure attachment style is associated with negative self concept, negative perspective on others, it increases the vulnerability for developing psychotic symptoms and influences the course and severity of psychosis.

Key publications
  • Korver N, Nieman DH, Becker HE, van de Fliert JR, Dingemans PH, de Haan L, Spiering M, Schmitz N, Linszen DH, Symptomatology and neuropsychological functioning in cannabis using subjects at ultra-high risk for developing psychosis and healthy controls. AUST NZ J PSYCHIAT 2010;44 (3):230-236 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. dr. L. de Haan (Recent onset schizophrenia)