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Nadja Bodner

Nadja Bodner
KU Leuven | ku leuven · Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Interpersonal interactions play a crucial role in shaping human behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. To study how people influence each other, we developed ConNEcT. This data-analytic approach quantifies relative frequencies of different behaviors and their associations over time and depicts them in an easy-to-grasp network picture. Most importantly, this approach also includes a significance test that accounts for serial dependence which can be used to prune the network.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - present
KU Leuven
Position
  • PhD Student
September 1996 - December 2010
Different Secundary Schools in Germany and Belgium
Position
  • Teacher
Education
September 2010 - July 2016
KU Leuven
Field of study
  • Psychology
November 1992 - December 1996
November 1989 - December 1994
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Field of study
  • Mathematics & Theology

Publications

Publications (22)
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Dynamic networks are valuable tools to depict and investigate the concurrent and temporal interdependencies of various variables across time. Although several software packages for computing and drawing dynamic networks have been developed, software that allows studying the pairwise associations between a set of binary intensive longitudinal variab...
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Interaction processes between parents and their children are considered to be the engines of child development, attachment, and (mal)adaptive functioning, or psychopathology. If the child’s needs are met in a responsive way during their daily interactions, children, learn for example to trust significant others and generalize their experiences into...
Poster
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Dynamic networks are valuable tools to depict and investigate the concurrent and temporal interdependencies of various variables across time. Although several methods for computing and drawing dynamic networks have been developed, methods that allow investigating the pairwise associations between a set of binary intensive longitudinal variables are...
Method
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These files lead you to the ESM & daily diary questionnaires for both parents and child. they are available in the original (Dutch) and in the translation to English.
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Interaction processes between parents and their children are considered to be the engines of child development, attachment, and (mal)adaptive functioning, or psychopathology. If the child’s needs are met in a responsive way during their daily interactions, children, learn for example to trust significant others and generalize their experiences into...
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Dynamic networks are valuable tools to depict and investigate the concurrent and temporal interdependencies of various variables across time. Although several software packages for computing and drawing dynamic networks have been developed, software that allows investigating the pairwise associations between a set of binary intensive longitudinal v...
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This presentation gives some idea of what interrater reliability/ agreement is and why taking it into account before starting coding might be useful. It gives a short overview of the functions of checking interrater agreement and when it needs to be done, but also includes a warning to keep alert.
Code
The ConNEcT approach investigates the pairwise association strength of binary time series by calculating contingency measures and depicts the results in a network. The package includes features to explore and visualize the data. To calculate the pairwise concurrent or temporal sequenced relationship between the variables, the package provides seven...
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Although widely accepted, attachment theory’s hypothesis that insecure attachment is associated with the development of depressive symptoms through emotion regulation strategies has never been longitudinally tested in adolescence. Additionally, previous research only focused on strategies for regulating negative affect, whereas strategies for regul...
Method
The Middle Childhood Attachment Micro-Observation System (MCAM) has been developed to micro-code attachment-related behaviors of a parent and a child (aged 8 - 12). The current version has been used by Bodner et al. (2019). In this study, a mother and child were asked to solve an unsolvable puzzle. After an initial stress induction to the child, th...
Preprint
This paper introduces an R-package that yields contingency measure based networks (ConNEcT). The software allows investigating the bivariate relationships between a set of binary intensive longitudinal variables and depicting the result in a dynamic network. In this paper, we provide an overview of all available ConNEcT features and showcase their...
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Network analysis is an increasingly popular approach to study mental disorders in all their complexity. Multiple methods have been developed to extract networks from cross-sectional data, with these data being either continuous or binary. However, when it comes to time series data, most efforts have focused on continuous data. We therefore propose...
Article
Many theories have been put forward on how people become synchronized or co-regulate each other in daily interactions. These theories are often tested by observing a dyad and coding the presence of multiple target behaviours in small time intervals. The sequencing and co-occurrence of the partners' behaviours across time are then quantified by mean...
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Knowledge on the long-term interactive interplay between children with a significant cognitive and motor developmental delay and their parents is very scarce. We aimed to characterize the (in)variability and potential mutual influence of parent’s interactional style and child interactive engagement throughout early childhood. Every six months over...
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Presentation of the paper "Affective family interactions and their associations with adolescent depression: A dynamic network approach" for Research Students at KU Leuven
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Micro-level family interaction processes are considered to be the engines of child development as well as indicators of (mal)adaptation. Studying these interaction patterns in moment-to-moment exchanges between parents and their children, seems thus to be the next step in order to advance theory and, in the long run, diagnostic processes and interv...
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Attachment theory states that children learn to trust in their parent’s availability and support if they repeatedly experience that their parents respond sensitively to their needs during distress. Attachment is thus developed and shaped by day-to-day interactions, while at the same time, each interaction is a momentary expression of the attachment...
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Taxometric investigation of scripted attachment representations in lateadolescence and adulthood suggests that variations in secure base script knowledge consist of differences in degree (dimensional latent structure) rather than differences in kind (categorical latent structure). However, the latent structure of secure base script knowledge in you...
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Background & Aims: Previous research indicates that young children with a significant cognitive and motor developmental delay show low levels of interactive engagement, their parents are generally responsive towards them and these variables are positively correlated. Adapting a micro-level approach, we aim to go beyond macro-level and correlational...
Presentation
Family processes have been identified as one of the important factors that contribute to affect (dys)regulation during adolescence. Numerous studies have investigated affective family interactions zooming in on single aspects of the interaction: frequency and duration of affective behavior, reactions of children to parental behavior or vice versa,...
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The prevalence of depression rises steeply during adolescence. Family processes have been identified as one of the important factors that contribute to affect (dys)regulation during adolescence. In this study, we explored the affect expressed by mothers, fathers, and adolescents during a problem-solving interaction and investigated whether the patt...

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Question
Many measures of interrater relability are developed for cross-sectional data and assume thus independent obervations. When used for time series data, this assumption probably does not hold. Can you advise me to any research, where this problem is investigated considering categorical time series data using ICC to calculate interrater reliability?
Thanks.

Projects

Projects (6)
Project
Interaction processes between parents and their children are considered to be the engines of child development, attachment, and (mal)adaptive functioning, or psychopathology. In this study, we aim to uncover how the daily interactions of children and their exchange with both parents contribute to this learning process. We collect data from the father, the mother, and their teenage (12- 13-year old) son or daughter by using either experience sampling (ESM) or daily diary methods. In both conditions, participants will answer short questionnaires about their momentary emotional states, trust in each other, and how they handle the teenager’s daily stressors. The aim is to get insights into attachment-related behavior in early adolescents’ daily life and to compare the two methods.
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When analyzing coded data, a high interrater agreement is quintessential. However, if behaviors are rare, assessing interrater agreement may lead to puzzling results, with low or negative Cohen’s Kappa values, but a high proportion of agreement. We hypothezise that different kinds of serial dependency that are typically present in time series further complicate inferences. The aim of this project is to investigate this problem, by means of a simulation study and develop tools to avoid it.