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Dominique Maciejewski

Dominique Maciejewski

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Faculty, JK Lifespan Development Lab


  • August 2016 – present: Postdoctoral researcher, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • September 2014 – July 2016: Ph.D. (cum laude), VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Title of thesis: Keep your mood stable! Adolescent mood variability: Measurement, development, and association with adjustment (defense date: May 11, 2016).
  • September 2012 – August 2014: Research Master in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (cum laude), VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • August 2008 – May 2012: Bachelor of Science in Psychology (cum laude), University of Wuppertal, Germany.


  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Mood variability/instability
  • Adolescent (health) risk behaviors
  • Genetics of self-injurious behaviors
  • Adolescent development
  • Daily diary studies
  • Longitudinal studies and data analysis


  • Maciejewski, D. F., van Lier, P. A. C., Branje, S. J. T., Meeus, W. H. J., & Koot, H. M. (in press). A daily diary study on adolescent emotional experiences: Measurement invariance and developmental trajectories. Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1037/pas0000312 (IF = 2.84).
  • Keijsers, L., Voelkle, M., Maciejewski, D. F., Branje, S. J. T., Koot, H.M., Hiemstra, M., Van Lier, P. A. C., & Meeus, W. H. J. (accepted). What drives developmental change in adolescent disclosure and maternal knowledge? Heterogeneity in within-family processes. Developmental Psychology (IF = 3.12).
  • Stringer, S., Minica, C. C., Verweij, K. J. H., … , Maciejewski, D. F., … , Gillespie, N. A., Derks, E. M., & Vink, J. M. (2016). Genome wide association study of lifetime cannabis use based on a large meta-analytic sample of 32,330 subjects from the International Cannabis Consortium. Translational Psychiatry. 6, e769. doi:10.1038/tp.2016.36 (IF = 5.62).
  • Nivard, M. G., Verweij, K. J. H., Minică, C. C., Treur, J. L., … , Maciejewski, D. F., … , Boomsma, D. I., & Vink, J. M. (in press). Connecting the dots, genome-wide association studies in substance use. Molecular Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.14 (IF = 14.50).
  • Maciejewski, D. F., van Lier, P. A. C., Branje, S. J. T., Meeus, W. H. J., & Koot, H. M. (2015). A 5-year longitudinal study on mood variability across adolescence using daily diaries. Child Development, 86, 1908-1921. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12420 (IF = 4.06).
  • Becht, A. I., Branje, S. J. T., Vollebergh, W. A. M., Maciejewski, D. F., van Lier, P. A. C., Koot, H. M., Denissen J. J. A. & Meeus, W. H. J. (2015). Assessment of identity during adolescence using daily diary methods: Measurement invariance across time and sex. Psychological Assessment. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1037/pas0000204 (IF = 2.84).
  • Maciejewski, D. F., Creemers, H. E., Lynskey, M. T., Madden, P. A., Heath, A. C., Statham, D. J., Martin, N. G. & Verweij, K. J. (2014). Overlapping genetic and environmental influences on nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal ideation: Different outcomes, same etiology? JAMA Psychiatry, 71, 699-705, doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.89. (IF = 12.01).
  • Maciejewski, D. F., Lier, P. A. C., Neumann, A., Giessen, D., Branje, S. J. T., Meeus, W. H. J., & Koot, H. M. (2014). The development of adolescent generalized anxiety and depressive symptoms in the context of adolescent mood variability and parent-adolescent negative interactions. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 515-526. doi: 10.1007/s10802-013-9797-x. (IF = 3.48).

    Dominique Maciejewski

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