Jacqueline Martinali

Jacqueline Martinali

As one of the Marketing Communication Specialists, my focus is on behavioral research in the fields of (developmental) psychology and healthcare. My working days are filled with writing website content and blog posts, performing online marketing campaigns, organizing webinars, and writing user stories.

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Improving social communication skills in children with ASD

Many children with ASD suffer from deficits in social communication and interaction, especially with peers. They participate in fewer social interactions than typically developing children.
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Do emotions affect preferences to opera music?

Many researchers are interested in the relationship between facial expressions and music preference. This is the first study that uses FaceReader to investigate this.
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Helping children cope with social anxiety

Researchers Colonnesi et al. investigated whether social anxiety in 4 year-olds is related to the level of Theory of Mind, and expressing shyness.
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Comparing two different skin-to-skin contact techniques

Skin-to-skin contact is essential in developing a feeling of safety, and in creating the bond between parent and child, especially with premature babies. Buil et al. compared two different kangaroo positioning techniques.
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Simulation-based training – it’s just like the real thing!

By conducting training sessions, students in a simulation lab develop and maintain knowledge, skills, and competencies such as interviewing skills, working with certain equipment, and teamwork procedures.
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Learn about people by observing them

An observation or usability lab allows researchers to observe test participants unobtrusively, in an environment similar to test participant’s natural surroundings.
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Video-recording children with ASD in-home

Anne Kirby and colleagues studied sensory and repetitive behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 32 children with ASD participated.
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Become and stay aware about children with autism

Autism is a developmental disability that remains with a person for his or her whole life. The World Autism Awareness Day tries to bring awareness to this growing health concern.
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Let children design their own playground

The impact of playing outside on the social, motor and emotional development of children and their learning ability is immense. What makes the best playground, according to children?
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What, Why and How to learn in a museum

Although children can learn a great deal on their own, conversations with parents have a big influence on the content, recall and transfer of what they learn.