Maurits van der Molen is an emeritus professor of Biological Developmental Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in Clinical Psychology and Psychonomics in 1976 from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He received his Ph.D. in 1981 at the same university and then moved to the University of Amsterdam. Here he held several positions in Developmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology. He was visiting professor at the University of Montreal, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and La Sapienza, Rome. He was associate editor of Psychophysiology and managing editor of Acta Psychologica. Currently, he is a full professor and program chair in Developmental Psychology. He is the scientific director of the Graduate School in Experimental Psychology (EPOS).