Research Groups

uva

Institute

University of Amsterdam

Department

Amsterdam School of Communication Research

Contact

Prof. dr. Jochen Peter

Focus

Persuasive Communication, Corporate Communication, Political Communication & Journalism, Youth &Media Entertainment

uva

Institute

University of Amsterdam

Department

Amsterdam Center for Health Communication

Contact

Prof. dr. Julia van Weert

Focus

Lifestyle Communication, eHealth and Technology, Patient Provider Interaction, Groups at Risk, Word of Mouth, Entertainment Communication

Institute

Amsterdam UMC
University of Amsterdam

Department

Medical Communication

Contact

Prof. dr. Ellen M.A. Smets

Focus

Enhancing the evidence and impact of interpersonal verbal and non-verbal medical communication. Attention for the professional-patient relationship (trust), information processing and decision making, adherence and dealing with emotions.

ghent

Institute

Ghent University

Department

Health Psychology

Contacts

Prof dr. Geert Crombez
Prof. dr. Liesbet Goubert

Focus

Attention for pain and bodily sensations, self-regulation in relation to somatic symptoms and (chronic) illness, self-management of illness and illness behaviour, interpersonal processes in pain and chronic illness.

utrecht

Institute

Utrecht University

Department

Self-regulation Laboratory: Social, Health, and Organizational Psychology Department

Contact

Prof. dr. Denise de Ridder

Focus

Self- and emotion regulation, self-control, nudging, planning & proactive coping, self-licensing and confabulation, health behavior interventions

Research in the Self-Regulation Lab considers the basic psychological processes that guide self-regulation. In many real-life situations, people hold and intend to pursue long-term goals and at the same time experience immediate distractions, temptations, urges, and frustrations – confronting them with typical self-regulation conflicts. Research in our lab also considers the contextual and personal factors that affect self-regulation processes such as environmental cues, social norms, and personal dispositions.

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Institute

University Medical Center Groningen

Department

Health Psychology / Research Institute SHARE
Health Psychology Research

Contact

Prof. Mariet Hagedoorn

Focus

Adjustment to chronic, somatic illness; dyadic coping; psychosocial interventions

twente

Institute

University of Twente

Department

Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing Research, department of Psychology, Health and Technology

Contact

Prof. dr. Gerben Westerhof

Focus

Persuasive Health Technology, Positive Psychology & Technology, Self-management & Health Assessment, Story Lab

Research in the Self-Regulation Lab considers the basic psychological processes that guide self-regulation. In many real-life situations, people hold and intend to pursue long-term goals and at the same time experience immediate distractions, temptations, urges, and frustrations – confronting them with typical self-regulation conflicts. Research in our lab also considers the contextual and personal factors that affect self-regulation processes such as environmental cues, social norms, and personal dispositions.

wageningen

Institute

Wageningen University & Research

Department

Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles

Contact

Prof. dr. Emely de Vet

The chair group Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles aims to advance our conceptual understanding of healthy and sustainable consumption and lifestyles, and to exploit these theoretical notions for the design, evaluation and implementation of novel interventions to enable healthy and sustainable consumption patterns and lifestyles. The interdisciplinary stake on consumption and healthy lifestyles is at the core of the chair group and includes perspectives from sociology, psychology, geography, behavioural epidemiology & health sciences.

maastricht

Institute

Maastricht University

Department

Chairgroup Health and Social Psychology

Contact

Prof. dr. Rob Ruiter

Our research focuses on the application of psychological theory to understand and influence human behaviour and decision making in everyday life, and addresses topics in the domains of health, safety and energy conservation. It involves the study of social psychological phenomena like processes of stereotyping and stigmatisation and the regulation of emotions as well as the use of social cognitive theories to identify causal factors of risky or problematic human behaviour, and apply behaviour change theory to promote health, safety, and environmental gains. We are author of Intervention Mapping, a world-leading framework for the development of theory- and evidence-based behavior change programmes. The group’s research frequently contributes to the development and implementation of educational campaigns and programmes, such as school-based education, mass media campaigns, internet sites, and programmes for work sites. Finally, the group has a long tradition in supervising external PhD candidates from low and middle-income countries in the Global South to strengthen local research capacity.

maastricht

Institute

Maastricht University

Department

Section Experimental Health Psychology, Clinical Psychological Science, Departments, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Contact

Dr. Dimitri Van Ryckeghem

The Experimental Health Psychology research group studies the role of psychological processes in bodily symptoms in humans. It aims at furthering the understanding of psychologic mechanisms underlying health and disease and applies this knowledge to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with ill health.

tilburg

Institute

Tilburg University

Department

Department of Communication and Cognition

Contact

Prof. dr. Emiel Krahmer

Focus

Communication and technology, Cognition, eHealth

tilburg

Institute

Tilburg University

Department

Center of Research on Psychological and Somatic disorders (CoRPS), Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology

Contact

Prof dr. Tom Smeets

Focus

Psychological wellbeing, coping, and quality of life in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Psychological interventions in mental and somatic health care.

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Institute

Leiden University

Department

Health, Medical and Neuropsychology

Contact

Prof. dr. Andrea W.M. Evers

Focus

Self-management, stress, eHealth, chronic illness, healthy life style, placebo, medically unexplained symptoms

openuniversiteit

Institute

Open Universiteit

Department

Health Psychology

Contact

Prof. dr. Lilian Lechner

The Health Psychology research group at the Open University of the Netherlands focusses its research on psychosocial determinants of lifestyle, health education and effectiveness of lifestyle interventions. We study both the psychological and behavioural determinants of physical, mental and social health. In our research, we aim to understand, explain and change health related behaviours and psychological health related factors. Relevant themes in our research are health promotion, behavioural change, lifestyle, quality of life and wellbeing, and patient counselling. We also perform intervention research, which comprises development, evaluation and implementation of interventions, with a special focus on e-health. Our research is directed at various target populations, such as subgroups of the general population, young adolescents, older adults, and vulnerable groups.