Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Understanding the sociology and psychology of human actions

Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences besides the traditional disciplines of Psychology and Sociology comprises also unique multidisciplinary research areas and research groups which take social issues as a starting point. Research Page

The School has varied range of Bachelor and Master programs. A characteristic of the TSB Education can be found under 'Education'. All educational programs are in the 'Overview Programs'.

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  • 06 Feb 2019Press release

    Shame about poverty often increases poverty
    Shame is more common among people who have financial difficulties and is often accompanied by behavior that actually can perpetuate poverty. For example, money is spent on status symbols instead of basic necessities, and people have less social contact. And so a vicious circle of poverty ensues. This is discussed in the research of Arnoud Plantinga for his dissertation Poor Psychology: Poverty, Shame, and Decision Making, which he defended on Friday February 1 at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 17 Jan 2019News

    Seniors with secrets seem to be more satisfied
    Fifty-year-olds who walk around with a secret seem to be more satisfied with their lives than seniors who share their secrets with others. Yet not everyone is happily old with a secret - invaders and worriers suffer from it. This is shown by researchers (Joyce Maas, Andreas Wismeijer and Marcus van Assen) from the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB). Read more

  • 19 Dec 2018Press release

    Secret to keeping New Year’s resolutions might be type of resolutions you make
    New Year’s Day for most people means partying, eating, drinking, having a good time with friends and family – but also means setting goals and priorities for the New Year. It’s the time of the year that resolutions are made: to lose weight, to eat healthier, to exercise more often, to get a degree, to learn a foreign language, to get a promotion at work, to save money to buy a house, etc. Read more