Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Understanding the sociology and psychology of human actions


  • 22 Dec 2016News

    Crying at work could damage your career, study suggests
    If you've ever cried at work, you may want to hold back the tears. Researchers say crying on the job may hurt your credibility, and even damage your career. The studies by Dutch researcher Niels van de Ven suggest crying at work changes the way a person is perceived by colleagues. "What we see is that someone who cries is seen as warmer, but also as less competent," says van de Ven on the Canadian radio station CBC. Read more

  • 13 Dec 2016News

    Best Master Thesis Prize for Frederique Hafkamp
    During a recent meeting of the 'Vrienden van Cobbenhagen' rector Emile Aarts handed out three best master thesis awards. One of them was awarded to Frederique Hafkamp (TSB) for her thesis entitled 'Predictive genetic screening and anxiety in adults with high risk of sudden cardiac death: moderating role of perceived social support and Type D personality', supervised by dr. Floor Mols en prof. dr. Johan Denollet (CoRPS, Medical and Clinical Psychology). Her excellent piece of work was rated with a 9.5. Read more

  • 07 Dec 2016Press release

    €6 million of European funding for scientists of Tilburg University
    PRESS RELEASE 6 December 2016 - Three scientists from Tilburg University will each receive €2 million for the research proposals they had submitted to the European Research Council (ERC). The researchers are affiliated to three different schools: Sigrid Suetens (Tilburg School of Economics and Management), Jelte Wicherts (Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg Law School). Read more

  • 07 Dec 2016News

    Michèle Nuijten awarded for Open Social Science
    Michèle Nuijten (TSB, Dept. Methodology and Statistics) has been awarded one of nine 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science. She will receive the joint award, which includes $ 10,000, for her work developing statcheck, an R package that allows users to find statistical flaws in their analysis. Read more

  • 23 Nov 2016Direct link

    Being nice at work does not narrow gender pay gap
    According to a report entitled “All employees are equal, but some are more equal than others” published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, dominant women are more likely to receive a higher salary than their more passive counterparts. Read more

  • 08 Nov 2016Video

    Fear of death
    Jolanda de Vries on 'fear of death' Read more

  • 07 Nov 2016News

    Best paper for Farndale and Paauwe
    Elaine Farndale and Jaap Paauwe (deparment HRS) have won the Best Paper Award on the 10th International Conference on HRM in Cadiz (Spain) for their paper entitled Modelling the SHRM-performance relationship: The contextual SHRM model. Read more

  • 21 Oct 2016Opinion

    Terri Seuntjens
    In her PhD research Terri Seuntjens found that greedy people are more at ease with unethical behavior than people who are less or not greedy. She developed a measure for greediness. Read more

  • 20 Oct 2016Video

    The fear of dying
    Jolanda de Vries, GZ psychologist ETZ Tilburg and Professor Quality of Life Tilburg University, sees in her work in the hospital lots of patients with the diagnosis cancer and many of them have a fear for dying. The diagnosis itself causes fear but that’s also a choice of words, the diagnosis chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the last stage does not give this fear. Read more