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A.J.J.M. (Ad) Vingerhoets


Hoogleraar

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Medical and Clinical Psychology

 

Expertise

Dr. Vingerhoets' expertise is in the areas of stress, emotions, and quality of life. His special interest is devoted to specific themes like crying and stress and leisure, as well as the development of new assessment tools to measure quality of life. He published more than 300 articles in (inter)national scientific journals and wrote/edited 19 books (see also: www.advingerhoets.com).

February 2013, his new book "Why humans weep. Unravelling the mysteries of tears" (published by Oxford University Press) has been released.

For requests for interviews, presentations, or guest-lectures, please contact me via: vingerhoets@tilburguniversity.edu

For an impression of the content of Why only humans weep, see:

http://books.google.nl/books?id=cxxPxS9BYDMC&pg=PA204&lpg=PA204&dq=vingerhoets+weeping+mysteries&source=bl&ots=zhZ5D3JI0J&sig=79ybHhFR1qnwUInF1uHCyh66VvE&hl=nl&sa=X&ei=frQBUfXIJIWt0QWC24GIBQ&ved=0CGUQ6AEwCQ

and/or

http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198570240.do

What others say about "Why only humans weep. Unravelling the mysteries of tears".

"The highly visible waterworks that humans put on display present a puzzle. Why do we need a signal that other primates do without, and what exactly is its meaning? Densely packed with the latest research on weeping, this book is a must read for anyone interested in the topic."

Frans de Waal, author of "The Age of Empathy"

"Tears still are a poorly understood phenomenon among emotional phenomena, because humans are the only species who produce tears when experiencing certain emotions. This volume provides important contributions towards a better insight. It discusses all relevant problems and issues, in a more thorough way than has ever been done previously, it demonstrates the failures of some generally accepted suppositions, and comes up with some important first steps towards a better understanding of weeping. Why only humans weep. Unraveling the mysteries of tears is rich and interesting reading; I have learned a lot from reading it."

Nico H. Frijda, author of "The Emotions"

"Ad Vingerhoets' book is a wonderful invitation to the study of one of the most dramatic, if not the most dramatic, facial behaviors: crying. Researchers, practitioners and students will enjoy an extremely well structured, entertaining and complete guide to the conceptual and empirical advances in the study of crying. As Vingerhoets makes clear, understanding crying is definitely a crucial challenge on the path to understanding facial behavior and, by extension, human nature. This book is an important contribution to such an endeavor."

Jose-Miguel Fernandez-Dols - Madrid

For more information, see www.advingerhoets.com

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Publications

Most recent publications

  • Hanser, W., Mark, R.E., Zijlstra, W.P., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2014). The effects of background music on the evaluation of crying faces. Psychology of MusicFurther information
  • Maas, A.J.B.M., Vreeswijk, C.M.J.M., Braeken, J., Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M., & Bakel, H.J.A. van (2014). Determinants of maternal fetal attachment in women from a community-based sample. Journal of Reproductive and Infant PsychologyFurther information
  • Bakel, H.J.A. van, Maas, A.J.B.M., Vreeswijk, C.M.J.M., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2013). Pictorial representation of attachment: Measuring the parent-fetus relationship in expectant mothers and fathers. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13(1), 138. Further information
  • Balsters, M.J.H., Krahmer, E.J., Swerts, M.G.J., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2013). Emotional tears facilitate the recognition of sadness and the perceived need for social support. Evolutionary Psychology, 11(1), 148-158. Further information
  • Basinski, A., Stefaniak, T.J., Stadnyk, M., Sheikh, A., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2013). Influence of religiosity on the quality of life and on pain intensity in chronic pancreatitis patients after neurolytic celiac plexus block: Case-controlled study. Journal of religion and health, 52Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

Publications

Most recent publications

  • Hanser, W., Mark, R.E., Zijlstra, W.P., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2014). The effects of background music on the evaluation of crying faces. Psychology of MusicFurther information
  • Maas, A.J.B.M., Vreeswijk, C.M.J.M., Braeken, J., Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M., & Bakel, H.J.A. van (2014). Determinants of maternal fetal attachment in women from a community-based sample. Journal of Reproductive and Infant PsychologyFurther information
  • Bakel, H.J.A. van, Maas, A.J.B.M., Vreeswijk, C.M.J.M., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2013). Pictorial representation of attachment: Measuring the parent-fetus relationship in expectant mothers and fathers. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13(1), 138. Further information
  • Balsters, M.J.H., Krahmer, E.J., Swerts, M.G.J., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2013). Emotional tears facilitate the recognition of sadness and the perceived need for social support. Evolutionary Psychology, 11(1), 148-158. Further information
  • Basinski, A., Stefaniak, T.J., Stadnyk, M., Sheikh, A., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2013). Influence of religiosity on the quality of life and on pain intensity in chronic pancreatitis patients after neurolytic celiac plexus block: Case-controlled study. Journal of religion and health, 52Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

Projects

Dr. Vingerhoets' research mainly focuses on the issues stress, emotions, and quality-of-life. This research is conducted among oncology, gynaecology, and orthopaedic patients. In addition, he is interested in the crying behaviour of healthy individual and patients with affective disorders.

 

Teaching

Dr. Vingerhoets teaching activities concentrate on health psychological topics. In particular, stress, pain, oncology, gynaecology, endocrinology, the hospital setting, research methodology, and the (non)expression of emotions in relation to disease are in the focus of his courses.


A.J.J.M. (Ad) Vingerhoets teaches the following subjects:

Contact details
Room T 522
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 2087
Secretary+31 13 466 2175
Email vingerhoets@tilburguniversity.edu

Hoogleraar
TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Medical and Clinical Psychology

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