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Last Lecture: Stress, Emotions and Health by Ad Vingerhoets *

Ad Vingerhoets has devoted his scientific life to finding explanations for the relation between stress and illness. In his lecture he will present a selection of his most favorite models and discoveries clarifying this relationship. And as a researcher who spent more than 20 years studying when and why we cry, he will not resist the temptation to devote some time to debunk some popular myths about the relationship between crying and health. (language: English)

Program information
Date Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time 16:00- 17:30 hrs
Location Black Box, Esplanade building, Tilburg University
Admission free admission
Speaker Ad Vingerhoets (1953), professor of clinical psychology, Tilburg University
Organization Extra Muros-Last Lecture Committee , Academic Forum
Contact Luc Jeurissen
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Academic Forum Certificate
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Ad Vingerhoets

When he started his PhD research on stress and psychobiological functioning in 1979, several exciting developments took place in psychology. Until then, psychology mainly focused on mental health, but at that time there was an increasing awareness that psychology might also contribute significantly to general medicine, somatic health. For example, as experts in behavior, psychologists felt themselves well equipped to design lifestyle interventions, such as stop smoking programs. In addition, psychoneuro-immunology was introduced which paved the way for innovative research on the effects of stress and emotions on somatic health.

Last Lecture

A 'last lecture' is a lecture in which a professor lectures a group of students as if it was his last lecture.  This Last Lecture is organized by Academic Forum, in cooperation with Extra Muros-Last Lecture Committee.

Wanneer: 06 december 2018 16:00

Einddatum: 06 december 2018 17:30