Center of Research on Psychological and Somatic disorders


CoRPS (Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases) is one of the multidisciplinary research institutes of Tilburg University and part of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The CoRPS research program primarily focuses on four groups of patients with chronic medical or psychological conditions:

Societal relevances

Given the chronic nature of medical (e.g. heart disease, cancer, and diabetes) and mental health conditions and the ageing of the population, focus on the patient perspective and the impact of these conditions on individuals is becoming increasingly important in today’s health care system and society at large.

The impact of  Corps

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About Corps

CoRPS was founded in 2008 in cooperation between the departments of Medical Psychology, Cognitive Neurosciences and Methodology and Statistics of Tilburg University and a solid strategic collaboration with partners from the medical community that have an excellent clinical profile and an established scientific expertise. In October 2014 CoRPS acquired the recognition of Center of Excellence.


Research output

The research output of CoRPS is published in high-quality international journals and PhD theses. CoRPS organizes activities (seminars, workshops and conferences) to stimulate academic discussion and promote the development and dissemination of knowledge among scientists, practitioners and policy makers.

Most recent publications