Center of Research on Psychological and Somatic disorders


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

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 teaching hospital Elisabeth Tweesteden Ziekenhuis Tilburg and the Netherlands Cancer Registry. The mission of CoRPS is to further uncover the nature of the interface between the human mind and body, in order to achieve optimal health care for patients with chronic medical or psychological conditions. The institute is one of the leading research institutes in Europe in the area of psychology and somatic diseases.
In October 2014 CoRPS acquired the recognition of Center of Excellence.

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

  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Psychological disorders

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.

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