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  • 17 Apr 2019News

    Manifesto for improvements in science
    A group of 33 scientists in work and organizational psychology has written a manifesto in which they call for structural changes in science. The manifesto contains ten points in which they point at responsibilities of universities towards students, scientists, employees of organizations, and society. The scientists, of which many are employed at Dutch universities, hope in this way to make science more relevant. Read more

  • 16 Apr 2019News

    Koen van der Swaluw awarded Best Public Health Dissertation Prize
    During the Dutch Public Health Congress 2019 Dr. Koen van der Swaluw (1990) received the first prize (shared) in the competition for the best Public Health dissertation 2018. Read more

  • 03 Apr 2019News

    Dorien Kooij appointed professor of HRS
    Dr. T.A.M. (Dorien) Kooij has been appointed professor of Human Resource Studies (HRS) at the Department of HRS at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her research focuses on aging, older workers, motivation and HRM. Read more

  • 12 Mar 2019Press release

    Care and health at the heart of two new Master's tracks
    Tilburg University is starting two new Master’s tracks: Health, Wellbeing & Society and Health Humanities. Both tracks start in September 2019, and tie in with the university’s impact theme of Enhancing Health and Wellbeing, in which Tilburg University concentrates on academic research and education aimed specifically at improving people’s health and wellbeing. Read more

  • 05 Mar 2019News

    The Black Hole after Cancer
    Yearly, roughly 110.000 people are diagnosed with cancer. Due to new developments in diagnostics and treatments, more and more people survive the disease. Read more

  • 06 Feb 2019Press release

    Shame about poverty often increases poverty
    Shame is more common among people who have financial difficulties and is often accompanied by behavior that actually can perpetuate poverty. For example, money is spent on status symbols instead of basic necessities, and people have less social contact. And so a vicious circle of poverty ensues. This is discussed in the research of Arnoud Plantinga for his dissertation Poor Psychology: Poverty, Shame, and Decision Making, which he defended on Friday February 1 at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 17 Jan 2019News

    Seniors with secrets seem to be more satisfied
    Fifty-year-olds who walk around with a secret seem to be more satisfied with their lives than seniors who share their secrets with others. Yet not everyone is happily old with a secret - invaders and worriers suffer from it. This is shown by researchers (Joyce Maas, Andreas Wismeijer and Marcus van Assen) from the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB). Read more

  • 19 Dec 2018Press release

    Secret to keeping New Year’s resolutions might be type of resolutions you make
    New Year’s Day for most people means partying, eating, drinking, having a good time with friends and family – but also means setting goals and priorities for the New Year. It’s the time of the year that resolutions are made: to lose weight, to eat healthier, to exercise more often, to get a degree, to learn a foreign language, to get a promotion at work, to save money to buy a house, etc. Read more

  • 14 Dec 2018News

    Men suffer from long-lasting atypical employment
    Men who experience more spells of atypical employment during their first six years of labor market participation report worse self-rated health, new research has shown. Read more

  • 10 Dec 2018Video

    The Happiest Art: Where science meets art
    Artist SuperA collaborated with Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology Margriet Sitskoorn to create art that makes people happy with the help of scientific knowledge. Watch The Making Of here: Read more

  • 07 Dec 2018News

    Cum laude Dino Dittrich on network autocorrelation data
    Friday, November 30th, Dino Dittrich (TSB) did an excellent job defending his thesis cum laude (with distinction). Read more

  • 29 Nov 2018Opinion

    Open Science: The Way Forward
    Dr. Michèle B. Nuijten | November 2018 Read more

  • 19 Nov 2018Press release

    Faculties of Social Sciences join forces in ethical review
    Utrecht - The faculties of Social and Behavioural Sciences are working together more and more in order to achieve a high-quality and harmonized ethical review of research. On Wednesday 14 November, the deans of the thirteen involved faculties in the Netherlands signed an agreement that establishes the existing cooperation in this area in the National Ethics Council for Social and Behavioural Sciences. Read more

  • 29 Oct 2018Direct link

    Nina Kupper: Meet the Behavioral Physiology Lab (GO-LAB)
    Nina Kupper: Meet the Behavioral Physiology Lab (GO-LAB) Read more

  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Night University: Science Zoo with strange birds and fighting bantams
    Shrill bird sounds can be heard among the trees, and the screeching of other animals. Something like frightening nocturnal animals or excited monkeys. Getting closer, it proves to be a sound system hidden among the trees in red, green, and blue floodlights between the library and Esplanade Grand Café. It is Night University plus World Animal Day. It will prove to be an inspiring combination. Read more

  • 11 Oct 2018News

    Basak Demirci winner Prof J. van Dijck Best MA Thesis OS
    During the Graduation Day Master Organization Studies 2018 about 80 graduates received their diploma. One of them, Basak Demirci, won the 2018 Prof Jules van Dijck Best Master Thesis award, entitled ‘For-profit social enterprises: How organizational design influences the value creation process’, supervised by Dr. Stefan Cloudt. Read more

  • 10 Oct 2018News

    From grounds to burgers in just three steps
    During Dutch Sustainability Day (10-10), we would like to show you some examples of the process of upcycling. Caterer MAAS, that services the coffee machines on our campus, will collect the coffee grounds from all coffee machines on the Tilburg University campus and transport them to mushroom grower GRO in Gemert. Read more

  • 04 Oct 2018News

    New book by Mark Brandt (ed.) on Belief Systems
    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication by Routledge, social psychologists Mark Brandt from Tilburg University (School of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Bastiaan Rutjens from the University of Amsterdam bring together cutting-edge research on the influence of belief systems on our perception of reality and the conflicts that follow from this. Read more

  • 03 Oct 2018Press release

    Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking
    In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind. Read more

  • 21 Sep 2018Direct link

    Science Magazine: The Tilburg Truth Squad
    Science: The Tilburg Truth Squad Read more

  • 06 Sep 2018News

    First Graduation Day of new Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues
    On Saturday, September 1, 2018, the students of the cohort 2015/16 in the new Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues (GMSI) received their diplomas. The group represents the first graduating cohort of 25 students of this new Bachelor which is jointly offered by the departments Organization Studies, Human Resource Studies, Sociology and Methods and Statistics of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Read more

  • 03 Sep 2018News

    Opening Herbert Simon Research Institute
    In order to stimulate and facilitate cooperation between the departments within the Tilburg School for Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB), the Herbert Simon Research Institute (HSRI) for Health, Well-being and Adaptiveness has been established. Read more

  • 03 Sep 2018News

    Marianne van Woerkom to receive a grant of €500,000
    Dr Marianne van Woerkom (dept. of HR-Studies, TSB) has been awarded a grant of 500,000 euros by NRO (Nederlands Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek) for a three-year project on professional development of teachers. Read more

  • 24 Aug 2018News

    Article Marianne van Woerkom in PW
    This month, an article by our colleague Marianne van Woerkom about the strengths-based approach appeared in PW. Read more

  • 21 Aug 2018News

    August 28th: Kick-off Herbert Simon Research Institute
    There is an increasing need for studying complex societal problems in a more integral way, for which we need expertise which crosses the boundaries of a specific department. In order to stimulate and facilitate cooperation between the departments within our School, we have established the Herbert Simon Research Institute for ‘Health, well-being, and adaptiveness’. Read more

  • 02 Jul 2018News

    Three dissertations on removing obstacles for women entrepreneurs in Africa
    Three women PhD students finalized their dissertations on entrepreneurship in Ethiopia and will defend their theses on the 3rd of July. Their research was supported by the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher Education (NUFFIC). 27 % of the female population in Sub-Saharan Africa is engaged in entrepreneurship and in some countries the percentage is at an equal level as men. Read more

  • 12 Jun 2018News

    Large NWO grant for datadriven cancer research by Krahmer, Pauws (TSHD) and Vermunt (TSB)
    Prof. Emiel Krahmer, Prof. Steffen Pauws (TSHD) and Prof. Jeroen Vermunt (TSB) received a large subsidy of € 457,000 from NWO for research into data-driven, joint decision-making for individual cancer patients. Read more

  • 31 May 2018News

    How to improve psychological science
    Psychology is facing a 'replication crisis'. Many psychological findings could not be replicated in novel samples, which lead to the growing concern that many published findings are overly optimistic or even false. In her dissertation, Michèle Nuijten investigated potential indicators of problems in the published psychological literature and came up with some solutions. One suggested solution to this problem is sharing data. If we share data, or perhaps make data sharing compulsory, we create the opportunity to run analyses again. Read more

  • 19 Apr 2018News

    Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety after Colorectal Cancer
    The prevalence of depression and anxiety are increased among survivors of colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study by Floortje Mols c.s. published in the scientific journal Cancer. Read more

  • 12 Apr 2018News

    Current progress of the Participation Act
    Since the implementation of the Participation Act, many employers have been stimulated to at least think about hiring someone with a disability. In contradiction, the government is not as far in this process and has a long way to go. Merely one third of people with a disability are employed. Read more