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  • 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

  • 10 Apr 2018News

    Brabant universities and GGZ Eindhoven together in scientific research
    The universities of Tilburg and Eindhoven and GGzE (Mental Health Care Eindhoven and Kempen) will jointly conduct research in a so-called Academic Workplace. The three organizations focus on three fields: transition of mental healthcare, healing environment and personalized mental health. Read more

  • 12 Mar 2018News

    Report for trade unions: working together with robots
    A report on collaborating with robots, written by Charissa Freese and Ronald Dekker (Reflect, Tilburg University), was recently published by De Burcht, the Scientific Bureau of Trade Unions. It highlights the consequences of automation, digitalization and robotics for jobs, employees and the shifting role of trade unions. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2018News

    Start new Master’s program Global Management of Social Issues
    In the academic year 2018-2019, Tilburg University will launch the new Master’s program in Global Management of Social Issues (GMSI). This one-year Master’s program combines human resource studies, organization studies, and sociology to address complex societal challenges from multidisciplinary and multilevel perspectives. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2018News

    Mark Brandt to receive SAGE Young Scholar Award
    Mark Brandt recently received the SAGE Young Scholar Award at the Congress of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Atlanta, USA. Mark is an associate professor at the Department of Social Psychology at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB). His research examines how ideological and moral beliefs – such as political ideology, religious fundamentalism, and moral conviction – influence attitudes and behaviors and provide people with meaning. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2018Press release

    Keuzegids Masters 2018: Tilburg University offers eight top programs
    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2018, no fewer than eight of Tilburg University’s Master’s programs are among the best Dutch universities have to offer. These Master’s programs have been awarded the ‘top program’ quality label. An additional seven Master’s programs rank first in their field. Read more

  • 06 Feb 2018News

    TSB Honorary Doctor Larry Weiskrantz passed away
    Prof. Larry Weiskrantz died at the age of 91 a few days ago. In 1997 Weiskrantz, professor of Neuropsychology at Oxford University, received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW, now TSB). At that time Beatrice de Gelder, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, was honorary promotor. Read more

  • 22 Dec 2017News

    Xmas Speech Jantine Schuit: Together Shaping the Future of TSB
    Jantine Schuit, Dean TSB, looks back and ahead after hundred days in office. At the TSB Christmas Drinks on 21 December, Jantine presented her findings based on the many talks she had with the management of all departments and many individual staff members. Furthermore, she summarizes the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 of the School. Read more

  • 06 Nov 2017News

    Fellowship Marianne van Woerkom NIAS-KNAW
    Our colleague Marianne van Woerkom (dept. HRS) has been awarded a fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam. Read more

  • 11 Sep 2017Press release

    Tilburg University researchers receive grants worth 4.5 million from European Research Council
    PRESS RELEASE 11 September 2017 – Three talented researchers of Tilburg University have each been awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros for their research by the European Research Council (ERC). The grants have been awarded to Dr. Mark Brandt and Dr. Joris Mulder of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Dr. Linnet Taylor of Tilburg Law School. Read more

  • 12 Jul 2017Direct link

    Having kids lowers women’s self-esteem

  • 02 Jun 2017Press release

    Professor Jantine Schuit new Dean of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    PRESSRELEASE 2 juni 2017 - The Executive Board has appointed Professor Jantine Schuit as Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TSB), starting on September 1. She is succeeding Professor Klaas Sijtsma in this capacity. Schuit is head of the Food, Prevention and Care Center (Centrum Voeding, Preventie en Zorg) of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). In addition, she is affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as an endowed professor of Health Promotion and Policy.
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  • 30 May 2017Press release

    Two Tilburg University researchers receive prestigious Vidi grant NWO
    PRESS RELEASE 30 May, 2017 - Loes Keijsers and Joris Mulder, both researcher at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, have been awarded a Vidi grant of 800.000 euros by NWO, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The grant enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and set up their own research group for five years. Their research topics are opvoed-adviezen and dynamic social networks respectively. Read more

  • 18 May 2017Press release

    Tilburg University best general university
    Of all general universities in the Netherlands, overall student satisfaction is highest at Tilburg University. This is shown by the figures of the National Student Survey (NSE) over the year 2016-2017. Read more

  • 03 May 2017Press release

    Narcissistic CEOs at American banks took great risks
    Press release May 3, 2017 - Banks that were led by a more narcissistic – that is, highly self-loving and self-appraising – CEO before the collapse of the US banking industry in September 2008 suffered more severe consequences of that systemic shock. That is one of the main conclusions by Tine Buyl and colleagues based on a recent study published in the Journal of Management. Read more

  • 23 Mar 2017News

    Letting go of worries during pregnancy associated with healthier birth weight
    Attending to the present moment in an accepting way (mindfulness) during pregnancy may be beneficial for both mother and her baby, as mother’s subsequent mood is better and baby’s birth weight is healthier. That is the main conclusion of new research by Tilburg University. Read more

  • 20 Mar 2017News

    More women than men lose interest in sex after treatment for a (imminent) heart attack
    Women are more likely to lose interest in sex than men, while men are more dissatisfied after treatment for a (imminent) heart attack. Emotional distress plays an important role, negatively impacting all aspects of sexual functioning. Read more

  • 24 Feb 2017Direct link

    Women with mild heart blockage report poorer health, more anxiety and negativity than men
    Women with mild blockage of coronary arteries report poorer health, more anxiety and a more negative outlook than men with the same condition, according to new research by Paula Mommersteeg c.s. in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Read more

  • 22 Dec 2016News

    Crying at work could damage your career, study suggests
    If you've ever cried at work, you may want to hold back the tears. Researchers say crying on the job may hurt your credibility, and even damage your career. The studies by Dutch researcher Niels van de Ven suggest crying at work changes the way a person is perceived by colleagues. "What we see is that someone who cries is seen as warmer, but also as less competent," says van de Ven on the Canadian radio station CBC. Read more

  • 07 Dec 2016Press release

    €6 million of European funding for scientists of Tilburg University
    PRESS RELEASE 6 December 2016 - Three scientists from Tilburg University will each receive €2 million for the research proposals they had submitted to the European Research Council (ERC). The researchers are affiliated to three different schools: Sigrid Suetens (Tilburg School of Economics and Management), Jelte Wicherts (Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Panos Delimatsis (Tilburg Law School). Read more

  • 08 Nov 2016Video

    Fear of death
    Jolanda de Vries on 'fear of death' Read more

  • 26 Sep 2016Press release

    New web app spots statistical errors in academic papers
    PRESS RELEASE 26 September 2016 - Methodologists from Tilburg University and the University of Amsterdam have developed a simple web app that can automatically detect statistical errors in psychology research papers. Read more

  • 19 Aug 2016News

    Back to Campus event: Wicked Problems
    We will take you on a journey of gaining more insight into the concept of wicked problems by using the Volkswagen case.

    Register now for an interesting and 'wicked' evening to expand your knowledge, skills and network! Read more

  • 15 Jul 2016News

    Veni awards NWO for three promising researchers
    Three promising young reseachers of Tilburg University have been awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant consists of a maximum of 250,000 euro and will enable them to conduct innovative research for three years. Read more

  • 04 Sep 2015Press release

    Data Challenge: tracking ship movements and detecting illness in children
    September 4th, 2015 - Tilburg University data science researchers help non-profit organizations to address Big Data challenges. At a symposium on September 11th, they will present cases of Greenpeace and Jeroen Bosch Hospital to illustrate both solutions and challenges offered by Big Data. Read more

  • 28 Aug 2015Direct link

    Some key psychology studies fail to hold up when rechecked

  • 12 Sep 2014Direct link

    Mark Brandt in Science: Morality in daily life