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  • 12 Oct 2017News

    New Facebook page on Medical and Clinical Psychology

  • 11 Sep 2017News

    Fellowship Marianne van Woerkom at NIAS
    Marianne van Woerkom (dept. HRS) has been awarded a fellowship at the Nederlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam. This fellowship is partly sponsored by NSvP (Nederlandse Stichting voor Psychotechniek). 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

  • 15 Aug 2017News

    Summer School Course: Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice
    The course, given by Dr. Michael Bender from 20 July-4 August 2017, covers globalization, migration, and internationalization. Students will learn what psychology has to say about societies that become more multicultural, international students, and diverse teams in organizations and at the workplace, and how psychology contributes to make organizations and societies more inclusive. Read more

  • 28 Jul 2017News

    Tips for a stress-free and relaxed holiday, at home or elsewhere
    The Dutch are among the most travel-hungry people in Europe. In 2015, 12.7 million Dutch people went on holiday, i.e., 80% of the population. The rest remained at home because they couldn’t afford a holiday, had health problems, or simply hated the hassle of going away. Staying at home does not need to dampen the holiday feeling, though. 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

  • 07 Dec 2016News

    Michèle Nuijten awarded for Open Social Science
    Michèle Nuijten (TSB, Dept. Methodology and Statistics) has been awarded one of nine 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science. She will receive the joint award, which includes $ 10,000, for her work developing statcheck, an R package that allows users to find statistical flaws in their analysis. Read more

  • 23 Nov 2016Direct link

    Being nice at work does not narrow gender pay gap
    According to a report entitled “All employees are equal, but some are more equal than others” published in the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, dominant women are more likely to receive a higher salary than their more passive counterparts. 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

  • 13 May 2016News

    Vidi grant for data research Katrijn Van Deun
    Katrijn Van Deun (Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, department Methodology and Statistics) has been awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO. The grant will enable her to develop her own research program and research group. Van Deun's research concerns the development of statistical tools for the analysis of so-called Big Data from multiple sources. Read more

  • 15 Apr 2016News

    Christina Meyers wins Emerald Award
    On April 13, Christina Meyers has won the 2015 Emerald outstanding doctoral research award in the category Human Resource Management.

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  • 20 Jan 2016Direct link

    Denissen / Bleidorn: Self-esteem gender gap more pronounced in Western countries
    People worldwide tend to gain self-esteem as they grow older, and men generally have higher levels of self-esteem than women, but this self-esteem gender gap is more pronounced in Western industrialized countries, according to research published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more

  • 11 Jan 2016News

    Hans Mommaas appointed Professor of Regional Sustainability Governance
    Tilburg University has appointed Professor Hans Mommaas to the chair of Regional Sustainability Governance, which will be embedded in TiREG, the recently established Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance of Tilburg Law School. Read more

  • 01 Dec 2015Direct link

    Ad Vingerhoets: Why do only humans weep? - TEDxAmsterdam
    Ad Vingerhoets, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University, believes that emotional tears have played an important role in our evolution and still serve important functions. His TEDxAmsterdam talk focuses on the question: why do only humans weep? 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

  • 16 Jun 2014Direct link

    First newsletter issued