My name is Tila Pronk, and I work as an Assistant Professor at the department of Social Psychology. My research focusses on love and relationships.
I study the many challenges people encounter when navigating their love life in current times. How do singles choose a partner in an online dating environment? How do people maintain and protect an established relationship? The general topic of love and relationships has a great appeal on people outside academia, and I have been in close contact with the media and the general audience since 2011, when my popular press book on romantic relationship (Hartstocht) appeared. I often give lectures to the general audience, and regularly appear in radio- and television shows.
I teach two Introduction to Psychology courses for non-Psychology students (first year BA-level), and I supervise Bachelor- as well as Masterstudents during their Masterthesis and internship. I am a very passionate and enthusiastic teacher, and find it very rewarding to transfer my knowledge. Based on the high student evaluations for my courses, and nominations by students, I was elected ‘Best Teacher of TSB’ in 2016 and in 2020. I gave a presentation during the Education Bazaar in September 2016, and came in second as ‘Best Teacher of Tilburg University’.
I have many active collaborations with members of the department of social psychology, as well as with members of other departments and faculties of Tilburg University. I also continued my collaborations with researchers at other universities. Apart from collaborations with researchers at the university, I also collaborate with relationship therapists and practitioners.