Bio

Ad Vingerhoets (1953) is a psychologist who received his MA and PhD at Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands. The title of his (1985) PhD thesis was: "Psychosocial Stress: A biopsychosocial approach. Life events, coping, and psychobiological functioning". Since that time his research work was devoted to “stress and emotion in relation to health.” He worked mainly with oncology and gynaecology patients. He was previously affiliated with the Department of Psychology of Nijmegen University, Department of Medical Psychology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Helen Dowling Institute for Psycho-oncology, and the Dutch Health Council.

He is currently affiliated with the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology of Tilburg University and additionally teaches for physical therapists and health care psychologists. His research focus is currently in particular on emotional tears.

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Recent publications

  1. A clinical practice review of crying research

    Bylsma, L. M., Gracanin, A., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2021). A clinical practice review of crying research. Psychotherapy, 58(1), 133-149.
  2. How weeping influences the perception of facial expressions - The sig…

    Gracanin, A., Krahmer, E., Balsters, M., Kuester, D., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2021). How weeping influences the perception of facial expressions: The signal value of tears. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 45(1), 83-105.
  3. Everyday crying over music - A survey

    Hanser, W., Mark, R. E., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2021). Everyday crying over music: A survey. Musicae Scientiae.
  4. Tears evoke the intention to offer social support - A systematic inve…

    Zickfeld, J. H., van de Ven, N., Pich, O., Schubert, T. W., Berkessel, J. B., Pizarro, J. J., Bhushan, B., Mateo, N. J., Barbosa, S., Sharman, L., Kökönyei, G., Schrover, E., Kardum, I., Aruta, J. J. B., Lazarevic, L. B., Escobar, M. J., Stadel, M., Arriaga, P., Dodaj, A., ... Vingerhoets, A. (2021). Tears evoke the intention to offer social support: A systematic investigation of the interpersonal effects of emotional crying across 41 countries. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 95, [104137].
  5. Nostalgia proneness and empathy - Generality, underlying mechanism an…

    Juhl, J., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Diebel, T., Cheung, W. Y., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2020). Nostalgia proneness and empathy: Generality, underlying mechanism and implications for prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality, 88(3), 485-500.

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