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PhD Defence – Dalya Samur

On November 2, 2018 Dalya Samur will defend the PhD thesis entitled “From reading to feeling: A language-based approach to alexithymia” at 11:45 am. in the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Promotor dr. Sander Koole Co-promotor dr. Mattie Tops Summary Almost … Continue reading

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PhD Defence – Hester Ruigendijk

On Friday February 2, 2018, at 11:45 am, Hester Ruigendijk will defend her dissertation at the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Thesis Title: On the Psychology of Volition. Linking Action versus State Orientation to Cognitive Control Processes and to Their Neural Architecture. … Continue reading

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Festschrift Julius Kuhl

In honor of the work of Prof. Dr. Julius Kuhl (left), the Festschrift ‘Why people do the things they do’ was handed to him at the Motivation Psychology Colloquium at Trier, October 8th 2017, by the editors, Nicola Baumann, Sander … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Herbstsymposium

Sander Koole giving a keynote lecture about Embodied Emotion Regulation at the Heidelberg Herbstsymposium at the 5th of October 2017.

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Phd Defence – Lotte Veenstra

Our lab member, Lotte Veenstra will be defending her Phd thesis on October 6, 2017, 11.45 am, at Aula, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.     Thesis Title: Taming Tempers: A situated motivational approach to anger management. Supervisors: Prof. Sander L. Koole, co-promotor: … Continue reading

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NWO Grant for Replication Studies

Dr. Karin Tanja-Dijkstra is awarded a grant from NWO for a replication project. She will replicate the influential research of Ulrich, Simons, Losito, Fiorito, Miles and Zelson (1991) into the stress-reducing effects of staying in a natural environment for people, … Continue reading

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Prof. Sander Koole had his Inaugural address on May 12, 2017 at VU Amsterdam. Information on the lecture can be found below, Botox voor de ziel: Het belang van belichaamde emotieregulatie voor welzijn en gezondheid Onderdeel Faculteit der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen … Continue reading

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NIAS-Lorentz Alexithymia Workshop!

People with high levels of alexithymia display notable difficulties in identifying and describing their emotional feelings (read more). The scientific study of alexithymia is nowadays a booming enterprise across multiple disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine. AER lab … Continue reading

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Promotion for Jolanda Maas to Asst. Prof.

Jolanda Maas has been promoted to Assistant Professor (tenured). She is working at the Amsterdam Emotion Regulation lab since September 2015, and her research is on the emotion-regulatory benefits of nature.

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Chief Editor for C&E

Sander Koole and Klaus Rothermund will become the new Chief Editors of Cognition and Emotion (C&E), as of January 2017. C&E is devoted to the study of emotion, especially to those aspects of emotion related to cognitive processes. The journal … Continue reading

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