On these pages you can find publications of the members of our lab.  Feel free to contact the authors of these publications should you have any questions.


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Veenstra, L., Bushman, B., & Koole, S.L. (in press). The facts on the furious: A brief review of the psychology of trait anger. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Tschacher, W., Ramseyer, F., & Koole, S. L. (in press). Sharing the now in the social present: The duration of nonverbal synchrony in dyads is linked with personality. Journal of Personality.

Tops, M., Quirin, M., Boksem, M. A. S., & Koole, S. L. (in press). Large-scale neural networks and the lateralization of motivation and emotion.International Journal of Psychophysiology.

Chatterjee, M. B., Baumann, N., & Koole, S. L. (in press). Feeling better when someone is alike: Poor emotion-regulators profit from prosocial values and priming for similarities with close others. Journal of Personality.

Samur, D., Tops, M.,Koole, S. L. (2017). Does a single session of reading literary fiction prime enhanced mentalising performance? Four replication experiments of Kidd & Castano (2013).Cognition and Emotion, 1-15.

Meijer, M., & Koole, S. L. (2017). After God’s image: Prayer leads people with positive god images to perceive fewer negative emotions in other’s eyes.Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 1-17.

Veenstra, L., Schneider, I. K., Bushman, B., & Koole, S. L. (2017). Drawn to danger: Trait anger predicts automatic approach behavior to angry faces.Cognition and Emotion, 31, 765-771.


Veenstra, L., Schneider, I. K., & Koole, S. L. (2016). Embodied mood regulation: Effects of body posture on mood recovery, negative thoughts, and mood congruent recall. Cognition and Emotion, 1-16.

Koole, S. L., & Tschacher, W. (2016). Synchrony in psychotherapy: A review and an integrative framework for understanding the therapeutic alliance. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 862. (Full text)

Koole, S. L., Meijer, M. M., & Remmers, C. (2016). Religious rituals as tools for
adaptive self-regulation. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 1-3.

Remmers, C., Topolinski, S., & Koole, S. L. (2016). Why Being Mindful May Have More Benefits Than You Realize: Mindfulness Improves Both Explicit and Implicit Mood Regulation.Mindfulness, 1-9. (Full text)

Schneider, I.K., van Harreveld, F., Schwarz, N., Veenstra, L., & Koole, S. L. (2016). Let’s not be indifferent about affective neutrality: ‘Neutral’ pictures of the International Affective Picture System evoke ambivalent evaluations. Emotion, 16(4), 426. (Full text)

Tjew A Sin, M., Tops, M., Heslenfeld, D., & Koole, S. L. (2016). Caring about
errors: Effects of simulated interpersonal touch and trait intrinsic motivation on the
error-related negativity. Neuroscience letters617, 134-138. (Full text)


Koole, S. L., & Veenstra, L. (2015). Does emotion regulation occur only inside people’s heads? Towards a situated cognition approach to emotion regulation. Psychological Inquiry, 26, 61-68.

Koole. S. L., Webb, T. L., & Sheeran, P. (2015). Implicit emotion regulation: Feeling better without knowing why. Current Opinion in Psychology, 3, 6-10. DOI:10.1016/j.copsyc.2014.12.027

Tjew-A-Sin, M, Schneider, I.K. and Koole, S.L.  (2015). Data from Paper ‘Embodied Terror Management: Interpersonal Touch Alleviates Existential Concerns among Individuals with Low Self-esteem’. Journal of Open Psychology Data, 3(1):e2.

Flint, J., Cuijpers, P., Horder, J., Koole, S. L., & Munafo, M. R. (2015). Is there an excess of significant findings in published studies of psychotherapy for depression? Psychological Medicine, 45, 439-446.

Kuhl, J., Quirin, M., & Koole, S. L. (2015). Being someone: A neuropsychological model of the integrative self. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9, 115-132.

Beckes, L., IJzerman, H., Tops, M. (2015). Toward a radically embodied neuroscience of attachment and relationships. Frontiers in Psychology(Full text)

IJzerman, H., Coan, J. A., Wagemans, F. A. M., Missler, M. A., Van Beest, I., Lindenberg, S. M., & Tops, M. (2015). A theory of social thermoregulation in human primates. Frontiers in Psychology. (Link)

IJzerman, H., Regenberg, N. F. E., Saddlemyer, J., & Koole, S. L. (2015). Perceptual effects of linguistic category priming: The Stapel and Semin (2007) paradigm revisited in twelve experiments. Acta Psychologica. (Link) (Replication package).

Topolinski, S., Zürn, M., & Schneider, I. K. (2015). What’s In and What’s Out in Branding? A Novel Articulation Effect for Brand Names. Frontiers in Psychology6, 585. (Full text)


Koole, S. L., & Veenstra, L. (2014). Does emotion regulation occur only inside people’s heads? Towards a situated cognition approach to emotion regulation. Psychological Inquiry. (Full text)

Schneider, I. K. , Parzuchowski, M., Wojciszke, B., Schwarz, N., & Koole, S. L.  (2014). Weighty data: importance information influences estimated weight of digital information storage devices. Frontiers in Psychology5, 1536. (Full Text)

Ruigendijk, H., & Koole, S. L. (2014). When focusing on your goals interferes with cognitive control: Action versus state orientation and over-maintenance of intentions. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 659-672.

Flint, J., Cuijpers, P., Horder, J., Koole, S. L., & Munafo, M. R. (2014). Is there an excess of significant findings in published studies of psychotherapy for depression? Psychological Medicine.

Cuijpers, P., Koole, S. L., van Dijke, A., Roca, M., Li, J., & Reynolds, C. F. (2014). Psychotherapy for subclinical depression: A meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 205, 268-274.

Cuijpers, P., Turner, E. H., Koole, S. L., van Dijke, A., & Smit, F. (2014). What is the threshold for a clinically relevant effect? The case of major depressive disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 31, 374-378.

Tops, M., Boksem, M., Quirin, M., IJzerman, H., & Koole. S. L. (2014). Internally-directed cognition and mindfulness: An integrative perspective derived from reactive versus predictive control systems theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 429.

Tops, M., Koole, S. L., IJzerman, H., Buisman-Pijlman, F. T. (2014). Why social attachment and oxytocin protect against addiction and stress: Insights from the dynamics between ventral and dorsal corticostriatal systems. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 119, 39-48.

Cuijpers, P., Sijbrandij, M., Koole, S. L., Huibers, M., Berking, M., & Andersson, G. 2014). Psychological treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review 34, 130-140.

Cuijpers, P., Sijbrandij, M., Koole, S. L., Andersson, G., Beekman, A. T., & Reynolds, C. (2014). Adding psychotherapy to antidepressant medication in depression and anxiety disorders: A meta-analysis. World Psychiatry, 13, 56-67.

Koole, S. L., Tjew A Sin, M., & Schneider, I. K.. (2014). Embodied terror management: (Simulated) Interpersonal touch alleviates existential concerns among individuals with low self-esteem. Psychological Science, 25(1), 30-37. (Link)


Samur, D., Tops, M., Schlinkert, C., Quirin, M., Cuijpers, P., & Koole, S. L. (2013). Four decades of research on alexithymia: moving toward clinical applications. Frontiers in psychology4. (Link)

Koole, S. L., Fockenberg, D., Tops, M., & Schneider, I. K. (2013). The birth and death of the superhero film. To appear in J. Greenberg & D. Sullivan (Eds.), Fade to black: Death in classic and contemporary cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Koole, S.L., Tops, M., Strübin, S, Bouw, J., Schneider, I.K. & Jostmann, N.B. The Ego Fixation Hypothesis: Involuntary Persistence of Self-Control. In   J. P. Forgas & E. Harmon-Jones (Eds.), The control within: Motivation and its regulation. New York, NY, US: Psychology Press

Cuijpers, P., Sijbrandij, M., Koole, S. L, Andersson, G., Beekman, A. T., & Reynolds, C. F. (2013). The efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in treating depressive and anxiety disorders: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. World Psychiatry, 12(2), 137-148. (Link)

Cuijpers, P., Huibers, M., Ebert, D. D., Koole, S. L. & Andersson, G. (2013). How much psychotherapy is needed to treat depression? A metaregression analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 149 (1), 1-13. (Link)

Tops, M., Boksem, M. A. S., & Koole, S. L. (2013). Subjective effort derives from a neurological monitor of performance costs and physiological resources. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(06), 703-704. (Link)

Tops, M., Koole, S. L., & Weijers, A. A. (2013). The Pe of Perfectionism: Concern over mistakes predicts the amplitude of a late frontal error positivity. Journal of Psychophysiology, 27(2), 84-94. (Link)

Kazén, M., Kuhl, J., & Koole, S. L. (2013). Excelling at selling: Effects of charming personality style on sales performance. PsyCh Journal, 2(2), 86-100. (Link)

Fockenberg, D., Koole, S. L., Lakens, D., & Semin, G. R. (2013). Shifting evaluation windows: Forward primes with long SOAs may eliminate backward priming. PLoS ONE, 8(1): e54739. (Link)

Tjew A Sin, M. & Koole, S.L. (2013). That human touch that means so much: Exploring the tactile dimension of social life. The Inquisitive Mind, issue 17.  (Link) 


Koole, S. L., & Lakens, D. (2012). Rewarding replications: A sure and simple way to improve psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 608-614. (Link)

Tops, M., & Koole, S. L. (2012). An updated update to personality and error monitoring. Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience, 6, article 283. (Link)

Van den Berg, A. E., & Koole, S. L. (2012). Sleep-promoting effects of contact with nature. International Journal of Psychology, 47, 355-355.

Koole, S. L., Jostmann, N. B., & Baumann, N. (2012). Do demanding conditions help or hurt self-regulation? Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 328-346. (Link)

Morf, C. C., & Koole, S. L. (2012). The self. In M. Hewstone, W. Stroebe, & K. Jonas (Eds.). Introduction to social psychology (4th edition, pp. 121-169). London: Blackwell.


Koole, S. L., & Rothermund, K. (2011). “I feel better but I don’t know why”: The psychology of implicit emotion regulation. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 389-399. (Link)

Koole, S. L., & Fockenberg, D. A. (2011). Implicit emotion regulation under demanding conditions: The moderating role of action versus state orientation. Cognition and Emotion, 25 440-452. (Link)

Bremner, R., & Koole, S. L., & Bushman, B. (2011). “Pray for those who mistreat you”: Effects of prayer on anger and aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 37, 830-837. (Link)

IJzerman, H., & Koole, S. L. (2011). From perceptual rags to metaphoric riches: Bodily, social, and cultural constraints on socio-cognitive metaphors. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 355-361. (Link)

DeWall, C. N., Twenge, J. M., Koole, S. L., Baumeister, R. F., Marquez, A., & Reid, M. W. (2011). Automatic emotion regulation after social exclusion: Tuning to positivity. Emotion, 11, 623-635. (Link)