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Wijnand A. P. Van Tilburg

Wijnand A. P. Van Tilburg

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I received my Bachelors and Research Masters degrees in social psychology from Tilburg University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2011, I completed my PhD degree at the University of Limerick, investigating the psychological signature and consequences of boredom in collaboration with Dr. Eric Igou. This was followed by a post as lecturer (assistant professor) in psychology, lecturing mainly on statistics and economic psychology. In April 2013, I joined the School of Psychology of the University of Southampton as Research Fellow working primarily with Prof. Constantine Sedikides and Dr. Tim Wildschut.

I am member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity and am a social cognition researcher. My research mainly concerns decision making, emotion, and motivation, using experimental methods. A major part of my research involves the study of nostalgia and boredom, and how these experiences affect phenomena such as economic behaviour, intergroup processes, and self-regulation. In addition to the above, I am also involved in research on game theory and existential psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Igou, E. R., Van Dongen, F., & Van Tilburg, W. A. P. (2012). Preferences. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Vol. 3, pp. 152-159). Academic Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Economic Psychology
  • Empirical Psychology
  • Major Research Project Coordinator (i.e., Masters Thesis)
  • Psychology and Everyday Life
  • Psychology of Individual and Social Well-Being
  • Research Methods

Wijnand A. P. Van Tilburg
School of Psychology
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Ireland

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