Staff members with discipline Psychology
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My project is supervised by Dr. M.J. Schroevers, Prof. Dr. A.V. Ranchor and Dr. J. Fleer.
Keywords: stress, occupational health, work-related well-being, recovery, leisure, work, non-work, leisure crafting, job crafting, creativity, work engagement, diary studies, longitudinal research, ecological momentary assessments
Well-being at work
Adult lifespan and career development
Willingness to Care
Social Support & Relationship Satisfaction
Diary Studies (Intensive Longitudinal Methods)
I am currently working in the lab of Prof. dr. Mariët Hagedoorn and Prof. dr. Robbert Sanderman as an Early Stage Researcher for the ENTWINE Informal Care Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network ITN funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.
In my project "Diversity of Experiences in Caregiver-Care Recipient Dyads", I investigate the interpersonal processes that stimulate or decrease willingness to care and wellbeing in couples as well as other caregiving dyads over time. A full understanding of the caregiving experience is essential to support caregivers and care recipients and help them to increase their reciprocal willingness to provide and receive care. For this reason, my project is structured as dyadic research which includes both caregivers and care recipients.
This project is part of the "ENTWINE iCohort", an International Intensive Longitudinal Study aimed at detailing the current and future caregiving challenges taking into account the psychological, relational, cultural and socio-economic aspects of the caregiving issues across Europe.
Couples dealing with chronic disease (i.e., dyadic coping)
Health behavior in a dyadic context
Intensive longitudinal designs (e.g., couple diary studies)
Illness not only affects patients, but also those who are close to them. To be able to provide adequate health care and psychosocial support, it is important to understand the consequences of illness for daily life, and emotional and social functioning of both patients and their significant others. Accordingly, the research in my lab "Intimate relationships in the face of illness" focuses on three main themes: dyadic coping, health behavior in a dyadic (or couples') context, and informal caregiving.
Personal goals and goal adjustment
Well-being of (future) health-care professionals
Longitudinal cohort studies
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can have a far-reaching impact on people's psychological well-being. But why do some patients deal with the consequences of an illness better than others? Studying personal goal pursuit and goal adjustment gives us insight into this question. Related questions are: Which goals are important for patients, and what happens when they are nog longer attainable? And how can we help patients succesfully adjust to their illness? Aiming to answer these, and related, questions, is the main focus of my current research.
Additionally, I am transfering my knowledge concerning goals from a psycho-oncology setting, to an educational setting. In a longitudinal cohort study, we are currently studying personal goals and well-being of medical students. With this study, we aim to identify factors which can ensure a healthy future health-care professional, as well as a sustainable health-care system.
For creativity and brainstorming, I'm interested in the way in which sharing ideas helps or harms people's creativity, which will likely differ per person. Whereas novel and flexible ideas will be beneficial for some, others' creativity and productivity will benefit more from everyday and structured ideas.
For flow, I'm interested in how flow experiences help to reach your full potential, and how such an experience adds to your (creative) performance.
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Pain and Ageing
Pain and Cognition
Pain Assessment and Pain Management in Dementia
Facial Expression Research
Substance Use Prevention
Substance Abuse Treatment
Adolescent Drug Use
Family Factors in Drug Use/Abuse
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Emotional development and emotion dynamics
Auditory Prostheses and Hearing Aids
- nature of depression, subtypes of depression
- illness perceptions of depressive symptoms and need for psychological care
- posttraumatic growth/benefit finding
- emotion-regulation and self-regulation
- mindfulness and self-compassion.
(2) Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of psychological screening and interventions and underlying mechanisms of change, with a specific focus on individual Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I am inherently interested in the phenomenon of positive adaptation which I came across when I worked as a nurse with very ill children, during my PhD in children with cancer, and in India where I am involved in research activities for an NGO that provides healthcare and education for the poorest of the poor who live on the streets of Kolkata (Calcutta).
My current rearch focuses on:
- Selfregulation: goal adjustment, benefit-finding/post-traumatic growth
- Goal conflict
I have a strong interest in cross-cultural research.
I am currently researching whether psychosocial factors like depression can predict the onset of cancer
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