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About us Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Psychology Research Units Clinical Psych. & Exp. Psychopathology

Assessment and cognitive behavioral interventions in anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders

Clinical Psychology, Psychometrics and Statistics

The main research is on assessment instruments, treatment outcome and working mechanisms of cognitive behavior therapies for anxiety disorders, emetophobia (fear of vomiting), and obsessive compulsive disorders. Also the role of comorbidity (e.g., autism spectrum disorders) is studied.

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology


Selection of BA and MA student projects
  • Emotional reasoning in patients with an obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Effectiveness of individual and group exposure in vivo for social phobia


  • Verwoerd, J., van Hout, W.J.P.J., & de Jong, P.J. (2016). Disgust- and anxiety-based emotional reasoning in non-clinical fear of vomiting. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 83-89.
  • Van Apeldoorn, F.J., van Hout, W.J.P.J., Timmerman, M.E., Mersch, P.P.A., & den Boer, J.A. (2013) Rate of improvement during and across three treatments for Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or both combined. Journal of Affective Disorders, 150(2), 313-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.04.012

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