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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. R.G. Withagen

Assistant Professor

University degrees

2005:Ph.D. Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam

2000:M.Sc. Theoretical Psychology (cum laude), Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University, Leiden

 

Publications

Book

Withagen, R. (2013). Een bewogen fundament: De filosofische grondslagen van de bewegingswetenschappen. Rotterdam: 2010Uitgevers.

      

Articles in international journals

Withagen, R., van der Kamp, J., de Wit, M. (in press). Suboptimalities for sure: Arguments from evolutionary theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (Invited commentary). 

Withagen, R. (2018). Towards an ecological approach to emotions and the individual differences therein. New Ideas in Psychology, 51, 21-26. 

Withagen, R., & van der Kamp, J. (2018). An ecological approach to creativity in making. New Ideas in Psychology, 49, 1-6.

Caljouw, S.R., de Vries, R., & Withagen, R. (2017). RAAAF’s office landscape The End of Sitting: Energy expenditure and temporary comfort when working in non-sitting postures. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0187529.

de Wit, M.M., de Vries, S., van der Kamp, J., & Withagen, R. (2017). Affordances and neuroscience: Steps towards a successful marriage. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 80, 622-629.

Sporrel, K., Caljouw, S.R., & Withagen, R. (2017). Children prefer a nonstandardized to a standardized jumping stone configuration: Playing time and judgments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 53, 131-137.

Withagen, R., & Caljouw, S.R. (2017). Aldo van Eyck’s playgrounds: Aesthetics, affordances, and creativity. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1130.

Sporrel, K., Caljouw, S.R., & Withagen, R. (2017). Gap-crossing behavior in a standardized and a nonstandardized jumping stone configuration. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176165. 

Withagen, R., Araujo, D., & de Poel, H.J. (2017). Inviting affordances and agency. New Ideas in Psychology, 45, 11-18.

de Wit, M.M., van der Kamp, J., & Withagen, R. (2016). Gibsonian neuroscience. Theory & Psychology, 26, 413-415.

Withagen, R, & Caljouw, S.R. (2016). The end of sitting: An empirical study on working in an office of the future. Sports Medicine, 46, 1019–1027. 

van Dijk, L., & Withagen, R. (2016). Temporalizing agency: Moving beyond on- and offline cognition. Theory & Psychology, 26, 5-26.

Dicks, M., van der Kamp, J., Withagen, R., & Koedijker, J. (2015). “Can we hasten expertise by video simulations?” Considerations from an ecological psychology perspective. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 46, 587-607.

Jongeneel, D, & Withagen, R., & Zaal, F.T.J.M. (2015). Do children create standardized playgrounds? A study on the gap-crossing affordances of jumping stones. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 44, 45-52.

de Vries, S., Withagen, R., & Zaal, F.T.J.M. (2015). Transfer of attunement in length perception by dynamic touch. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77, 1396-1410.

Prieske, B., Withagen, R., Smith, J., & Zaal, F.T.J.M. (2015). Affordances in a simple playscape: Are children attracted to challenging affordances? Journal of Environmental Psychology41, 101-111. 

van Dijk, L., Withagen, R., & Bongers, R. M. (2015). Information without content. A Gibsonian reply to enactivists’ worries. Cognition, 134, 210-214.

de Wit, M.M., van der Kamp, J., & Withagen, R. (2015). Visual illusions and direct perception: Elaborating on Gibson's insights. New Ideas in Psychology, 36, 1-9.

Rop, G., & Withagen R. (2014). Perceivers vary in their capacity to benefit from feedback in learning to perceive length by dynamic touch. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 864-876.

van Dijk, L., & Withagen, R. (2014). The horizontal worldview: A Wittgensteinian attitude towards scientific psychology. Theory & Psychology, 24, 3-18.

van der Kamp, J., Withagen, R., & de Wit, M. M. (2013). Cultural and learning differences in the Judd illusion. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 1027-1038. 

Withagen, R., de Poel, H. J., Araújo, D, & Pepping, G. J. (2012). Affordances can invite behaviour: Reconsidering the relation between affordances and agency. New Ideas in Psychology, 30, 250-258.

Withagen, R., & Chemero, A. (2012). Affordances and classification: On the significance of a sidebar in James Gibson’s last book. Philosophical Psychology, 25, 521-537.

Withagen, R., & Caljouw, S. (2011). Aging affects attunement in perceiving length by dynamic touch. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 1216-1226.

Withagen, R., & van Wermeskerken, M. (2010). The role of affordances in the evolutionary process reconsidered: A niche construction perspective. Theory & Psychology, 20, 489-510.

Withagen, R., & van der Kamp, J. (2010). Towards a new ecological conception of perceptual information: Lessons from a developmental systems perspective. Human Movement Science, 29, 149-163.

Menger, R., & Withagen, R. (2009). How mechanical context and feedback jointly determine the use of mechanical variables in length perception by dynamic touch. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 71, 1862-1875.

Withagen, R., & Chemero, A. (2009). Naturalizing perception: Developing the Gibsonian approach to perception along evolutionary lines. Theory & Psychology, 19, 363-389.

Withagen, R., & van Wermeskerken, M. (2009). Individual differences in learning to perceive length by dynamic touch: Evidence for variation in perceptual learning capacities. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 71, 64-75.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2007). Transfer of calibration between length and sweet-spot perception by dynamic touch. Ecological Psychology, 19, 1-19.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2005). The role of feedback information for calibration and attunement in perceiving length by dynamic touch. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 1379-1390.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2005). On ecological conceptualizations of perceptual systems and action systems. Theory & Psychology, 15, 603-620.

Withagen, R. (2004). The pickup of nonspecifying variables does not entail indirect perception. Ecological Psychology, 16, 237-253.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2004). Transfer of calibration in length perception by dynamic touch. Perception & Psychophysics, 66, 1282-1292.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2002). The calibration of walking transfers to crawling: Are action systems calibrated? Ecological Psychology, 14, 223-234.   

Michaels, C. F., Withagen, R., Jacobs, D. M., Zaal, F. T. J. M., & Bongers, R. M. (2001). Information, perception, and action: a reply to commentators. Ecological psychology, 13, 227-244.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (1999). An ecological approach to cognitive (im)penetrability. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 399-400.

 

Book chapters

Withagen, R. (2010). De slimme aardworm. In R. Bongers, S. Caljouw, E. Hartman & R. den Otter (Eds.). Smart Movements. 25 jaar bewegingswetenschappen Groningen. UMCG/Rijsuniversiteit Groningen.

Withagen, R. (2007). Ontstaat de betekenisvolle omgeving in ons brein? In J. van Baak, J. Bartels, B. van Heusden, & C. Wildevuur (Eds.), Cultuur en Cognitie: Het menselijk vermogen om betekenis te geven (pp. 11-21). Budel: Damon.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2003). Transfer of calibration in dynamic touch: Length and sweet-spot perception. In S. Rogers & J. Effken (Eds.), Studies in perception and action VII (pp. 91-94). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

Other

Jongeneel, D., Withagen, R., Caljouw, S., & Smith, J. (2016). Een omgeving die uitnodigt tot bewegen. S+RO, 97, 42-45.

Withagen, R. (2010). Het leven loopt langs lijnen: Tim Ingolds nieuwe kijk op mensen, bewegen en de omgeving. De Academische Boekengids, 81, 9-11.

      

Teaching

2010-present:Philosophy of science and ethics (Master)

2005-present:Theoretical Issues in Movement Sciences (Bachelor)

2005-present:Supervising several Bachelor and Master projects

2009:Perception and Action (Master)

2004-2010:Introduction to Methods and Statistics (Bachelor)

2003:Perception and Human Movement (with Prof. dr. P.J. Beek)

 

Awards

2014:Teacher of the Year, University Medical Center Groningen

2014:Teacher of the Year, Center for Human Movement Sciences

2011:Teacher of the Year, University Medical Center Groningen

2011:Teacher of the Year, Center for Human Movement Sciences

 

Committees

2011-present:Member of the Ethical Committee, Center for Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen.

2006-2011:Member of the Programme Committee, Center for Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen.

2005-2011:Member of the Admission Committee, Center for Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen.

 

Conferences

2006:Organisation of the 9th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Groningen, July 5-8, 2006 (with Dr. F.T.J.M. Zaal and Dr. R.M. Bongers)

 

PhD-committees

Supervisor

2016: Ludger van Dijk, Department of Philosophy, University of Antwerp, Belgium: May 9, 2016


Jury

2018: Jan van Eemeren, Department of Philosophy, University of Antwerp, Belgium: June 26, 2018. 

2013: Nienke Debats, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University,  Amsterdam, the Netherlands: February 25, 2013.

2012: Margot van Wermeskerken, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University,  Amsterdam, the Netherlands: November 28, 2012.

2011:Wim van Lier, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: December 7, 2011.

2010: Matt Dicks. School of Physical Education. University of Otaga, Dunedin, New Zealand: June 24, 2010.

2007:Rolf van de Langenberg. Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: June 4, 2007.

2006:Rob Pijpers. Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: April 13, 2006.

         

Memberships

Slow Food International

De Wereldfietser (Dutch organisation for world cyclists)

 

Reviews

Editoral board: Ecological Psychology

Ad-hoc reviewer for: American Journal of Psychology; Attention, Perception & Psychophysics; Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Disability & Rehabilitation; Environment and Behavior; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Human Movement Science; International Journal of Sport Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; National Science Foundation; Perception; Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences; Philosophical Psychology; Sports Medicine; Synthese; Theory & Psychology; Vision Research

 

Presentations

Oral

Withagen, R., & van der Kamp, J. (2018). An ecological approach to creativity in making. 15th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Montauban, France: June 13, 2018.

Withagen, R. (2018). Towards environments that enhance physical activity. Invited lecture at Man Made Blue Zones: Healthy Aging Together. Groningen, the Netherlands: April 3, 2018.

Withagen, R. (2016). Physical activity and inviting affordances in the built environment. Keynote lecture at National Sport Psychology Meeting. Setúbal, Portugal: November 25, 2016.

Withagen, R., de Poel, H.J., & Araujo, D. (2016). Inviting affordances and agency. 14th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Groningen: July 8, 2016.

Withagen, R. (2016). Inviting affordances: Theory and some empirical studies. Invited lecture at Moving cognition beyond its basic ecology. Antwerp, Belgium, May 10, 2016.

Withagen, R. (2015). Ruimte en gedrag: Van ‘affordances’ naar The end of sitting. Invited lecture at GRAS Kennisboo(s)t. Groningen, the Netherlands: October 8, 2015.

Withagen, R. (2015). Inviting affordances: Theory and some studies on playgrounds. Invited lecture at SMART Cognitive Science: The Amsterdam Conference. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: March 26, 2015.

Withagen, R. (2015). Affordances and playgrounds. Invited lecture at University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands: January 12, 2015.

Withagen, R. (2014). Towards a relational conception of information. Invited lecture at Rissho University, Tokyo, Japan: August 25, 2014. 

Withagen, R. (2014). Developing Gibson’s theory of perception along evolutionary lines. Invited lecture at Rissho University, Tokyo, Japan: August 25, 2014.

Withagen, R. (2014). Inviting affordances: Theory and an exploratory study on playgrounds. Invited lecture at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan: August 22, 2014.

Withagen, R. (2014). Round table: The future of Ecological Psychology. Invited panel member. 13th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Lusty Beg, Northern Ireland: June 28, 2014.

Withagen, R., Prieske, B., Smith, J., & Zaal, F.T.J.M. (2014). Affordances and playgrounds: Taking the body seriously. 13th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Lusty Beg, Northern Ireland: June 26, 2014.

Withagen, R. (2013). Evolution and perception: In defense of individual differences. Exploratieve bewegingen in de haptische waarnemening, Amsterdam: February 25, 2013.

Withagen, R., de Poel, H., Araujo, D, & Pepping, G. J. (2012). Affordances and agency: Lessons from different fields of inquiry. 12th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Madrid, Spain: June 28, 2012.

Withagen, R. (2010). Taking evolution seriously in the study of perceptual learning. 11th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Frejus, France: June 10, 2010.

Withagen, R. (2007). Ontstaat de betekenisvolle wereld in ons brein? Invited lecture at the Senioren Academie, Groningen, the Netherlands: September 28, 2007.

Withagen, R. (2007). An evolutionary analysis of the information-based theory of perception. 7th Gatherings in Biosemiotics, Groningen, the Netherlands: June 8, 2007.

Withagen, R. (2006). Furthering Gibson’s naturalisation of perception. Invited lecture at the University of Portsmouth, UK: May 17, 2006.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2005). The role of feedback information for calibration and attunement. Invited lecture at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA: July 28, 2005.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2004). Information for calibration and information for attunement in length perception by dynamic touch. 8th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Torri del Benaco, Italy: June 28, 2004.

Withagen, R. (2003). Waarneming is direkt: Wat betekent dat eigenlijk? Invited lecture at TNO, Soesterberg, the Netherlands: December 4, 2003.

Withagen, R. (2003). Gibsons ecologische benadering, een omgevingspsychologie. Lecture at a meeting of het promovendinetwerk voor Mens&Omgeving, Groningen, the Netherlands: August 22, 2003.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2002). Transfer of calibration in dynamic touch. 7th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Bendor, France: July 5, 2002.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2002). Transfer of calibration in dynamic touch. Invited Lecture at the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, Storrs, CT, USA: April22, 2002.

 

Poster

Withagen, R., & Chemero, A. (2006). An evolutionary analysis of the doctrine of specificity. 9th European Workshop on Ecological Psychology, Groningen: July 5-8, 2006.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2003). Transfer of calibration in dynamic touch: Length and sweet-spot perception. 9th Winter Conference of the Dutch Psychonomic Society, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands: December 19, 2003.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2003). Transfer of calibration in dynamic touch: Length and sweet-spot perception. 12th International Conference on Perception and Action, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia: July 13-18, 2003.

Withagen, R. & Michaels, C. F. (2003). Transfer of calibration in dynamic touch: Length and sweet-spot perception. Euroconference on computational mechanisms for the generation and perception of action in 3D space, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, April 5-10, 2003.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2001). The calibration of walking transfers to crawling: Are action systems calibrated? 8th Winter Conference of the Dutch Psychonomic Society, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands: December 14, 2001.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2001). The calibration of haptically perceived length to visually perceived reachable distance. 11th International Conference on Perception and Action, Storrs, CT, USA: June 25-29, 2001.

Withagen, R., & Michaels, C. F. (2001). The calibration of walking transfers to crawling: Are action systems calibrated? 11th International Conference on Perception and Action, Storrs, CT, USA: June 25-29, 2001.

 

 

 

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