dr. V.E. (Vera) Heininga

Postdoctoral researcher

Research

Postal address:
Netherlands

Research interests

- Positive emotions dynamics
- Mental health and well-being
- Depression
- Open Science

I combine insights from psychology,  sociology, pedagogics, educational science, and psychometrics to investigate the role of positive emotion dynamics (i.e., patterns and regularities with which positive emotions change over time) in mental health, wellbeing, and mood disorders.

I aim for robust and reproducible findings, meaning that I: love research transparency; pre-register my confirmatory analyses a priori (e.g., on OSF); use Open Workflow Tools (e.g., R Markdown); publish in Open Access journals; make my data and annotated syntaxes publicly available (e.g., via Code Ocean), and stimulate the implementation of open access publishing within my faculty.

Publications
  1. Positive affective functioning in anhedonic individuals' daily life: Anything but Flat and Blunted

    Heininga, V. E., Van Roekel, E., Ahles, J. J., Oldehinkel, A. J. & Mezulis, A. H., 15-Aug-2017, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 218, p. 437-445 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. I just ran a thousand analyses: benefits of multiple testing in understanding equivocal evidence on gene-environment interactions

    Heininga, V. E., Oldehinkel, A. J., Veenstra, R. & Nederhof, E., 27-May-2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 5, 16 p., e0125383.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Reward and punishment learning in daily life: A replication study

    Heininga, V. E., van Roekel, E., Wichers, M. & Oldehinkel, A. J., 4-Oct-2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 10, 18 p., e0180753.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. An exploratory randomized controlled trial of personalized lifestyle advice and tandem skydives as a means to reduce anhedonia

    Van Roekel, E., Vrijen, C., Heininga, V. E., Masselink, M., Bos, E. H. & Oldehinkel, A. J., Jan-2017, In : Behavior Therapy. 48, 1, p. 76-96 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. The effects of a personalized lifestyle advice and tandem skydive on pleasure in anhedonic young adults

    van Roekel, E., Vrijen, C., Heininga, V. E., Masselink, M., Nederhof, E. & Oldehinkel, A. J., Jul-2016, In : Bipolar Disorders. 18, p. 171-172 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractAcademic

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Datasets
  1. I just ran a thousand analyses

    Heininga, V. (Creator), Plos one, May-2015

    Dataset

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Prizes
  1. Academy Ter Meulen Grant

    Vera Heininga (Recipient) & Peter Kuppens (Recipient), 23-Jun-2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitivelyAcademic

  2. Early Career Travel Award Program

    Vera Heininga (Recipient), 2017

    PrizeAcademic

  3. Full-time postdoctoral fellowship

    Vera Heininga (Recipient) & Peter Kuppens (Recipient), 12-Jul-2017

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitivelyAcademic

  4. ISRCAP Scholarship 2015

    Vera Heininga (Recipient), 2015

    PrizeAcademic

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Activities
  1. Advanced Methods for Reproducible Science

    Vera Heininga (Participant)
    7-Apr-201712-Apr-2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  2. Masterclass on research reproducibility, by John P.A. Ioannidis

    Vera Heininga (Participant)
    18-Nov-2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Academy Ter Meulen Grants Awards 2017

    Vera Heininga

    23/06/2017

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

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