Guido van Koningsbruggen
I received my MA degree in 2003 from the VU University Amsterdam. In 2004 I started as a PhD-student at the same university investigating the impact of self-affirmation on the processing and acceptance of threatening information. More specifically, I examined the effect of self-affirmation on health information processing under different levels of self-threat. As of November 2008, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University.
My primary research interest concerns social cognition and (health) behavior change. My current work focuses on social cognitive determinants of successful self-regulation in the domain of eating and dieting behavior. This work involves both fundamental research on cognitive and motivational processes as well as applied studies on changing dieting behavior.
Van Koningsbruggen, G.M., Stroebe, W., Papies, E.K., & Aarts, H. (2011). Implementation intentions as goal primes: Boosting self-control in tempting environments. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 551-557. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.799 Download article
Van Koningsbruggen, G.M., Stroebe, W., & Aarts, H. (2011). Through the eyes of dieters: Biased size perception of food following tempting food primes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47, 293-299. Download article
Hofmann, W., Van Koningsbruggen, G. M., Stroebe, W., Ramanathan, S., & Aarts, H. (2010). As pleasure unfolds: Hedonic responses to tempting food. Psychological Science, 21, 1863-1870. Download article
Van Koningsbruggen, G.M., Das, E., & Roskos-Ewoldsen, D.R. (2009). How self-affirmation reduces defensive processing of threatening health information: Evidence at the implicit level. Health Psychology, 28, 563-568. Download article
Van Koningsbruggen, G. M., & Das, E. (2009). Don’t derogate this message! Self-affirmation promotes online type 2 diabetes risk test taking. Psychology and Health, 24, 635-649. Download article
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