Research about expectancies, communication and conditioning for health and disease
There is increasing evidence that psychological processes, including stress, influence the quality of life, disease outcomes, and effects of medical treatments in both healthy populations and somatic conditions. Our overarching goal is to understand and make optimal use of psychoneurobiological mechanisms that underlie health and chronic conditions. To this end, we combine innovative insights from different disciplines (e.g., psychology, medicine, biology, genetics, communication) in testing psychoneurobiological mechanisms of symptom perception, stress responsiveness, and adjustment to or progression of chronic disease, as well as in developing and implementing disease-generic personalized psychological or psychobiological interventions for healthy and patient populations (e.g., through e-health).
A Virtual Reality training tool for optimizing expectancy effects in patient-provider interaction. We aim to create an innovative e-learning and virt…Read more
4 Apr. 2022
Maandag 4 april 2022 organiseerden Andrea Evers, Liesbeth van Vliet, Janine Westendorp en Suzanne Derksen De Dag van het Placebo-Effect.Read more
Creating better insight into which communication can influence patient outcomes can help to improve care. Our ultimate ambition is to improve patients…Read more