Psychology

Wijnand A P van Tilburg

Primary position:
Research Fellow

Background

The University of Southampton

I received my Bachelors and Research Masters degrees in social psychology from Tilburg University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2011, I completed my PhD degree at the University of Limerick, investigating the psychological signature and consequences of boredom in collaboration with Dr. Eric Igou. This was followed by a post as lecturer (assistant professor) in psychology, lecturing mainly on statistics and economic psychology. In April 2013, I joined the School of Psychology of the University of Southampton as Research Fellow working primarily with Prof. Constantine Sedikides and Dr. Tim Wildschut.

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Publications

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R. (in press). Moving onwards: An action continuation strategy in finding the way. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R. (2014). From Van Gogh to Lady Gaga: Artist eccentricity increases perceived artistic skill and art appreciation. European Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.1999

Maher, P. J., Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Van den Tol, A. J. M. (2013). Meaning in music: Deviations from expectations in music prompt outgroup derogation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 449-454. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.1969

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., Igou, E. R., & Sedikides, C. (2013). In search of meaningfulness: Using nostalgia as an antidote to boredom. Emotion, 13, 450-461. DOI: 10.1037/a0030442

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R. (2013). On the meaningfulness of behavior: An expectancy x value approach. Motivation and Emotion, 37, 373-388. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-012-9316-3

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R. (2013). De zin van een verveeld bestaan. [The purpose of a boring existence]. In-Mind Magazine, 1.

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R. (2012). On boredom: Lack of challenge and meaning as distinct boredom experiences. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 181-194. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-011-9234-9

Igou, E. R., Van Dongen, F., & Van Tilburg, W. A. P. (2012). Preferences. In V. S. Ramachandran (ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior (Vol. 3), pp. 152-159. Academic Press.

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R. (2011). On boredom and social identity: A pragmatic meaning-regulation approach. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1679-1691. DOI: 10.1177/0146167211418530

Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R. (2011). On the meaningfulness of existence: When life salience boosts adherence to worldviews. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 740-750. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.819

 

Research

Research Interests

I am member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity and am a social cognition researcher. My research mainly concerns decision making, emotion, and motivation, using experimental methods. A major part of my research involves the study of nostalgia and boredom, and how these experiences affect phenomena such as economic behaviour, intergroup processes, and self-regulation. In addition to the above, I am also involved in research on game theory and existential psychology.

Primary research group:  Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI)

Teaching Responsibilities

My past teaching experience methods and statistics, cognitive psychology, motivation, the self, and economic psychology.

Contact

Dr Wijnand A P van Tilburg
Centre for Research on Self and Identity
School of Psychology
Highfield Campus
Southampton
S017 1BJ
Room Number: 44/4001
Telephone: (023) 8059 4584
Email: Wavt1r12@soton.ac.uk