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Jos Brosschot

Professor by Special Appointment of Psycho-physiological Mechanisms of Stress in Daily Life

Name
Prof.dr. J.F. Brosschot
Telephone
+31 71 527 3740
E-mail
brosschot@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

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Short CV

Prof. Jos Brosschot is professor by special appointment ‘psycho-physiological mechanisms of stress in daily life’. Together with psychologists and immunologists from Utrecht, he proved as one of the first that stress affects the immune system.  After obtaining his PhD he worked at the University of Amsterdam.

Research

Jos Brosschot's research has always focussed on the mechanisms that are responsible for the effects of the mind on the body. He has performed various laboratory- and field projects into the relation between worrying, heart activity and physical complaints. Over the years he received various grants, i.e., a KNAW grant and several NWO grants.

Expertise

  • The influence of psychological stress on physiology and somatic disease, with a special focus on prolonged physiological stress responses and its psychophysiological mechanisms, such as perseverative cognition (e.g. worry, rumination etc.) and 'unconscious stress'
  • Studies in real life (‘ecological momentary assessment’) using ambulatory measures of e.g. heart activity and psychological factors (stressors, perseverative cognition, unconscious stress)
  • Laboratory studies of unconscious stress: its nature and physiological effects 


Core publications

See also  Google Scholar and  ResearchGate 

  • Ottaviani, C., Thayer, J.F., Verkuil, B., Lonigro, A., Medea, B., Couyoumdjian, A., & Brosschot, J.F. (2015). Physiological Concomitants of Perseverative Cognition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Psychological Bulletin. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/bul0000036
     
  • Brosschot, J.F. (2010) Markers of chronic stress: Prolonged physiological activation and (un)conscious perseverative cognition. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 35 (2010) 46–50. 
     
  • Brosschot, J.F., Verkuil, B. & Thayer, J.F. (2010) Conscious and unconscious perseverative cognition: Is a large part of prolonged physiological activity due to unconscious stress?  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69(4), 407-16   
     
  • Verkuil, Brosschot, Gebhardt, W. & Thayer, J.F. (2010) When worries make you sick: A review of perseverative cognition, the default stress response and somatic health.   Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 1(1), 87-118.          
     
  • Brosschot, J.F, Gerin, W. &  Thayer, J.F. (2006) Worry and health: the perseverative cognition hypothesis.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, 113-124.   
     
  • Brosschot,  J.F., Pieper, S. & Thayer J.F. (2005) Expanding Stress Theory: Prolonged Activation And Perseverative Cognition. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 30(10):1043-9.   
     
  • Brosschot J.F. & Thayer J.F. (1998) Anger inhibition, cardiovascular recovery, and vagal function: a model of the link between hostility and cardiovascular disease.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 20(4), 1-8.   
     
  • Brosschot J.F., Godaert G.L.R., Benschop R.J., Olff, M. & Bal­lieux, R.E. & Heijnen, C.J.  (1998) Experimental stress and immunological reactivity: a closer look at perceived uncontrollability.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 60(3), 359-361.   
     
  • Brosschot, J.F., Benschop R.J., Go­daert G.L.R., De Smet M.B.M., Olff M., Heijn­en­ C.J. & Bal­lieux R.E. (1992) Effects of experi­men­tal psycho­logical stress on dis­tribu­tion and func­tion of perip­he­ral blood cells.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 54, 394-406. 

Teaching

  • Stress Health and Disease: course at (International) Bachelor Psychology Leiden (convenor).
  • Psychology of Stress and Health: course at Leiden University College The Hague, major Global Public Health (convenor) .
  • Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology: course at (International) Bachelor Psychology Leiden (teacher)  

Professor by Special Appointment of Psycho-physiological Mechanisms of Stress in Daily Life

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A10

Contact

Professor by Special Appointment of Psycho-physiological Mechanisms of Stress in Daily Life

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A10

Contact

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