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Mike Keesman


M. Keesman
+31 71 527 5081

About Mike

I am a postdoc and coordinator research on the BENEFIT project:

Cardiologists, neurologists, general practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs, and patients have joined forces. Our mission is to make healthy living fun. Rather than telling people how to behave, we make healthy lifestyle choices appealing: the carrot is mightier than the stick. We envisage a national ecosystem that combines evidence-based lifestyle interventions focused on the individual, with an innovative environmental system that incorporates rewarding everyday lifestyle and adherence behaviors. The ecosystem integrates care and non-care settings, connects public and private lifestyle partners, is financially sustainable, and is fueled by continuous scientific evaluation. We all BENEFIT!


  • Keesman, M., Aarts, H., Häfner, M., & Papies, E.K. (2017). Mindfulness reduced reactivity to food cues: Underlying mechanisms and application in daily life. Current Addiction Reports, 1-7. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40429-017-0134-2 
  • Keesman, M., Aarts, H., Ostafin, B.D., Verwei, S., Häfner, M., Papies, E.K. (2017). Alcohol representations are socially situated: An investigation of beverage representations by using a property generation task, Appetite, in press.
  • Keesman, M., Aarts, H., Vermeent, S., Häfner, M., & Papies, E.K. (2016). Consumption Simulations Induce Salivation to Food Cues. PLOS ONE, 11(11), e0165449. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165449
  • Papies, E.K., Winckel, M., & Keesman, M. (2016). Food-Specific Decentering Experiences Are Associated with Reduced Food Cravings in Meditators: A Preliminary Investigation. Mindfulness, 7(5), 1123–1131. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0554-4
  • Papies, E.K., Pronk, T.M., Keesman, M., & Barsalou, L.W. (2015). The benefits of simply observing: Mindful attention modulates the link between motivation and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(1), 148–170. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0038032
  • Papies, E.K., Potjes, I., Keesman, M., Schwinghammer, S., & Van Koningsbruggen, G.M. (2014). Using health primes to reduce unhealthy snack purchases among overweight consumers in a grocery store. International Journal of Obesity, 38(4), 597–602. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2013.136
  • Keesman, M., Papies, E.K., & Barsalou, L.W. (2013). Na een korte mindfulness training kunnen mensen hun lijnintenties beter opvolgen [A brief mindfulness training helps people to follow up on their dieting intentions]. In R. Dotsch, E.K. Papies, T.M. Pronk, B.T. Rutjes, J. Van der Toorn & E. G. Ufkes (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie Groningen: ASPO Pers.


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

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden


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