Catharine Evers

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In 2005 I obtained my PhD from the Social Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam on the topic of sex differences in anger regulation. After a visit abroad to James Gross’ Psychophysiology Laboratory (Stanford University, USA) and being a postdoctoral researcher at UCL (University of Louvain, Belgium), I am currently working as Assistant Professor in this Lab.

My research evolves around the topic of emotion and emotion regulation and how these concepts connect to health behavior, with a focus on emotional eating. I mainly conduct experimental research and my studies try to answer questions like ‘How do emotions affect eating behavior?’, ‘Do emotions actually affect eating behavior?’, and ‘Why should emotions affect eating behavior?’. Moreover, I am particularly interested in the link between emotion regulation and impulsive behaviors.


I am coordinator of the course ‘Theoretical Foundations of Clinical and Health Psychology’ and ‘Behavioral Regulation I: Affect and Motivation’ (course in the Research Master “Social and Health Psychology”: SHP). I am also involved in the courses ‘Health Psychology’ and I supervise research of bachelor and master students and internships of research master students.

Selection of Publications

Evers, C., Hopp, H., Gross, J.J., Fischer, A.H., Manstead, A.S.R., & Mauss, I.B. (2014). Emotion response coherence: A dual-process perspective. Biological Psychology, 43-49.

Evers, C., De Ridder, D., & Adriaanse, M.A. (2009). Assessing yourself as an emotional eater: Mission impossible? Health Psychology, 28, 717-725. pdf

Evers, C., Stok, F.M., & De Ridder, D.T.D. (2010). Feeding your feelings: Emotion regulation strategies and emotional eating. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 792-804. pdf

Complete overview of publications

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