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Catharine Evers

Catharine Evers

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Catharine Evers studied Health Sciences and Psychology at Maastricht University. She obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam on the topic of sex differences in anger regulation. After having been a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) she started at Utrecht University in 2006 as Assistant Professor. Currently she works as Associate Professor within the Social, Health & Organizational Psychology Department. Her research interests cover the field of self-regulation, health behavior, emotion regulation, and emotional eating.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Adriaanse, M.A., De Ridder, D.T.D., & Evers, C. (2010). Emotional Eating: Eating when emotional or emotional about eating? Psychology & Health, DOI: 10.1080/08870440903207627, 1-17
  • Adriaanse, M. A., Van Oosten, J. M. F., De Ridder, D. T. D., De Wit, J. B. F., & Evers, C. (in press). Planning what not to eat: Ironic effects of implementation intentions negating unhealthy habits. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • à Campo, J., Nijman, H. L. I., Merckelbach, H., & Evers, C. (2003). Psychiatric comorbidity of gender identity disorders: A survey among Dutch psychiatrists. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 1332-1336.
  • Evers, C., De Ridder, D.T.D., & Adriaanse, M.A. (2010). Adequately predicting emotional eating with self-reports: Not as easy as pie. Health Psychology, 29, 344-345
  • Evers, C., De Ridder, D. T. D., & Adriaanse, M. A. (2009). Assessing yourself as an emotional eater: Mission Impossible? Health Psychology, 28, 717-725.
  • Evers, C., Fischer, A. H., Rodriguez Mosquera, P., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2005). Anger and social appraisal: A “spicy” sex difference? Emotion, 5, 258-266.
  • 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
  • Kroese, F.M., Evers, C., & De Ridder, D.T.D. (in press). Tricky treats: Paradoxical effects of temptation strength on self-regulation processes. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Kroese, F. M., Evers, C., De Ridder, D. T. D. (2009). How chocolate keeps you slim: The effect of food temptations on weight watching goal importance, intentions, and eating behavior. Appetite, 53, 430-433.
  • Mauss, I. B., Evers, C., Wilhelm, F. W., & Gross, J. J. (2006). How to bite your tongue without blowing your top: Implicit evaluation of emotion regulation predicts affective responding to anger provocation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 589-602.
  • Nijman, H. L. I., Evers, C., Merckelbach, H. L. G. J., & Palmstierna, T. (2002). Assessing aggression severity with the Revised Staff Observation Scale (SOAS-R). Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 190, 198-200.

Other Publications:

  • Evers, C., Fischer, A.H., & Manstead, A.S.R. (in press). Gender and emotion regulation: A social appraisal perspective on anger. In I. Nyklicek, A. J. J. M. Vingerhoets, & M. Zeelenberg (Eds.), Emotion regulation: Conceptual and clinical issues. New York: Springer.
  • Fischer, A.H., & Evers, C. (2010). Anger in the context of gender. In M. Potegal, G. Stemmler, & C. Spielberger (Eds.), International handbook of anger (pp. 349-360). Springer: New York.
  • Fischer, A. H. Manstead, A. S. R., Evers, C., Timmers, M., & Valk, G. (2004). Motives and norms underlying emotion regulation. In P. Phillipot & R. S. Feldman (Eds.), The Regulation of Emotion. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Courses Taught:

  • Behavioral Regulation I: Affect and Motivation
  • Self-Regulation
  • Theoretical Foundations of Clinical and Health Psychology

Catharine Evers
Clinical and Health Psychology Department
Utrecht University
Heidelberglaan 1
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands

  • Phone: 0031 30 253 3301
  • Fax: 0031 30 253 4718

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