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Chantal Nederkoorn




  • - Belonende waarde van voedsel en eten
  • - Emotioneel eten
  • - Executieve functies & cognitieve controle
  • - Leerprocessen (conditionering)
  • - Obesitas

Research Areas

My research is mainly aimed at the question why some people tend to eat too much. More specifically, I’m interested in the influence of inhibition and impulsivity, of learning and conditioning and environmental influences, like pricing, advertisements and variety. In addition, I’m interested in why some people tend to eat too little: on picky eating and the role of food texture and tactile sensitivity. Recently, I became interested in the effects of boredom, which not only appear to provoke people to eat more, but also to self-administer negative stimuli, like electric shocks. Finally, I am interested in addiction and other types of excessive behaviour.


I’m the coordinator of the bachelor course ‘Psychopathology’ and involved in bachelor courses  on research methods, statistics and research skills. In addition, I supervise several bachelor and master thesis, related to the following topics: eating behaviour, eating disorders, impulsivity, picky eating, boredom, self-injurious behaviour and addiction.



Havermans, R. C., Vancleef, L., Kalamatianos, A., & Nederkoorn, C. (2015). Eating and inflicting pain out of boredom. Appetite, 85, 52-57. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C., Jansen, A., & Havermans, R. C. (2015). Feel your food. The influence of tactile sensitivity on picky eating in children. Appetite, 84, 7-10. [Download PDF]

Werthmann, J., Jansen, A., Havermans, R., Nederkoorn, C., Kremers, S., & Roefs, A. (2015). Bits and pieces. Food texture influences food acceptance in young children. Appetite, 84, 181-187.



Alleva, J. M., Martijn, C., Jansen, A., & Nederkoorn, C. (2014). Body Language Affecting Body Satisfaction by Describing the Body in Functionality Terms. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 181-196.

Bongers, P., van de Giessen, E., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., Booij, J., van den Brink, W., & Jansen, A. (2014). Being Impulsive and Obese Increases Susceptibility to Speeded Detection of High-Calorie Foods.

Coelho, J. S., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2014). Acute versus repeated chocolate exposure: Effects on intake and cravings in restrained and unrestrained eaters. Journal of health psychology, 19, 482-490.

Epstein, L. H., Jankowiak, N., Fletcher, K. D., Carr, K. A., Nederkoorn, C., Raynor, H. A., & Finkelstein, E. (2014). Women who are motivated to eat and discount the future are more obese. Obesity, 22, 1394-1399.

Houben, K., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2014). Eating on impulse: The relation between overweight and food‐specific inhibitory control. Obesity, 22, E6-E8.

Jones, A., McGrath, E., Houben, K., Nederkoorn, C., Robinson, E., & Field, M. (2014). A comparison of three types of web-based inhibition training for the reduction of alcohol consumption in problem drinkers: study protocol. BMC public health, 14, 796.

Folkvord, F., Anschütz, D. J., Nederkoorn, C., Westerik, H., & Buijzen, M. (2014). Impulsivity,“advergames,” and food intake. Pediatrics, 133, 1007-1012.

Nederkoorn, C. (2014). Effects of sales promotions, weight status, and impulsivity on purchases in a supermarket. Obesity, 22, E2-E5. [Download PDF]

Papachristou, H., Nederkoorn, C., Giesen, J. C., & Jansen, A. (2014). Cue reactivity during treatment, and not impulsivity, predicts an initial lapse after treatment in alcohol use disorders. Addictive behaviors, 39, 737-739.

Scholten, E. W., Schrijvers, C. T., Nederkoorn, C., Kremers, S. P., & Rodenburg, G. (2014). Relationship between Impulsivity, Snack Consumption and Children’s Weight. PloS one, 9(2), e88851.

Werthmann, J., Field, M., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2014). Attention bias for chocolate increases chocolate consumption–An attention bias modification study. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 45, 136-143.



Alleva, J., Jansen, C., Martijn, C., Schepers, J., & Nederkoorn, C. (2013). Get your own mirror. Investigating how strict eating disordered women are in judging the bodies of other eating disordered women. Appetite, 68, 98-104.

Brongers, P., Jansen, A., Havermans, R., Roefs, A., & Nederkoorn, C. (2013). Happy eating: The underestimated role of overeating in a positive mood. Appetite.

Coelho, J., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. Acute versus repeated chocolate exposure: Effects on intake and cravings in restrained and unrestrained eaters. Journal of Health psychology.

Halberstadt, J., Makkes, S., de Vet, E., Jansen, A., Nederkoorn, C., van der Baan-Slootweg, O.H., & Seidell, J.C. (2013). The role of self-regulation abilities in long-term weight loss in severely obese children and adolescents undergoing intensive combined lifestyle interventions (HELIOS); rationale, design and methods. BMC Pediatrics, 13, 41.

Hermans, R.C.J., Larsen, J.K., Lochbuehler, K., Nederkoorn, C., Herman, P.C., & Engels, R.C.M.E. (2013). The power of social influence over food intake: examining the effects of attentional bias and impulsivity. Britisch Journal of Nutrition, 109, 572-580.

Jones, A., Christiansen, P., Nederkoorn, C., Houben, K., & Field, M. (2013). Fluctuating disinhibition: implications for the understanding and treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders. Frontiers in psychiatry, 4.

Papachristou, H., Nederkoorn, C., Beunen, S., & Jansen, A. (2013). Dissection of appetitive conditioning: Does impulsivity play a role? Appetite, 69, 46-53.

Papachristou, H., Nederkoorn, C., Havermans, R., Bongers, P., Beunen, S., & Jansen, A. (2013). Higher levels of trait impulsiveness and a less effective response inhibition are linked to more intense cue-elicited craving for alcohol in alcohol-dependent patients. Psychoparmacology. 228, 641-649.

Werthmann, J., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., Jansen, A. (2013). Desire lies in the eyes: Attention bias for chocolate is related to craving and self-endorsed eating permission. Appetite, 70, 81-89.

Werthmann, J., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., Mogg, K., Bradley, B.P., Jansen, A. (2013). Attention bias for food is independent of restraint in healthy weight individuals – An eye tracking study. Eating Behaviors, 14, 397-400.



Bongers, P., Jansen, A., Papachristou, H., Nederkoorn, C., Havermans, R. (2012). Over de te vroege teloorgang van exposure therapie voor verslaafden: wat is een goede exposure? Directieve Therapie, 3, 199-211.

Coelho, J.S., van den Akker, K., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2012). Pre-exposure to high- versus low-caloric foods: Effects on children’s subsequent fruit intake. Eating Behaviors, 13, 71-71.

Epstein, L.H. Jankowiak, N., Nederkoorn, C., Raynor, H., French, S.A., & Finkelstein, E.  (2012). Experimental Research on the Relationship Between Food Price Changes and Food Purchasing Patterns: A Targeted Review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 95, 789-809.

Guerrieri, R., Nederkoorn, C., Jansen, A. (2012). Disinhibition is easier learned than inhibition. The effects of (dis)inhibition training on food intake. Appetite 59, 96-99.

Guerrieri, R. Stanczyk, N., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. Reward-sensitive women overeat in a varied food environment, but only when hungry. Eating Behaviors, 13, 317-320.

Havermans, R. C., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2012). No rapid recovery of sensory-specific satiety in obese women. Flavour, 1:5.

Houben, K., Havermans, R.C., Nederkoorn, C., Jansen, A. (2012). Beer à no-go: Learning to stop responding to alcohol cues reduces alcohol intake via reduced affective associations rather than increased response inhibition. Addiction, 107, 1280-1287.

Houben, K., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (in press). Too tempting to resist? Past success at weight control rather than dietary restraint determines exposure-induced disinhibited eating. Appetite, 59, 550-555.

Nederkoorn, C., Coelho, J., Houben, K., Guerrieri, R., Jansen, A. (2012). Specificity of the failure to inhibit responses in overweight children. Appetite, 59, 409-413. [Download PDF]

Papachristou, H., Nederkoorn, C., Corstjens, J., Jansen, A. (2012). The role of impulsivity and perceived availability on cue-elicited craving for alcohol in social drinkers. Psychopharmacology, 224, 145-153.

Papachristou, H., Nederkoorn, C., Havermans, R., van der Horst, M., & Jansen, A. (2012). Can’t stop the craving: The effect of impulsivity on cue-elicited craving for alcohol in heavy and light social drinkers. Psychopharmacology, 219, 511-518.

Roefs, A., Jansen, A., Dijk, F., Hofstra, L., Martijn, C., van Breukelen, G., & Nederkoorn, C. (2012). The role of depressive symptoms in the relation between dieting motivation and weight change. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31, 1007-1021.



Giesen, C.C.A.H., Havermans, R.C., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2011). Impulsivity in the supermarkt. Responses to calorie taxes and subsidies in healthy weight undergraduates. Appetite, 58, 6-10.

Havermans, R., Nederkoorn, C., Giesen, J., & Jansen, A. (2011). Vettaks tegen vetzucht: werkt het? Nederlands tijdschrift voor Voeding en Dietetiek, 66, 12-15.

Houben, K., Nederkoorn, C., Wiers, R.W. , & Jansen, A. (2011). Resisting temptation: Decreasing alcohol-related affect and drinking behavior by training response inhibition. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 116, 132-136.

Jansen, A., Nederkoorn, C., Roefs, A., Bongers, P., Teugels, T., & Havermans, R. (2011). The proof of the pudding is in the eating: Is the DEBQ – external eating scale a valid measure of external eating? International Journal of Eating Disorders. 44, 164-168.

Lebens, H., Roefs, A., Martijn, C., Houben, K., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2011). Making implicit measures of associations with snack foods more negative through evaluative conditioning. Eating Behaviors, 12, 249-253.

Nederkoorn, C., Havermans, R.C., Giesen, J.C.A.H., Jansen, A. (2011). High tax on high energy dense foods and its effects on the purchase of calories in a supermarket: An experiment. Appetite, 56, 760-765. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C. (2011). Zelfcontrole in de supermarkt. Psychology & Gezondheid, 5, 269-275.

Werthmann, J., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., Mogg, K., Bradley, B.P., & Jansen, A. (2011). Can(not) take my eyes off it: Attention bias for food in overweight participants. Health Psychology, 30, 561-569.



Jansen, A., Stegerman, S., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C. & Havermans, R. (2010). Decreased salivation to food cues in formerly obese successful dieters. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 79, 257-258.

Nederkoorn, C., Houben, K., Hofmann, W., Roefs, A., & Jansen, A. (2010). Control yourself or just eat what you like? Weight gain over a year is predicted by an interactive effect of response inhibition and implicit preference for snack foods. Health Psychology, 29, 389-393. [Download PDF]



Coelho, J., Jansen, A., Roefs, A., & Nederkoorn, C. (2009) Eating Behavior in Response to Food-Cue Exposure: Examining the Cue-Reactivity and Counteractive-Control Models Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 131-139.

Giesen, J.C.A.H., Havermans, R.C., Nederkoorn, C., Strafaci, S., & Jansen, A. (2009). Working harder to obtain more snack foods when wanting to eat less. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 13-17.

Guerrieri, R., Nederkoorn, C., Schrooten, M., Martijn, C., & Jansen, A. (2009). Inducing impulsivity leads high and low restrained eaters into overeating, whereas current dieters stick to their diet. Appetite, 53, 93-100.

Havermans, R.C., Geschwind, N., Filla, S.,Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2009). Sensory-specific satiety is unaffected by manipulations of flavour intensity. Physiology & Behavior.

Jansen, A., Nederkoorn, C., Van Baak, L., Keirse, C., Guerrieri, R., Havermans, R. (2009). High-restrained eaters only overeat when they are also impulsive. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 105-110.

Jansen, A., Nederkoorn, C., Roefs, A., Martijn, C., Havermans, R., & Mulkens, S. (2009). Waarom obesitas in de GGZ behandeld moet worden.GZ-Psychologie, 1, 38-44.

Nederkoorn, C., Baltus, M., & Wiers, R. (2009). Heavy drinking is associated with deficient response inhibition in women but not in men. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 93, 331-336. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C., Guerrieri, R., Havermans, R.C., Roefs, A., & Jansen, A. (2009). The interactive effect of hunger and impulsivity on food intake and purchase in a virtual supermarket. International Journal of Obesity, 33, 905-912. [Download PDF]

Verbeken, S., Braet, C., Claus, L., Nederkoorn, C., & Oosterlaan, J. (2009). Childhood obesity and impulsivity: An investigation with performance-based measures. Behavioural Change, 26, 153-167.



Guerrieri, R., Nederkoorn, C., Jansen, A. (2008). The effect of an impulsive personality on overeating and obesity: Current state of affairs. Psichological Topics

Guerrieri, R., Nederkoorn, C., Jansen, A. (2008). The interaction between impulsivity and a varied food environment: its influence on food intake and overweight. International Journal of Obesity, 32, 708–714.

Jansen, A., Havermans, R., Nederkoorn, C., Roefs, A. (2008). Jolly fat or sad fat? Subtyping non-eating disordered overweight and obesity along an affect dimension. Appetite, 51, 635-640.

Jansen, A., Vanreyten, A., van Balveren, T., Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., Havermans, R.  (2008). Negative affect and cue-induced overeating in non-eating disordered obesity. Appetite, 51, 556-562.

Roefs, A., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2008). De automatische verleiding van verboden vruchten. Gedragstherapie, 41, 183-198.



Guerrieri, R., Nederkoorn, C., Stankiewicz, K., Alberts, H., Geschwind, N., Martijn, C.,  Jansen, A. (2007). The influence of trait and induced state impulsivity on food intake in normal-weight healthy women. Appetite, 49, 66–73.

Guerrieri, R., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2007). How impulsiveness and variety influence food intake in a sample of healthy women. Appetite, 48, 119-122.

Havermans, R.C., Mulkens, S., Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2007). The efficacy of cue exposure with response prevention in extinquishing drug and alcohol cue reactivity. Behavioral Interventions.22, 121-135.

Jansen, A., Smeets, T., Boon, B., Nederkoorn, C. & Mulkens, S. (2007). Vulnerability to interpretation bias in overweight children. Psychology and Health, 22, 561-574.

Mulkens, S., Fleuren, D., Nederkoorn, C. Meijers, J. (2007). RealFit: een mutidisciplinaire groepbehandeling voor obese jongeren. Gedragstherapie, 40, 27-48.

Nederkoorn, C., Jansen, E., Mulkens, S., & Jansen, A. (2007). Impulsivity predicts overweight and treatment outcome in obese children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 1071-1075. [Download PDF]



Claes, L., Nederkoorn, C., Vandereijken, W., Guerrieri, R., & Vertommen, H. (2006). Impulsiveness and lack of inhibitory control in eating disorders. Eating behaviors, 7, 196-203.

Jansen, A., Smeets, T., Martijn, C. & Nederkoorn, C. (2006). I see what you see: the lack of a self-serving body image bias in eating disorders. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 123-135.

Jansen, A., Nederkoorn, C., Smeets, T., Havermans, R., & Martijn, C. Jij ziet, jij ziet, wat ik niet zie. De psycholoog, 41, 518-526.

Nederkoorn, C., Braet, C., Van Eijs, Y., Tanghe, A., & Jansen, A. (2006). Why obese children cannot resist food: The role of impulsivity. Eating Behaviors, 7,315-322. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C., Havermans, H., Roefs, A., Smulders, F.T.Y., & Jansen, A. (2006). Impulsivity in obese women. Appetite, 47, 253-256. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C., Guerrieri, G., & Jansen, A. (2006). Leven in luilekkerland. De Psycholoog, 1, 10-16.

Roefs, A., Quadackers, L., Werrij, M.Q., Wolters, G., Havermans, R., Nederkoorn, C., van Breukelen, G., Jansen, A. (2006). The environment influences whether high-fat foods are associated with palatable or with unhealthy. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 715-736.



Jansen, A., Nederkoorn, C. & Mulkens, S. (2005). Selective visual attention for ugly and beautiful body parts in eating disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 183-196.

Roefs, A., & Nederkoorn, C. (2005). Bespreking van T. van Strien, De afslankmythe. Maandblad Geestelijke Volksgezondheid, 60, 178-180.

Nederkoorn, C., Smulders, F., Havermans, R., & Jansen, A. (2004). Exposure to binge food in bulimia nervosa: Finger pulse amplitude as a potential measure of urge to eat and predictor of food intake. Appetite, 42, 125-130. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C., Van Eijs, Y., & Jansen, A. (2004). Restrained eaters act on impulse. Personality and Individual Differences. 37, 1651-1658. [Download PDF]

Jansen, A., Theunissen, N., Slechten, K., Nederkoorn, C., Boon, B., Mulkens, S. & Roefs, A. (2003). Overweight children overeat after exposure to food cues. Eating Behaviors, 4, 197-209.

Nederkoorn, C., & Jansen, A. (2002). Cue reactivity and regulation of food intake. Eating Behaviors, 3, 61-72. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C., de Wit, T., Smulders, F.T.Y., & Jansen, A. (2001). Experimental comparison of different techniques to measure saliva. Appetite, 37, 251-252. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C. (2001). Cue reactiviteit en de regulatie van voedsel inname. Gedrag en Gezondheid, 29,  5-16.

Nederkoorn, C., Smulders, F.T.Y., & Jansen, A. (2000). Cephalic phase responses, craving and food intake in normal subjects. Appetite, 35, 45-55. [Download PDF]

Muris, P., Merckelbach, H., Nederkoorn, C., Rassin, E., Candel, I., & Horselenberg, R. (2000). Disgust and psychopathological symptoms in a nonclinical sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 29, 1163-1167.

Nederkoorn, C., Smulders, F.T.Y., & Jansen, A. (1999). Recording of swallowing events using electromyography as a non-invasive measurement of salivation. Appetite, 33, 361-369. [Download PDF]

Nederkoorn, C. (1998). Waarom eten lijners te veel? (bespreking van: B. Boon, Why dieters overeat: on the cognitive regulation of eating behavior). De Psycholoog, 33, 566-567.