Prof.dr. Jos Brosschot

Position:
  • Professor by Special Appointment Health, Medical and Neuropsychology
Expertise:
  • Clinical, Health and Neuro psychology


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3740
E-Mail: brosschot@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A10
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3740
E-Mail: brosschot@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A10


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 

 
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.  

Courses

 
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)  

Last Modified: 15-01-2016