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Bas Verplanken is professor of social psychology at the University of Bath since September 2006.

He studied, graduated and did his PhD (1989) at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

From 1990 to 1998 he was an assistant and associated professor at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and from 1998 to 2006 full professor of social psychology at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Bas Verplanken served as Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Psychology from 1999-2004, and for Psychology & Health from 2007-2009.

Research interests

  • Habits; behavioural habits; mental habits
  • Attitudes; attitude-behaviour relations
  • Values; values and the self
  • Health behaviour; (un)healthy eating; exercising
  • Body image
  • Consumer behaviour; impulsive buying
  • Environmental behaviour; traffic mode choice; environmental values

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Projects

  • Research

    Verplanken, B.

    Ministry of Defence

    1/10/1228/02/13

    Project: Central government, health and local authorities

    Research

    Panteli, N. & Verplanken, B.

    Ministry of Defence

    1/10/1231/03/13

    Project: Central government, health and local authorities

    Habit Discontinuity

    Verplanken, B.

    ESRC

    1/10/1020/12/13

    Project: Research council

    Research Output

    The (bitter) sweet taste of nudge effectiveness: The role of habits in a portion size nudge, a proof of concept study

    Venema, T., Kroese, F., Verplanken, B. & de Ridder, D., 8 Apr 2020, In : Appetite. 151, 104699.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Acceptance of shame and embarrassment: Scale development and initial findings in a clinical sample

    Sedighimornani, N., Rimes, K. E., Verplanken, B. & Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. 12, p. 13-21 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    35 Downloads (Pure)

    A systematic review of studies probing longitudinal associations between anxiety and anorexia nervosa

    Lloyd, E. C., Haase, A. M., Foster, C. E. & Verplanken, B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Psychiatry Research. 276, p. 175-185 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Exploring the relationships between mindfulness, self-compassion, and shame

    Sedighimornani, N., Rimes, K. & Verplanken, B., 1 Jul 2019, In : Sage Open. 9, 3, 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Habit and behavior change

    Verplanken, B. & Orbell, S., 2019, Social psychology in action. Sassenberg, K. & Vliek, M. L. W. (eds.). Springer, p. 65-78 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Thesis

    Development of conceptual framework and methodology for enhancing long term coping skills to improve psychological and physiological well-being

    Author: Dean, S., 25 Feb 2015

    Supervisor: Turner-Cobb, J. (Supervisor) & Verplanken, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    File

    Exploring alternatives to rational choice in models of Behaviour: An investigation using travel mode choice

    Author: Thomas, G., 28 Aug 2014

    Supervisor: Walker, I. (Supervisor) & Verplanken, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    File

    Exploring the impact of descriptive norms on pro-environmental behaviour in a university campus

    Author: Gallagher, E., 26 Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Verplanken, B. (Supervisor) & Walker, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    File

    Exploring the Relationships between Positive Mood and Spiritual Quality of Life across an Important Hong Kong Chinese Cultural Event

    Author: Chan, K., 7 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Verplanken, B. (Supervisor) & Skevington, S. M. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    File

    Inquiry into shame: exploring mindfulness, self-compassion, acceptance, and mind-wandering as methods of shame management

    Author: Sedighimornani, N., 7 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Verplanken, B. (Supervisor) & Rimes, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD