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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 2008 2016

HIV Counselling in Uganda: Mapping the Terrain

Verplanken, B. & Martin, F.


Project: Research council

Carbon footprint
Plant shutdowns


Panteli, N. & Verplanken, B.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities


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Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Habit Discontinuity

Verplanken, B.


Project: Research council

Research Output 1991 2019

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

Sedighimornani, N., Rimes, K. E., Verplanken, B. & Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., 3 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Predicting the restrictive eating, exercise and weight monitoring compulsions of anorexia nervosa

Lloyd, E. C., Øverås, M., Rø, Ø., Verplanken, B. & Haase, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The psychology of attitudes & attitude change

Maio, G., Haddock, G. & Verplanken, B., 2019, Sage Publications. 384 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Anxiety and the development and maintenance of anorexia nervosa: Protocol for a systematic review

Lloyd, E. C., Haase, A. M. & Verplanken, B., 24 Jan 2018, In : Systematic Reviews. 7, 1, 14.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Anorexia Nervosa
Weight Gain
Anxiety Disorders

Cracks in the wall: Habit discontinuities as vehicles for behaviour change

Verplanken, B., Roy, D. & Whitmarsh, L., 2018, The psychology of habit: Theory, mechanisms, change, and contexts. Verplanken, B. (ed.). Cham, p. 189-205

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Oral sex behaviour as part of adolescents’ psycho-social functioning: A self-regulation theory perspective

Author: Sovetkina, E., 1 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Verplanken, B. (Supervisor) & Weiss, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD