Dr. Marijn Stok

Research scientist

Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Konstanz
P.O. Box 47
D-78457 Konstanz

Phone: +49 (0) 7531 88 5317
Fax: +49 (0) 7531 88 5226
Email: marijn.stok [at] uni-konstanz.de

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

since Nov 2016 Assistant professor
Dept. of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
since May 2014 Research scientist
Dept. of Psychological Assessment & Health Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
*Associated fellow at the Zukunftskolleg since May 2015
Nov 2013 - Apr 2014 Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer
Dept. of Clinical & Health Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Jan 2009 - Oct 2013 PhD candidate
Dept. of Clinical & Health Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
*Visiting scholar at IDeA Centre, Goethe University, Frankfurt University (Prof. Dr. Caterina Gawrilow), Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Sep 2008 - Dec 2008 Junior lecturer
Dept. of Clinical & Health Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Education

Jan 2014 PhD in Health Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Title: "Eating by the norm: The influence of social norms on young people's eating behavior"
Supervisors: Prof. Denise de Ridder, Prof. John de Wit, Dr. Emely de Vet
Jul 2012 Invited participant in the Summer School of the European Association for Social Psychology
Limerick, Ireland
Jul 2008 Master in Health Psychology (MSc), cum laude
Jun 2006 Bachelor of Arts (BA), summa cum laude

Awards and nominations

2016 Invited to give the Early Career Invited Lecture at the 15th Conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Cape Town, South-Africa,
2016 Nominated (1 out of 3 nominees) for the Early Career Poster Award at the 15th Conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in Cape Town, South-Africa
2016 Nominated (1 out of 3 nominees) for the University of Konstanz Award for Teaching Excellence (LUKS) in Psychology
2015 Herman Schaalma PhD Dissertation Award
awarded by the European Health Psychology Society
2015 Poster award (together with Helge Giese and Britta Renner)
29th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Limassol, Cyprus
2012 Poster award (together with Kirsten Verkooijen)
26th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague (Czech Republic)
2008 Utrecht University Thesis Prize
Annual university-wide prize awarded to the best Master's thesis

Funding

Aug 2016 Conference grant
30th conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Jul 2016 Seed money grant (€6500)
funded by the Young Scholar Fund, University of Konstanz
Jun 2016 Conference grant
15th Annual International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, Cape Town (South-Africa)
funded by the Young Scholar Fund, University of Konstanz
Feb 2016 Open access publication grant (€ 1800)
funded by the European Commission (EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot)
Sep 2015 Conference grant
29th conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Limassol (Cyprus)
funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
May 2015 Mentorship Programme grant (€ 5000)
funded by the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz
May 2015 Conference grant
14th Annual International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
funded by the Young Scholar Fund, University of Konstanz
Sep 2014 Symposium organization grant (€ 1500)
Together with Prof. Denise de Ridder and Dr. Emely de Vet
Symposium "Environmental Psychology"
funded by the Dutch Social Psychology Association
Aug 2014 Conference grant
49th Conference of the German Society for Psychology, Bochum (Germany)
funded by the Young Scholar Fund, University of Konstanz
Jun 2014 Personal development grant (€ 9500)
funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Peer-Reviewing Activities

Journals: Regular peer-reviewing for >25 Thomson Reuters-indexed academic journals in the fields of health psychology, social psychology, public health, health promotion, and diet (e.g. Appetite, BMC Public Health, European Journal of Social Psychology, Health Education & Behavior, Health Psychology Review, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Physiology & Behavior, PLOS ONE, Preventive Medicine, Psychology & Health, Social Influence, Social Science & Medicine)
Grants: Health and Medical Research Fund, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science Fellowships
Conference: International Congress of Applied Psychology 2014

Membership in Professional Organizations

Current Expert network Determinants of Diet
Current Dutch Social Psychology Association
Current Dutch Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health
Current European Health Psychology Society
Current International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
2013-2016 European DEDIPAC consortium
2009-2013 European TEMPEST consortium

Positions in Professional Bodies and Networks

Current Member of management project group Honours College of Social Sciences
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Current Management and coordination of the European Determinants of diet expert network
Nov 2017 - Feb 2019 Member of the Master Examination Committee of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Feb 2011 - Aug 2012 Board member of the Board of Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Nov 2010 - Aug 2012 Board member of the PhD Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011 Board Member of the PhD Council of the Linschoten Institute for Psychological Research
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Oct 2009 - Aug 2012 Board Member of the PhD Candidate Network (PrOUt)
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Jul 2006 - Dec 2006 Participation Nationale DenkTank 2006 [National Think Tank 2006] on innovations in health care
Publication "Recept voor morgen: Een frisse blik op betere zorg voor chronische zieken"
["Recipe for tomorrow: A fresh view on better care for the chronically ill"]
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Jan 2006 - Aug 2008 Student board member of the Educational Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School
Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Research

Research interests

  • Behavior change
  • Social influence
  • Reactance
  • The psychology of eating
  • Self-regulation
  • Nudging

Projects

Current projects:

Finished projects:

The DEDIPAC project (a European JPI HDHL project)
Primary aim: "To understand the determinants of dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviors using a broad multidisciplinary approach, and to translate this knowledge into a more effective promotion of a healthy diet and physical activity"
Mentorship Program 2015 "Social influence and self-determination: A person-environment interactive perspective"
Primary aim: "To investigate when social influence techniques do and do not give rise to feelings of psychological reactance, and the subsequent effects of psychological reactance on health behavior"
Mentor: Prof. Dr. Maarten Vansteenkiste, Ghent University (Belgium)
SozNet 2014-2015
Primary aim: "To longitudinally track the development of a new social network and the health behaviors performed within that network"
The TEMPEST project (funded by the EU 7th Framework Program)
Primary aim: "To investigate the role of self-regulatory competence in learning to deal with food temptations in the obesogenic environment"
Dissertation research (defended January 2014)
Primary aim: "To investigate the role that social norms play in shaping young people's eating behavior, and determine the potential of social norms to promote healthy eating behavior"

Teaching and supervision at University of Konstanz

Seminars

Academic year 2018-2019 Developer and lecturer of seminar "Social Influence"
Regularly since academic year 2015-2016 Developer and lecturer of seminar "Nudging Health"
Regularly since academic year 2015-2016 Developer and lecturer of seminar "The Impact of the Social Environment on Health"

Supervision

2019 Jana Straβheim, master thesis
"The supermarkets next door - A cross-sectional analysis of food retail density and BMI of children and adolescents in Germany"
2017 Katharina Otto, bachelor thesis
"The role of perceived message source competence and message forcefulness on reactance to a health message"
2014-2016 Daily supervisor of PhD candidate Helge Giese, University of Konstanz
2016 Kerstin Halbgebauer, master thesis
"Communicating eating-related rules: The influence of framing and forcefulness on reactance"
2016 Fee Benz, master thesis, University of Konstanz
"Communicating eating-related rules: the influence of framing on reactance and food consumption"
2016 Noreen Weiler, bachelor thesis, University of Konstanz
"Reactance versus Ego-Depletion: Why eating-related rules do not always succeed"
2016 Claudia Eppler, bachelor thesis, University of Konstanz
"Soft prohibitions: Testing two explanations for aftereffects of strict rules on food consumption"
2016 Lisa Kalisch, master thesis, University of Konstanz
"Reactance to Health Messages – a Matter of Forcefulness and Message Source?"
2015 Fee Benz, bachelor thesis, University of Konstanz
"Isst das Auge mit? Der Einfluss visueller Anreize auf den Konsum und die Bewertung von Speisen"
2015 Kerstin Halbgebauer, bachelor thesis, University of Konstanz (second supervisor)
"Isst das Auge mit? Der Einfluss visueller Informationen auf das Ernährungsverhalten"

 

Teaching and supervision at Utrecht University

Since the academic year 2008-2009, I coordinate, lecture and supervise theses in the bachelor, master and research master curricula of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Social Science at Utrecht University.

Publications

2012
Paper

Frisch, J., Stok, F. M., & Weston, D. (2012). Workshop 1 report from the EASP Summer School, August 2012, Limerick, Ireland. European Bulletin of Social Psychology, 24, 20-21.

2012
Paper

Stok, F.M. (2012). De kwestie: Zijn pubers te verleiden tot gezond eetgedrag? [The issue: Can adolescents be seduced to eat healthily?] Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Voeding en Diëtetiek, 76, 26-27.

2012
Book chapter

Stok, F.M., De Ridder, D., De Vet, E., De Wit, J., and the TEMPEST consortium. Fluitend door de chocoladefabriek: Hoe jongeren hun weg vinden in de verleidelijk voedselomgeving. [The TEMPEST handbook: Strategies to support healthy eating in adolescents]. The Hague, The Netherlands: Het Voedingscentrum [Dutch Nutrition Centre]. *This publication was translated into 7 languages and published in 9 European countries.

2012
Paper

Stok, F.M., De Ridder, D.T.D., De Vet, E., & De Wit, J.B.F. (2012). Minority talks: The influence of descriptive social norms on fruit intake. Psychology & Health, 27, 956-970. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2011.635303

2012
Paper

Stok, F.M., De Vet, E., De Ridder, D.T.D., & De Wit, J.B.F. (2012). “I should remember I don’t want to become fat”: Adolescents’ Take on Self-Regulatory Strategies for Healthy Eating. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 67-75. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.06.004

2011
Paper

De Ridder, D.T.D., Ouwehand, C., Stok, F.M., & Aarts, F.J. (2011). Hot or not: Visceral influences on coping planning for weight loss attempts. Psychology & Health, 26, 501-516. doi: 10.1080/08870440903564332

2011
Paper

Evers, C., Stok, F.M., Danner, U.N., Salmon, S.J., De Ridder, D.T., & Adriaanse, M. (2011). The shaping role of hunger on self-reported external eating status. Appetite, 57, 318-320. doi. 10.1016/j.appet.2011.05.311

2010
Paper

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. doi: 10.1177/0146167210371383

2010
Paper

Stok, F.M., De Ridder, D.T.D., Adriaanse, M., & De Wit, J.B.F. (2010). Looking cool or attaining self-rule: Different motives for autonomy and their effects on unhealthy snack purchase. Appetite, 54, 607-610. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2010.02.017

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