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social scientist – communication science – psychology – interested in the impact of (digital) communication and media on the regulation of behavior and behavior change, especially in domains relevant to society (e.g., health, wellbeing, science skepticism, pro-environmental behavior, believability of online information)


I teach several courses and supervise theses in the Communication Science program at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • Marketing Communication and the Consumer (MA course)
  • Risk and Health Communication (BA course)

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  • self-affirmation
  • health communication
  • health behavior
  • health promotion
  • self-control
  • social media self-control failure
  • self-affirming social media use

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Research Output 2005 2020

Spontaneous approach reactions toward social media cues

Du, J., van Koningsbruggen, G. M. & Kerkhof, P., 1 Feb 2020, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 103, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Social Media

From close and concrete to far and abstract: A construal level theory approach to understanding online truth judgments

Sungur, H., 2019, 170 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
Social Media
social media

Psychological distance cues in online messages: interrelatedness of probability and spatial distance

Sungur, H., Van Koningsbruggen, G. M. & Hartmann, T., 2019, In : Journal of Media Psychology. 31, p. 65-80 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


A brief measure of social media self-control failure

Du, J., van Koningsbruggen, G. M. & Kerkhof, P., Jul 2018, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 84, July, p. 68-75 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Social Media

Activities 2010 2019

  • 4 Lecture / Presentation

Assessment of an optimistic bias in social media messages

I.E. Vermeulen (Speaker), Benthe S. Spijkers (Speaker), Suzana Bašić (Speaker), A.S. Fokkens (Speaker), Jaap W. Ouwerkerk (Speaker), G.M. van Koningsbruggen (Speaker)
8 Feb 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Promoting goal progress through self-affirming social media use

Guido van Koningsbruggen (Speaker)
28 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Regulating social media use: Hedonic responses to social media cues. 

G.M. van Koningsbruggen (Invited speaker)
4 Feb 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Zelfwaardering, zelfbevestiging en leedvermaak

Wilco W. Van Dijk (Speaker), G.M. van Koningsbruggen (Speaker), Jaap Ouwerkerk (Speaker), Y.M. Wesseling (Speaker)
10 Dec 2010

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic