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Prof.dr.Tatjana van Strien (Groningen, 1954) is endowned professor Psychology of eating styles at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Associate Professor at the department of Clinical Psychology and at the Behavioural Science Institute of Radboud University Nijmegen. She did her PhD at the University of Wageningen on research on eating behaviour and overweight in young adults.In 1986 she authored the Nederlandse Vragenlijst voor Eetgedrag (NVE) [Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (DEBQ)], which has been translated in more than fifteen languages (>1250 citations in WoS).

She also wrote two books for the lay public: 'De Afslankmythe. Waarom afvallen vaak niet lukt' (2004) [The myth of dieting. Why diets often fail] and 'Afvallen op maat. Een methode met blijvend resultaat' (2007).[Matched treatment of obesity. A method with lasting results]. The book Afvallen op maat was between 2009 and 2016 the basis for the popular internet training " Denk je Slank” by Psychology Magazine. A revised and updated edition of her book Afvallen op maat was recently published by Hogrefe, Amsterdam (April, 2017).

A complete overview of her publications can be found in WoS (vanstrien t or van strien t), Pubmed ( van Strien t) and google scholar (tatjana van strien). A good impression of her work gives her oration: Emotioneel eten [Emotional eating].





  • H Social Sciences
  • dieting; overeating; emotional eating; external eating; DEBQ

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Research Output 1985 2019

Depressive Symptoms and Emotional Eating: Mediated by Mindfulness?

Höppener, M. M., Larsen, J. K., van Strien, T., Ouwens, M. A., Winkens, L. H. H. & Eisinga, R., Apr 2019, In : Mindfulness. 10, 4, p. 670-678 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Mindful eating and change in depressive symptoms: Mediation by psychological eating styles

Winkens, L. H. H., van Strien, T., Brouwer, I. A., Penninx, B. W. J. H. & Visser, M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Appetite. 133, p. 204-211 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Associations of mindful eating domains with depressive symptoms and depression in three European countries

Winkens, L. H. H., van Strien, T., Brouwer, I. A., Penninx, B., Visser, M. & Lähteenmäki, L., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 228, 1 March, p. 26-32 7 p.

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Causes of Emotional Eating and Matched Treatment of Obesity

van Strien, T., Jun 2018, In : Current Diabetes Reports. 18, 6, p. 1-8 8 p., 35.

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Eating styles in major depressive disorder: Results from a large-scale study

Paans, N. P. G., Bot, M., van Strien, T., Brouwer, I. A., Visser, M. & Penninx, B. W. J. H., Feb 2018, In : Journal of Psychiatric Research. 97, p. 38-46 9 p.

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