dr. Viviane Thewissen - Open Universiteit

Assistant professor in clinical psychology / Universitair docent klinische psychologie


dr. Viviane Thewissen


Faculteit Psychologie en onderwijswetenschappen (wetenschapsgebied Psychologie)



Expertise, onderzoek en publicaties


Klinische psychologie / psychiatrie.


Huidige onderzoeksactiviteiten
 - Psychisch functioneren in het dagelijkse leven met focus op diverse aspecten van emotionele ervaring (negatief affect, zelfwaardering, stress-gevoeligheid)
- E-health / e-mental health, real-life real-time assessment en interventie
- Ongezond eetgedrag en alcoholgebruik in het dagelijks leven met focus op emotionele determinanten


? Wouters, S., Jacobs, N., Duif, M., Lechner, L., & Thewissen, V. Negative affective stress reactivity: the dampening effect of snacking. (2017). Stress & Health, in press.

? Wouters, S., Thewissen, V., Duif, M., Lechner, L., & Jacobs, N. Affect and between-meal snacking in daily Life: the moderating Role of Gender and Age. (2017). Psychology and Health, in press.

? Bolman, C., Jacobs, N., Thewissen, V., Boonen, V., Soons, L., & Verboon, P. (2017). Predicting smoking lapses in the first week of quitting: an ecological momentary assessment study. Journal of Addiction Medicine, in press.

? Lankveld, J., Jacobs, N., Thewissen, V., deWitte, M., Verboon, P. (2017). The Associations of Intimacy and Sexuality in Daily Life: Temporal Dynamics and Gender Effects Within Committed Dating Relationships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, in press.

? Van Os, J., Verhagen, S., Marsman, A., Peeters, F., Bak, M., Marcelis, M., Drukker, M., Reinighaus, U., Jacobs, N., Lataster, T., Simons, C., ESM-MERGE Investigators*, Lousberg, R.,  Gülöksüz, S., Leue, C., Groot, P., Viechtbauer, W., Delespaul, P. (2017). The Experience Sampling Method as an mHealth Tool to Support Self-monitoring, Self-Insight and Personalised Health Care in Clinical Practice. Depression & Anxiety, 34, 481-493.
*co-authored as member of MERGE

? Klippel, A., Viechtbauer, W., Reininghaus, U., Wigman, J., van Borkulo, C., MERGE*, Myin-Germeys, I., Wichers, M. (2017). The cascade of stress: a network approach to explore differential dynamics in populations varying in familial risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, in press. *co-authored as member of MERGE

? Gunther, N., Dehue, F., & Thewissen, V. (2016). Cyberbullying and mental health internet-based interventions for children and young people. In C. Mc Guckin, & L. Corcoran (Eds.), Bullying and cyberbullying: prevalence, psychological impacts and intervention strategies. Nova Science Publishers.

? Wouters, S., Thewissen, V., Duif, M., Lechner, L., & Jacobs, N. (2016). Assessing Energy Intake in Daily Life: Signal-Contingent Smartphone Application Versus Event-Contingent Paper and Pencil Estimated Diet Diary. Psychologica Belgica, 56(4), 357?369.

? Hiemstra, J., Thewissen, V., Jansen-Breukelman, A., Dewitte, M., Jacobs, N., & van Lankveld, J. (2016). De relatie tussen intimiteit, aspecten van seksualiteit en hechtingsstijl in het dagelijks leven van heteroseksuele mannen en vrouwen. Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie, 40(1), 18-27.

? Thewissen, V., & Gunther, N. (2015). E-mental health: state of the art. Tijdschrift voor Psychotherapie, 41(6), 374-392.

? Wigman, J. T. W., van Os, J., Borsboom, D., Wardenaar, K. J., Epskamp, S., Klippel, A., MERGE*, Viechtbauer, W., Myin-Germeys, I., & Wichers, M. (2015). Exploring the underlying structure of mental disorders: cross-diagnostic differences and similarities from a network perspective using both a top-down and a bottom-up approach. Psychological medicine, 45(11), 2375?2387.  *co-authored as member of MERGE

? Oorschot, M., Lataster, J., Thewissen, V., Lardinois, M., Wichers, M., van Os., J., Delespaul, P., & Myin-Germeys, I. (2013). Emotional Experience in Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia--No Evidence for a Generalized Hedonic Deficit. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39(1), 217-225.

? Wouters, S., Thewissen, V., Zamani, K., Lechner, L., & Jacobs, N. (2013). Snackimpuls: een smartphone applicatie gericht op de onbewuste determinanten van snackgedrag. De psycholoog, 48 (10), p. 52-59.
? Oorschot M, Lataster T, Thewissen V, Lardinois M, van Os J, Delespaul PA, Myin-Germeys I. (2012). Symptomatic remission in psychosis and real-life functioning. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201(3), 215-220.

? Peerbooms, O., Rutten, B., Collip, D., Lardinois, M., Lataster, T., Thewissen, V., Mafi Rad, S., Drukker, M., Kenis, G., van Os, J., Myin-Germeys, I., van Winkel, R. (2012). Evidence that interactive effects of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase and Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase moderate psychotic response to environmental stress. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 125(3), 247-256.
? Oorschot M, Lataster T, Thewissen V, Bentall R, Delespaul P, Myin-Germeys I. (2012). Temporal dynamics of visual and auditory hallucinations in psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 140(1-3):77-82.

? Oorschot M, Lataster T, Thewissen V, Wichers M, Myin-Germeys I. (2012). Mobile assessment in schizophrenia: a data-driven momentary approach. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(3), 405-413.

? Leontjevas, R., Evers-Stephan, A., Smalbrugge, M., Pot, A., Thewissen, V., Gerrtisen, D., & Koopmans, R. (2012). A comparative validation of the abbreviated Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES-10) with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory apathy subscale against diagnostic criteria of apathy. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(3), 308.e1-308.e6.
? Thewissen, V., Bentall, R., Oorschot, M., à Campo, J., van Lierop, T., van Os, J., Myin-Germeys, I. (2011). Emotions, self-esteem and paranoid episodes: An Experience Sampling study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50(2), 178-195.

? Van der Werf, M., Thewissen, V., Dominguez, M., Lieb, R., Wittchen, H., & van Os, J. (2011). Adolescent development of psychosis as an outcome of hearing impairment: a 10-year longitudinal study. Psychological medicine, 41(3), 477-485.
? Collip, D., Oorschot, M ., Thewissen, V., Van Os, J., Bentall, R., Myin-Germeys, I. (2011). Social world interactions: how company connects to paranoia. Psychological Medicine, 41(5), 911-921.

? Lataster, J., van Os, J., de Haan, L., Thewissen, V., Bak, M., Lataster, T., Lardinois, M., Delespaul, P., Myin-Germeys, I. (2011). Emotional Experience and Estimates of D2 Receptor Occupancy in Psychotic Patients Treated with Haloperidol, Risperidone, or Olanzapine: an Experience Sampling Study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, in press.

? Collip, D., van Winkel, R., Peerbooms, O., Lataster, T., Thewissen, V., Lardinois, M., Drukker, M., Rutten, B., Van Os, J., Myin-Germeys, I. (2011). COMT Val158Met?Stress Interaction in Psychosis: Role of Background Psychosis Risk. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, vol 17(6), 612-619.

? Glaser, J-P., van Os, J., Thewissen, V., & Myin-Germeys, I. (2010). Psychotic reactivity in borderline personality disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 121(2), 125-134.

? Hoekenga, P., Thewissen, V., Bos, A., & Willemse-van Son, A. (2010). Effectiviteit van een lichaamsgerichte interventie op lichaamsbeleving en PTSS-symptomen. Psychologie en Gezondheid, 38(5), 236-247.

? Udachina, A., Thewissen, V., Myin-Germeys, I., Fitzpatrick, S., O'Kane, A., Bentall, R. (2009). Understanding the relationships between self-esteem, experiential avoidance and paranoia: Structural equation modelling and Experience Sampling studies. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(9), 661-668.

? Muris, P., Bos, A., Mayer, B., Verkade, R., Thewissen, V., & Dell?Avento, V. (2009). Relations among behavioral inhibition, Big Five personality factors, and anxiety disorder symptoms in non-clinical children. Personality and Individual Differences, 46(4), 525-529.

? Lange, A., Jacobs, N., Thewissen, V. (2009). Systeemtherapieën. In: G. Smeets, A.E.R. Bos, H.T. van der Molen, P. Muris (eds.), Klinische psychologie: diagnostiek en therapie. Groningen: Wolters-Noordhoff bv.

? Thewissen, V., Bentall, R., Lecomte, T., van Os., J., & Myin-Germeys, I. (2008). Paranoia and fluctuations in self-esteem in the context of daily life. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117(1), 143-153.
? Thewissen, V., Myin-Germeys, I., Bentall, R., de Graaf, R., Vollebergh, W., & van Os., J. (2007). Instability in self-esteem and subclinical paranoia. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42(1), 1-5.
? Van der Werf, M., van Boxtel, M., Thewissen, V., & van Os, J. (2007). Mild hearing impairment and psychotic experiences in a normal aging population. Schizophrenia Research, 94, 180-186.
? Thewissen, V., Stefanis, N., van Os, J. and Myin-Germeys, I. (2006). Hearing impairment and psychosis: An association in a cohort of young adults. Schizophrenia Research, 85, 266-272. (shared first authorship)
? Thewissen, V., Myin-Germeys, I., Bentall, R., de Graaf, R., Vollebergh, W., & van Os, J. (2005). Hearing impairment and psychosis revisited. Schizophrenia Research, 76(1), 99-103.


? Thewissen, V.H.M. (2007). Understanding the psychology of positive psychotic symptoms: An epidemiological and momentary assessment approach. Universitaire Pers Maastricht: Maastricht.

Ervaring en opleiding


 - Examinator E-mental health-interventies (S43311)
 - Begeleiden van scripties
- Stagebegeleiding / docent supervisor BAPD NIP
- Lid van facultaire onderzoekscommissie
- Cursusontwikkeling
- Verrichten van onderzoek


 - Advanced e-mental health (cursus gericht op post-initieel onderwijs i.s.m. RINO-Zuid)
 - E-mental health-interventies (OU onderwijsprijs 2011) 
- Psychogerontologie 
- Biologische grondslagen: cognitie 
- Klinische Psychologie 3