Research

I am currently working parttime as assistant professor of positive psychology at the Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing Research at the University of Twente in Enschede. I supervise Bachelor and Master students and give lectures about flourishing, positive psychology and well-being therapy. My research experience and interests focuses on flourishing, mental well-being, positive psychology, prosocial behavior, public mental health, qualitative research, eating disorders, depression, bereaved by suicide, lifestyle behaviors, work stress and lower social economic status.

Please contact me if you would like to collaborate on research about flourishing or positive psychology more in general.

dr. Marijke Schotanus-Dijkstra

Assistant Professor

Education

  • MSc. Clinical and Health Psychology at the Utrecht University
  • BSc. Clinical and Health Psychology at the Utrecht University
  • B.A. Sports, Health and Management at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen

Work experience

  • PhD-student at the Trimbos Institute, The Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction, Department of Public Mental Health in Utrecht in collaboration with the Center for eHealth and Wellbeing Research at the University of Twente in Enschede.
  • Scientist at the Trimbos Institute, The Netherlands Institute for Mental Health and Addiction, Department of Public Mental Health in Utrecht.
  • Health promoter in education projects at the Public Health Service of Groningen (i.e. healthy lifestyle behaviors)

Dissertation

Schotanus-Dijkstra, M. (2016). How to flourish in everyday life? Enhancing flourishing mental health in the general population as a new strategy for the prevention of anxiety and depressive disorders.Enschede, The Netherlands: University of Twente.

International peer-reviewed papers

Publications

National peer-reviewed papers

Book chapters

  • Schotanus-Dijkstra, M., & Bohlmeijer E.T. (2017) ‘Flourishing’ people. In: Leo Bormans (Ed.). The World Book of Happiness 2.0. Tielt: Lannoo Uitgeverij. [Book is also available in a Dutch edition, 2016].
  • Hilderink, I., Dijkstra, M., & Bransen, E. (2011). Grensoverschrijdende pubers. LVG jeugd en middelengebruik. In: Clerkx, M., de Groot, R., & Prins, F. (2011). Grensoverschrijdend gedrag van pubers. Apeldoorn: Garant-Uitgevers.