dr. N. Kloos (Noortje)

Guest Researcher

About Me

I have studied at Utrecht University: I finished my bachelor Clinical and Health Psychology, after which I have completed the research master Social and Health Psychology. In my master thesis, I examined the practical applicability of a combination of self-monitoring (keeping a snack-diary) and the formation of an implementation intention (specific “if-then plan”) to reduce unhealthy snacking behavior in an obesity clinic. I have some experience in conducting research in a lab-setting, but research in an applied setting comes with specific interesting challenges.

During my masters, I have learned to critically evaluate scientific research, innovatively applying various research methods and analyzing data. Topics I have studied are health behavior, behavioral change and habitual behavior among others.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Nursing Homes
Nursing Staff
Positive Psychology
Social Sciences
Nursing Home
Nursing Staff
Arts & Humanities
Nursing Homes


Kloos, N. , Austin, J. , Drossaert, S. , Kraiss, J., Watkins, P. , Schotanus-Dijkstra, M. , & Bohlmeijer, E. (2021). Development of a gratitude app to support people struggling with the COVID-19 crisis (+ Demonstration). Abstract from 10th Annual Conference of the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH) 2021.
Kloos, N. (2020). Positive psychology in the nursing home: well-being of nursing staff and residents. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036549394

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


Research projects

I have been given the opportunity to participate in a very special project, in which we work together with “zorggroep Sint Maarten”. Using several interventions, we will try to find ways in which the selfdetermination theory can be applied in nursing homes to increase the psychological wellbeing of residents.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands