Here’s a list of my current and upcoming publications. Updated quite infrequently and always a good reminder of how I need to publish more and procrastinate less 😉

Full list of academic publications:


Cristea, I. A., Kok, R. N., & Cuijpers, P. (2015). The efficacy of cognitive bias modification interventions in anxiety and depression: A meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206(1), 7–16. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.114.146761 (2013 IF: 7.3). Fulltext link (paywalled). PMID:25561486

Ruwaard, J. J., & Kok, R. N. (2015). Wild West eHealth: Time to Hold our Horses? The European Health Psychologist, 17(1). In press.

Under review

Kok, R. N., Donker, T., Batelaan, N., Beekman, A. T. F., van Straten, A., & Cuijpers, P. (2015). Psychological treatment of specific phobias: a meta-analysis.

In preparation

Kok, R. N., van Straten, A., Bosmans, J. E., Beekman, A. T. F., Berretty, E., & Cuijpers, P. (n.d.). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of an Internet-based pre-treatment for phobic outpatients: multicentre randomised controlled trial.


Coyne, J. C., & Kok, R. N. (2014). Salvaging psychotherapy research: a manifesto. Journal of Evidence Based Psychotherapies, 14(2), 105–124. Download link. Researchgate link. Fulltext link. Invited commentary 1: Bruce Thyer. Invited commentary 2: Ed Klonsky. Invited commentary 3: Eileen Gambrill.

Kok, R. N., van Straten, A., Beekman, A. T. F., de Neef, M., & Cuijpers, P. (2014). Short-term effectiveness of web-based guided self-help for phobic outpatients: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(10), e226doi:10.2196/jmir.3429 (2013 IF: 4.6). Free fulltext link. PMID:25266929


Seekles, W. M., Cuijpers, P., Kok, R. N., Beekman, A. T. F., van Marwijk, H. W. J., & van Straten, A. (2013). Psychological treatment of anxiety in primary care: a meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine (2013 IF: 5.4), 43(2), 351–61. doi:10.1017/S0033291712000670. Fulltext link (paywalled). PMID:22717105


Kelders, S. M., Kok, R. N., Ossebaard, H. C., & Van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2012). Persuasive system design does matter: a systematic review of adherence to web-based interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(6), e152. doi:10.2196/jmir.2104 (2013 IF: 4.7). Free fulltext link. PMID:23151820

Kok, R. N., van Straten, A., Beekman, A. T. F., Bosmans, J. E., de Neef, M., & Cuijpers, P. (2012). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of web-based treatment for phobic outpatients on a waiting list for psychotherapy: protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry (2013 IF: 2.2), 12(1), 131. doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-131. Free fulltext link. PMID:22937959

2011 & Earlier

Kelders, S. M., Kok, R. N., & Van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2011). Technology and adherence in web-based interventions for weight control. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Persuasive Technology Persuasive Technology and Design: Enhancing Sustainability and Health – PERSUASIVE ’11 (pp. 1–8). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2467803.2467806. Link

Kok, R. N. (2010). Doelgroeponderzoek University of Twente. Master’s thesis. Download link

Kok, R. N. (2008). Risk perception of UMTS and particulate matter in two comparable Dutch municipalities. University of Twente. Bachelor’s thesis. Download link