prof.dr. I.H.A. (Ingmar) Franken

Ingmar Franken
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Ingmar Franken is a full professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he is chair of the Clinical Psychology group at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies. He is also affiliated with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Erasmus Medical Centre. He obtained his PhD in 2003 within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. His research interest is mainly focused on the neurocognitive aspects of addiction and substance abuse and is committed to a “From Lab to Society” research idea, which aims at a strong mutual connection between basic experimental research and clinical practice and health promotion. He presented at several prestigious national and international scientific meetings and has successfully secured governmental and private funding for supporting his research, such as the prestigious VENI and VIDI grant. He has successfully supervised 14 PhD students. He is member of the editorial boards of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and European Addiction Research. He acts as a reviewer for more than 60 scientific journals and scientific organizations such as the national funding scheme for excellent researchers and several international organizations. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is main editor of two Dutch handbooks for professionals, “Psychopathology” and “Handbook of Addiction”. His h-index is 42 (WOS; h-index google scholar = 52).


Research interests: Clinical Psychology, Addiction.
Onderzoeksinteresses: Klinische Psychologie, Verslaving

  • I.H.A. Franken (Ed.). (2013). (Hersen)werk in uitvoering. Leusden: Medialert Projekten BV Mark Two Academy
  • I.M.T. Nijs & I.H.A. Franken (2015). Eetbuistoornis. In Basisboek Psychopathologie (2de editie) . Utrecht: de Tijdstroom
  • I.H.A. Franken (2015). The role of desire and craving in addiction. In W. Hofmann & L.F. Nordgren (Eds.), The Psychology of Desire (pp. 390-406). New York: Guilford Press
  • I.M.T. Nijs & I.H.A. Franken (2013). Eetbuistoornis. In I.H.A. Franken, P. Muris & D. Denys (Eds.), Basisboek Psychopathologie (pp. 639-649). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom
  • I.H.A. Franken (2013). Heroine- en cocaineafhankelijkheid. In I.H.A. Franken, P. Muris & D. Denys (Eds.), Basisboek Psychopathologie (pp. 297-316). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom
  • M. Littel, M. Luijten & I.H.A. Franken (2013). Nicotineafhankelijkheid. In I.H.A. Franken, P. Muris & D. Denys (Eds.), Basisboek Psychopathologie (pp. 283-295). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom
  • A.K. Rose, M. Field, I.H.A. Franken & M. Munafo (2013). Cue Reactivity. In P.M. Miller (Ed.), Principles of Addiction (pp. 413-423). Amsterdam: Elsevier Inc.
  • M. Field & I.H.A. Franken (2010). Attentional bias to drug cues. In I.P. Stolerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychopharmacology (pp. 175-181). Berlin: Springer
  • I.H.A. Franken (2009). Craving. In I.H.A. Franken & W. van den Brink (Eds.), Handboek Verslaving (pp. 197-208)
  • I.H.A. Franken (2008). Verlangen. In J.E Hovens (Ed.), Functionele psychiatrie (pp. 167-175). Utrecht: de Tijdstroom
  • I.H.A. Franken (2008). Verlangen en hunkering. In J.E. Hovens (Ed.), Handboek Functionele psychiatrie . Utrecht: De Tijdstroom
  • I.H.A. Franken (2003, mei 26). Cognitive and Neuropsychopharmacological Processes in Human Drug Craving. Universiteit van Amsterdam (122 pag.) Prom./coprom.: Prof.Dr. G. van den Brink.
  • I.M.T. Nijs & I.H.A. Franken (2012). Zijn obese mensen eetverslaafd? Verslaving, 4 .
  • I.M.T. Nijs, I.H.A. Franken & J. Booij (2009). Verslavingsmechanismen bij excessief eetgedrag en obesitas. In I.H.A. Franken & W. van den Brink (Eds.), Handboek Verslaving (pp. 479-494). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom
  • B.J. van de Wetering, I.H.A. Franken & W. van den Brink (2009). Neurobiologie van verslaving. In I.H.A. Franken & W. van den Brink (Eds.), Handboek Verslaving . Tijdstroom
  • I.H.A. Franken & W. van den Brink (Ed.). (2009). Handboek Verslaving. Utrecht: Tijdstroom
  • I.H.A. Franken (2008). Boekbespreking [Bespreking van het boek Chemie van verslaving: over genen, hersenstofjes en sociale zwakte ]. De Psycholoog, 43 (11), 628-629.
  • J.W. van Strien, I.H.A. Franken & J. Huijding (2008). Early posterior negativity for spider pictures correlates with the extent of spider phobia. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 69 , 227.
  • M.A.E. Marissen & I.H.A. Franken (2008). Emotional information-processing in borderline personality disorder: An EEG-study. European Psychiatry, 23 (96).
  • I.H.A. Franken (2006). Verslaving. In J.E. Hovens & H.J.G.M. van Megen (Eds.), Handboek Psychologische Psychiatrie (pp. 339-351). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom
  • I.H.A. Franken, C. Zijlstra, J. Booij & W. van den Brink (2006). Imaging the addicted brain: reward, craving and cognitive processes. In R.W. Wiers & W. Stacy (Eds.), Handbook of implicit cognition and addiction (pp. 185-199). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
  • S.L. Ames, I.H.A. Franken & K. Coronges (2006). Implicit cognition and drugs of abuse. In R.W. Wiers & W. Stacy (Eds.), Handbook of implicit cognition and addiction (pp. 363-378). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
  • I.H.A. Franken (2005). Een staaltje affectieve neurowetenschappen [Bespreking van het boek The affective brain; novel insights into the biological mechanisms of motivation and emotion ]. De Psycholoog, 40 , 139-140.
  • I.H.A. Franken & E. Hendriks (2003). Screening and diagnosis of anxiety and mood disorders in substance abuse patients. In R.N. Rosenthal (Ed.), Dual diagnosis (pp. 99-110). New York: Routledge
  • J.D.M. van Dongen, I. Brazil & I.H.A. Franken Psychopathy and its relation to empathy. Chicago, Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.
  • I.H.A. Franken, P. Muris & D. Denys (Ed.). (2015). Psychopathologie: Oorzaken, diagnostiek en behandeling. Utrecht: Tijdstroom
  • D.M. Lievaart, F.M. van der Veen, J. Huijding, J.E. Hovens & I.H.A. Franken (2015, augustus 28). The Relation between Trait Anger and Impulse Control in Forensic Psychiatric Patients: an EEG Study. Amsterdam, Insri Meeting.
  • D.M. Lievaart, J.J. Rodenburg, I.H.A. Franken & J.E. Hovens (2014). Anger and Anger Expression Strategies among Different Groups of Psychiatric Outpatients. XXIst World Meeting ISRA: Atlanta, Georgia (2014, juli 15 - 2014, juli 19).
  • I.H.A. Franken, P. Muris & D. Denys (Ed.). (2013). Basisboek Psychopathologie. Utrecht: De Tijdstroom
  • D.M. Lievaart, I.H.A. Franken & J.E. Hovens (2013). The Prevalence of Trait Anger and its Relationship with Aggression, Hostility, and Psychological Distress within Psychiatric Outpatients. The 8th European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry: Ghent (2013, oktober 23 - 2013, oktober 26).
  • D.M. Lievaart, E.G. Geraerts, I.H.A. Franken & J.E. Hovens (2013). The Prevalence of State Anger and Trait Anger Within Psychiatric Outpatients. World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: Lima (2013, juli 22 - 2013, juli 25).
  • I.H.A. Franken (2009). De symptomen voorbij: Over neurocognitieve aspecten van psychopathologie . oratie. Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • I.H.A. Franken (2006). Craving and attention. Voorjaarscongres Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychiatrie: Groningen (2006, januari 1).
  • I.H.A. Franken (2006). Neuropsychological mechanisms of addiction. Fourth Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho (ENP) Meeting: Doorwerth (2006, januari 1).
  • I.H.A. Franken (2006). Personality correlates of risky choice behavior. 13th European Conference on Personality (ECP): Athens, Greece (2006, januari 1).
  • I.H.A. Franken (2006). Attentional bias and drug use. Targeted Expert Meeting of the ECNP Scientific Advisory Panel Addiction: Parijs (2006, januari 1).
  • I.H.A. Franken, J.W. van Strien & I.M.T. Nijs (2005). Anhedonia attenuates ERP measures of attentional processing. 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research: Lisbon, Portugal.

Editorial positions (4)

  • Drug & Alcohol Dependence

    Editorial Board

  • European Addiction Research

    Editorial Board

  • PLoS One (print)

    Member Editorial Board

  • Frontiers in Psychology

    Editorial Board


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