Bertus Jeronimus

Happiness in the Path of Life

Links with somatic and mental health and having a PhD


In this lecture Professor Bertus Jeronimus covers the conceptualization of happiness and wellbeing, including the origin of individual differences, and the connection to somatic and mental health and the social ecology in which one lives and grows. The presentation also provides advices for your daily life and on how to flourish during your PhD trajectory. 

Bertus Jeronimus studied clinical- and developmental psychology and Dutch law. His PhD thesis (2015) described the bidirectionality between personality (Neuroticism) and life experiences at the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE), part of the department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). Currently he studies individual differences and lifespan changes in personality and subjective wellbeing (“happiness”) and their link with affect/emotion/mood dynamics and the social ecology in which one lives and grows (e.g., family and intimate relationships, daily activities, adverse events, culture, history) at the University of Groningen within the Department of Developmental Psychology and the ICPE. In 2018, Jeronimus received a Veni stipendium to study happy neurotics (2019-2022).