Curriculum vitae Ruut Veenhoven

26-11-1942

Born in The Hague, The Netherlands

Family

 

Son of Willem A. Veenhoven (historian) and Maria A. Wilson (economist)
Married to Kiki Dijkstra
Father of Joris 1972), Meike (1974) and Veddah (1982)
Grandfather of Josje (1999),Tijn (2004),
Linde (2006) and Bette (2008)

Education and qualifications

1956-1962

Nederlands Lyceum, The Hague, track HBS-A

1964-1969

Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool, Rotterdam
Sociology, specialization in public management

1984

Doctorate in Social Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dissertation: 'Conditions of Happiness'

1994-2000

Registered as social-sexuologist, NVVS

Work

1962-1964

Military service

1967-1969

Student-assistent, Empirical Sociology, Nederlandse Economische Hogeschool

1969-1985

Assistent-professor, Social Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1985-1988

Associate-professor, Social Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1988-2007

Associate-professor, Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1995-2002

Professor of Humanism, University of Utrecht

2001-2007

Professor of 'Social conditions for human happiness', Erasmus University Rotterdam

2008- Emeritus-professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2011- Extra-ordinary professor, North West University, South Africa, Optentia research group
2012- Associate of Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO), at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Visiting scholarships

1986-1989

University of Mannheim, Germany (3 stays) -

1988

University of Melbourne, Australia

1990-2001

Wissenschaftszentrum fuer Sozialwissenschaften Berlin (WZB), Germany (6 stays)

1993-2004

Zentrum fuer Umfragen Forschung (ZUMA), Mannheim, Germany (3 stays)

2004 Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chili
2013 University of Hiroshima, Japan
2017 Purdua University, Indiana USA

Awards

1997

Fellow of the International Society for Quality Of Life Studies (ISQOLS)

2000

Best paper on Social Indicators Research

2001

Distinguished Researcher Award (ISQOLS)

2012

Distinguished Service Award (ISQOLS)

Management

at university:

1969-1971

Member of university parliament

1984-1986

Deputy dean Department of Social Sciences

1991-1993

Chair Department of Sociology

1985- Director World Database of Happiness

in scientific bodies:

1978-1992

Board member of the Netherland's Institute for Social Sexuological Research (NISSO)

1990-1994

Chair advisory board research programme 'Birth control in the Netherlands'

1994-

Member board of directors International Society for Quality Of Life Studies (ISQOLS)

2004-2011 Dutch representative European network for Positive Psychology (ENPP)
2008- Chair Stichting Onderzoek Geluk (Foundation for the Study of Happiness)
2008-2012 Member board of directors of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
2010-2014 President Research committee Social Indicators (RC 55) of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

in civil movements:

1969-1972

Board member abortion clinic Rotterdam (STIMEZO)

1972-1978

Chair Dutch federation of abortion clinics (STIMEZO-Nederland)

1976-1984

Chair working group 'Voluntry Childlessness', Dutch society for sexual reform (NVSH)

Editorships

on editorial board

ISSN

1984-now

Social Indicators Research

0303-8300

1988-1994

Negotiation Magazine

0922-7806

1996-1999

Practische Humanistiek (Practical Humanistics)

0926-5228

2000-2012

Tijdschrift voor Humanistiek (Journal of humanistics)

1567-7117
2005- Applied Research in Quality of Life (ARQOL) 1871-2584
2008-2015 Studia Psychologica 0039-3320
2009 Revista Salud & Sociedad (Health and Society) 0717-7475
2010- Journal of Social Research and Policy 2067-2640
2011- Psychology of Wellbeing 2211-1522
2011- International Journal of Happiness and Development (IJHS) 2049-2804
2013- International Review of Economics (IREC) 1863-4613
2014- Journal of Happiness and Well-being 2147-516X

editor

1992-1999

Sociale Wetenschappen (Social Sciences)

0037-8097

1996-

Social Indicators Research (book series, Kluwer Academic)

1387-6570

2000-

Journal Of Happiness Studies (JOHS)

1389-4978

Memberships of scientific organizations

1972-

Nederlandse Sociologische Vereniging (NSV)

1985-2010

Associatie voor Sociaal Psychologisch Onderzoekers (ASPO)

1990-2012

Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Seksuologie (NVVS)

1984-

International Sociological Association (ISA)

1990-

Social Indictor Network (SINET)

1995-

International Society for Quality Of Life Studies (ISQOLS)

1998-

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)

2004-

Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)

2007- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
2007- European Network for Positive Psychology (ENPP)
2008- International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)

Last update: 1-7-2017

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