Conference 2006

Kurt Lewin Instituut
Heidelberglaan 1
Room Number H1.42
The Netherlands
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Conference 2006

In 2006 the Kurt Lewin Institute Conference was organized on June 8 and 9 in conference centre Woudschoten in Zeist.

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers of this conference were prof.dr. Arie Kruglanski ( University of Maryland, USA), Gün Semin (VU University Amsterdam) and prof.dr. Joop van der Pligt (University of Amsterdam).

Conference themes

The conference was organized around 4 topics that had been central in social and organizational psychology in the previous couple of years. Each theme was organized and chaired by two theme chairs.

1. “The self-ruling human being”
Chair: prof.dr. Ap Dijksterhuis (University of Amsterdam) and prof.dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen)
2. "Do people act like sheep?"
Chair: dr. Daan Scheepers (Leiden University) and dr. Rick van Baaren (University of Amsterdam)
3. "Social pain and exclusion"
Chair: dr. Colette van Laar (Leiden University) and prof.dr. Kees van den Bos (Utrecht University)
4. "Conflict"
Chair: dr. Sabine Otten (University of Groningen) and dr. Fieke Harinck (Leiden University)

In each conference theme, speakers from all tracks of the KLI presented their research. The goal of this overarching approach was to stimulate fruitful discussions and exchanges that bridge the different tracks and shed new light on the topics by combining and integrating perspectives from different levels of analysis (i.e., intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and organization, and intergroup).

Best Paper Award

The KLI Best Paper Award 2006 was awarded to Ruud Custers, who presented his paper at the conference.


The complete conference program can be downloaded here.

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