Current PhD projects

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Current PhD projects

A Critical Test of the Role of Perceived Procedural Justice among Criminal Defendants: Implications for Trust in and Perceived Legitimacy of the Criminal Justice System and Compliance with the Law
PhD Student: Lisa Ansems, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. Kees van den Bos; Prof. Elaine Mak;

A Dynamic Approach to the Social Effects of Emotions: Interpersonal Effects of Emotional Change
PhD Student: Xia Fang, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Gerben van Kleef (University of Amsterdam), dr. Disa Sauter (University of Amsterdam)

A lifespan model of workplace mentoring
PhD Student: Friederike Doerwald, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Dr. Susanne Scheibe (University of Groningen); Dr. Hannes Zacher (Queensland University of Technology); Prof. dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen)

A Person-Environment Fit Perspective on Successful Aging at Work
PhD Student: Darya Moghimi, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Dr. Susanne Scheibe (University of Groningen); Dr. Hannes Zacher (Queensland University of Technology); Prof. dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen)

A psychological investigation and intervention of “the survival mode” among micro entreprises in Indonesia
PhD Student: Bramesada Prasastyoga, Leiden University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Eric van Dijk (Leiden University); Dr. Esther van Leeuwen (Leiden University); Dr. Fieke Harinck (Leiden University)

A societal paradox: The discrepancy between individual well-being and collective discontent
PhD Student: Anne Marthe van der Bles, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. T. Postmes (University of Groningen); Prof.dr. R. Meijer (University of Groningen)

Acceptability of energy sources, policies, and systems.
PhD Student: Leonie Vrieling, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Linda Steg; Dr. Goda Perlaviciute

Acting on values: How counterfactuals influence value-behaviour correspondence
PhD Student: Johannes Seehusen, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Dr. K. Epstude (University of Groningen); Prof.dr. R. Spears (University of Groningen)

Aging and emotion dynamics in daily work life
PhD Student: Elissa El Khawli, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Supervisors: prof. dr. Susanne Scheibe promotor University of Groningen; dr. Anita Keller copromotor University of Groningen

Assessor bias in the evaluation of clerkship performances
PhD Student: Chantal van Andel, Erasmu MC
Supervisors: Marise Born Promotor Erasmus University; Axel Themmen Promotor Erasmus MC; Karen Stegers-Jager Co-promotor Erasmus MC;

Biases in group decision making
PhD Student: Tim de Wilde, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Femke ten Velden (University of Amsterdam), prof.dr. Carsten de Dreu (University of Amsterdam)

Blended working: When, and for whom, does it work?
PhD Student: Kiki de Jonge, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Nico van Yperen (University of Groningen); Dr. Eric Rietzschel (University of Groningen)

Bottom-up approaches to encourage sustainable behavior: Insights into community building and its effects on sustainable energy use
PhD Student: Marko Milovanovic, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. E.M. Steg (University of Groningen); Prof.dr. R. Spears (University of Groningen)

Bridging the gap between context an behavior: The role of identity in nature conservation and protection of cultural heritage on the BES-islands
PhD Student: Stacey Mac Donald, Leiden University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. G. Oostindie (Leiden University); prof.dr. G.A. Persoon (Leiden University); dr. H.J.A.M. Staats (Leiden University)

Building a Kosovar Identity: How intergroup contact affects Social Identity Complexity and intergroup relations
PhD Student: Edona Maloku Berdyna, Leiden University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Naomi Ellemers (Leiden University); Dr. Belle Derks (Leiden University); Dr. Colette van Laar (Leiden University)

Building sustainable societies: The emergence of social categories in networks of cooperation and competition
PhD Student: Kim Titlestad, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. T.T. Postmes (University of Groningen); prof.dr. T.A.B Snijders (University of Groningen); Dr. K. Durrheim (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Closing the Minority Achievement Gap: A SMART Model of the Benefits of Belongingness Interventions among Students from Ethnic Minorities
PhD Student: Mandy Tjew A Sin, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. S.L. Koole (VU University Amsterdam)

Cognitive Science of Religion
PhD Student: David Maij, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Michiel van Elk (University of Amsterdam); Prof.dr. Joop van der Pligt (University of Amsterdam)

Coping strategies of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) individuals to experienced discrimination and stigma
PhD Student: Martijn Bruil, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Agneta Fischer (University of Amsterdam); Dr. Kai Jonas (University of Amsterdam);

Coping with morality threat in high status groups: The case of financial service professionals
PhD Student: Tatiana Chopova, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.Dr. Naomi Ellemers; Dr. Felice van Nunspeet

Correcting for bias in supervision
PhD Student: Tessa Coffeng, University of Utrecht
Supervisors: Prof. dr. N. Ellemers; Dr. E. F. van Steenbergen ; Prof. mr. dr. F. de Vries; ;

Dealing with separatism conflict in Indonesia: Examining an interactive model of conflict de-escalation and resolution
PhD Student: Ali Mashuri, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Esther van Leeuwen (VU University Amsterdam), prof.dr. Mark van Vugt (VU University Amsterdam), prof.dr. Kipling Williams (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN)

Decision processes involved in the purchase of a dog
PhD Student: Lonneke Vink, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. A. Dijkstra (University of Groningen); dr. K. Epstude (University of Groningen)

Design and implementation of ICT-based communication systems in victim-offender mediation
PhD Student: Lisanne van den Berg, University of Twente
Supervisors: Dr. Sven Zebel (University of Twente); Dr. Stoelinga (University of Twente); Prof.dr.ir. Haverkort (University of Twente); Prof.dr. Ellen Giebels (University of Twente)

Discovering cultural risk factors for loneliness: A multi-method, cross-cultural investigation of distinct antecedents of loneliness in collectivistic and individualistic cultures
PhD Student: Luzia C. Heu, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Martijn van Zomeren; Dr. Nina Hansen

Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
PhD Student: Onur Sahin, Universiteit Utrecht
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Naomi Ellemers; Prof. Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn;

Effectiveness of nudging explained by the working mechanisms
PhD Student: Tina Venema, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. D.T.D. De Ridder (Utrecht University); Dr. F.M. Kroese (Utrecht University)

Effects of mindfulness on self-control
PhD Student: Mike Keesman, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Henk Aarts (Utrecht University); Dr. Esther Papies (Utrecht University); Dr. Michael Hafner (Utrecht University)

Embodied emotion regulation
PhD Student: Lotte Veenstra, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Paul van Lange (VU); Dr. Sander Koole (VU); Dr. Iris Schneider (VU)

From Reading to Feeling: How Exposure to Literary Fiction May Enrich Socio-Emotional Understanding among Alexithymic Individuals
PhD Student: Dalya Samur, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Sander L. Koole (VU University Amsterdam); Prof.dr. Pim Cuijpers (VU University Amsterdam);

Gender Categorization and Identification: From the Roots to Society
PhD Student: Miriam Hoffmann-Harnisch, Universiteit Utrecht
Supervisors: Naomi Ellemers Promotor; Félice van Nunspeet Daily Supervisor;

Good deeds turn bad: From pro-sociality to corruption
PhD Student: Margarita Leib, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Shaul Shalvi (University of Amsterdam); prof.dr. Theo Offerman (University of Amsterdam)

Group size and cooperation
PhD Student: Leonard Peperkoorn, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Daniel Balliet (VU University Amsterdam); Prof.dr. Paul van Lange (VU University Amsterdam)

Harnessing evolutionary psychology biases to promote pro-environmental behavior
PhD Student: Gonzalo Palomo Velez, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Supervisors: Mark van Vugt Promotor/ Daily supervisor ; Joshua Tybur Daily supervisor;

Identity negotiation in diverse work teams: Strategies of establishing identity and determents of their success
PhD Student: Margo Veenstra, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Karin van Oudenhoven-Van der Zee (VU University Amsterdam); prof.dr. Bianca Beersma (VU University Amsterdam)

Improving moral behavior: The impact of outgroup norms
PhD Student: Inga Rösler, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.Dr. Naomi Ellemers; Dr. Felice van Nunspeet

Incentives and algorithms for efficient, reliable, sustainable and socially acceptable energy system integration
PhD Student: Stephanie Johnson Zawadzki, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Linda Steg, PhD; Thijs Bouman, PhD

Interdependence and Cooperation
PhD Student: Simon Columbus, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Daniel Balliet (VU University Amsterdam); Prof. Dr. Paul van Lange (VU University Amsterdam);

Interdependence perceptions and cooperation
PhD Student: Catherine Molho, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Daniel Balliet (VU University Amsterdam); prof.dr. Paul van Lange (VU University Amsterdam)

Leadership in innovation networks: Towards an empirical framework
PhD Student: Jesus Mascareño, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Barbara M. Wisse (University of Groningen); dr. Eric F. Rietzschel (University of Groningen)

License to Sin: Examining short-term and long-term effects of justification on self-regulation
PhD Student: Sosja Prinsen, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Denise de Ridder (Utrecht University), dr. Marieke Adriaanse (Utrecht University)

Making sense of social exclusion
PhD Student: Frank Doolaard, Leiden University
Supervisors: Prof.Dr. Eric van Dijk (Leiden University); Prof.Dr. Ilja van Beest (Tilburg University; Dr. Gert-Jan Lelieveld (Leiden University); Dr. Marret Noordewier (Leiden University)

Meaning Seeking in Extremist Groups
PhD Student: Willem Sleegers, Tilburg University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. I. van Beest (UvT); Dr. T. Proulx (UvT)

MERGE – Effective and acceptable energy management systems and user interfaces to match energy demand and supply
PhD Student: Nieke Lemmen, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Linda Steg; Dr. Kees Keizer

Nudges’ working mechanisms: effort and motivation
PhD Student: Laurens van Gestel, Universiteit Utrecht
Supervisors: Prod. dr. Denise de Ridder; Prof. dr. Emely de Vet; Dr. Marieke Adriaanse

Organic Growth Of Groups: When And How Do Bystanders Become An "In-group"
PhD Student: Aafke van Mourik-Broekman, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. T. Postmes (University of Groningen); Prof.dr. E.H. Gordijn (University of Groningen)

Perceived nepotism and organizational effectiveness: Causes, impact, and intervention
PhD Student: Omar Burhan, Leiden University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Eric van Dijk (Leiden University); Dr. Esther van Leeuwen (Leiden University); Dr. Daan Scheepers (Leiden University)

Prevent risk conflict escalation: the role of framing
PhD Student: Milou Kievik, University of Twente
Supervisors: Prof.dr. E. Giebels (UT); Dr. J.M. Gutteling (UT)

Promoting recycling behaviour: Insights into the interaction of individual and contextual factors
PhD Student: Josefine Geiger, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Linda Steg (University of Groningen); dr. Ellen van der Werff (University of Groningen); dr. Berfu Unal (University of Groningen)

Psychological and Cultural Drivers of Corruption
PhD Student: Meta Aurelia, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Paul van Lange (VU University Amsterdam); dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen (VU University Amsterdam)

Psychology of Loss Management
PhD Student: Xiaoyue Tan, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Paul A.M. van Lange (VU University Amsterdam); Prof. dr. Ilja van Beest (Tilburg University); Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen (VU University Amsterdam)

Public acceptability of energy sources, systems, and policies
PhD Student: Elliot Sharpe, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Linda Steg; Dr. Goda Pelaviciute

Public participation and public acceptability of sustainable energy transition: a comparative research in the Netherlands and China
PhD Student: Lu Liu, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Linda Steg; Goda Perlaviciute; Thijs Bouman;

Realizing the smart grid: aligning consumer behavior with technological opportunitiesTitel
PhD Student: Annemijn Peters, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Linda Steg (University of Groningen); Dr. Ellen van der Werff (University of Groningen)

Resilience: Causal mechanisms and innovative interventions
PhD Student: Marije Bakker, University of Twente
Supervisors: Prof.dr. E. Giebels (UT); Dr. J. Kertholt (TNO)

Robustness and durability of multi-cue nudging
PhD Student: Katharina Lindner, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Monique Smeets (Utrecht University); Dr. Esther K. Papies (Utrecht University)

Sacrifice in close relationships
PhD Student: Mariko Visserman, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Paul van Lange (VU University Amsterdam); Dr. Francesca Righetti (VU University Amsterdam)

Self-regulation when out of work: Conscious and non-conscious self-regulation in dealing with uncertainty and setbacks during unemploymentTitel
PhD Student: Loes Kreemers, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. A.E.M. van Vianen (University of Amsterdam); Dr. E.A.J. van Hooft (University of Amsterdam)

Smart measures and incentives to promote sustainable transport behavior.
PhD Student: Nadja Zeiske, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Linda Steg ; Dr. Ellen van der Werff

Strangely familiar: How nonverbal cues from others elicit transference and attachment processes
PhD Student: Judith Rachl, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. N.W. van Yperen, University of Groningen; Dr. N. Pontus Leander, University of Groningen

Technology-mediated healthy lifestyle promotion
PhD Student: Kalliopi-Eleni Tsafou, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Denise de Ridder (Utrecht University); Prof.dr. Raymond van Ee (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, RU Nijmegen, Philips Research); Dr. Joyca Lacroix (Philips Research)

The dyadic nature of emotion regulation
PhD Student: Lisanne Pauw, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Agneta Fischer (University of Amsterdam); Dr. Disa Sauter (University of Amsterdam); Prof. dr. Gerben van Kleef (University of Amsterdam)

The effects of values and trust on acceptability of energy organisations' activities
PhD Student: Elisabeth Hoekstra, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Linda Steg (University of Groningen); Dr. Goda Perlaviciute (University of Groningen)

The Evolutionary Origins and Psychology of Charismatic Leadership
PhD Student: Allen Grabo, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. M. van Vugt (VU)

The Function of Creativity: When Creativity Helps to Avoid Aversive States
PhD Student: Yujie Cheng, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Matthijs Baas (University of Amsterdam); Prof.dr. Carsten K.W. de Dreu (University of Amsterdam)

The Human Behavioral Immune System: Consequences for Health and Innovation
PhD Student: Çağla Çınar, VU Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Joshua M. Tybur; Prof. Dr. Paul A.M. Van Lange;

The Human Behavioral Immune System: Consequences for Health and Innovation
PhD Student: Annika Karinen, VU University Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Joshua Tybur (VU University Amsterdam); Dr. Reinout de Vries (VU University Amsterdam)

The Mystery of Moralization
PhD Student: Ana Leal, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Martijn van Zomeren (RuG); Prof. dr. Ernestine Gordijn (RuG); Dr. Michal Reifen-Tagar (IDC Herzliya Israel); Prof. dr. Eran Halperin (IDC Herzliya, Israel)

The neural and cognitive correlates of creativity
PhD Student: Nathalie Boot, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Matthijs Baas (University of Amsterdam), dr. Simon van Gaal (University of Amsterdam), prof.dr. Carsten de Dreu (University of Amsterdam)

The power of the neighbourhood: The success and the dispersal of bottom-up initiatives on the energy market
PhD Student: Daniël Sloot, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Linda Steg (University of Groningen); dr. Lise Jans (University of Groningen)

The Queen-Bee phenomenon: How men and women maintain gender inequality in the workplace
PhD Student: Ilona Domen, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Belle Derks (Utrecht University); Dr. Ruth van Veelen (Utrecht University); Dr. Daan Scheepers (Leiden University)

The Relationship between Conspiracy and Supernatural Beliefs: An Integrated Account of Cognition and Motivation
PhD Student: Mengchen Dong, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen; Prof. dr. Paul A.M. van lange

The role of citizens in community policing
PhD Student: Wendy Schreurs, University of Twente
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Ellen Giebels (University of Twente); Prof.dr. Jose Kerstholt (TNO/University of Twente)

The role of monetary rewards in modulating agency experiences and egocentric decision making
PhD Student: Samantha Antusch, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Toon Taris (Utrecht University); prof.dr. Henk Aarts (Utrecht University); dr. Ruud Custers (Utrecht University)

The role of trust in economic decisions
PhD Student: Manon Schutter, Leiden University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Eric van Dijk (Leiden University); Dr. Erik de Kwaadsteniet (Leiden University); Dr. Wilco van Dijk (Leiden University)

The side effects of health information in mass media on humans' health behavior
PhD Student: Yingqiu Wu, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Arie Dijkstra (University of Groningen); Dr. Simon Dalley (University of Groningen)

The Virtual Burglary Project
PhD Student: Iris van Sintemaartensdijk, VU
Supervisors: Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen; Mr. dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder; Prof. Dr. Paul A.M. van Lange

Time to care! Using sensor technology to dynamically model social interactions of healthcare professionals.
PhD Student: Stijn de Laat, University of Twente
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Reiniut de Vries; dr. Maaike D. Endeijk; dr. Elze G. Ufkes

Trust and Deception in Social Decision-Making
PhD Student: Bastian Jaeger, Tilburg University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Ilja van Beest (Tilburg University); dr. Anthony Evans (Tilburg University); dr. Marielle Stel (Tilburg University)

Understanding and encouraging the development of female empowerment through access to microfinance services
PhD Student: Marloes Huis, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Dr. Nina Hansen (University of Groningen); Prof.dr. Sabine Otten (University of Groningen); Prof.dr. Robert Lensink (University of Groningen)

Understanding the Occurrence of Functional and Dysfunctional Behavior in the Workplace: A Psychological Needs Approach
PhD Student: Burkhard Wörtler, University of Groningen
Supervisors: Prof. dr. N.W. van Yperen; Dr. D.P.H. Barelds

Vocal Signals of Positive Emotions Across Cultures and Ages
PhD Student: Roza Kamiloğlu, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Disa Sauter ; Agneta Fischer ;

What causes differences in emotion communication across cultures
PhD Student: YongQi Cong, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Agneta Fischer (University of Amsterdam); dr. Disa Sauter (University of Amsterdam)

When strength does not pay: Understanding the Strength-is-Weakness effect in coalition formation
PhD Student: Joeri Wissink, Tilburg University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Ilja van Beest (Tilburg University); dr. Tila Pronk (Tilburg University); dr.ing. Niels van de Ven (Tilburg University)

When to transgress and when to behave? Prototypicality makes norm violators climb the hierarchical ladder
PhD Student: Florian Wanders, University of Amsterdam
Supervisors: Dr. Astrid C. Homan (University of Amsterdam); prof.dr. Annelies E.M. van Vianen (University of Amsterdam); prof.dr. Gerben A. van Kleef (University of Amsterdam)

Women in Leadership Positions: The Role of the Work-Family Interface in the Queen Bee Phenomenon
PhD Student: Lianne Aarntzen, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Belle Derks (Utrecht University); dr. Elianne van Steenbergen (Utrecht University); prof.dr.ir. Tanja van der Lippe (Utrecht University)

Women who work and men who care: Toward a two-sided approach to achieving gender equality
PhD Student: Melissa Vink, Utrecht University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Belle Derks (Utrecht University); prof.dr. Naomi Ellemers (Utrecht University); prof.dr.ir. Tanja van der Lippe (Utrecht University)

Work hard, play hard. Neuropsychological correlates and behavioral implications of hedonic compensation.
PhD Student: Hilmar Zech, Leiden University
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Wilco van Dijk; Dr. Lotte van Dillen; Dr Mark Rotteveel;


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