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M. Bender


Universitair docent

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Crosscultural Psychology

 

Expertise

My work connects personality motivation (implicit and explicit), autobiographical memory, and cross-cultural psychology (e.g., acculturation, biculturalism).

One exemplary question that arises from this link is: Why do people talk differently about their lives in different cultural contexts, and what purposes does this serve? Drawing on an evolutionary, developmental approach to explain cultural variance, I am interested in finding out how such differences and similarities across cultural contexts can inform a more universal, cross-cultural perspective on psychology.

 

 

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Publications

Most recent publications

  • Bender, M., & Yeresyan, I. (2014). The importance of religiosity and cultural maintenance for self-esteem: The case of second generation Turkish-Dutch adolescents. In R. Dimitrova, M. Bender, & F.J.R. van de Vijver (Eds.), Global perspectives on well-being in immigrant families (pp. 1-9). New York: Springer. Further information
  • Chasiotis, A., Bender, M., & Hofer, J. (2014). Childhood context explains cultural differences in implicit prosocial motivation and explicit prosocial value orientation. Evolutionary Psychology, 1-9. Further information
  • Dimitrova, R., Bender, M., & Vijver, F.J.R. van de (2014). Introduction: Well-Being in families in the diaspora. In R. Dimitrova, M. Bender, & F.J.R. van de Vijver (Eds.), Global perspectives on well-being in immigrant families (pp. 1-10). New York: Springer. Further information
  • Aydinli, A., Bender, M., & Chasiotis, A. (2013). Helping and volunteering across cultures: Determinants of prosocial behavior. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 5(3), 1-27. Further information
  • Dimitrova, R., Chasiotis, A., Bender, M., & Vijver, F.J.R. van de (2013). Collective identity and well-being of Roma minority adolescents in Bulgaria. International Journal of Psychology, 48(4), 502-513. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

Education

University of Osnabrück, Germany

09/2006 - Ph.D. in Psychology (magna cum laude): "Effects of Childhood Context, Implicit Motives, and Explicit Socio-cultural Orientation on Autobiographical Memory in PR China, Cameroon, and Germany".

Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

10/2003 - M.A. in psychology (minor: medicine); Master Thesis: "Rückschaufehler im Kulturvergleich: China und Deutschland" [Hindsight Bias in Cross-Cultural Comparison: China and Germany]; Supervisor: PD Dr. R.F. Pohl 

Career

University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

09/2010                          Assistant Professor, Tilburg University (OKC)

08/2008 - 08/2010           Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow 

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China

08/2009                      Visiting Fellow
05/2008 - 06/2008       Visiting Fellow
11/2008 - 12/2008       Visiting Fellow  

Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, USA

09/2006 - 05/2008       Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Prof. B.A. Woike)

University of Osnabrück, Germany

01/2004 - 08/2006       Research Associate (Dr. A. Chasiotis)

Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

10/2003 - 12/2003       Research Associate (Dr. R.F. Pohl)

Publications

Most recent publications

  • Bender, M., & Yeresyan, I. (2014). The importance of religiosity and cultural maintenance for self-esteem: The case of second generation Turkish-Dutch adolescents. In R. Dimitrova, M. Bender, & F.J.R. van de Vijver (Eds.), Global perspectives on well-being in immigrant families (pp. 1-9). New York: Springer. Further information
  • Chasiotis, A., Bender, M., & Hofer, J. (2014). Childhood context explains cultural differences in implicit prosocial motivation and explicit prosocial value orientation. Evolutionary Psychology, 1-9. Further information
  • Dimitrova, R., Bender, M., & Vijver, F.J.R. van de (2014). Introduction: Well-Being in families in the diaspora. In R. Dimitrova, M. Bender, & F.J.R. van de Vijver (Eds.), Global perspectives on well-being in immigrant families (pp. 1-10). New York: Springer. Further information
  • Aydinli, A., Bender, M., & Chasiotis, A. (2013). Helping and volunteering across cultures: Determinants of prosocial behavior. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 5(3), 1-27. Further information
  • Dimitrova, R., Chasiotis, A., Bender, M., & Vijver, F.J.R. van de (2013). Collective identity and well-being of Roma minority adolescents in Bulgaria. International Journal of Psychology, 48(4), 502-513. Further information

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

Collaboration

 

Collaboration partners:

Prof. B.A. Woike, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Prof. S. Bluck, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Prof. S.-H. Ng, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China

Prof. A. Chong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China

Prof. X. Zheng, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PR China

Dr. X. Yue, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China

Dr. R.F. Pohl, University of Mannheim, Germany

Conferences

Bender, M., & Chong, A. (2008). Autobiographical memory functions, depression, and ageing. Paper presented at the International Conference for ?Social Capital and Volunteering in Modern Ageing Cities: Building Intergenerational Inclusion?, Hong Kong, PR China.

Bender, M., Woike, B., & Besner, N. (2008). Implicit Motivational States Influence Memory. Poster presented at the 8th Preconference of the Association for Research in Personality, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Bender, M., Woike, B., Hofer, J., Ming, L., Chasiotis, A., & Kiessling, F. (2007). Autobiographical Memory and Implicit Motives: Remains the Relationship stable across Cultures? Poster presented at the 7th Preconference of the Association for Research in Personality, Memphis, Tennesse, USA.

Bender, M. , Hofer, J., Ming, L., Chasiotis, A., & Kiessling, F. (2006). Autobiographical Memory and Implicit Motives: Remains the Relationship stable across Cultures? Paper presented at the European Conference on Personality, Athens, Greece.

Hofer, J., Chasiotis, A., Kiessling, F., Bender, M. (2006) Predicting reproductive behaviour by implicit and explicit attitudes about sociosexuality - the moderating role of implicit motives for power and affiliation. Paper presented at the European Conference on Personality, Athens, Greece.

Bender, M., Hofer, J., Ming, L., Chasiotis, A., & Kiessling, F. (2006). Autobiographical Memory and Implicit Motives: Remains the Relationship stable across Cultures? Poster presented at the 8th IACCP Conference, Spetses, Greece.

Bender, M., Chasiotis, A. Hofer, J. Campos, D. (2006) Motivkongruenz expliziter soziosexueller Einstellungen und impliziter Motive ist prädiktiv für Elternschaft in drei Kulturen. [Congruence of explicit sociosexuality attitudes and implicit motives as predictors of parenthood in three cultures.] Poster presented at the 7th Kongress "Menschliches Verhalten und Evolution [Human Behavior and Evolution]", Köln, Germany.

Bender, M., Chasiotis, A., Hofer, J. & Kiessling, F. (2005). Cultural differences in the use of autobiographical memories and implicit motives. Paper presented at the 7th IACCP Regional Congress, San Sebastian, Spain.

Chasiotis, A. & Bender, M. (2005). A pilot study on autobiographical memory, theory of mind and implicit motives in Cameroonian and German preschoolers. Paper presented at the 7th IACCP Regional Congress, San Sebastian, Spain.

Bender, M., Chasiotis, A., Kiessling, F. & Hofer, J. (2005). Autobiografisches Gedächtnis, Theory of Mind und implizite Motive von kamerunischen und deutschen Vorschulkindern - eine Pilotstudie [Autobiografical memory, theory of mind and implicit motives of Cameroonian and German preschoolers - a pilot study]. Poster presented at the 17th annual meeting of the section Developmental Psychology, Bochum, Germany.

Bender, M. (2005). Autobiografisches Gedächtnis und implizite Motive in Abhängigkeit evolutionärer Marker [Autobiographical memory and implicit motives and their relation with evolutionary markers], Paper presented at the 6th Kongress "Menschliches Verhalten und Evolution [Human Behaviour and Evolution]", Osnabrück, Germany.

Bender, M. (2005). Autobiografisches Gedächtnis und implizite Motive in Deutschland, China und Kamerun [Autobiographical memory and implicit motives in Germany, China and Cameroon], Paper presented at the annual regional meeting of Developmental Psychology, Bielefeld, Germany.

Yue, X.D. & Bender, M. (2004). Perception of the Most Creative People by Undergraduates from China, Germany and the USA. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, PRC, 8-13 August 2004.

 

Teaching


M. Bender teaches the following subjects:

Contact details
Room P 3208
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 8707
Secretary+31 13 466 2167
Email m.bender@tilburguniversity.edu

Universitair docent
TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Crosscultural Psychology

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 [my office has moved to P 3.208, up the staircase close to the cafeteria]

Last amended: 28 February 2012

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