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prof. dr. Y.H. Poortinga


TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
TS Social and Behavioral Sciences

     Ype H. Poortinga is emeritus professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and at the University of Leuven in Belgium. His most consistent interest has been in the conditions under which data obtained in different cultural populations can be meaningfully compared. He has also written on theoretical issues in cross-cultural psychology. His empirical research has dealt with a variety of topics in culture-comparative research, including information transmission, basic personality variables, emotions, and social psychological variables. His experience in applied fields includes program evaluation, development of psychometric tests and intercultural training. He has worked in societies as far apart as South Africa, India, Indonesia and Mexico.




Principal publications

  • Poortinga, Y. H. (2011). Research on behavior-and-culture: Current ideas and future projections. In F. J. R. Van de Vijver, A. Chasiotis, & S. M. Breugelmans (Eds). Fundamental questions in cross-cultural psychology (pp. 545-578).Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Berry, J. W., Poortinga, Y. H., Breugelmans, S. M., Chasiotis, A. & Sam, D. L. (2011). Cross-cultural psychology: Research and applications (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • De Jong, J., Reis, R., & Poortinga, Y.H. (2010). Onderzoeksmethodologie. In J. de Jong & S. Colijn, (Eds.), Handboek culturele psychiatrie en psychotherapie (pp. 269-286). Urecht: De Tijdstroom.
  • Poortinga, Y. H. (2009). Adapting intervention programs for use across societies: Between valid transfer and cultural imposition. In S Bekman, & A. Aksu-Koç (Eds.), Perspectives on human development, family and culture (pp. 301-313). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Van Hemert, D. A., & Poortinga, Y. H. (Eds.) (2008). Individuals and cultures in multilevel analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
Last amended: 07 April 2011