Bio

Prof. dr. Ilja van Beest is department head of the Social Psychology department, program leader of its research program called Social Decision making, and board member of the Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Research (Tiber). His primary research interests lie in the domain of group and interpersonal processes with a specific focus on coalition formation, conflict detection, ostracism, fairness, deception, trust, emotions and symptom attribution. Notable awards are the best dissertation award of the Dutch society for social psychology for research on coalition formation, the Ig-nobel prize for research on symptom attribution. He has been associate editor of the ISI journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. He is founding board member of the journal Behavioral Public Policy, and currently serves as  editor-in-chief of Social Influence.

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Recente publicaties

  1. The effect of thinking about being excluded by God on well-being - A …

    George, A. R., Wesselmann, E. D., Hilgard, J., Young, A. I., & van Beest, I. (2021). The effect of thinking about being excluded by God on well-being: A replication and extension. International Journal for The Psychology of Religion, 31(2), 138-148.
  2. Facial appearance and electoral success of male Italian politicians -…

    Jaeger, B., Evans, A., & van Beest, I. (2021). Facial appearance and electoral success of male Italian politicians: Are trustworthy-looking candidates more successful in corrupt regions? Social Psychology, 52(1), 1-12.
  3. Understanding the role of faces in person perception: Increased relia…

    Jaeger, B., Evans, A., Stel, M., & van Beest, I. (2021). Understanding the role of faces in person perception: Increased reliance on facial appearance when judging sociability. https://psyarxiv.com/c3rdh/
  4. Why and when suffering increases the perceived likelihood of fortuito…

    Ong, H. H., Nelissen, R., & van Beest, I. (2021). Why and when suffering increases the perceived likelihood of fortuitous rewards. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60(2), 548-569.
  5. Conflict and competition

    Rahal, R-M., & van Beest, I. (Accepted/In press). Conflict and competition. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.), Research encyclopedia of psychology in the real world Routledge.

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