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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 (https://www.improbable.com/ig/). 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.

Teaching

Van Beest has taught courses on social influence, leadership, and interpersonal behavior. He currently teaches introduction to social psychology in the bachelor of psychology and foundations of social psychology in the research master.  

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Reactions to claimed and granted overinclusion - Extending research o…

    De Waal-Andrews, W., & Van Beest, I. (2020). Reactions to claimed and granted overinclusion: Extending research on the effects of claimball versus cyberball. The Journal of Social Psychology, 160(1), 105-116.
  2. Get out or stay out - How the social exclusion process affects actors…

    Doolaard, F. T., Lelieveld, G. J., Noordewier, M. K., van Beest, I., & van Dijk, E. (2020). Get out or stay out: How the social exclusion process affects actors, but not targets. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88, [103946].
  3. Real-life revenge may not effectively deter norm violations

    Elshout, M., Nelissen, R. M. A., van Beest, I., Elshout, S., & van Dijk, W. W. (2020). Real-life revenge may not effectively deter norm violations. The Journal of Social Psychology, 160(3), 390-399.
  4. Can we reduce facial biases? - Persistent effects of facial trustwort…

    Jaeger, B., Todorov, A., Evans, A., & van Beest, I. (2020). Can we reduce facial biases? Persistent effects of facial trustworthiness on sentencing decisions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 90, [104004].
  5. Facial appearances and electoral success: Are trustworthy-looking pol…

    Jaeger, B., Evans, A., & van Beest, I. (2020). Facial appearances and electoral success: Are trustworthy-looking politicians more successful in corrupt regions?

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