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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, founding board member of the journal Behavioral Public Policy, and currently serves as associate editor 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.  

Subjects

Recent publications

  1. Taboo gesticulations as a response to pain

    Jacobs, M., van Beest, I., & Stephens, R. (Accepted/In press). Taboo gesticulations as a response to pain. Scandinavian Journal of Pain.
  2. Explaining the persistent influence of facial cues in social decision…

    Jaeger, B., Evans, A., Stel, M., & van Beest, I. (Accepted/In press). Explaining the persistent influence of facial cues in social decision-making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  3. Facial appearances and electoral success

    Jaeger, B., Evans, A., & van Beest, I. (2019). Facial appearances and electoral success: Does regional corruption moderate preferences for trustworthy-looking politicians?
  4. The effects of facial attractiveness and trustworthiness in online pe…

    Jaeger, B., Sleegers, W., Evans, A. M., Stel, M., & van Beest, I. (Accepted/In press). The effects of facial attractiveness and trustworthiness in online peer-to-peer markets. Journal of Economic Psychology.
  5. Physiostracism

    van Beest, I., & Sleegers, W. (Accepted/In press). Physiostracism: A case for non-invasive measures of arousal in ostracism research. In S. C. Rudert, R. Greifeneder, & K. D. Williams (Eds.), Current directions in ostracism, social exclusion and rejection research Routledge.

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