Bio

Prof. dr. Ilja van Beest obtained his PhD at Leiden University in 2001. He started his position as full professor of social psychology at Tilburg University in 2009. Van Beest 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.  

He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Social Influence.  In addition, he  is a board member of the Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Research (Tiber) and a member of the Kurt Lewin Institute. At the KLI institute he helps in the role of research director.  

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.  

Recent publications

  1. Intensity, intent, and ambiguity - Appraisals of workplace ostracism …

    Meral, E. O. O., Vranjes, I., van Osch, Y., Ren, D., van Dijk, E., & van Beest, I. (2023). Intensity, intent, and ambiguity: Appraisals of workplace ostracism and coping responses. Aggressive Behavior.
  2. The effects of partner extraversion and agreeableness on trust

    Stavrova, O., Evans, A. M., & van Beest, I. (2023). The effects of partner extraversion and agreeableness on trust. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  3. Strength‐is‐weakness - The (ir)relevant relation between resources an…

    Wissink, J., Cantiani, A., Ven, N. V. D., Pronk, T., Erle, T. M., & Beest, I. V. (2023). Strength‐is‐weakness: The (ir)relevant relation between resources and payoffs in coalition formation. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  4. How information on sexism may increase women’s perceptions of being e…

    Doolaard, F. T., Lelieveld, G. J., Noordewier, M. K., van Beest, I., & van Dijk, E. (2022). How information on sexism may increase women’s perceptions of being excluded, threaten fundamental needs, and lower career motivation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 52(3), 405-419.
  5. Understanding the role of faces in person perception - Increased reli…

    Jaeger, B., Evans, A. M., Stel, M., & van Beest, I. (2022). Understanding the role of faces in person perception: Increased reliance on facial appearance when judging sociability. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 100, [104288].

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