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 member of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, the European Association of Social Psychology, and the Kurt Lewin Institute. At the KLI institute he helps in the role of research director.  

Teaching

Van Beest has taught courses on social psychology, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, and interpersonal behavior. 

Courses

Recent publications

  1. A human behaviour perspective on horizontal collaboration to reduce t…

    Cruijssen, F., Beest, I. V., & Kant, G. (2023). A human behaviour perspective on horizontal collaboration to reduce the climate impact of logistics. Sustainability, 15(23), Article 16221.
  2. Emotions and behavioral intentions in response to ostracism attribute…

    Kip, A., Erle, T. M., Sleegers, W. W. A., & van Beest, I. (2023). Emotions and behavioral intentions in response to ostracism attributed to a perceived lack of warmth versus competence. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations: GPIR. Advance online publication.
  3. Do targets of ostracism truthfully communicate their emotional reacti…

    Meral, E. O., Ren, D., van Osch, Y., van Dijk, E., & van Beest, I. (2023). Do targets of ostracism truthfully communicate their emotional reactions to sources? Acta Psychologica, 237, Article 103956.
  4. 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, 49(2), 127-140.
  5. Raising awareness about social exclusion in schools through experient…

    Meral, E. O., van Beest, I., & Karaduman, C. (2023). Raising awareness about social exclusion in schools through experiential learning. Social Psychology of Education, 26, 367-381.

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