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.  

Courses

Recent publications

  1. 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.
  2. Moral relevance varies due to Inter‐individual and Intra‐individual d…

    Kodapanakkal, R., Brandt, M., Kogler, C., & van Beest, I. (2022). Moral relevance varies due to Inter‐individual and Intra‐individual differences across big data technology domains. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  3. The anticipated social cost of disclosing a rejection experience

    Meral, E. O., Osch, Y., Ren, D., Dijk, E., & van Beest, I. (Accepted/In press). The anticipated social cost of disclosing a rejection experience. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  4. 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.
  5. Strength is still a weakness in coalition formation - Replicating and…

    Wissink, J., Beest, I. V., Pronk, T., & Ven, N. V. D. (2022). Strength is still a weakness in coalition formation: Replicating and understanding the Strength-is-Weakness effect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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