Bio

I received a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne (Germany) in 2012.

I study well-being and health, cynicism and trust, social perception and social relationships. I use a variety of methodological approaches, including online- and lab-experiments, cross-national surveys, longitudinal and intensive longitudinal designs, dyadic and linguistic analyses, and Big Data.

My work has been distinguished with the Rising Star Award from the Association of Psychological Science and is featured in many media outlets, including articles in the Harvard Business Review, the Times, Huffington Post and more.

I serve as Associate Editor at the European Journal of Social Psychology, as Editorial Board member of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Social Psychological and Personality Science , and host a blog at Psychology Today.

 

Teaching

I have taught courses on work and organizational psychology,  social psychology and economic psychology at Tilburg University and University of Cologne. I have supervised over 50 Bachelor- and Master theses. 

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Expressions of doubt in online news discussions

    Evans, A. M., Stavrova, O., Rosenbusch, H., & Brandt, M. J. (2022). Expressions of doubt in online news discussions. Social Science Computer Review.
  2. Extroversion and conscientiousness predict deteriorating job outcomes…

    Evans, A. M., Meyers, M. C., van de Calseyde, P. P. F. M., & Stavrova, O. (2022). Extroversion and conscientiousness predict deteriorating job outcomes during the COVID-19 transition to enforced remote work. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(3), 781-791.
  3. Consensus and (lack of) accuracy in perceptions of avatar trustworthi…

    Machneva, M., Evans, A., & Stavrova, O. (2022). Consensus and (lack of) accuracy in perceptions of avatar trustworthiness. Computers in Human Behavior, 126, [107017].
  4. Nonlinear effect of social interaction quantity on psychological well…

    Ren, D., Stavrova, O., & Loh, W. W. (2022). Nonlinear effect of social interaction quantity on psychological well-being: Diminishing returns or inverted U? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 122(6), 1056-1074.
  5. Low self-control - A hidden cause of loneliness?

    Stavrova, O., Ren, D., & Pronk, T. (2022). Low self-control: A hidden cause of loneliness? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 48(3), 347-362.

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