Author: Ard Barends

PhD defense Catherine Molho: Thursday, October 10th, 13:45

On Thursday, October 10th 2019, Catherine Molho will defend her dissertation entitled “The Psychological Underpinnings of Cooperation and the Punishment of Non-Cooperators: Insights from the Lab to the Field.” at 13.45 in the VU Aula (co-promoters: Dr. Daniel Balliet, Dr. Joshua Tybur; promotor: Prof. Dr. Paul van Lange). Looking forward to seeing you all at the defense.
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VIDI grant for Francesca Righetti

Francesca Righetti (Social Psychology) was awarded a VIDI-grant by N.W.O. for a proposal titled "Torn between love and contempt: Ambivalence in close relationships" See below for more details of the project. It is an irony of life that the people we love the most, such as our romantic partners, are also the people towards which we can feel very strong negative emotions. When people hold st...
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PhD defense Ali Mashuri: April 10, 13:45

On Wednesday, April 10 2019, Ali Mashuri will defend his dissertation entitled “Dealing with separatism conflict in Indonesia: Examining an interactive model of conflict de-escalation and resolution” at 13:45 in the VU Aula (promotor: prof.dr. Mark van Vugt; Co-promotor: dr. Esther van Leeuwen). Click here for more information on his dissertation. Hope to see you at the defense!
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Colloquium by Agneta H. Fischer, Thursday April 4, 16.00, MF D565

Agneta H. Fischer Date: Thursday April 4, 16:00-17:00, room HG 9A16 Speaker: Agneta H. Fischer University of Amsterdam. Title: Hate and other hostile emotions In this talk I will focus on the type of negative emotions that have been generally neglected by psychologists: hate. I will first of all argue that it is useful to theoretically differentiate between different types of negative emot...
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Annual iBBA Meeting – Organizational Neuroscience, Friday May 24th

Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam organizes its annual symposium on “Organizational Neuroscience” on 24 May 2019, Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit. Organizational neuroscience is an emerging field in management and organizational behavior that studies the role of brain and cognition in workplace behavior. The aim of this annual IBBA-symposium is to investigate how neuroscience and it...
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Colloquium by Andreas Glöckner, Thursday November 15, 16.00, HG 9A16

Colloquium Talk by Andreas Glöckner Date: Thursday November 15, 16:00-17:00, room HG 9A16 Speaker: Andreas Glöckner University of Göttingen. Title: The development of a unified theory of trust game behavior The factors influencing to which degree people trust others have been intensely investigated in psychological and economic research. Research in psychology focused on the effect of soci...
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PhD defense Daniela Gutermann: October 30, 11:45

On Tuesday, October 30 2018, Daniela Gutermann will defend her dissertation entitled “Work engagement as a key for unlocking performance: An investigation across different organizational levels” at 11:45 in the VU Aula (promotor: Prof. Marise Born & Prof. Sven Voepel; Co-promotor: dr. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock). Click here for more information on her dissertation. Hope to see you at the ...
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PhD defense Jan Luca Pletzer: October 8, 11:45

On Monday, October 8 2018, Jan Luca Pletzer will defend his dissertation entitled “The Role of Individual Differences in the Prediction of Cooperation, Deviance, and Performance” at 11:45 in the VU Aula (promotor: Prof. Paul van Lange & Prof. Sven Voepel; Co-promotors: dr. Daniel Balliet & dr. Janneke Oostrom). Click here for more information on his dissertation. Hope to see you at the ...
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Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary psychology aims to understand and describe the human mind and behavior in the light of the (biological and cultural) selection pressures operating on humans, now and in the past. Evolutionary psychology is a relatively young but vibrant discipline, making inroads into all of field of psychology and the social sciences. As the field develops, it is starting to generate findings that ...
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Colloquium by Diana Fleischman, Wednesday September 19 (today), 16.00, MF-D565

Colloquium Talk by Diana Fleischman Date: Wednesday September 19, 16:00-17:00, room MF-D565 Speaker: Diana Fleischman University of Portsmouth. Title: How to train your boyfriend: Integrating evolutionary psychology and behaviorist learning theory Before behaviorism had even been named, evolution endowed us with the ability to shape the behavior of others to facilitate enacting our adaptiv...
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Josh Tybur has won the Early Career Award by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)

Josh Tybur has been awarded with the prestigious Early Career Award by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES). The award recognizes distinguished theoretical and/or empirical contributions to the study of evolution and human behavior, and it is given once annually to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. in the past 10 years. He received this award at the 30th Annual Meeting...
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Leadership Lab meetings

About every two weeks we will have our Leadership Lab meetings. Guests are welcome, both to present ideas and to simply attend and listen. If you want to learn more or would like to attend, please contact Wendy de Waal-Andrews (dewaal.andrews@vu.nl). Here are our most recent and upcoming meetings: Upcoming 14.10.2019 MF-D134 at 12:00: Antonis Koutsoumpis (VU Amsterdam) Title: Automatic p...
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Organizational Neuroscience

Organizational neuroscience is an emerging field in management and organizational psychology that studies the role of the brain in workplace behavior. The aim is to investigate how neuroscience and its methodological toolkit (from brain imaging to hormonal studies) can advance theory and research in organizational behavior. We study, for example, the neural mechanisms involved in followership, t...
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Team and Boardroom Dynamics

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" – Ideally this statement is true when we work in teams. However, as probably most of us know from experience, team cooperation does not happen naturally. Instead, teams sometimes have destructive meeting dynamics or face challenges related to leadership, diversity, timing, and performance. Our research focuses on gathering insights into the positi...
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Personality at Work

During selection procedures, obtaining reliable and valid estimates of the extent to which applicants are honest, emotional, extravert, agreeable, conscientious, and open to experience is of paramount importance for organizations to create an effective and committed workforce. In our research, we focus on the six-dimensional HEXACO model of personality, which—according to cross-cultural lexical ...
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Colloquium Talk by Emily Impett on May 23, 16:00, 14A-00 (main building)

Colloquium Talk by Emily Impett Date: Wednesday May 23, 16:00-17:00, room 14A-00 (main building) Speaker: Emily Impett University of Toronto, Mississauga. Title: A Prosocial Perspective on Sexuality in Relationships Satisfying sexual interactions are a crucial predictor of relationship and life satisfaction. Despite the importance of sex for relationships, couples face numerous challenges ...
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PhD defense Nils Köbis: February 16, 11:45

On Friday, February 16 2018, Nils Köbis will defend his dissertation entitled "The Social Psychology of Corruption" at 11:45 in the VU Aula (co-promoters: Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen and Dr. Francesca Righetti; promotor: Prof. Paul A.M. van Lange). Click here for more information on his dissertation defense (in Dutch). Hope to see you at the defense!
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