Associate Professor

Francesca Righetti

Associate Professor

Phone: +31 (0) 20 59 88727
Room: MF-B558

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Francesca Righetti is an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology at the VU Amsterdam. Francesca’s research focuses on close relationships. More specifically she studies sacrifice, ambivalence, and how dual processes shape relationship dynamics (e.g., implicit partner evaluations, self-control, automatic processes). Besides obtaining several grants (e.g., the VENI , ORA, and VIDI grants from NWO), she has also won several awards such as the best dissertation award from the International Association of Relationships Research (IARR), the Early Career Award from the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the Raising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Research interests

Close Relationships; Sacrifice, Automatic vs. Deliberative processes in close relationships; Interpersonal Goal Support; Self-regulation.



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