Societal impact

Members of the programme have been invited to present their work (e.g., on leadership, business, the environment, volunteering) at various national and local government departments (ministries and industry). Interventions based on our research have noticeably influenced policy-making in areas such as leadership assessment (through test development) and environmental management.

TLC research appears regularly in the national and international media (New Scientist, CNN, Times, NRC, Volkskrant). Visit the departmental website of Social and Organizational Psychology for news updates. We are contributing to popular websites such as Psychology Today (Van Vugt) and have written student and popular text on applying and bridging social psychology. See 'key publications'.

Recently TLC has attracted various external PhD’s, usually psychologists working in business/management background who want to further their academic career.