Academic reputation

The program is developing a strong scientific reputation, as reflected in the quality of publications in outlets such as American Psychologist, Annual Review of Psychology, Academy of Management Review, Current Biology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Personality and Social Psychology Review and Psychological Bulletin.

The program leaders have published theoretically integrative books such as Bridging Social Psychology,  a forthcoming “Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology” (Van Lange, Kruglanski & Higgins, 2011), Applying Social Psychology (Buunk & Van Vugt, 2008), and a trade book “Selected: Why Some People Lead, Why Others Follow and Why It Matters” (Van Vugt & Ahuja, 2010). Staff members have served in key editorial positions (including the flagship journal Journal of Personality and Social Psychology), NWO committees (Van Lange; Van Vugt) and program committees for major conferences (EAESP, SESP). For links to most of these books and publications, see Key Publications.

Also, staff members have given key notes at many conferences, and received awards (or nominations) for best papers (e.g., Homan won the best publication award at the Academy of Management). Our academic profile has been further strengthened by the recent appointment of Prof Roy Baumeister, an international expert on social interaction, culture, and self-regulation.

Some examples of academic achievements

NWO grantsPollet (VENI), Van Leeuwen/Van Vugt (Mozaiek), Van Prooijen (NWO-Program Conflict), and Van Lange (Replacement Grant)
AppointmentsRoy Baumeister (Professor), David Amodio and Kip Williams (Affiliates)
ArticlesArticles published in prestigious journals (e.g., Annual Review of Psychology, Psychological Bulletin) and journals that bridge social psychology with social neuroscience (e.g., Current Biology, NeuroImage, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience)
Associate editorshipse.g., Paul van Lange and Mark van Vugt (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology), Jan Willem van Prooijen (European Journal of Social Psychology), Reinout de Vries (Leadership Quarterly)
PublicationsPublication of trade book on leadership (Mark van Vugt) and Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology (Paul van Lange, Kruglanski & Higgins)
PhD'sSuccessful completion of many PhD's, including three with distinction "cum laude" (Lotte van Dillen, Anton Klapwijk, both in 2009; Francesca Righetti, in 2011)

Find in the list below journals and publishers mentioned above.

American Psychologist
Annual Review of Psychology
Academy of Management Review
Cognition and Emotion
Current Biology
European Journal of Social Psychology
Journal of Applied Psychology
International Journal of Psychophysiology
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Leadership Quarterly
Psychological Science
Personality and Social Psychology Review
Psychological Bulletin
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience