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About us Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Psychology Research Units Social Psychology

Relational Essence and Cultural Embeddedness

Social Psychology

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
University of Groningen, outside of Behavioural and Socials Sciences
Partners outside of the University of Groningen
  • Eric Shuman (IDC Herzliya), Greg Boese (Simon Fraser University)


Courses connected to this project
  • Master/ReMa: Cultural Psychology
Selection of BA and MA student projects
  • anything about relationality and cultural embeddedness


  • Van Zomeren, M. (2016). From self to social relationships: An essentially relational perspective on human motivation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Van Zomeren, M. & Dovidio, J. F. (Eds., forthcoming). The Oxford Handbook of Human Essence. Forthcoming at Oxford University Press.
  • Van Zomeren, M., Susilani, N., & Berend, S. (2016). A Relational Basis for Coping with Low Group Status: Explaining a Null Relationship between Group Identification and Collective Action among Indonesian Ethnic Minority Group Members. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 4
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • Upcoming special issue: Van Zomeren, M. & Louis, W. (2017). Culture and collective action. Special Issue of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

University's focus areas

  • Healthy Ageing
  • Sustainable Society
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