Thi is an "umbrella" project relating to my (endowed) Faculty Chair, research funded for 5 years (2011-2016) and which comprises a range of subprojects (5PhDs; described in the subprojects), in addition my own (related) research. My own research is broadly conners with social identity and intergroup relations, and focuses inter alia specifically on: 1) processes underlying the radicalisation of disempowered groups, in particular the "nothing to lose" effect; 2) how people juggle group loyalty concerns with the possibility of social mobility (the "permeability paradox"); 3) the different processes explaining prejudice towards immigrants who are culturally similar and dissimilar as a function of threats to status (the "prejudice paradox").
- Group identity and sustainable energy behavior
- Signalling and social identity
- The strategic use of emotions in intergroup contexts
- The downside of compassion
- The path of most resistance: How groups cope with implicit social identity threat (Jolien van Breen)
Researchers and partners
Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
- prof. dr. R. (Russell) Spears, Social Psychology
Behavioural and Social Sciences, outside of Psychology
Selection of BA and MA student projects
- How majority/host groups react to different resistance strategies of disadvantaged groups
- “We are the 1%, we stand with the 99%”: reactions of high-status groups faced with collective action from low-status groups
- Multiculturalism: A White “Man’s” Burden?
- An integrative framework for intergroup threat and prejudice as a function of status and cultural
- Het belang van continuïteit van het zelfbeeld en sociale identificatie voor een positieve beleving van het eerste studiejaar op de universiteit.
- A Threat to Identity or Resources? How Minority Action Threatens the Majority via Identification in the Context of the European Refugee Crisis
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
- Marie Curie Postdoc fellow (Dr Catia Teixeira): “We are the 1%, we stand with the 99%”: Reactions of high-status groups faced with social change attempts from low-status groups
University's focus areas
- Sustainable Society
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