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How to find us prof. dr. B.A. (Bernard) Nijstad

prof. dr. B.A. Nijstad

prof. dr. B.A. Nijstad


I currently teach in three research master courses: experimental research design, organizational behavior for research master, and behavioral decision making for research master.

I also supervise master theses, and if you need a supervisor and are interested in one of my research topics (creativity, decision making, and innovation; see my research page) please contact me.

Current and past graduate students

Besides master theses, I supervise PhD theses. These are my past and current students:

Eric Rietzschel: From quantity to quality: Cognitive, motivational and social aspects of idea generation and selection (subsidized by NWO). Dissertation successfully defended December 6, 2005.

Lotte Scholten: Motivation matters: Motivated information processing in group and individual decision making (subsidized by NWO). Dissertation successfully defended 20 April, 2007.

Matthijs Baas: The psychology of creativity: Moods, minds, and motives. Dissertation successfully defended 25 March 2010, cum laude.

Ilona McNeill: Why we choose, how we choose, what we choose: The influence of initiation motives on decision making (subsidized by NWO). Dissertation succesfully defended on 24 March 2011.

Marieke Roskes: Motivated creativity: A conservation of energy approach (subsidized by NWO). Dissertation successfully defended 27 February, 2013

Daniël Sligte: The functionality of creativity. Dissertation successfully defended on 2 October, 2013

Ramzi Said: Rethinking the leadership-employee creativity relation: a regulatory focus approach. Dissertation successfully defended on 15 February, 2016.

Elena Martinescu: Why we gossip: A functional perspective on the self-relevance of gossip for senders, receivers, and targets. Dissertation successfully defended, June, 2017.

Yan Shao: Individual approaches to workplace tensions: Implications for creativity and work engagement. Dissertation successfully defended, October, 2020.

Maxim Laurijssen: Financial incentives and phycician behavior (Subsidized by NWO; 2015-2018)

Suqing Wu: Creativity in teams: A dynamic approach (subsidized by NWO; 2016-2020)

Gerben Tolkamp: Creative process engagement (subsidized by NWO; 2016-2020).

Marta Wronska: The effects of task representation on creative behavior and outcomes.

Courses Taught

At University of Groningen

Organizational Behavior, 2009 – 2014 (bachelor; English and Dutch language variants)

Creativity and Innovation, 2012 - 2015 (research master)

Experimental research design, 2013 - present (research master)

Organizational Behavior for research master, 2016 - present (research master)

Behavioral decision making for research master, 2017 - present (research master)

At University of Amsterdam

· ‘Creativity and Innovation’, 2006 – 2009 (research master course; with Carsten de Dreu)

· ‘Problems and designs in organizational research’, 2002 – 2009 (master course)

· ‘Organizational Psychology’, 2002, 2003 (bachelor course)

· ‘Decision Making’, 2001 – 2004 (master course)

At Utrecht University

· Seminars ‘Introduction to Psychology’, 1996 – 1998 (bachelor course)

· Workshops ‘Leadership’ and ‘Group Creativity’, 1997 – 1999 (bachelor course)

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Contact information

Nettelbosje 2
9747 AE Groningen
The Netherlands

Duisenberg Building