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K. (Kai) Epstude, Dr

Associate professor


  • 2001 Dipl.-Psych. (undergraduate degree), University of Jena, Germany
  • 2005 Dr. phil., University of Würzburg, Germany


  • 2005-2006 Research scientist, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2006-2008 Postdoc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (advisor: Neal J. Roese)
  • 2008-2014 Assistant professor, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • fall 2011    Visiting scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
  • fall 2014    Visiting scientist, Knowledge Media Research Center (KMRC), Tübingen, Germany
  • 2015-        Associate professor, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 

 Additional activities

  • Editor-in-chief European Journal Social Psychology (2024-, with Kim Peters and Marco Brambilla)

  • Associate Editor European Journal Social Psychology (2021-2023)

  • Associate Editor Social Psychology (2020-2021)

  • Editor-in-chief Social Psychology (2016-2020, in addition to teaching and research duties at the University of Groningen)
  • Associate Editor Experimental Psychology (2012-2016)
  • Guest Editor European Journal of Social Psychology Special Issue on "Mental time travel" (together with Johanna Peetz, Carleton University, Canada), 2012

Current and past PhD students

  • Keith (Xin) Wang (in progress, University of Groningen)
  • Ashay Deshpande (in progress, University of Groningen)
  • Valentin Mang (in progress, University of Groningen)
  • Felix Grundmann (in progress, University of Groningen)
  • Jannis Kreienkamp (PhD in 2024, University of Groningen)
  • Martijn Blikmans (PhD in 2022, University of Groningen)
  • Wim Meerholz (PhD in 2018, University of Groningen)
  • Johannes Seehusen (PhD in 2017, University of Groningen)
  • Maja Kutlaca (Phd in 2016, University of Groningen)
  • Ayca Berfu Ünal (PhD in 2013, University of Groningen) 
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