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dr. L.B. Mulder

Associate Professor
dr. L.B. Mulder

Laetitia Mulder graduated social psychology at the Free University in Amsterdam in 1999. In 2004 she completed her PhD under supervision of Eric van Dijk, David de Cremer and Henk Wilke, at the department of Social and Organizational Psychology at Leiden University. Her dissertation was called "Throwing light on the dark side of sanctions"and concerned the effects of sanctioning systems in social dilemmas.  In 2005-2009 she worked as an assistant professor at Tilburg University, department of Social Psychology. Since 2009 she works at the University of Groningen, at the department of HRM & OB, faculty of Economics and Business (since 2013 as Associate Professor). Her research topic is (im)moral behavior, and concerns, among others, the escalation of immoral behavior, the influence of sanctions and morality, and the effects of moralization of health.





Mulder, L. B., & Aquino, K. (2013). The role of moral identity in the aftermath of dishonesty. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121(2), 219-230. doi:

Nelissen, R. M. A., & Mulder, L. B. (2013). What makes a sanction “stick”? the effects of financial and social sanctions on norm compliance. Social Influence, 8(1), 70-80. doi: 10.1080/15534510.2012.729493

Balliet, D., Mulder, L. B., & Van Lange, Paul A. M. (2011). Reward, punishment, and cooperation: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 137(4), 594-615.

Mulder, L., & Nelissen, R. (2010). When rules really make a difference: The effect of cooperation rules and self-sacrificing leadership on moral norms in social dilemmas. Journal of Business Ethics, 95, 57-72.

Mulder, L. B., Verboon, P., & De Cremer, D. (2009). Sanctions and moral judgments: The moderating effect of sanction severity and trust in authorities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 255-269.

Mulder, L. B., Van Dijk, E., & De Cremer, D. (2009). When sanctions work if there are alternative options to defect: The role of trust in leaders. Social Influence, 4, 122-137.

Mulder, L. B. (2009). The two-fold influence of sanctions on moral norms. . In D. De Cremer (Ed.), Psychological Perspectives on Ethical Behavior and Decision Making (pp. 169-180). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Mulder, L. B. (2008). The difference between punishments and rewards in fostering moral concerns in social decision making. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1436-1443.

Van Dijk, E., De Cremer, D., Mulder, L. B., & Stouten, J. (2008). How do we react to feedback in social dilemmas? In A. Biel, D. Eek, T. Garling & M. Gustafsson (Eds.), New issues and paradigms in research on social dilemmas (pp. 43-56). New York: Springer.

De Cremer, D., & Mulder, L. B. (2007). A passion for respect: On understanding the role of human needs and morality. . Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung (Group Dynamics and Organization Consulting) 38, 439-449.

Mulder, L. B., Van Dijk, E., De Cremer, D., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2006a). Undermining trust and cooperation: The paradox of sanctioning systems in social dilemmas. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 147-162.

Mulder, L. B., Van Dijk, E., De Cremer, D., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2006b). When sanctions fail to increase cooperation in social dilemmas: Considering the presence of an alternative defection option. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1312-1324.

Mulder, L. B., Van Dijk, E., & De Cremer, D. (2006). Fighting non-cooperative behavior in organizations: The dark side of sanctions. In E. A. Mannix & M. A. Neale (Eds.), Groups and Ethics. Research on Managing Groups and Teams (Vol. 8, pp. 61-84). Stamford, Conneticut: JAI Press.

Mulder, L. B., van Dijk, E., Wilke, H. A. M., & De Cremer, D. (2005). The effect of feedback on support for a sanctioning system in a social dilemma: The difference between installing and maintaining the sanction. Journal of Economic Psychology, 26(3), 443-458. 




Mulder, L. B., Jordan, J., & Rink, F. A. (2013). The effect of specific and general rules on moral behavior. Manuscript under review.

Mulder, L. B., Rupp, D.,E. & Dijkstra, A. (2013). Sinful snacking: When moralizing obesity evokes unhealthy eating. Manuscript under review.

Ponsioen, S., Mulder, L. B., & Molleman, E. (2013). Title Blinded. Manuscript under review

Ponsioen, S., Mulder, L. B., & Molleman, E. (2013). Title Blinded. Manuscript under review

Said, R., Nijstad, B. A., Janssen, O., & Mulder, L. B. (2012). High leader-member exchange but not creative? The moderating role of leader regulatory focus. Manuscript in Progress

Mulder, L. B. (2013). Moral rationalization: An ingredient for escalation? the moderating role of moral identity. Manuscript in Progress.

Irwin, K., Mulder, L. B., & Simpson, B. (2013). The detrimental effects of sanctions on intra-group trust: A comparison between punishments and rewards. Manuscript in progress  


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