1 Brochure Research Master Social and Organizational Psychology /wwwg.nl/psy/onderzoek/onderzoeksscholen/indexhttp://w.rug.nl/psy/onderzorzo eksscholen/indexderzoek/onderzoeksehtt//.rug.nl/psy/onderzoek/onderzoekssch olen/indexn/ Join the highest student ranked Research Master s programme in the Netherlands the highest student ranked Research Master programme in the Netherlands! The Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Groningen is now accepting a limited number of applications for the two-year Research Master s programme. The Social and Organizational Psychology group is founded on a national and international reputation for excellence. Our teaching and research programmes consistently rank among the best in the country. The key characteristics of the two-year Research Master s programme are: 1. High quality research training and active participation in research groups 2. Emphasis on individual effort and participation, supervision by internationally renowned researchers 3. High degree of specialization possible 4. Ideal preparation for PhD programme 5. Individual supervision during the programme Our activities are founded on the international reputation, commitment and dynamism of staff and students, coupled with a cooperative, supportive and friendly work environment. Our teaching and research philosophy is to integrate basic and applied psychology: Basic issues in social and organizational psychology are made groundbreaking by their relevance to important societal and organizational issues (e.g., health, productivity, social cohesion). At the same time, applied research becomes outstanding when it is based on sound and solid theoretical foundations.content of theighest student ranked Research Master p Content of the Programme s dsdsdsdsdsdsdserlands! The Social and Organizational Psychology stream is part of a multidisciplinary Research Master s programme Behavioural and Social Sciences which in 2008 ànd 2009 was ranked by students as the best Research Master s programme in the Netherlands in the behavioural and social sciences (Elsevier, 2008, 2009). Students are versed in empirical research guided by theory. The programme provides extensive training in social and organizational psychological theories and experimental techniques, and a focus on core social and organizational psychological topics such as: competition and cooperation between groups, identity, leadership, diversity in organizations, achievement motivation, creativity, stereotypes, and cohesion and integration. Students also obtain in-depth and practical training in the most advanced statistical methods from experts in the field, including courses on experimental design and analysis of variance, applied statistics, repeated measures, and test and questionnaire construction. Students also learn to write research articles, reports, and proposals, including a course on how to write in English. Students from previous cohorts have published articles in top!oin
2 academic journals, participated in international research networks, presented their research on international conferences and received high-level research subsidies. Student profile and how to apply student ranked Research Master programme n the highest student ranked Research Master programme in the Netherlands! The Social and Organizational Research Master s programme in Groningen is unique from some of the larger Research Master s programmes in that it selects only a small number of 10 students each year to engage in intensive individually guided research training supervised by internationally renowned researchers. Students are embedded in research groups and also join others in the larger multidisciplinary Research Master s programme at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, which contains approximately 30 students each year. In this entirely English-language programme, both students within and outside of the Netherlands are encouraged to apply. Previous cohorts include international students from Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Romania and the United States. Some research assistantships and scholarships are available for talented applications. Funding is also available for participation in summer schools both within and outside of the Netherlands such as Essex and Ann Arbor. The profile of our alumni is excellent with students either engaging in further research to obtain a PhD or engaging in research in a commercial or government-related job. Drop-out rates from the programme are low and so far, all students have completed the programme within 2 years. We are recruiting students for the cohort to start on September 1, Candidates can apply from now on. Applying early may enhance chances of admission since the number of new students per year is limited. The deadline for applications for non-eu students is March 1 st and for EU students May 1 st. Detailed information and application forms can be found at: Applications may be sent to: For specific questions regarding the Social and Organizational Psychology stream, please contact Dr. Maike van der Vlugt: A selected Track Record of the 2007 and 2008 cohorts dent ranked Ren the highest student ranked Research Master programme in the Netherlands! Monica Blaga, (Romania, graduated 2007), worked on projects on achievement goals and task performance. She is currently working on a PhD entitled: Approach goals, performance attainment, and task interest: The role of moderators. She published her MA thesis research, entitled Easy and difficult performance-approach goals: Their moderating effect on the link between task interest and performance attainment in Psychologica Belgica, 48, Lise Jans, (The Netherlands, graduated 2008), worked on projects on group processes and intergroup relations. She is currently working on a PhD entitled: Social identity formation in diverse contexts, focusing on whether the way in which an overarching identity is created, matters to overcoming the negative outcomes of diversity in workgroups. Martijn Keizer, (The Netherlands, graduated 2008), worked on projects on intergroup perceptions and the activation of pro-environmental goals. He graduated with a MA thesis research entitled Framing the environment: The effect of multiple motives on pro-environmental behavior. He is currently working on a PhD focusing on the interacting effects of contextual factors and individual variables on household energy use. Linda Tip, (The Netherlands, graduated 2008), Master s Thesis at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada, has worked on several projects in intergroup relations. After graduation, she worked as a Research Assistant at Royal Holloway University of London on a project called Psychological antecedents of majority members acculturation preferences. In September 2009, she started a PhD related to this topic under supervision of Rupert Brown and Hanna Zagefka in England.
3 Roy Sijbom, (The Netherlands, graduated 2008), Traineeship at the University of Groningen, faculty of Economics and Business, worked on projects on creativity and achievement goals. He is currently working on a PhD entitled: Differential reactions of managers to creative employees: An achievement goal approach.
4 Core instructors and supervisors Prof. dr. Nico W. Van Yperen Achievement motivation, leadership, workstress, cheating, perfectionism Van Yperen, N.W. (2006). A novel approach to assessing achievement goals in the context of the 2 2 framework: Identifying distinct profiles of individuals with different dominant achievement goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, Van Yperen, N.W. (2003). Task interest and actual performance: The moderating effects of assigned and adopted purpose goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, Prof. dr. Tom Postmes Group processes, intergroup relations, social effects of technology, communication, social identity Postmes, T. & Jetten, J. (Eds.). (2006). Individuality and the group: Advances in social identity. London: Sage. Postmes, T., Spears, R., Lee, T., & Novak, R. (2005). Individuality and social influence in groups: Inductive and deductive routes to group identity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, Dr. Xavier Sanchez (PhD, CPsychol) Sport and Performance Psychology: psychological factors in sport climbing; performing under pressure; emotion regulation in sport; elite sport career transitions and retirement; extreme sport and risk taking; imagery and video-modelling/observation; music and performance. Sanchez, X., Lambert, Ph., Jones, G., & Llewellyn, D.J. (2011). Efficacy of pre-ascent climbing route visual inspection in indoor sport climbing. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 22, In Press. Sanchez, X., Boschker, M.S.J., & Llewellyn, D.J. (2010). Pre-performance psychological states and performance in an elite climbing competition. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 20, Prof. dr. Sabine Otten Intergroup relations, social integration, cultural diversity, intra- and intergroup aggression, social projection Otten, S. & Epstude, K. (2006). Overlapping mental representations of self, ingroup and outgroup: Unraveling self-stereotyping and self-anchoring. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, Eisenbeiss, K. K., & Otten, S. (2008). When do employees identify? An analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal predictors of training group and organizational identification. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(8), doi: /j x
5 Prof. dr. Ernestine H. Gordijn Person perception, intergroup emotions, charisma, social influence Gordijn, E.H. (2010). When thinking that you are fat makes you feel worthless: Activation and application of meta-stereotypes when appearance matters. Social Cognition, 28, Gordijn, E.H., Yzerbyt, V. Y., Wigboldus, D., Dumont, M. (2006). Emotional reactions to harmful intergroup behavior. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, Dr. N. Pontus Leander Self-regulation, non-conscious goal pursuit, social cognition Leander, N.P., Shah, J.Y., & Chartrand, T.L. (2011). The object of my protection: Shielding fundamental motives from the implicit motivational influence of others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, (6), Leander, N.P., Chartrand, T.L., & Wood, W. (2011). Mind your mannerisms: Eliciting stereotype conformity through behavioral mimicry. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46 (1), Prof. dr. Arie Dijkstra Social Psychology of Health and Illness: preventing illness, adaptation to illness, and persuasive communication Dijkstra, A., & Buunk, A.P. (2008). Self-evaluative emotions and expectations of self-evaluative emotions in health behavior change. British Journal of Social Psychology, 19, Dijkstra, A., Jaspers, M., & Van Zwieten, A. (2008). Psychiatric and psychological factors in patient decision making with regard to antidepressant use. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, Dr. Eric F. Rietzschel Creativity, innovation, team performance, group decision making Rietzschel, E. F., Nijstad, B. A., & Stroebe, W. (2007). Relative accessibility of domain knowledge and creativity: The effects of knowledge activation on the quantity and originality of generated ideas. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, Rietzschel, E. F., De Dreu, C. K. W., & Nijstad, B. A. (2007). Personal need for structure and creative performance: The moderating influence of fear of invalidity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33,
6 Prof. dr. Linda M. Steg Prosocial behaviour, environmental behaviour, values, norms, goal framing Keizer, K., Lindenberg, S., & Steg, L. (2008). The spreading of disorder. Science, 322, Steg, L., & Vlek, C. (in press). Encouraging proenvironmental behaviour: An integrative review and research agenda. Journal of Environmental Psychology. Dr. Martijn van Zomeren Group identity, emotions, collective action, morality Van Zomeren, M., Postmes, T., & Spears, R. (2008). Toward an integrative social identity model of collective action: A quantitative research synthesis of three socio-sychological perspectives. Psychological Bulletin, 134, Van Zomeren, M., Spears, R., Fischer, A. H., & Leach, C. W. (2004). Put your money where your mouth is!: Explaining collective action tendencies through group-based anger and group efficacy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, Prof. dr. Barbara M. Wisse Power and leadership, the self, emotions Tjosvold, D., & Wisse, B. (2009). Power and Interdependence in Organizations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Van Knippenberg [Wisse], B., & Martin, L., & Tyler, T. (2006). Process-orientation versus outcome-orientation during organizational change: The role of organiza-tional identification. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27, Dr. Susanne Scheibe Aging workforce, emotional aging, retirement, well-being, message framing, age stereotypes Scheibe, S. & Carstensen, L. L. (2010). Emotional aging: Recent findings and future trends. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65(B), Scheibe, S., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2009). Effects of emotion regulation on cognitive performance: What is costly for young adults is not so costly for older adults. Psychology and Aging, 24,
7 Dr. Katherine E. Stroebe Intergroup Relations, stigma, prejudice (from the target's perspective), cultural worldviews, (collective) action/inaction Stroebe, K/. Dovidio, J.F., Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., & John, M.S. (2011). Is the world a just place? Countering the negative consequences of pervasive discrimination by reaffirming the world as just. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, Stroebe, K., Ellemers, N., Barreto, M., & Mummendey A. (2009). For better or for worse: The congruence of personal and group outcomes on targets responses to discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, Dr. Edward Orehek Research Interests: the intersection of cognitive and motivational factors as they influence human judgment, decision-making, and behavior Orehek, E., Mauro, R., Kruglanski, A. W. & van der Bles, A. M. (In Press). Prioritizing association strength versus value: Regulatory mode and means evaluation in single and multi-goal contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Lakey, B. & Orehek, E. (2011). Relational regulation theory: A new approach to explain perceived social support s link to mental health. Psychological Review, 118, Orehek, E., Bessarabova, E., Chen, X., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2011). Positive affect as informational feedback in goal pursuit. Motivation and Emotion, 35, Kruglanski, A.W.. & Orehek, E. (2007). Partitioning the domain of social interference: dual mode and systems models and their alternatives. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, Dr. Kai Epstude Social cognition, counterfactual thinking and regret, comparative judgments, social norms Epstude, K., & Roese, N.J. (2008). The functional theory of counterfactual thinking. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 12, Epstude, K., & Mussweiler, T. (2009). What you feel is how you compare: How comparisons influence the social induction of affect. Emotion, 9, Dr. Nina Hansen Intergroup relations, social identity, social discrimination, integration, social effects of technology Hansen, N., & Sassenberg, K. (2006). Does social identification buffer or harm? The impact of social identification on anger after social discrimination. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, Sassenberg, K., & Hansen, N. (2007). The impact of regulatory focus on affective responses to social discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37,
8 Dr. Kees Keizer Social norms, social influence, goal framing Key publication: Keizer, K., Lindenberg, S., & Steg, L. (2008). The spreading of disorder. Science, 322,