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Research interests

Prof. dr. Ilja van Beest is department head of the Social Psychology department, program leader of its research program called Social Decision making, and board member of the Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Research (Tiber). His primary research interests lie in the domain of group and interpersonal processes with a specific focus on coalition formation, conflict detection, ostracism, fairness, deception, trust, emotions and symptom attribution. His research won several (inter)national prizes. Most notable awards are the best dissertation award of the Dutch society for social psychology for research on coalition formation, the Ig-nobel prize for research on symptom attribution ( He currently is/has been associate editor of the ISI journal Social Influence, the ISI journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations and founding board member of the journal Behavioral Public Policy. Van Beest teaches/has taught courses on social psychology, social influence, interpersonal behavior, group dynamics, negotiation, and leadership.

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Research Output 1997 2020

social attraction
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Reactions to claimed and granted overinclusion: Extending research on the effects of claimball versus cyberball

De Waal-andrews, W. & Van Beest, I., 2020, In : The Journal of Social Psychology. 160, 1, p. 105-116

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Open Access
Knowledge of Results (Psychology)
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Real-life revenge may not effectively deter norm violations

Elshout, M., Nelissen, R. M. A., van Beest, I., Elshout, S. & van Dijk, W. W., 2020, In : The Journal of Social Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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The effects of facial attractiveness and trustworthiness in online peer-to-peer markets

Jaeger, B., Sleegers, W., Evans, A. M., Stel, M. & van Beest, I., 2020, In : Journal of Economic Psychology. 75, 10 p., 102125.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

social attraction
Facial Expression

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Oral presentation

Social exclusion increases susceptibility to persuasion strategies that appeal to the need to belong

L. Janssen (Speaker), Ilja van Beest (Speaker), N.L. Mead (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific