1982 …2019

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Ype H. Poortinga is emeritus professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and at the University of Leuven in Belgium. His most consistent interest has been in the conditions under which data obtained in different cultural populations can be meaningfully compared. He has also written on theoretical issues in cross-cultural psychology. His empirical research has dealt with a variety of topics in culture-comparative research, including information transmission, basic personality variables, emotions, and social psychological variables. His experience in applied fields includes program evaluation, development of psychometric tests and intercultural training. He has worked in societies as far apart as South Africa, India, Indonesia and Mexico.

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  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

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Fons van de Vijver (1952-2019): A life of brilliance and kindness. Obituary

Best, D. & Poortinga, Y., 2019, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 50, 9, p. 1011-1013

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Addressing methodological challenges in culture-comparative research

Fischer, R. & Poortinga, Y. H., 2018, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 49, 5, p. 691-712

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Gustav Jahoda: The art and science of constructive skepticism

Poortinga, Y. H. & Schruijer, S. G. L., 2018, In : Culture & Psychology. 24, 3, p. 368-381

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Cultural differences in behavior: A few big elephants or an army of ants?

Yan, S. & Poortinga, Y. H., 2017, In : Advances in Psychological Science. 25, 4, p. 523-541

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  • Guatemalan pupils’ exposure to Spanish and educational achievement: A study across ethnic groups and socioeconomic status in urban and rural schools

    Fortin Morales, A., van de Vijver, F. & Poortinga, Y. H., 1 Nov 2016, In : Psihologia Resurselor Umane. 14, p. 136-151

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