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Naomi Ellemers

Naomi Ellemers

Naomi Ellemers studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where she obtained her first degree in Social Psychology in 1987. She obtained her PhD from the same university in 1991, with a thesis entitled "Identity management strategies." From 1991 to 1998 she was employed as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Free University of Amsterdam. Since 1999, she has been Full Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Her research on group processes and intergroup relations addresses a range of topics, including the effects of status differences between groups, diversity in teams and organizations, career development of women and minorities, and motivation and commitment in work teams.

Primary Interests:

  • Gender Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

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Journal Articles:

  • Ellemers, N., & Barreto, M. (2009). Collective action in modern times: How modern expressions of prejudice prevent collective action. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 4, 749-768.
  • Ellemers, N., Kingma, L., Van de Burgt, J., & Barreto, M. (2010). Corporate social responsibility as a source of organizational morality, employee commitment and satisfaction. Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology.
  • Ellemers, N., Pagliaro, S., Barreto, M., & Leach, C. W. (2008). Is it better to be moral than smart? The effects of morality and competence norms on the decision to work at group status improvement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(6), 1397-1410.
  • Ellemers, N., Scheepers, D., & Popa, A.M. (2010). Something to gain or something to lose? Affirmative action and regulatory focus emotions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13(2), 201-213.

Other Publications:

  • Ellemers, N. (2010). Group boundaries. In J. M. Levine & M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. London: Sage.

Courses Taught:

  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Intra- and Intergroup Relations
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Work- and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology and Gender
  • Psychology of Gender and Cultural Differences
  • Psychology of Personnel and Organizations
  • Research Methods
  • Social Identity

Naomi Ellemers
Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology
Section Social and Organizational Psychology,
P.O. Box 9555, Leiden University
2300 RB Leiden
The Netherlands

  • Phone: +31 (0) 715273706
  • Fax: +31 (0) 715273619

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