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Daan Scheepers

Associate Professor

Prof.dr. D.T. Scheepers
+31 71 527 3642

Daan Scheepers conducts research on group processes and stress.

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Daan Scheepers conducts research on group processes and stress.


Scheepers research interests center on group processes and stress. He uses cardiovascular measures to differentiate negative stress (threat) from positive stress (challenge). These different forms of stress have important consequences for decision-making, performance, and health. With his colleagues, he examines various social factors in the emergence of threat and challenge, such as conflict, power, status, morality, social change, and inclusion.


  • Inter-group relations (Master Social and Organisational Psychology)
  • Improving inter-group perceptions (Research Master Psychology)
  • Thesis supervision (Master / Research Master Psychology)

Short CV

Scheepers obtained his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Amsterdam in 2002 (title thesis: The social functions of in-group bias). Between 2004 and 2007 he worked as postdoc on a VENI grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), and subsequently as assistant professor (2007-2013) and associate professor (2013-now) in Social, Economic, and Organisational Psychology at Leiden University. Next to this, since 2018, Daan works as a (part-time) professor of “psychophysiology of groups” at Utrecht University. 

Scheepers served as a teaching director of the Kurt Lewin Institute (national graduate school in social psychology) from 2013-2015 and as an associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology from 2020-2024. Since 2014 he is a member of the board of examiners of the department of psychology.

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Soc., Econom. en Organisat Psych.

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A21


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