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Elise Seip

Assistant professor

Dr. E.C. Seip MSc
+31 71 527 4085

Short CV

Elise Seip obtained her Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Psychology in 2005 at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She continued her studies at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), at the UvA where she obtained a Master in Cognitive Science in 2007. In 2016 she completed her dissertation research on desire for vengeance and factors influencing revenge behavior. Currently she is employed as a lecturer at the Social and Organizational Psychology department at Leiden University. 


Her research focusses on desire for vengeance in a consumer setting. This desire is elicited in response to a service failure. It evokes action tendencies to get back at the firm or its employees. It is an emotion that motivates consumer revenge, but not necessarily leads to actual consumer revenge. What factors influence whether someone takes revenge is currently under investigation. One likely factor is the revenge norm supported by a social environment. When it is more accepted—or even expected—to take revenge people might be more likely to actually take revenge.


  • Workgroup teacher for Emotions and Irrationality in Economic Behavior in the Economic and Consumer Psychology Master. 
  • Workgroup teacher for Perspectives on Career Planning in the Bachelor Psychology 
  • Thesis supervisor 


  • Travel grant Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie (NVP), 2011
  • Travel grant European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), 2011
  • Travel grant Càtedra el Cervell Social, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona , 2008


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Assistant 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 2A35



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