Niels van Doesum
Holding degrees from Maastricht Conservatory and Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), Niels van Doesum started working in the performing arts as an opera singer, without forgetting the theoretical perspective following a degree in Arts and Sciences from Maastricht University. After a while of studying people from the inside to characterize them on stage, he decided to study human behaviour in a more systematic way as a social psychologist. Niels van Doesum then graduated cum laude from the Research Master Program in Social Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and continued to pursue his PhD at the same institute. In September 2016 he successfully defended his dissertation. Currently, Niels van Doesum works as Assistant Professor at the Social and Organizational Psychology unit of Leiden University.
How do people define and maintain their position in a fundamentally social environment, in a world they almost always have to share with others? Niels van Doesum's general research interest goes out to human cooperation, prosociality, and social decision making in the broadest sense. More specifically, he works on the novel construct of social mindfulness in domains like social class, intergroup relations, individual differences, and cross-cultural comparisons. His scientific curiosity further extends to obedience to authority and social influence in general.
- Coordinator Culture and Diversity at Work
- Lecturer Intergroup Relations and Psychology of Media and Communication
- Thesis supervisor
- Gratama/LUF (2018). Playing with the enemy. The impact of collaborative musical performance as arts-based peace-building. In collaboration with Dr. G. Hirschmann.
- APS Rising Star 2017
- Lemmers-Jansen I.L.J., Fett A.K.J., Van Doesum N.J., Van Lange P.A.M., Veltman D.J. & Krabbendam L. (2019), Social mindfulness and psychosis: neural response to socially mindful behavior in first-episode psychosis and patients at clinical high-risk, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13: e47.
- Van Doesum N.J., De Vries R.E., Blokland A.A.J., Hill J.M., Kuhlman D.M., Stivers A.W., Tybur J.M. & Van Lange P.A.M. (2019), Social mindfulness: prosocial the active way, The Journal of Positive Psychology .
- Manesi Z., Van Lange P.A.M., Van Doesum N.J. & Pollet T.V. (2019), What are the most powerful predictors of charitable giving to victims of typhoon Haiyan: Prosocial traits, socio-demographic variables, or eye cues?, Personality and Individual Differences .
- Van Lange P.A.M., Manesi Z., Meershoek R.W.J., Yuan M., Dong M. & Van Doesum N.J. (2018), Do male and female soccer players differ in helping? A study on prosocial behavior among young players, PLoS ONE 13(12): e0209168.
- Lemmers-Jansen I.L.J., Krabbendam L., Amodio D.M., Van Doesum N.J., Veltman D.J. & Van Lange P.A.M. (2018), Giving others the option of choice: An fMRI study on low-cost cooperation, Neuropsychologia 109: 1-9.
- Doesum N.J. van, Karremans J.C., Fikke R., Lange M.A. de & Van Lange P.A.M. (2018), Social mindfulness in the real world: the physical presence of others induces other-regarding motivation, Social Influence 13(4): 209-222.
- Prati F., Moscatelli S., Van Lange P.A.M., Van Doesum N.J. & Rubini M. (2018), The central role of morality in perceived humanness and unselfish behaviors, Journal of Social Psychology 49: 330-343.
- Van Doesum N.J., Tybur J.M. & Van Lange P.A.M. (2017), Class impressions: Higher social class elicits lower prosociality, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 68: 11-20.
- Van Doesum N.J., Van Prooijen J.W., Verburgh L. & Van Lange P.A.M. (2016), Social hostility in soccer and beyond, PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153577.
- Van Lange P.A.M. & Van Doesum N.J. (2015), Social mindfulness and social hostility, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 3: 18-24.
- Van Doesum N.J. & Van Lange P.A.M. (2014), Social mindfulness, De psycholoog 49(7-8): 44-53.
- Van Doesum N.J. & Takens R.J. (2013), A wide array research model for providing evidence in person-centered psychotherapies, or what we can learn from LOFAR, 12(2): 126-140.
- Van Doesum N.J., Van Lange D.A.W. & Van Lange P.A.M. (2013), Social mindfulness: Skill and will to navigate the social world, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 105(1): 86-103.
- IJzerman H., Gallucci M., Pouw W.T.J.L., Weissgerber S.C., Van Doesum N.J. & Williams K.D. (2012), Cold-blooded loneliness: Social exclusion leads to lower skin temperatures, Acta Psychologica 140(3): 283-288.
- Van Lange P.A.M. & Van Doesum N.J. (2012), The psychology of interaction goals comes as a package, Psychological Inquiry 23(1): 75-79.
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