Professor Joop van der Pligt died unexpectedly January 1, 2015, at his holiday home in Xàbia, Spain. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor van der Pligt's work.
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- Joop van der Pligt (Uncertainty Lab)
- Joop van der Pligt: 22 November 1951–9 January, 2015 (Taylor and Francis Online)
- In Memoriam: prof.dr. Joop van der Pligt (Kurtlewininstituut)
I graduated from the University of Utrecht where I obtained degrees in Psychology and Philosophy in 1977. From there I moved to London University where I received my PhD in 1981. After that I joined the Free University of Amsterdam, followed by a return to the UK where I joined the Psychology Department of Exeter University. In the early 1980′s I returned to the Free University as an associate professor and ran the Social Science Section of the Institute of Environmental Studies. In 1986 I moved to the University of Amsterdam as Professor of Experimental Social Psychology. Initially I was director of the Social Psychology Program; later I served as dean of the Psychology Department. From 1999 I served six years as director of the Psychology Research Institute of the University of Amsterdam. In 2006 I returned to the Social Psychology Department.
My research focuses on attitudes and decision-making. My current work on attitudes focuses on the role of affect in attitude formation and change, ambivalence, and on how people deal with counter-attitudinal information. My research on decision-making deals with the role of (anticipated) affect in decision-making, perceived risk and the acceptability of risk, and the consequences of uncertainty and (lack of) control on judgment and decision-making. Recent work also addresses intuitive versus deliberate decision-making.
In addition to empirical work on basic processes in attitudes and decision-making my research also addresses more applied issues such as the perceived risks of technological developments, dietary behavior, compliance, and risk and insurance.
I served as a consultant for a variety of national science foundations and was a panelist on committees on issues such as global change, gambling behavior, sustainable development, terrorism, driving behavior, food safety, and high security prisons.
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- Eiser, J. R., & van der Pligt, J. (2017). Attitudes and decisions. New York: Psychology Press.
- Koomen, W., & van der Pligt. (2015). The psychology of radicalization and terrorism. New York: Routledge.
- van der Pligt, J. (1993). Nuclear energy and the public (Social psychology & society). Hoboken, New Jersey: Blackwell Publishing.
- van der Pligt, J., & Vliek, M. (2016). The psychology of influence: Theory, research, and practice. New York: Routledge.
- Berndsen, M., van der Pligt, J., Doosje, B., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2004). Guilt and regret: The etermining role of interpersonal and intrapersonal harm. Cognition and Emotion, 18, 55-70.
- Bullens, L., van Harreveld, F., Förster, J., & van der Pligt, J. (2013). Reversible decisions: The grass isn't merely greener on the other side; it's also very brown over here. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(6), 1093-1099.
- Dijkstra, K. A., van der Pligt, J., & van Kleef, G. A. (2014). Effects of processing style on responsiveness to affective stimuli and processing fluency. Cognition & Emotion, 28(6), 959-970.
- Dijkstra, K. A., van der Pligt, J., van Kleef, G. A., & Kerstholt, J. H. (2012). Deliberation versus intuition: global versus local processing in judgment and choice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(5), 1156-1161.
- Dijkstra, K. A., van der Pligt, J., & van Kleef, Gerben. (2013). Deliberation versus intuition: Decomposing the role of expertise in judgement and decision making. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(3), 285-294.
- Eiser, J. R., Bostrom, A., Burton, J., Johnston, D. M., McClure, J., Paton, D., van der Pligt, J., & White, M. P. (2012). Risk interpretation and action:A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 1, 5-16.
- Petrova, D. G., van der Pligt, J., & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2013). Feeling the numbers: On the interplay between risk, affect, and numeracy. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27(3).
- Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2013). Step by step: Finding compensatory order in science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(3), 250-255.
- Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., Kreemers, L. M., & Noorderwier, M. K. (2013). Brief report: Steps, stages, and structure: Finding compensatory order in scientific theories. Journal of Experimental Psychology, General, 142(2), 313-318.
- Schneider, I. K., Eerland, A., van Harreveld, F., Rotteveel, M., van der Pligt, J., van der Stoep, N., & Zwaan, R. A. (2013). One way and the other: The bi-directional relationship between ambivalence and body movement. Psychological Science, 24, 319-325.
- Wiersema, D. V., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2012). Shut your eyes and think of something else: self-esteem and avoidance when dealing with counter-attitudinal information. Social Cognition, 30(3), 323-334.
- van Gelder, J. L., de Vries, R. E., & van der Pligt, J. (2009). Evaluating a dual-process model of risk: affect and cognition as determinants of risky choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 22(1), 45-61.
- van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., & de Liver, Y.N. (2009). The agony of ambivalence and ways to resolve it: introducing the MAID model. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13(1), 45-61.
- Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2012). Regulating psychological threat: the motivational consequences of threatening contexts. In K.J. Jonas & T.A. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: the psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (Social issues and interventions) (pp. 38-56). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
- van Harreveld, F., Schneider, I. K., Nohlen, H., & van der Pligt, J. (2012). The dynamics of ambivalence: evaluative conflict in attitudes and decision making. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive consistency: a fundamental principle in social cognition (pp. 267-284). New York, NY: Guildford Press.
- van den Berg, H., Manstead, A. S. R., van der Pligt, J., & Wigboldus, D. (2005). The role of effect in attitudes toward organ donation and donor relevant behavior. Psychology & Health, 20, 789-802.
- An overview of Joop van der Pligt's publications is available on his personal website.
- Attitude Measurement
- Decision Making
- Health Psychology
- Introduction to Social Psychology
- Social Influence