Gerben VanKleef

University University of Amsterdam
Department Psychology

Research details

Gerben van Kleef (1977) is professor of social psychology. He conducted his dissertation research at the department of Work and Organizational Psychology of the University of Amsterdam (PhD in 2004, cum laude ). He then moved to the department of Social Psychology. In 2005 he received the bi-annual Best Dissertation Award of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) and the Best Dissertation Award of the Dutch Association for Social Psychology (ASPO) for his dissertation on the role of emotions in social conflict. In 2006 he received a 3-year research grant ("Veni") from the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), which enabled him to work as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2008 he received the early career award of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP). He is currently associate editor of Cognition and Emotion. He also served as secretary of the Dutch Association of Social Psychology, board member of the International Association for Conflict Management, and research director of the Kurt Lewin Graduate School for social psychology and its applications, and currently as chair of the social psychology department of the University of Amsterdam.