Publications

In Press

  • Itzchakov, G. & van Harreveld, F. Feeling Torn and Fearing Rue: Attitude Ambivalence and Anticipated Regret as Antecedents of Biased Information Seeking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, in press.
  • Rutjens, B. T., Sutton, R. M., & van der Lee, R. Not all skepticism is equal: Exploring the ideological antecedents of science acceptance and rejection. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin [link]
  • Rutjens, B. T., Heine, S. J., Sutton, R. M., & van Harreveld, F. Attitudes towards science. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol 57) [link]
  • Maij, D., van Harreveld, F., Gervais, W., Shrag, Y., Mohr, C., & van Elk, M. Mentalizing skills do not differentiate believers from non-believers but credibility enhancing displays do. PLoS One, in press.
  • Dalege, J., Borsboom, D., van Harreveld, F., Waldorp, L., & van der Maas, H. L. J.. Network structure explains the impact of attitudes on decisions. Nature: Scientific Reports, in press.
  • Dalege, J., Borsboom, D., van Harreveld, F., & van der Maas, H. L. J. Network Analysis on Attitudes: A Brief Tutorial. Social Psychological and Personality Science, in press.
  • Van der Lee, R., Ellemers, N., Scheepers, D., & Rutjens, B. T. In or out? How the perceived morality (vs. competence) of prospective group members affects acceptance and rejection. European Journal of Social Psychology, in press. [link]

2017

  • Rutjens, B. T., & Kay, A. C. (2017). Compensatory Control Theory and the psychological importance of perceiving order (2017). In M. Bukowski, I. Fritsche, A. Guinote, & M. Kofta (Eds.), Current Issues in Social Psychology – Coping with lack of control in a social world (pp. 83-97). New York: Routledge.[link]
  • van Elk, M., Rutjens, B. T., & van Harreveld, F. (2017). Why are Protestants more prosocial than Catholics? A comparative study among orthodox Dutch believers. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 27, 65-81.

2016

  • Nohlen, H. U., van Harreveld, F., Rotteveel, M., & Larsen, J. T. On the affective nature of attitudinal ambivalence: A facial EMG study on the role of choice and evaluative context in shaping affective responses to ambivalence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 65, 42-51.
  • Petrova, D., Garcia-Retamero, R., Catena, A., & Van der Pligt, J. (2016). To screen or not to screen: What factors influence complex screening decisions?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22(2), 247.
  • Bullens, L. & van Harreveld, F. (2016). Having second thoughts: The consequences of decision reversibility. Social Psychological and Personality Compass, 10, 550-560.
  • Schneider, I. K., Veenstra, L., van Harreveld, F., Schwarz, & N., Koole, S. (2016). Let’s not be Indifferent about neutrality: Neutral ratings in the IAPS mask mixed affective responses. Emotion, 16, 426-430.
  • Rutjens, B. T., & Heine, S. J. (2016). The immoral landscape? Scientists are associated with violations of morality. PLoS ONE, 11(4): e0152798.[link]
  • Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., van Elk, M., & Pyszczynski, T. (2016). A march to a better world? Religiosity and the existential function of belief in social-moral progress. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 26(1), 1-18. [link]
  • Becker, D., & van der Pligt, J. (2016). Forcing your luck: Goal-striving behavior in chance situations. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 203-211. [link]
  • van Elk, M., Rutjens, B. T., Pligt, J., & Harreveld, F. (2016). Priming of supernatural agent concepts and agency detection. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 6(1), 4-33. [link]
  • Dalege, J., Borsboom, D., van Harreveld, F., van den Berg, H., Conner, M., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2016). Toward a formalized account of attitudes: The Causal Attitude Network (CAN) model. Psychological Review, 123, 2-22.  [link]

2015

  • van Harreveld, F., Nohlen, H. U., & Schneider, I. K. (2015). You shall not always get what you want: The consequences of ambivalence towards desires. Chapter in: L. F. Nordgren & W. Hoffmann (Eds.): The Psychology of Desire. Guilford Press.
  • van Elk, M., Rutjens, B. T., & van der Pligt, J. (2015). The development of the illusion of control and sense of agency in 7- to -12-year old children and adults. Cognition, 145, 1-12. [link]
  • van Elk, M. (2015). Perceptual Biases in Relation to Paranormal and Conspiracy Beliefs. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0130422. [link]
  • van Harreveld, F., Nohlen, H. U., & Schneider, I. K. (2015). The ABC of Ambivalence: Affective, Behavioral and Cognitive consequences of attitudinal conflict. In M.P. Zanna & J. Olson (Eds.). Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol 52), (p. 285-324). New York: Academic Press. [link]
  • Schneider, I. K., van Harreveld, F., Schwarz, N., & Koole, S. (2015). The path of ambivalence: Tracing the pull of opposing evaluations using mouse trajectories. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 996doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00996

2014

  • van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B. T., Schneider, I. K., Nohlen, H. U., & Keskinis, K. (2014). In doubt and disorderly: Ambivalence promotes compensatory perceptions of order.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 1666-1676. [link]
  • Meijers, M. H. C., & Rutjens, B. T. (2014). Affirming belief in scientific progress reduces environmentally friendly behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 487-495. [link]
  • Nohlen, H., van Harreveld, F., Rotteveel, M., & Lelieveld, G., & Crone, E.A. (2014). Evaluating ambivalence: Social-cognitive and affective brain regions associated with ambivalent decision-making. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 924-931. [link]
  • Bullens, L., van Harreveld, F., Forster, J., & Higgins, E.T. (2014). How decision reversibility affects motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 835-849. [link]
  • 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. [link]

2013

  • Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., Kreemers, L. M., & Noordewier, M. K. (2013).  Steps, stages, and structure: Finding compensatory order in scientific theories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General142, 313-318. [link]
  • 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. [link]
  • 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, 191-199. [link]
  • Dijkstra, K.A., van der Pligt, J., & van Kleef, G.A. (2013). Deliberation versus intuition: decomposing the role of expertise in judgment and decision making. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(3), 285-294.[link]
  • van Elk, M. (2013). Paranormal believers are more prone to illusory agency detection than skeptics. Consciousness & Cognition, 22(3), 1041-1046.
  • Bullens, L., van Harreveld, F., Forster, 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, 1093-1099. [link]
  • 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, 250-255. [link]

2012

  • 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. [link]
  • Bullens, L., Forster, J.A., van Harreveld, F., & Liberman, N. (2012). Self-produced decisional conflict due to incorrect metacognitions. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive Consistency: A Fundamental Principle in Social Cognition (pp. 267 – 284). New York: Guilford Press.
  • van Harreveld, F., Schneider, I.K., Nohlen, H., & van der Pligt, J. (2012). Ambivalence and conflict in attitudes and decision-making. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive Consistency: A Fundamental Principle in Social Cognition (pp. 285 – 304). New York: Guilford Press.
  • 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. [link]
  • Vail, K. E., Juhl, J., Arndt, J., Vess, M., Routledge, C., & Rutjens, B. T. (2012). When death is good for life: Considering the positive trajectories of terror management. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 303-329. [link]
  • 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. Morton (eds.), Restoring civil societies: The psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis. [link]

2011

  • Wojtkowiak, J., & Rutjens, B. T. (2011). The postself and terror management theory: Reflecting on after death identity buffers existential threat. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 21, 137-144. [link]
  • Bullens, L., van Harreveld, F., & Forster, J.A. (2011). Keeping ones options open: The detrimental consequences of decision reversibility. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 800-805. [link]
  • Schneider, I.K., Rutjens, B.T., Jostmann, N.B., & Lakens, D. (2011). Weighty matters: Importance literally feels heavy. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 474 – 478. [link]

2010

  • Rutjens, B. T., & Loseman, A. (2010). The society-supporting self: System justification and cultural worldview defense as different forms of self-regulation. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 241-250.
  • Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2010). Deus or Darwin: Randomness and belief in theories about the origin of life. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1078-1080. [link]
  • Rutjens, B. T., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2010). Yes we can: Belief in progress as compensatory control. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 246-252. [link]
  • Wiersema, D.V., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2010). Motivated memory: Memory for attitude-relevant information as a function of self-esteem. Social Cognition, 28, 219-239. [link]
  • Wojtkowiak, J.,Rutjens, B. T., & Venbrux, E. (2010). Meaning making and death: A Dutch survey study. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 32, 363-373.

2009

  • Nordgren, L.F., van Harreveld, F. & van der Pligt, J. (2009). The restraint bias: How the illusion of self-restraint promotes impulsive behavior. Psychological Science, 20, 1523-1528. [link]
  • Rutjens, B. T., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2009). Things will get better: The anxiety-buffering qualities of progressive hope. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 535-543. [link]
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., & De Liver, Y. (2009). The agony of ambivalence and ways to resolve it: Introducing the MAID model. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13(1), 45-61. [link]
  • van Harreveld, F., Rutjens, B.T., Rotteveel, M., Nordgren, L.F., & van der Pligt, J. (2009).  Ambivalence and decisional conflict as a cause of psychological discomfort: Feeling tense before jumping off the fence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 167-173. [link]

2008

  • Crone, E. A., Bullens, L., Van der Plas, E. A. A., Kijkuit, E. & Zelazo, P. D. (2008). Developmental changes and individual differences in risk and perspective taking. Development and Psychopathology, 20(4), 1213-1229.
  • Nordgren, L.F., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2008). The instability of health cognitions: visceral states influence self-efficacy and related health beliefs. Health Psychology , 27, 722-727. [link]
  • van Dijk, W.W. & van Harreveld, F. (2008). Disappointment and regret. In N. M. Ashkanasy & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Research companion to emotions in organizations. (pp. 90-102). London: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., & Nordgren, L.F. (2008).  The relativity of bad decisions: Social comparison as a means to alleviate regret, British Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 105-117. [link]

2007

  • de Liver, Y. N., van der Pligt, J., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2007). Positive and negative associations underlying ambivalent attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 319-326. [link]
  • Nordgren, L.F., van der Pligt, J. & van Harreveld, F. (2007). Unpacking perceived control in risk perception: The mediating role of anticipated regret. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 20, 533-544. [link]
  • Nordgren, L.F., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2007). Evaluating Eve: Visceral states influence the evaluation of impulsive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 75-84.
  • van Harreveld, F., Wagenmakers, E.J., & van der Maas, H., (2007). The effects of time pressure on chess skill: An investigation into fast and slow processes underlying expert performance. Psychological Research, 71 , 591-597. [link]
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., Claassen, E., & van Dijk, W.W. (2007). Inmate emotion coping and psychological and physical well-being: The use of crying over spilled milk. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 697-708. [link]

2006

  • Nordgren, L.F., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2006). Visceral drives in retrospect: making attributions about the inaccessible past. Psychological Science, 17, 635-640.  (Featured as Editor’s Choice in Science, 312 , p. 1849).
  • Nordgren, L.F., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2006). Ambivalence, discomfort and motivated information processing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 252-258. [link]
  • van den Berg, H., van der Pligt, J., Wigboldus, D. H. J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2006). The impact of affective and cognitive focus on attitude formation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 373-379.

2005

  • Berndsen, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2005). Risks of meat: The relative impact of cognitive, effective and moral concerns. Appetite,44, 195-205.
  • de Liver, Y. N., van der Pligt, J., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2005). Unpacking attitudes towards genetically modified food. Appetite, 45, 242-249.
  • 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.

2004

  • Berndsen, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2004). Ambivalence towards meat. Appetite. 42, 71-78.
  • Berndsen, M., van der Pligt, J., Doosje, B., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2004). Guilt and regret: The determining role of interpersonal and intrapersonal harm. Cognition and Emotion, 18, 55-70.
  • van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2004). Attitudes as stable and transparent constructions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 666-674.
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., de Vries, N.K, Wenneker, C., & Verhue, D. (2004). Ambivalence and information integration in attitudinal judgment. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 431-447.

2003

  • van der Maas, H. L. J., Kolstein, R., & van der Pligt, J. (2003). Sudden transitions in attitudes. Sociological Methods and Research, 32, 125-152.
  • van Dijk, W. W., Zeelenberg, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2003). Blessed are those who expect nothing: Lowering expectations as a way of avoiding disappointment. Journal of Economic Psychology, 24, 505-516.

2002

  • van der Pligt, J. (2002). Cognition and affect in risk perception and risky decision-making. In C. von Hofsten & L. Bäckman (Eds.) Psychology at the turn of the millennium, Social, developmental, and clinical perspectives, Vol. 2, pp. 247-270. Hove, England: Psychology Press.
  • Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (2002). The what, when and how of affective influences in interpersonal behavior. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 71-73.

2001

  • Roelofsma, P. H. M. P., & van der Pligt, J. (2001). On the psychology of time preference and human decisions. Acta Psychologica, 108, 91-93.
  • Berndsen, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2001). Time is on my side: Optimism in intertemporal choice. Acta Psychologica, 108, 173-186.
  • Berndsen, M., McGarty, C., van der Pligt, J., & Spears, R. (2001). Meaning-seeking in the illusory correlation paradigm: The active role of participants in the categorization process. British Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 209-233.

2000

  • Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W. W., Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (2000). On bad decisions and disconfirmed expectancies: The psychology of regret and disappointment. Cognition and Emotion, 14, 521- 541.
  • Zeelenberg, M., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (2000). Attributions of responsibility and affective reactions to decision outcomes. Acta Psychologica, 104, 303-316.
  • van der Pligt, J., de Vries, N.K., Manstead, A.S.R., & van Harreveld, F. (2000). The importance of being selective: Weighing the role of attribute importance in attitudinal judgment. In M.P.Zanna (Ed.). Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol 32) (pp. 135-200). New York : Academic Press.
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., de Vries, N.K. & Andreas, S. (2000). Belief importance and accessibility in expectancy-value models. British Journal of Social Psychology, 39 (3), 363-380.

1999

  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N.K (1999). Attitudes towards smoking and the subjective importance of attributes: Implications for risk-benefit ratios. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 58, 65-72.
  • van Dijk, W. W., van der Pligt, J., & Zeelenberg, M. (1999). Effort invested in vain The impact of effort on the intensity of disappointment and regret. Motivation and Emotion, 23, 203-220.
  • van Dijk, W., Zeelenberg, M, & van der Pligt, J. (1999). Not having what you want versus having what you don’t want: The impact of type of negative outcome on the experience of disappointment and related emotions. Cognition and Emotion, 13, 129-148.
  • Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (1999). One process or two? Quantitative and qualitative distinctions in models of persuasion. Psychological Inquiry, 10, 144- 149.
  • Berndsen, M., Spears, R., van der Pligt, J., & McGarty, C.& (1999). Determinants of intergroup differentiation in the illusory correlation task. British Journal of Psychology, 90, 201-220.

1998

  • Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W. W., van Empelen, P., Reinderman, D., van der Pligt, J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (1998). Emotional reactions to the outcomes of decisions: The role of counterfactual thought in the experience of regret and disappointment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Making, 75, 117-141.
  • Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W. W., Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (1998). The experience of regret and disappointment. Cognition and Emotion, 12, 221-230.
  • Zeelenberg, M., van der Pligt, J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (1998). Undoing regret on Dutch Television: Apologizing for interpersonal regrets involving actions or inactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1113-1119.
  • van der Pligt, J., Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W. W., de Vries, N. K., & Richard, R. (1998). Affect, attitudes, and decisions: Let’s be more specific. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology, Vol. 8, pp. 33-66. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • van der Pligt, J., van Schie, E. C. M., & Hoevenagel, R. (1998) Understanding and valuing environmental risk:The effects of availability and anchoring on judgment. Zeitschrift fur Experimentelle Psychologie, 45, 286-302.
  • van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1998). Expectancy-value models of health behaviour: The role of salience and anticipated affect. Psychology & Health, 13, 298-305.
  • van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1998). Belief importance in expectancy-value models of attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1339-1354.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1998). Perceived risk and vulnerability as predictors of precautionary health behaviour. British Journal of Health Psychology, 3, 1-14.
  • Richard, R., de Vries, N. K., & van der Pligt, J. (1998). Anticipated regret and precautionary sexual behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1411-1428.
  • Manstead, A. S. R. & van der Pligt, J., (1998). Should we expect more from expectancy-value models of attitude and behaviour? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1313-1316.

1997

  • van Dijk, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1997). The impact of probability and magnitude of outcome on disappointment and elation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 69, 277-284.

1996

  • Zeelenberg, M., Beattie, J., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1996). Consequences of regret aversion: Effects of expected feedback on risky decision making. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 65, 148-158.
  • van der Velde, F. W., Hooykaas, C. & van der Pligt, J.,(1996). Conditional versus unconditional risk estimates in models of AIDS-related risk behaviour. Psychology and Health, 12, 87-100.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1996) Risk perception and self-protective behaviour. European Psychologist, 1, 34-43.
  • Richard, R., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1996). Anticipated regret and time perspective: Changing sexual risk-taking behavior. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 9, 185-199.
  • Richard, R., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1996). Anticipated affect and behavioral choice, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 18, 111-129.
  • Otten, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1996). Context effects in the measurement of optimism in probability judgment. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 15, 80-101.
  • Martijn, C., van der Pligt, J. & Spears, R. (1996). Self serving bias in attitude judgments: The use of person versus issue implicated language. Social Cognition, 14, 77-91.
  • Berndsen, M., van der Pligt, J., Spears, R., & McCarty (1996). Expectations-based and data-based illusory correlation: The effects of confirming versus disconfirming evidence. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 899-914.
  • Berndsen, M., Spears, R., & van der Pligt, J. (1996). Illusory correlation and attitude-based vested interest. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 247-264.

1995

  • van Schie, E. C. M., & van der Pligt, J. (1995). Influencing risk-preference in decision-making: The effects of framing and salience. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 63, 264-275. [link]
  • Bosveld, W., Koomen, W., van der Pligt, J., & Plaisier, J.W. (1995). Differential construal and explanation for false consensus and false uniqueness effects. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 31, 518-532. [link]
  • Richard, R., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1995). Anticipated affective reactions and prevention of AIDS. British Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 9-21. [link]