Who are we?
Hans IJzerman - Founding Editor & President In-Mind Foundation
Dr. Hans IJzerman, the Founding Editor of In-Mind Magazine, received his Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Saint Vincent College in the United States. Once he returned to the Netherlands, he earned a Master’s Degree from VU University and a PhD from Utrecht University, both in Social Psychology. He is now an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University, focusing on cognitive models for social dynamics and culture - with a focus on grounded cognition (more popularly called embodiment). You can reach his personal homepage here.
Selin Kesebir - Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Selin Kesebir completed her bachelor degrees in International Relations and Economics at Koç University in Turkey. She received her M.A. from Northwestern University in cognitive psychology, and her Ph.D from the University of Virginia in social psychology. Currently she is a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. You can reach her personal page here.
Reine van der Wal - Editor-in-chief
Reine van der Wal completed her Research Masters in Social & Health Psychology at Utrecht University. Currently, she works as a Ph.D. student at Radboud University Nijmegen under the supervision of Dr. Karremans. In her PhD-project, she examines the role of children’s cognitive control capacities in their ability to forgive offending peers. Reine is also the secretary of the In-Mind Foundation.
Hannah Nohlen - Associate Editor
Hannah Nohlen received her Master’s degree in Behavioural Science from Radboud University Nijmegen. Since the beginning of 2010 she is a PhD student at the Social Psychology Department at the University of Amsterdam, where she works together with Frenk van Harreveld, Mark Rotteveel, and Joop van der Pligt. Her PhD project focuses on ambivalent decision-making and choice conflicts.
Lay See Ong - Associate Editor
Lay See Ong is a postgraduate student at the Singapore Management University. Supervised by Angela Leung, her research interests varies (too broadly for her own good!) from creativity to mobility and self-regulation. One of her recent research projects investigated the beliefs about hierarchy amongst high and low relational mobility individuals. To know more her research exploits, you can visit her website. As a side project, she is also exploring and advocating the use of the virtual world, Second Life, for psychological research. While she’s not working, she enjoys good music, bodyrocking and chasing after her new love: The Balenciaga Lariat.
Ashley Waggoner - Associate Editor
Ashley Waggoner received her B.S. from the University of Toronto in 2006, where she worked with Dr. William Cunningham. Currently she is working toward her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Indiana University, where she works with Dr. Eliot Smith. She has a wide-range of research interests, which generally involve examining the influence of specific social contextual factors on our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, and impressions of other people. Some current lines of research include examining the role of social context in implicit emotion priming, and investigating the role of gossip (and other dynamic processes) in person perception.
Namkje Koudenburg - Associate Editor & Coordinator In-Mind Committee
Namkje Koudenburg received both her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Social Psychology at the University of Groningen. At the same university, she is currently working toward her Ph.D. together with Dr. Tom Postmes and Dr. Ernestine Gordijn. Her research mainly concerns group dynamics. Specifically, in her Ph.D. project she examines the effects of conversational flow and silences on social needs and perceptions of consensus. In a different line of research she investigates voters’ perceptions on non-voting.
Clare N. Jonas - Associate Editor
Clare Jonas heirs from the United Kingdom, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Warwick University. She pursued a Master's Degree in Neuroscience at VU University in Amsterdam, and has recently commenced a Ph. D. Studentship in Sussex. Her area of expertise is in human neuroscience, where she is particularly interested in synaesthesia, consciousness, and vision.
Rosanna Guadagno - Associate Editor
Dr. Rosanna Guadagno received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Arizona State University in 2003 where she studied social influence and persuasion and developed a strong interest in the use of online social interaction as a means of social influence. To extend her knowledge of the impact of technology on social interaction, Dr. Guadagno spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied persuasion and non-verbal behavior in immersive virtual environments. Currently, Dr. Guadagno is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama where she directs the Online Social Influence Lab.
Ishani Banerji - Associate Editor
Ishani Banerji is from India and came to the United States in 2002 to pursue a Bachelor's degree at Denison University. After graduating with a double major in Psychology and Cinema, she completed an M.A. from Wake Forest University. She is now completing a Ph.D. in social psychology at Indiana University under Dr. Eliot Smith. Her research interests are quite eclectic and include the study of emotions, cultural psychology, intergroup processes, social networks, and impression formation.
Daniel Sligte - Associate Editor
Daniel Sligte completed his Bachelor and Research Master degree - major in I/O and minor in Social Psychology - at the University of Amsterdam. For his Master he visited New York University as a research intern. After having worked as a research consultant, he is currently doing a PhD at the department of Industrial/ Organizational Psychology of the University of Amsterdam on creativity. Daniel is also the treasurer of the In-Mind Foundation.
Dylan Selterman - Associate Editor
Dr. Dylan Selterman completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Johns Hopkins University in 2006, and then completed his Master's and Ph.D. In Social Psychology at Stony Brook University in 2011, working with Drs. Everett Waters and Art Aron. Dylan is now a visiting professor of social psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and also writes for ScienceofRelationships.com. Dylan's research interests include interpersonal relationships (romantic, friendship), dreams, jealousy, infidelity, and moral psychology. His current projects examine how people form moral judgments (what behaviors are right or wrong) within the context of close relationships, and what kinds of dreams people have about their romantic partners.
Diana Onu - Associate Editor
Diana holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and an MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology from the University of Exeter, in the UK. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Exeter. She works in the in the field of intergroup relations, trying to figure out when and why some social groups choose to emulate the success of other groups.
Stephanie Blom - In-Mind Committee - Headlines
Stephanie Blom completed her Bachelors in both Social and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University. After working as a research assistant at the University Medical Centre Utrecht for one year, she followed the Research Masters in Social & Health Psychology at Utrecht University, during which she worked as a research assistant for dr. G. Semin. Currently, she is working as a PhD student at Utrecht University under the supervision of dr. G. Semin. Her research is focused on facial mimicry, and on specifying the parameters of simulation processes involved in the facial expression of emotions. Please send all your headlines about social psychology to Stephanie!
Mariko Visserman - In-Mind Committee - Public Relations
Mariko Visserman completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2010 she started the Research Master ‘Behavioural Science’ at the same university. She is currently working on her master project, supervised by Dr. Johan Karremans. In this project she examines relationship protective mechanisms in romantic relationships, especially in dealing with attractive alternatives. For In-Mind she works together with Aafke on In-Mind magazine’s visibility in the media.
Aafke van Mourik Broekman - In-Mind Committee - Public Relations
Aafke finished her Bachelor's degree in Communication and is currently doing her Master's in Social Psychology at the University of Groningen. Under supervision of Namkje Koudenburg she is working on her master thesis. This research is on the effects of speech coordination on group collaboration and entitativity.For In-Mind she works together with Mariko on In-Mind magazine’s visibility in the media.
Wim Pouw - In-Mind Committee - Book Reviews
Wim Pouw (Netherlands) completed his Bachelor degree in Social Psychology at VU University Amsterdam and is currently completing the Research Masters in Social Psychology at VU University Amsterdam. Next year he will pursue a Master degree in Theoretical Psychology with embodied cognition as his main research interest whilst doing experimental research on the same topic. As a book reviewer for In-Mind, Wim hopes to enthuse people to read new books as well as “the classics” central to Social Psychology.
Lotte van der Zanden - In-Mind Committee - Community Manager
Lotte van der Zanden completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2010, she started with the research master Behavioural Science at the same university. She is currently working on her master thesis, supervised by Rob Holland and Johan Karremans. Her main research interest is facilitation of behavior change using implementation intentions. For In-Mind, she will assist in updating the website and she will represent the magazine online using social media.
Daniel Sude - Quiz Team Coordinator
Daniel Sude completed his Bachelor's degree in social anthropology at Dartmouth College in 2007. He is currently completing a Master's in Social Psychology and the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, where he studies under Dr. Kimberly Morrison. At the University of Chicago, he studies epistemic motivations and their relationship to morality and political ideology.
Ellie Shockley - Quiz Team
Elizabeth Shockley is currently a doctoral student under Penny Visser in the Social Psychology Program at the University of Chicago and coordinates the In-Mind quiz. While earning her B.S. in Psychology from Duke University, she worked in several social psychology labs. For two years following graduation, she worked as a research coordinator in a clinical psychology lab. At Chicago she studies political psychology, and her research interests include political ideology and political participation. You can find her personal page here.
Laura Finch - Quiz Team
Laura Finch earned her B.S. in Human Development at Cornell University, with concentrations in Social and Personality development, as well as Nutrition and Health. She currently works as a Research Project Manager at The University of Chicago’s Social Neuroscience Lab, investigating how social relationships influence health outcomes. In the fall of 2012 she will begin graduate school as a doctoral student in UCLA’s Health Psychology program. Laura is interested in researching how biopsychosocial and environmental factors influence eating behavior. With a better understanding of the psychology of eating, she hopes to assist with the development of practical solutions for reversing the obesity epidemic.
Kasey van Tyne - Quiz Team
Kasey Van Tyne is a doctoral student in the Social Psychology Program at the University of Chicago. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2010 from Smith College in Northampton, MA. While at Smith she worked with Byron L. Zamboanga examining adolescent and young adult alcohol use. She transitioned from studying developmental psychology to social psychology in graduate school, and her research interests fall broadly in the domains of attitudes, identity, and sustainability. Currently, she is working with Kimberly Morrison exploring how individuals respond to threats to their environmental identity.
Justin Cheng - Quiz Team
Justin Cheng earned his bachelors degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where he worked in several laboratories including those of Neal Roese and Chi-yue Chiu, bestowing upon him a profound interest in all things social psychology. He is currently a doctoral student under Victor Ottati at the Loyola University Chicago. His research goal is to explore the complex networks of sociocultural and cognitive processes underlying peoples’ appraisal of social, cultural, and political systems. He enthusiastically embraces the mission of bringing the lessons of social psychology to those outside of traditional academic settings.
René Kopietz - Editor-in-Chief In-Mind German
Dr. René Kopietz received his "Psychologie-Diplom" (German equivalent to a Master's degree) in March, 2005 at the University of Cologne, Germany. Since then he has worked investigating audience-tuning effects on memory at Bielefeld University and at the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. René received his PhD in social psychology in May 2009 from Bielefeld University and is now a Teaching Fellow at University College London. As of recent, René - together with Malte Friese - has also taken up the challenge to launch the German version of In-Mind! For more about René and his work visit his personal website.
Malte Friese - Editor-in-Chief In-Mind German
Dr. Malte Friese studied psychology with a focus on social psychology in Trier (Germany) and Heidelberg (Germany). He received his Diploma (equivalent to Masters Degree) in 2003. After a year of traveling he started working as a PhD student in the department of Social and Economic Psychology at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He received his degree in 2008 for his dissertation on moderators of the predictive validity of implicit measures. Since then Malte is working as an Assistant Professor equivalent in research and teaching in Basel. His main research interests cover self-control and self-regulation, implicit social cognition, and consumer psychology.
Tomás Palma - Editor-in-Chief In-Mind Portuguese
Tomás Palma did his training in Psychology at ISPA, Lisbon, in the area of Organizational and Social Psychology. After receiving my Master Degree in the end of 2007, he worked as a research assistant for Leonel Garcia-Marques and his Social Cognition team (SOCAS). Currently he is working as a PhD student at ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute, and at the University of Utrecht. His research is supervised by Margarida Garrido and Gün Semin, and is mainly focused on exploring the relation between the areas of person memory and grounded cognition, namely in understanding whether (and how) memory processes (e.g., encoding and retrieval) in impression formation are constrained (or not) by the social context.
Rui Soares Costa - Editor-in-Chief In-Mind Portuguese
Dr. Rui Soares Costa received his PhD in December 2009 from ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon University Institute). His research work was conducted between ISCTE, the University of Lisbon and the University of California, Davis, where he has been working with Jeff Sherman. He is broadly interested in social cognition, particularly the question of how people process information about social targets in the domain of impression formation. His research interests are primarily focused on memory processes. His current research is investigating the interplay between person memory and memory for serial order (from human memory). More specifically, Rui is concerned with the question of how order information is represented and retrieved in person perception. At the present time, he is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Lisbon and Princeton University, working with Leonel Garcia-Marques and Alexander Todorov. His post-doc involves expanding this research program into the social cognitive neuroscience arena.
Personal website: www.rui-s-costa.com
Giulio Boccato - Editor-in-Chief In-Mind Italian
Dr. Giulio Boccato graduated from the University of Padova in Social and Organizational Psychology. He received his PhD in Psychology from the
Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. He is currently an assistant
professor in Social Psychology at the University of Bergamo. His research
mainly focuses on intergroup relations, particularly in the interplay
between categorization and de-humanization. Guilio is the editor-in-chief of In-Mind Italy, which will soon be launched!
Luca Andrighetto - Editor-in-Chief In-Mind Italian
Dr. Luca Andrighetto received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Padova in 2008. He is now a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Milano-Bicocca. In his post-doc project he is examining the psychological inhibitors of intergroup dehumanization, especially within conflicting contexts. Currently, he is also focusing on how perception of being discriminated affect people’s interactions with out-group members. Luca is the other editor-in-chief of In-Mind Italy, which will soon be launched!