Welcome to my personal website! Currently, I am working as an assistant professor of Social and Cultural Psychology at the Behavioural Science Institute (Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands).
Biased perception has a profound effect on our judgments and behavior. Although in many cases our expectations have predictive value, sometimes they may lead to discriminatory behavior with detrimental consequences. In my research, I aim to contribute to this complex societal problem. In my lab, the Radboud Social Cognition Lab (lab website), we study the fundamental processes involved and aim to develop and test interventions to reduce discrimination, stimulate diversity and inclusion.
In the past, I have been working (together with Oliver Langner, Ron Dotsch, Daniël Wigboldus, Ad van Knippenberg, Skyler Hawk, Job van der Schalk, and Vasily Klucharev) on developing a high quality faces database, which is called the Radboud Faces Database (RaFD). For more information about the database, ratings of the faces, and instructions how to get access please press the RaFD button. Recently, we published two new validation studies in which children evaluated the Radboud faces (Verpaalen et al., 2019; Bijsterbosch, 2021).