About me

Welcome! Currently, I am working as an assistant professor of Social and Cultural Psychology at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). At the same university, I obtained my PhD in Social Psychology in 2013. In my research, I focus on the consequences of social categorization on person perception. For example, I have studied how stereotypes and prejudice affect facial and bodily emotion recognition.

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).