titlesphd
Supervised doctoral dissertations completed

  • C. Prabawanti - Towards effective interventions for transgender people and their clients to prevent HIV infection and transmission (with A. Dijkstra), 21 December 2015.
  • O. van Bummen-Girigori - Father absence. The consequences for reporductive behavior and mating strategies among femails. University of Groningen, 19 November 2015
  • C. Ras – You are what you wear: The effects of exposure to others who are wearing high status or high attractiveness brands on self-perception and behaviour. (with A. Dijkstra). University of Groningen, 23 April 2015
  • T.M. Brakel - The effects of social comparison information on cancer survivors' quality of life. A field-experimental approach. (with A. Dijkstra). University of Groningen, 19 juni 2014
  • R. Heydanus - Wat beweegt iemand om vrijmetselaar te worden en te blijven? Proeve van en sociaal wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar de Nederlandse vrijmetselaar. (with A.F.W.M. van de Sande). Leiden University, 3 April 2014
  • K.D. Cobey - Female fysiology meets psychology. Menstrual cycle & contraceptive pill effects. (with T.V. Pollet, University of Amsterdam), 5 September 2013 
  • G. Stulp - Sex stature status. Natural selection on height in contemporary human populations. University of Groningen  (with S. Verhulst), 21 March 2013.
  • L. Klavina –'They steal our women'. Outgroup members as romantic rivals, University of Groningen (with T.V. Pollet, University of Amsterdam) 9 July 2012
  • L. van der Meij - When a boy meets a girl: The role of hormones in social situations relevant to male mating, University of Groningen (with A. Salvador, Universidad de Valencia), 12 January 2012
  • A.D. Hoben – An evolutionary investigation of consanguineous marriages, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 14 July 2011
  • S.L. Dubbs – Parent-offspring conflict over mate choice, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 11 April, 2011
  • A.Z. Bosch - Mirrors and reflections. Social comparison orientation and self-perception of physical attractiveness in women (with A. Dijkstra en P. Dijkstra). University of  Groningen, 28 October 2010
  • S. Dalley - Women's body image dissatisfaction and restrictive eating behaviour: A tyranny of thin-ideal or a fear of fat? University of Groningen, 14 October 2010
  • G.L. Leckie – Cervical Cancer, proxies for HPV exposure, screening scare and use of proximal and distal defense behaviors in fear buffering (with A. Dijkstra). University of Groningen, 24 June 2010
  • M. Bügel – The application of psychological theories for an improved understanding of customer relationships with firms ( with P.C. Verhoef). University of Groningen, 3 June 2010
  • A. Våånånen – Source of support, balance of support and health: A gender-focused cohort study from Finland (with J. Vahtera en M.Kivimäki). University of Groningen, 20 May  2010
  • K. Massar – Unconscious rivals: The automatic evaluation of rivals in jealousy-evoking situations, University of Groningen, 14 May 2009
  • M.W. Vos – Identity patterns in diverse workgroups: improving social integration outcomes through relational identities, (with K. van Oudenhoven-Van der Zee), University of Groningen, 16 April 2009
  • M.Wehrens – How did YOU do? Social comparison in secundary education (with H. Kuyper), University of Groningen, 28 April 2008
  • L. Niezink – Considering others in need. On altruism, empathy and perspective taking (with F.W. Siero), University of Groningen, 27 March 2008
  • D. Trampe – Social influence: social comparison, construal, and persuasion processes. (met D.A.Stapel & F.W.Siero), University of Groningen, 7 June 2007
  • C. Carmona - Inferior or superior : Social comparison in Dutch and Spanish organizations, (1e promotor,  2e promotor prof. dr. J.M. Peiro, copromotor Dr. A. Dijkstra). University of Groningen, 7 September 2006
  • R. Smaniotto –‘You scratch my back and I scratch yours’ versus ‘love thy neighbour’: two proximate mechanisms of reciprocal altruism,  (2e promotor, 1e promotor: prof.dr. F. N. Stokman, coreferenten: dr. A. Flache & dr. H. de Vos). University of Groningen, 11 November 2004
  • H. Groothof - When others are doing better or worse: Responses from the heart and the head, (promotor, co-referent: dr. F.W. Siero).  University of Groningen, 30 September 2004
  • M. Luxen - Evolutionary studies in personnel psychology, University of Groningen, 2 September 2004
  • N. Frieswijk - Frail, but happy: The importance of self-management ability and social comparison for the subjective well-being of elderly persons,  (1e promotor, 2e-promotor: prof.dr. J.P.J. Slaets, coreferent: dr. N. Steverink). University of Groningen, 10 June 2004
  • D. Barelds – Personality in intimate relationships,  (2e promotor, 1e promotor prof. dr.C.P.D.R. Schaap, co-promotor dr. F. Luteyn). University of Groningen, 3 February 2003
  • F.T.C. Bennenbroek - Social comparison and coping with radiation therapy. The significance of different dimensions of comparison, (1e promotor, 2e promotor prof. dr. R. Sanderman). University of Groningen, 27 March 2003
  • H.E. Stiegelis – A life less ordinary: Cognitive adaptation and psychological functioning among cancer patients treated with radiotherapy, (2e promotor, 1e promotor prof. dr. R. Sanderman). University of Groningen, 2 April 2003
  • V. Brenninkmeijer – A drug called comparison: The pains and gains of social comparison among individuals suffering from burnout, (promotor, co-promotor: dr. N. van Yperen). University of Groningen, 23 May 2002
  • P. Dijkstra – Men, women and their rivals: Jealousy from an evolutionary psychological perspective, University of Groningen, 29 November 2001
  • G. Willenborg - An integrated conceptual model of cooperative consumer relationships in services: development and test,  (1e promotor, 2e promotor: prof.dr. P. Leeflang. University of Groningen, 31 May 2001
  • C.Y.D. Hoeksema-van Orden- Fatigue and performance in groups,  (1e promotor, 2e promotor prof.dr. A.W.K. Gaillard). University of Groningen, 28 September 2000
  • R. Kuijer - Give and take among couples facing cancer: Equity concerns in the context of a serious illness,  (1e promotor, 2e promotor R. Sanderman, co-referent dr. J.F. Ybema). University of Groningen, 27 January 2000
  • M. Yzer – Mass media campaigns to promote safe sex: An evaluation of public campaigns in the Netherlands, (promotor, co-referent dr. F.W. Siero).  University of Groningen, 15 November 1999
  • F. Oldersma - Downward comparison in close relationships. a blessing in disguise?  (1e promotor, 2e promotor E. van der Vliert). University of Groningen, 14 June 1999
  • M. Berkhuysen – Toward tailor-made cardiac rehabilitation: Getting at the heart of exercise matters, (1e promotor, 2e promotor prof. dr. J. Rispens, co-referent dr. R. Sanderman). University of Groningen, 11 March 1999
  • R.J.J.M. van den Eijnden - The impact of prevalence information regarding safe sex. University of Groningen, 15 October 1998
  • E.S. Kluwer - Marital conflict over the division of labor: When partners become parents.  (2e promotor, 1e promotor: E. van de Vliert, co-referent: J.A.M. Heesink). University of Groningen, 4 June 1998
  • L. Gerritsen - Meten met twee maten: Het meten van eenzaamheid en relatieverbrekingen bij jong-volwassenen.  (2e promotor, 1e promotor: prof.dr. J. Gierveld). Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 24 April 1997
  • M. Hagedoorn - Employees’ reactions to dissatisfying situations: Multi-method research with justice-based predictors.  (2e promotor, 1e promotor: E. van de Vliert). University of Groningen, 18 May 1998
  • D. van Dierendonck - Balancing give and take: An equity approach to burnout.  (2e promotor, 1e promotor: prof. dr. W.B. Schaufeli). University of Utrecht, 24 January 1997
  • J.P. van de Sande - Denken over situaties: verkenningen van inhoudelijke aspecten. University of Groningen, 17 October 1996
  • K.I. van der Zee - For better of for worse? : Social comparison and coping with health problems, (promotor, co-referent dr. R. Sanderman). University of Groningen, 10 October 1996
  • M. Schuurman - De invloed van overredende boodschappen met meerderheids- of minderheidssteun. (promotor, co-referent dr. F.W. Siero). University of Groningen, 30 May 1996
  • K.S. Prins - Van ‘gastarbeider’ tot ‘Nederlander’: adaptatie van Marokkanen en Turken in Nederland. University of Groningen, 29 February 1996 (promotor, co-promotor dr. J.P.L.M. van Oudenhoven).
  • A.B. Bakker - Denk na, vrij veilig: descriptief en experimenteel onderzoek naar attitudes tegenover condoomgebruik. University of Groningen, 19 January 1995 (promotor, co-referent dr. F.W. Siero).
  • J.F. Ybema - Up & down: Affective responses to social comparison.  University of Groningen, 19 December 1994.
  • W.C.M. Mutsaers - Voor de tweede keer: Tweede en eerste huwelijken vergeleken. University of Groningen, 4 November 1994 (promotor).
  • A.V. Ranchor - Social class, psychosocial factors and disease: From description towards explanation. University of Groningen, 29 September 1994 (2e promotor, 1e promotor: prof. dr. W. van den Heuvel, co-referenten: dr. R. Sanderman en dr. J. Bouma)
  • M.C.W. Peeters - Supportive interactions and stressful events at work: An event-recording approach, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 4 November 1994 (1e promotor, 2e promotor: prof. dr. W.B. Schaufeli)
  • L.E.M. Hopstaken – “Willens en wetens” : Ziekmelden als beredeneerd gedrag, University of Groningen, 1 September 1994 (promotor, co-referent: dr. F.W. Siero)
  • S.A.E. Geurts - Absenteeism from a social psychological perspective, Katholieke University of Nijmegen, 21 June1994 (1e promotor, 2e promotor: prof. dr. W.B. Schaufeli)
  • K. Bügel - Sekseverschillen in tekstbegrip bij moderne vreemde talen,  University of Groningen, 4 November 1993 (promotor, coreferent: dr. C. Glas)
  • P.P.M. Janssen - Relatieve deprivatie in de middenloopbaanfase bij hoger opgeleide mannen: een vergelijking tussen drie leeftijdsgroepen, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 1992 (1e promotor, 2e promotor: prof. dr. Ch.J. de Wolff)
  • N. van Yperen - Sociale vergelijking en sociale uitwisseling in huwelijksrelaties, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 1990 (promotor)
  • K. Schreurs – Vrouwen in lesbische relaties: Verbondenheid, autonomie en seksualiteit, University of Utrecht, 1990 (1e promotor, other promotores Prof. J.H. Dijksterhuis, Prof. dr. C.J. Weeda, coreferent: dr. A.X. van Naerssen)
  • Th.F.M. Miltenburg - Langdurige werkloosheid: Een onderzoek bij jongeren van 18-22 en mannen van 30-44 jaar. Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 1990 (co-promotor, promotor: prof. Ch.J. de Wolff) (together with Cl. Woldringh)
  • Cl.Woldringh - Langdurige werkloosheid: Een onderzoek bij jongeren van 18-22 en mannen van 30-44 jaar, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, 1990 (co-promotor, promotor: prof. Ch.J. de Wolff) (together with Th.F.M. Miltenburg


Current Ph.D. Thesis Supervision

  • F. Vilches - Evolutionary perspective on domestic violence. (with L. van der Meij). 2007-2013
  • S. Franco -Mobbing in organisations (with R. Zurriaga). 2006-2015
  • A. Mailhos – Intrasexual competition and aggression: anthropometric measures. 2009-2015
  • D. Torres – Intergroup competition: the role of outgroup status in jealousy levels (with V. Smith). 2008-2016
  • E. Arestigui – Sexual identity of transexuals (with A. Castro). 2011-2015
  • M. Leenders - Attachment and work motivation (with K. Henkens). 2012-2016