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Prof.dr. Naomi Ellemers

Distinguished university professor

Social psychologist Naomi Ellemers examines the behavior
of people in organizations. Her main topics of expertise are
Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity and Ethics at work.

To investigate the behavior of people in organizations, Naomi Ellemers combines experimental methodologies examining brain activity and stress with observations of people in the workplace. Her aim is to understand how group affiliations impact on individual behaviors. In this way she identifies the work experiences of women, ethnic minorities, and members of the LGBT community. She also examines how individuals are guided by the ethical climate at work, for instance in the financial sector.

Ellemers was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Among the distinctions she received is the NWO-Spinoza Award.

She is member of the supervisory board of PwC the Netherlands, and chair of the Kurt Lewin Institute. She is one of the initiators of the National Integration Fund and one of Athena’s Angels.

Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations

Belle Derks, Daan Scheepers and Naomi Ellemers (Eds.). (2013) Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations. London, UK: Psychology Press. 

Buy this book

"The Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations presents cutting-edge research by leading international scholars. The volume is accessible to students and scholars both in intergroup relations and in neuroscience, but more importantly demonstrates to both groups the unique value and novel insights that can be derived from an integrative analysis. It sets a scholarly agenda in this area for many years to come."
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John F. Dovidio, Ph.D., Yale University 

"Social neuroscience attempts to bring together social psychology's two essential elements: the mind 'in here' and the world 'out there'. Doing this properly  especially when tackling the gritty realities of prejudice and conflict  is no easy task for it is fraught with dangers of both method and theory. Happily, though, this book brings together the world's leading researchers in the field, and, collectively, they do a magnificent job of recognising and overcoming these challenges. Especially noteworthy are the candid insights that the book provides into the complexities of this task, as experienced by front-line researchers 'on the ground'. The result is a landmark book that will define and illuminate the field for decades to come."
-- Alex Haslam, Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia

"The search for the antecedents and consequences of prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping has been one of the most important in social psychology for more than six decades. This book represents an important step forward in this historical pursuit and underscores how social neuroscience is shedding new light on age-old questions and problems."
-- John T. Cacioppo, Ph.D., The University of Chicago