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Prof.dr. Naomi Ellemers

Distinguished university professor

International Refereed Journals

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  • Scholl, A., Sassenberg, K., Scheepers, D. Ellemers, N., & De Wit, F. (2017). A matter of focus: Power-holders feel more responsible after adopting a cognitive other-focus, rather than a self-focus. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56, 89-102.
  • Mooijman, M., Van Dijk, W., Van Dijk, E., & Ellemers, N. (2017). On sanction-goal justifications: How and why deterrence justifications undermine rule compliance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 577-588.
  • Faniko, K., Ellemers, N., Derks, B., & Lorenzi-Cioldi, F. (2017). Nothing changes, really: Why women who break through the glass ceiling end up reinforcing it. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 638-651.
  • Scholl, A., Sassenberg, K., Ellemers, N., Scheepers, D., & De Wit, F. Highly identified power-holders feel responsible: The interplay between social identification and social power within groups. British Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Does, S., Ellemers, N. Dovidio, J., Norman, J., Mentovich A., Van der Lee, R., & Goff, P.A.  (in press). Implications of research staff demographics for psychological science. American Psychologist.
  • Van Nunspeet, F., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (in press). Social contexts and personal moral motives reduce implicit prejudice: A direct comparison. Group Dynamics: Theory, research, and practice.
  • Shafa, S., Harinck, F., Ellemers, N. (in press). Sorry seems to be the hardest word: cultural differences in apologizing effectively. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Ellemers, N. (in press). Gender stereotypes. Annual Review of Psychology.
  • Wit, F. de, Scheepers, D., Ellemers, N, Sassenberg, K., & Scholl, A. (in press). Whether power holders construe their power as responsibility or opportunity influences their tendency to take advice from others. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Van der Lee, R.A. Ellemers, N., Scheepers, D.T., & Rutjens, B. (in press). In or out? How the morality (vs. competence) of prospective group members affects acceptance and rejection.European Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Ramos, M.R., Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., Moya, M., & Ferreira, L. (in press). What hostile and benevolent sexism communicate about men’s and women’s warmth and competence. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
  • Van Prooijen, A.M.,  Ellemers, N., Van der Lee, R., & Scheepers, D.T. (in press). What seems attractive may not always work well: Evaluative and cardiovascular responses to morality and competence levels in decision-making teams. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations


  • Faniko, K., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2016). Queen Bees and Alpha Males: Are successful women more competitive than successful men? European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 903-913.
  • Haslam, S.A., & Ellemers, N. (2016). Are groups more or less than the sum of  their members? The moderating role of individual identification. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Scholten, W., & Ellemers, N. (2016). Bad apples or corrupting barrels? Preventing traders’ misconduct. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 24, 366-382. Outstanding Paper Award.
  • Koot, C., Ter Mors, E., Ellemers, N., & Daamen, D.D.L. (2016). Facilitation of attitude formation through communication: How perceived source expertise enhances the ability to achieve cognitive closure about complex environmental topics. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46, 627-640.
  • Ellemers, N. (2016). Back to the future: How today’s neurocognitive techniques substantiate predictions made 50 years ago. Psychological Inquiry, 27, 290-293.
  • Ståhl, T., & Ellemers, N. (2016). Ironic effects of moral motivation: Why working towards a moral goal reduces subsequent perspective taking. Social Cognition, 34, 133-148.
  • Derks, B., Van Laar, C. & Ellemers, N. (2016). The Queen Bee Phenomenon: Why women leaders distance themselves from junior women.  The Leadership Quarterly, 27, 456-469. Women in Financial Services Diversity Research Accelerator Award 2017.
  • Ramos, M.R., Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., Moya, M., Ferreira, L., & Calanchini, J. (2016). Exposure to sexism can decrease implicit gender stereotype bias. European Journal of Social Psychology,46, 455-466.
  • Ellemers, N., & Rink, F. (2016). Diversity in work groups. Current Opinion in Psychology, 11, 49-53.
  • De Vries, G., Terwel, B., & Ellemers, N. (2016). Perceptions of manipulation and judgments of illegitimacy: Pitfalls in the use of emphasis framing when communicating about CO2 capture and storage. Environmental Communication, 10, 206-226.
  • Pagliaro, S., Ellemers, N., Barreto, M., Di Cesare, C. (2016). Once dishonest, always dishonest? The impact of perceived pervasiveness of moral evaluations of the self on motivation to restore a moral reputation. Frontiers in Psychology, section Personality and Social Psychology,
  • Van der Lee, R., Ellemers, N., & Scheepers, D. (2016). Mastering moral misery: Emotional and coping responses to intragroup morality (vs. competence) evaluations. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 51-65.










  • Derks, B., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2007). The beneficial effects of social identity protection on the performance motivation of members of devalued groups. Social Issues and Policy Review, 1, 217-256.
  • Sleebos, E., Ellemers, N., & de Gilder, D. (2007). Explaining the motivational forces of (dis)respect: How self-focused and group-focused concerns can result in the display of behavioral group efforts. Gruppendynamik und Organizationsberatung, 38, 327-342.
  • Leach, C., Ellemers, N., & Barreto, M. (2007). Group virtue: The importance of morality vs. competence and sociability in the evaluation of in-groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 234-249.
  • Van Steenbergen, E., Ellemers, N., & Mooijaart, A. (2007). How Work and Family can Facilitate Each Other: Distinct Types of Work-Family Facilitation and Outcomes for Women and Men. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 12, 279-300.
  • Rink, F., & Ellemers, N. (2007). The role of expectancies in accepting task-related diversity: Do disappointment and lack of commitment stem from actual differences or violated expectations? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 842-854.
  • Rink, F., & Ellemers, N. (2007). Defining the common feature: Task-related differences as the basis for dyadic identity. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 499-515.
  • Derks, B., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2007). Social creativity strikes back: Improving low status group members’ motivation and performance by valuing ingroup dimensions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 470-493.
  • Rink, F., & Ellemers, N. (2007). Diversity as a source of common identity: Towards a social identity framework for studying the effects of diversity in organizations. British Journal of Management, 18 (supplement 1), s17-s27.
  • Boezeman, E., & Ellemers, N. (2007). Volunteering for charity: Pride, respect, and Commitment of volunteer workers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 771-785.







  • Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2000). You can’t always do what you want: Social identity and self-presentational determinants of the choice to work for a low status group. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 891-906.
  • Ellemers, N., Van Dyck, C., Hinkle, S., & Jacobs, A. (2000). Intergroup differentiation in social context: Identity needs versus audience constraints. Social Psychology Quarterly, 63, 60-74.





  • Mlicki, P., & Ellemers, N., (1996). Being different or being better? National stereotypes and identifications of Polish and Dutch students. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 97-114.




  • Ellemers, N., Doosje, E.J., Van Knippenberg, A., & Wilke, H. (1992). Status protection in high status minorities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 22, 123-140.


  • Brandstätter, V., Ellemers, N., Gaviria, E., Giosué, F., Huguet, P., Kroon, M., Morchain, P., Pujal, M., Rubini, M., Mugny, G., & Pérez, J. (1991).  Indirect majority and minority influence: An exploratory study. European Journal of Social Psychology, 21, 199-211.


  • Ellemers, N., Van Knippenberg, A., & Wilke, H. (1990). The influence of permeability of group boundaries and stability of group status on strategies of individual mobility and social change.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 29, 233-246.
  • Van Knippenberg, A., & Ellemers, N. (1990). Social identity and intergroup differentiation processes. European Review of Social Psychology, 1, 137-169.


  • Ellemers, N., Van Knippenberg, A., De Vries, N., & Wilke, H. (1988). Social iden­tifi­cation and permeability of group boundaries. European Journal of Social Psychology, 18, 497-513.