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Martijn van Zomeren

Martijn van Zomeren

  • SPN Mentor

My key theoretical and research interests focus on the psychology of collective action, and more generally the psychology of motivation. Both include a broad array of factors, ranging from emotion and efficacy to identity and morality. Together with my collaborators, I have developed the dynamic dual pathway model of coping with collective disadvantage (e.g., Van Zomeren et al., 2004, JPSP; Van Zomeren, Leach, & Spears, 2012), and the Social Identity Model of Collective Action (Van Zomeren et al., 2008, Psych Bull; Van Zomeren, in press). Both models develop different pathways to increase individuals' participation in collective action, but from different meta-theoretical angles (with a coping and social identity perspective, respectively).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Causal Attribution
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • Van Zomeren, M. (in press). Four core motivations to undertake collective action. Social Personality Psychology Compass.
  • Van Zomeren, M., Leach, C. W., & Spears, R. (2012). Protesters as "Passionate Economists": A dynamic dual pathway model of approach coping with collective disadvantage. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 180 - 198
  • Van Zomeren, M., Postmes, T., & Spears, R. (2008). Toward an integrative Social Identity Model of Collective Action: A quantitative research synthesis of three socio-psychological perspectives. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 504-535.
  • Van Zomeren, M., Spears, R., Fischer, A. H., & Leach, C. W. (2004). Put your money where your mouth is! Explaining collective action tendencies through group-based anger and group efficacy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 649-664.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Methods
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Intragroup and Intergroup Processes
  • Intragroup Processes
  • Topics in Diversity

Martijn van Zomeren
Dept. of Social Psychology
University of Groningen
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
The Netherlands

  • Phone: +31 (0) 50 363 6511

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