International Publications:

Krouwel, A., Markstedt, E., Martinsson, J., Kutiyski, Y., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (in press). Does extreme political ideology predict conspiracy beliefs, economic evaluations and political trust? Evidence from Sweden. Journal of Social and Political Psychology.

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Krouwel, A. P. M., & Emmer, J. (in press). Ideological responses to the EU refugee crisis: The left, the right, and the extremes. Social Psychological and Personality Science.  Abstract

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Douglas, K., & De Inocencio, C. (in press). Connecting the dots: Illusory pattern perception predicts belief in conspiracies and the supernatural. European Journal of Social Psychology.  Abstract

Ljujic, V., Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Weerman, F. (in press). Beyond the crime-terror nexus: Socio-economic status, violent crimes, and terrorism. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy, and Practice.

Van Gelder, J.-L., Martin, C., Van Prooijen, J.-W., De Vries, R., Marsman, M., Averdijk, M., Reynald, D., & Donker, T. (in press). Seeing is believing? Comparing negative affect, realism, and presence in visual versus written guardianship scenarios. Deviant Behavior.   

Strelan, P., Difiore, C., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2017). The empowering effect of punishment on forgiveness. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 472-487.

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Douglas, K. M. (2017). Conspiracy theories as part of history: The role of societal crisis situations. Memory Studies, 10, 323-333.  Abstract

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Krouwel, A. P. M. (2017). Extreme political beliefs predict dogmatic intolerance. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 292-300Abstract

Köbis, N., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Righetti, F., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2017). The road to bribery and corruption: Slippery slope or steep cliff? Psychological Science, 28, 297-306. Abstract

Van Gelder, J.-L., Nee, C., Otte, M., Demetriou, A., Sintemaartensdijk, I., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2017). Virtual burglary: Exploring the potential of virtual reality to study burglary in action. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 54, 29-62.

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2017). Why education predicts decreased belief in conspiracy theories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 50-58.   Abstract    Read the article HERE (open access) 

Tan, X., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Proulx, T., Wu, H., Van Beest, I., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2017). Reacting to unexpected losses in an uncertain world: High approach individuals become even more risk-seeking. Personality and Individual Differences, 109, 117-123.

Strelan, P., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2016). Tough love: The behavior control motive facilitates forgiveness in valued relationships. Personal Relationships, 23, 536-553.  Abstract

Razzaq, S., Iqbal, M. Z., Ikramullah, M., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2016). Occurrence of rating distortions and ratees’ fairness perceptions per rater’s mood and affect. Career Development International, 21, 726-743.  

Van Bommel, M., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Elffers, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2016). The lonely bystander: Social exclusion leads to less helping, even in the presence of others. Social Influence, 11, 141-150.

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & De Vries, R. E. (2016). Organizational conspiracy beliefs: Implications for leadership styles and employee outcomes. Journal of Business and Psychology, 31, 479-491.  Abstract  Read the article HERE (open access) 

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2016). Cheating, corruption, and concealment: An introduction to dishonesty. Chapter to appear in J.-W. Van Prooijen and P. A. M. Van Lange (Eds.), Cheating, corruption, and concealment: The roots of dishonesty (pp. 1-12). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2016). Sometimes inclusion breeds suspicion: Self-uncertainty and belongingness predict belief in conspiracy theories. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 267-279.  abstract

Beijers, J., van Prooijen, J.-W., & Bijleveld, C. (2016). ‘To marry a thief?’ Crime type as a deterrent to cohabitation. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 12, 159-165. Read the article HERE (open access)

Van Doesum, N. J., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Verburgh, L., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2016). Social hostility in soccer and beyond. PloS ONE, 11, e0153577.  Read the article HERE (open access) 

Köbis, N., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Righetti, F., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2016). Prospection in individual and interpersonal corruption dilemmas. Review of General Psychology, 20, 71-85Abstract

Ikramullah, M., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Iqbal, M. Z., & Ul-Hassan, F. (2016). Effectiveness of performance appraisal: Developing a conceptual framework using competing values approach. Personnel Review, 45, 334-352.

 Gollwitzer, M., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2016). Psychology of justice. In C. Sabbagh & M. Schmitt (Eds.), Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research (pp. 61-82). New York, NY: Springer.

 Van Bommel, M., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Elffers, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2016). Booze, bars, and bystander behavior: People who consumed alcohol help faster in the presence of others. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 128. Read this article HERE (open access).

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Acker, M. (2015). The influence of control on belief in conspiracy theories: Conceptual and applied extensions. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 753-761.  abstract

Köbis, N., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Righetti, F., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2015). “Who doesn’t?” The impact of descriptive norms on corruption. PloS ONE, 10, e0131830.  Read this article HERE

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Krouwel, A. P. M. (2015). Mutual suspicion at the political extremes: How ideology predicts conspiracy beliefs. In M. Bilewicz, A. Cichocka, & W. Soral (Eds.), The Psychology of Conspiracy (pp. 79-98). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Krouwel, A. P. M., & Pollet, T. (2015). Political extremism predicts belief in conspiracy theories. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 570-578.  abstract

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Krouwel, A. P. M., Boiten, M., & Eendebak, L. (2015). Fear among the extremes: How political ideology predicts negative emotions and outgroup derogation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 485-497.   abstract

Van Knippenberg, D., Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Sleebos, E. (2015). Beyond social exchange: Collectivism’s moderating role in the relationship between perceived organizational support and organizational citizenship behavior. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 152-160.  abstract

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2014). The punitive power holder: Social judgeability increases the severity of punishment. In D. D. Steiner, S. W. Gilliland, & D. Skarlicki (Eds.), Research in Social Issues in Management: The Social Dynamics of Organizational Justice (Vol. 8) (pp. 121-140). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  Read this chapter Here

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van Dijk, E. (2014). When consequence size predicts belief in conspiracy theories: The moderating role of perspective taking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 63-73. Abstract  pdf

Strelan, P., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2014). Rationalizers or realists? The effects of transgressors' just world beliefs within committed relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 63, 41-46.  abstract   pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2014). Power, politics, and paranoia: An introduction. Chapter in J.-W. van Prooijen and P. A. M. van Lange (Eds.), Power, politics, and paranoia: Why people are suspicious of their leaders (pp. 1-14)Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2014). The social dimension of belief in conspiracy theories. Chapter in J.-W. van Prooijen and P. A. M. van Lange (Eds.), Power, politics, and paranoia: Why people are suspicious of their leaders (pp. 237-253)Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Van Bommel, M., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Elffers, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2014). Intervene to be seen: The power of a camera in moderating the bystander effect. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 459-466. abstract  pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Coffeng, J., & Vermeer, M. (2014). Power and retributive justice: How trait information influences the fairness of punishment among power holders. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 190-201.    abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Coffeng, J. (2013). What is fair punishment for Alex or Ahmed? Perspective taking increases racial bias in retributive justice judgments. Social Justice Research, 26, 383-399.   abstract   pdf

Strelan, P., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2013). Retribution and forgiveness: The healing effects of punishing for just deserts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 544-553.  abstract   pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2013). Individualistic and social motives for justice judgments. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1299,  60-67.   abstract   pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Kerpershoek, E. F. P. (2013). The impact of choice on retributive reactions: How observers’ autonomy concerns shape responses to criminal offenders. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 329-344.   Abstract  pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Jostmann, N. B. (2013). Belief in conspiracy theories: The influence of uncertainty and perceived morality. European Journal of Social Psychology , 43, 109-115.    Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Ståhl, T., Eek, D., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2012). Injustice for all or just for me? Social value orientation predicts responses to own versus other’s procedures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1247-1258.   Abstract     pdf

Van Bommel, M., Van Prooijen, J.-W., Elffers, H., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2012). Be aware to care: Public self-awareness leads to a reversal of the bystander effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 926-930.    Abstract    pdf

Cojuharenco, I., Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Patient, D. (2011). The role of memory in judgments of organizational justice. In S. W. Gilliland, D. D. Steiner, and D. P. Skarlicki (Eds.). Emerging Perspectives on Organizational Justice and Ethics (pp. 33-48).  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  Abstract

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2011). Suspicions of injustice: The sense-making function of belief in conspiracy theories. In E. Kals and J. Maes (Eds.). Justice and Conflict: Theoretical and empirical contributions (pp. 121-132). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.   Abstract

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van de Veer, E. (2010). Perceiving pure evil: The influence of cognitive load and prototypical evilness on demonizing. Social Justice Research, 23, 259-271.  Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2010). Retributive versus compensatory justice: Observers’ preference for punishing in response to criminal offenses. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 72-85.   Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van den Bos, K. (2009). We blame innocent victims more than I do: Self-construal level moderates responses to just world threats. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1528-1539Abstract     pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2009). Procedural justice as autonomy regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 1166-1180. abstract  pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2009). Offender’s social categorization: Ingroup bias or black sheep effect? In M. E. Oswald, S. Bieneck, & J. Hupfeld (Eds.), Social Psychology of Punishment of Crime (pp. 211-230). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Zwenk, F. (2009). Self-construal level and voice procedures: The individual self as psychological basis for procedural fairness effects. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 392-397. Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2008). Egocentrism in procedural justice effects. In K. Hegtvedt & J. Clay-Warner (Eds.) Advances in Group Processes: Justice (Vol. 25; pp. 29-54) . Bingley, UK: JAI press.   Abstract

Van Prooijen, J.-W., De Cremer, D., Van Beest, I., Ståhl, T., Van Dijke, M., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2008). The egocentric nature of procedural justice: Social value orientation as moderator of reactions to decision-making procedures. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1303-1315.   Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Gallucci, M., & Toeset, G. (2008). Procedural justice in punishment systems: Inconsistent punishment procedures have detrimental effects on cooperation. British Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 311-324.   Abstract   pdf

IJzerman, H., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2008). Just world and the emotional defense of self. Social Psychology, 39, 117-120.

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Van den Bos, K., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2007). Procedural justice in authority relations: The strength of outcome dependence influences people's reactions to voice. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1286-1297.   Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Lam, J. (2007). Retributive justice and social categorizations: The perceived fairness of punishment depends on intergroup status. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1244-1255.  Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Van den Bos, K., Lind, E. A., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2006). How do people react to negative procedures? On the moderating role of authority’s biased attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 632-645.  Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Karremans, J. C., & Van Beest, I. (2006). Procedural justice and the hedonic principle: How approach versus avoidance motivation influences the psychology of voice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 686-697.   Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2006). Retributive reactions to suspected offenders: The importance of social categorizations and guilt probability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 715-726.  Abstract     pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Van den Bos, K., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2005). Procedural justice and intragroup status: Knowing where we stand in a group enhances reactions to procedural justice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 664-676.  Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Van den Bos, K., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2004). The role of standing in the psychology of procedural justice: Towards theoretical integration. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.) European Review of Social Psychology (Vol. 15, pp. 33-58). East Sussex, England: Psychology press.   Abstract   pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Van den Bos, K., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2004). Group belongingness and procedural justice: Social inclusion and exclusion by peers affects the psychology of voice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 66-79.   Abstract     pdf

Ståhl, T., Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Vermunt, R. (2004). On the psychology of procedural justice: Reactions to procedures of ingroup vs. outgroup authorities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 173-190.   Abstract     pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., Van den Bos, K., & Wilke, H. A. M. (2002). Procedural justice and status: Status salience as antecedent of procedural fairness effects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1353-1361.  Abstract    pdf

Van den Bos, K., & Van Prooijen, J.-W. (2001). Referent cognitions theory: The psychology of voice depends on closeness of reference points. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 616-626.  Abstract    pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van der Kloot, W. A. (2001). Confirmatory analysis of exploratively obtained factor structures. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 6, 777-792.   Abstract     pdf

Van Prooijen, J.-W., & Van Knippenberg, D. (2000). Individuation or depersonalisation: The influence of personal status position. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 3, 63-77.  Abstract   pdf