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Publications: Publications


Chai, Q. , Yin, J., Lansu, T. A. M., & Jie, H. (2022). Preschoolers’ ingroup bias in predicting others’ sharing: The role of contexts and theory of mind. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 215, 105340.

Denessen, E, Hornstra, T. E., van den Bergh, L. & Bijlstra, G. (in press). Implicit Measures of Teachers’ Attitudes and Stereotypes, and their Effects on Teacher Practice and Student Outcomes: A Review. Learning and Instruction. [pdf]

Faure, R., McNulty, J. K., Meltzer, A. L., & Righetti, F. (2022). Implicit ambivalence: A driving force to improve relationship problems. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 13(2), 500-511. [pdf]

Lansu, T. A. M., Findley - van Nostrand, D., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2022). Popularity in emerging adulthood: What is it, and how to acquire it. Emerging Adulthood

Larson, G.*, Faure, R.*, Righetti, F., & Hofmann, W. (in press). How Do Implicit and Explicit Partner Evaluations Update in Daily Life? Evidence From the Lab and the Field. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (*Equal contribution)

Righetti, F., Faure, R., Zoppolat G., Meltzer, A. L., McNulty, J. K. (2022). Factors that contribute to the maintenance or decline of relationship satisfaction. Nature Reviews Psychology, 1-13.

Zoppolat G., Faure, R., Alonso-Ferres, M., & Righetti, F. (2022). Mixed and Conflicted: The Role of Ambivalence in Romantic Relationships in Light of Attractive Alternatives. Emotion, 22(1), 81–99. [pdf]


Bijsterbosch, G., Mobach, L., Verpaalen, I. A. M., Bijlstra, G., Hudson, J. L., Rinck, M., & Klein, A. M. (2021). Validation of the Child Models of the Radboud Faces Database by Children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 45(2), 146-152. [pdf]

Faure, R., Righetti, F., Larson, G., Cuellar, M. F., Koutsoumpis, A., Zwicker, M., & Hofmann, W. (2021). When and for Whom Implicit Partner Evaluations Predict Forgiveness. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 12(5), 708–718. [pdf]

Henricks, L. A., Pouwels, J. L.,  Lansu, T. A. M., Lange, W. G., Becker, E., & Klein, A. M. (2021). Prospective associations between social status and social anxiety in early adolescence. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 39(3), 462-480. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12374

Hicks, L. L., McNulty, J. K., Faure, R., Meltzer, A. L., Righetti, F., & Hofmann, W. (2021). Do people realize how their partners make them feel? Relationship enhancement motives and stress determine the link between implicitly assessed partner attitudes and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 120(2), 335–369. [pdf]

Lansu, T. A. M., Rovers, A. C. & te Dorsthorst, A. M. (2021). The (non) gradual association of popularity with peer-nominated and observed behavior in a cooperative and competitive context. Social Development, 30(1), 149-170. doi:10.1111/sode.12453

Malamut, S. T. , van den Berg, Y. M. H., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2021). Bidirectional associations between popularity, popularity goal, and antisocial and prosocial behaviors in adolescence: A 3-year prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 298-313. doi:10.1007/s10964-020-01308-9

Malamut, S., Dawes, M., van den Berg, Y. H. M., Lansu, T. A. M., Cillessen, A. H. N., & Schwartz, D. (2021). Adolescent victim types across the popularity status hierarchy: Differences in internalizing symptoms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-021-01498-w

McPhetres, J., Albayrak-Aydemir, N.*, Barbosa Mendes, A.*, ... Primbs, M. A.*, ... & Volodko, K.* (2021). A decade of theory as reflected in Psychological Science (2009-2019). PLOS ONE 16(3), e0247986. [pdf] (*Authors listed alphabetically)

van Venrooij, I., Sachs, T., & Kleemans, M. (2021). The effects of constructive television news reporting on prosocial intentions and behavior in children: The role of negative emotions and self-efficacy. Communications. [pdf]

Wang K., Goldenberg A., Dorison, C.A., … Bijlstra, G., … Primbs, M. A., ... Moshontz, H. (2021). A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behavior, 5(8), 1089-1110. [pdf]


Baartmans, J. M. D., van Steensel, F. J. A., Mobach, L., Lansu, T. A. M., Bijsterbosch, G., Verpaalen, I., Rapee, R. M., Magson, N., Bögels, S. M., Rinck, M., Klein, A. (2020). Social anxiety and perceptions of likeability by peers in children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 38, 319-336. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12324

Bijlstra, G., Furley, P., & Nieuwenhuys, A (2020). The power of nonverbal behavior: Penalty-takers’ body language influences impression formation and anticipation performance in goalkeepers in a simulated soccer penalty task. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 46, 101612. [pdf]

Faure, R., McNulty, J. K., Hicks, L. L., & Righetti, F. (2020). The Case for Studying Implicit Social Cognition in Close Relationships. Social Cognition, 38(Supplement), s98–s114. [pdf]

Joel, S., Eastwick, P. W., Allison, C. J., … Faure, R., … & Wolf, S. (2020). Machine learning uncovers the most robust self-report predictors of relationship quality across 43 longitudinal couples studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(32), 19061-19071. [pdf]

Lansu, T. A. M., & van den Berg, Y. M. H. (2020). Thin-slice judgments of children’s social status and behavior. Journal of Experimental Education. doi:10.1080/00220973.2020.1808943

Lecker, M., Dotsch, R., Bijlstra, G., & Aviezer, H (2020). Bi-directional contextual influence between faces and bodies in emotion perception. Emotion, 20(7), 1154–1164. [pdf]

Malamut, S. T. , van den Berg, Y. M. H., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2020). Dyadic nominations of aggression: Comparing types of bullies and their victims. Aggressive Behavior, 46, 232-243. doi:10.1002/ab.21884

Righetti, F., Balliet, D., Molho, C., Colombus, S., Faure, R., Bahar, Y., Muhammad, I., Semenchenko, A., & Arriaga, X. (2020). Fostering Attachment Security: The Role of Interdependent Situations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(20), 7648. [pdf]

Righetti, F., Sakaluk, J. K., Faure, R., & Impett, E. A. (2020). The link between sacrifice and relational and personal well-being: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 146(10), 900-921. [pdf]

Tierney, W., Hardy, J. H., III., Ebersole, C., Leavitt, K., Viganola, D., ..., Hiring Decisions Forecasting Collaboration*, & Uhlmann, E.L. (2020). Creative destruction in science. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 161, 291-309. [pdf] (*M. A. Primbs was a Member of Forecasting Collaboration).

van den Berg, Y. M. H., & Lansu, T. A. M. (2020). It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it too: Adolescents’ hostile attribution of intent and emotional responses to social comments. Aggressive Behavior, 46, 425-436. doi:10.1002/ab.21910

van den Berg*, Y. M. H., Lansu*, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2020). Preference and popularity as distinct forms of status: A meta-analytic review of 20 years of research. Journal of Adolescence, 84, 78-95. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.07.010 (* shared first authorship)


Baartmans, J., Rinck, M., Hudson, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., van Niekerk, R., Bögels, S. M., Becker, E. S., & Klein, A. M. (2019). Are socially anxious children really less liked, or do they only think so?Cognitive Therapy and Research, 43, 1043-1050. doi: 10.1007/s10608-019-10028-9

Bijlstra, G., Holland, R. W., Dotsch, R., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2019). Stereotypes and Prejudice Affect the Recognition of Emotional Body Postures. Emotion, 19(2), 189-199. [pdf]

Bijlstra, G., Kleverwal, D., van Lent, T., & Holland, R. W. (2019). Evaluations versus stereotypes in emotion recognition: A Replication and Extension of Craig and Lipp’s (2018) Study on Facial Age Cues. Cognition and Emotion, 33(2), 386-389. [pdf]

Garandeau, C. F. & Lansu T. A. M. (2019). Why does decreased likeability not deter adolescent bullying perpetrators? Aggressive Behavior, 45, 348-359. doi: 10.1002/ab.21824

Ji, T., Tybur, J. M., Kandrik, M., Faure, R., van Vugt, M. (2019). Women’s Implicit Bias Against Threatening Male Faces: The Role of Emotion, Hormones, and Group Membership. Hormones & Behavior, 115, 104548. [pdf]

Sierksma, J. & Bijlstra, G. (2019). Majority group children expect that ethnic out-group peers feel fewer positive but more negative emotions than in-group peers. Cognition and Emotion, 33(6), 1210-1223. [pdf

Sierksma, J., Spaltman, M. & Lansu, T. A. M. (2019). Children tell more prosocial lies for in-group than out-group peers. Developmental Psychology, 55, 1428-1439. doi: 10.1037/dev0000721

Verpaalen, I. A. M., Bijsterbosch, G., Mobach, L., Bijlstra, G., Rinck, M., & Klein, A. M.(2019). Validating the Radboud Faces Database from a child’s perspective. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 1531-1547.


Bijlstra, G., Kleverwal, D., van Lent, T., & Holland, R.W. (2018). Evaluations versus stereotypes in emotion recognition: A replication and extension of Craig and Lipp’s (2018) Study on Facial Age Cues. Cognition and Emotion, 33(2), 386-389. [pdf]

Faure, R., Righetti, F., Seibel, M., & Hofmann, W. (2018). Speech is Silver, Nonverbal Behavior is Gold: How Implicit Partner Evaluations Affect Dyadic Interactions in Close Relationships. Psychological Science, 29(11), 1731–1741. [pdf]

*Frankenhuis, W. E., & *Bijlstra, G. (2018). Does exposure to hostile environments predict enhanced emotion detection? Collabra: Psychology, 4(1), 18. [pdf] (*Equal contributions)

Lansu, T. A. M. (2018). Burn! How implicit and explicit evaluation predict early adolescents’ ‘hot sauce’ aggression towards classroom peers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 167, 423-432. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.11.006

Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2018). A developmental perspective on popularity and the group process of bullying. Aggression & Violent Behavior, 43, 64-70. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2018.10.003

Pouwels, J. L., van Noorden, T. H. J., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2018). The participant roles of bullying in different grades: Prevalence and social status profiles. Social Development, 27, 732-747. doi: 10.1111/sode.12294

Pouwels, J. L., Salmivalli, C., Saarento, S., van den Berg, Y. H. M., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N.  (2018). Predicting adolescents’ bullying participation from developmental trajectories of social status and behaviour. Child Development, 89, 1157-1176. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12794

Sierksma, J., Lansu, T. A. M., Karremans, J. C., & Bijlstra, G. (2018). Children’s Helping Behavior in an Ethnic Intergroup Context: Evidence for Outgroup Helping. Developmental Psychology, 54(5), 916-928. [pdf]


Lansu, T. A. M., van Noorden, T. H. J. & Deutz, M. H. F. (2017). How peer victimization relates to distorted vs. sensitive social cognition: Perception, mood and need fulfillment in response to Cyberball inclusion and exclusion. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 154, 131–145. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2016.10.012

Lansu, T. A. M., & Troop-Gordon, W. (2017). Affective associations with negativity: Why popular peers attract youth's visual attention. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 162, 282-291. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.05.010

Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2017). Adolescents’ explicit and implicit evaluation of hypothetical and actual peers with different bullying participant roles. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 159, 219–241. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.02.008

Sandstrom, M. J., Deutz, M. H. F., Lansu, T. A. M., van Noorden, T. H. J. , Karremans, J. C., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2017). Unanimous versus partial rejection: How the number of excluders influences the impact of ostracism in children. Aggressive Behavior, 43, 190-203. doi: 10.1002/ab.21674

van Noorden, T. H. J., Cillessen, A. H. N., Haselager, G. J. T., Lansu, T. A. M., & Bukowski, W. M. (2017). Bullying involvement and empathy: Child and target characteristics. Social Development, 26, 248-262. doi: 10.1111/sode.12197

Wouda, J., Bijlstra, G., Frankenhuis, W. E., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2017). The collaborative roots of corruption? A replication of Weisel & Shalvi (2015). Collabra: Psychology, 3(1): 27, 1-3. [pdf]


Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Peer victimization in adolescence: Prevalence, concordance between measures, and associations with global and daily diary-reported internalizing problems. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 195-206. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.10.004

Pouwels, J. L., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Participant roles of bullying in adolescence: Status characteristics, social behaviors, and assignment criteria. Aggressive Behavior, 42, 239–253. doi: 10.1002/ab.21614

Pouwels, J. L., Souren, P. M., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Stability of peer victimization: A meta-analysis of longitudinal research. Developmental Review, 40, 1-24. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2016.01.001

van den Brule, R., Bijlstra, G., Dotsch, R., Haselager, W. F., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2016). Warning signals for poor performance improve human-robot interaction. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 5(2), 69-89. [pdf]

van Noorden, T. H. J., Bukowski, W. M., Haselager, G. J. T., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2016). Disentangling the frequency and severity of bullying and victimization in the association with empathy. Social Development, 25, 176-192. doi: 10.1111/sode.12133

van Noorden, T. H. J., Haselager, G. J. T., Lansu, T. A. M., Cillessen, A. H. N., & Bukowski, W. M. (2016). Attribution of human characteristics and bullying involvement in childhood: Distinguishing between targets. Aggressive Behavior, 42, 394-403. doi: 10.1002/ab.21634


Cillessen, A. H. N., & Lansu, T. A. M. (2015). Stability, correlates, and time-covarying associations of peer victimization from grade 4 to 12. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 456-470. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014.958841

Deutz, M. H. F, Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2015). Children’s observed interactions with best friends: Associations with friendship jealousy and satisfaction. Social Development, 24, 39–56. doi: 10.1111/sode.12080

Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2015). Associations of group level popularity with observed behavior and influence in a dyadic context. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 140, 92-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.06.016

Lansu, T. A. M., Cillessen, A. H. N., & Karremans, J. C. (2015). The effects of social status and self-esteem on imitation and choice of a popular peer. Journal of Relationships Research, 6, e14. doi: 10.1017/jrr.2015.11

van den Berg, Y. M. H., Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2015). Measuring social status and social behavior with peer and teacher nomination methods. Social Development, 24, 815-832. doi: 10.1111/sode.12120


Bijlstra, G., Holland, R. W., Dotsch, R., Hugenberg, K., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2014). Stereotype associations and emotion recognition. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(5), 567-577. [pdf] [Additional stimulus information]

Cillessen, A. H. N., Lansu, T. A. M., & van den Berg, Y. M. H. (2014). Aggression, hostile attributions, status, and gender: A continued quest. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 635-644. doi: 10.1017/S0954579414000285

Lansu, T. A. M., Cillessen, A. H. N., & Karremans, J. C. (2014). Adolescents’ selective attention for high-status peers: The role of perceiver status and gender. Child Development, 85, 421–428. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12139

Lansu, T. A. M., Cillessen, A. H. N., & Sandstrom, M. J. (2014). From classroom to dyad: Actor and partner effects of aggression and victim reputation. Social Development, 23, 651-665. doi: 10.1111/sode.12055

van den Brule, R., Dotsch, R., Bijlstra, G., Wigboldus, D. H., & Haselager, P. (2014). Do robot performance and behavioral style affect human trust? International Journal of Social Robotics, 6(4), 519-531. [pdf]

2013 - 2009

Lansu, T. A. M., Cillessen, A. H. N., & Bukowski, W. M. (2013). Implicit and explicit peer evaluation: Associations with early adolescents’ prosociality, aggression, and bullying. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 762–771. doi: 10.1111/jora.12028

Lansu, T. A. M., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2012). Peer status in emerging adulthood: Associations of popularity and preference with social roles and behavior. Journal of Adolescent Research, 27, 132-150. 10.1177/0743558411402341

Lansu, T. A. M., Cillessen, A. H. N., & Karremans, J. C. (2012). Implicit associations with popularity in early adolescence: An approach-avoidance analysis. Developmental Psychology, 48, 65-75. doi: 10.1037/a0025681

Bijlstra, G., Holland, R. W., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2010). The social face of emotion recognition: Evaluations versus stereotypes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(4), 657-663. [pdf]

Langner, O., Dotsch, R., Bijlstra, G., Wigboldus, D. H. J., Hawk, S., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2010). Presentation and validation of the Radboud Face Database. Cognition and Emotion, 24(8), 1377-1388.  [pdf]

Holland, R. W., Wennekers, A. M., Bijlstra, G., Jongenelen, M. M., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2009). Self-symbols as implicit motivators. Social Cognition, 27(4), 579-600. [pdf]

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