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Professor Jolanda Jetten
Jolanda re-joined UQ in 2007 having previously undertaken a postdoctoral fellowship at UQ in the 1990’s before pursuing her career overseas. Her research focuses on social identity, group processes and intergroup relations. She is currently employed as an ARC Future Fellow (2012-2016). In 2014 she received the prestigious Kurt Lewin Medal for social psychology research from the European Association of Social Psychology.
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Professor Jolanda Jetten
Qualifications:

Honours, Radboud University, Nijmegen (Netherlands)
PhD, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Background:

 

After being awarded my PhD in 1997 from the University of Amsterdam, I took up a postdoctoral fellowship position at the University of Queensland funded by UQ, the Dutch Research Council (NWO), and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), 1998-2001. I moved to Britain in 2001 and spend nearly 6 years at the University in Exeter. In 2007, I joined the University of Queensland again as a Research Fellow. I am currently employed as an ARC Future Fellow (2012-2016).

 

Professional Activities:

 

Recent or Current Professional Responsibilities

  • Chair of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Theoretical Innovation Prize Nomination Panel (2014)
  • Jury member on the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Theoretical Innovation Prize Nomination Panel (2013)
  • Member on the ARC College of Experts (2013- 2015)
  • Director of the Centre for Research in Social Psychology (CRiSP) (2009-present)
  • President, Society of Australasian Social Psychology (SASP, 2011-2013)

General Editorship

British Journal of Social Psychology (Editor in Chief 2009—2014)

British Journal of Social Psychology (Associate Editor 2004—2009)

Social Psychology (Associate Editor 2007-)

Guest Editor: Applied Psychology: International Perspectives (2009). Special issue on “social identity, health and well-being”

Membership of Editorial Boards

European Journal of Social Psychology (2002 - 2008)

European Review of Social Psychology (2008 -)

Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2009-)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2003 -)

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2007 -)

Social Psychological and Personality Science (2009-)

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Professor Jolanda Jetten
Research Activities:

Social identity, group processes and intergroup relations.

Specific interests include: prejudice, oppression, stigmatised and marginalised group membership, coping with discrimination, group membership and mental health, normative influence, conformity and deviance in groups

Representative Publications:

For a complete overview of publications and links to articles, please see ORCID record: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7588-5355

Books

Postmes, T., & Jetten, J. (Eds.) (2006). Individuality and the group: Advances in social identity. London: Sage.

Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M.J. (Eds.) (2011). Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference and defiance. Wiley-Blackwell.

Jetten, J., Haslam, C., & Haslam, S.A. (Eds.) (2011). The social cure: Identity, health and well-being. Psychology Press.

Book Chapters since 2008

Iyer, A., Jetten, J., & Tsivrikos, D. (2008). Torn between identities: Predictors of adjustment to identity change. In Sani, F. (Ed.). Self-continuity: Individual and collective perspectives (pp. 187-197). New York: Psychology Press.

Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., Iyer, A., & Haslam, C. (2009). Turning to others in times of change: Shared identity and coping with stress. In S. Stürmer and M. Snyder (Eds.), New directions in the study of helping: Group-level perspectives on motivations, consequences and interventions (pp. 139-156). Wiley-Blackwell.

Jetten, J., & Branscombe, N.R. (2009). Seeking minority group memberships: Responses to discrimination when group membership is self-selected. In. F. Butera and J. Levine (Eds.), Coping with minority status: Responses to exclusion and inclusion (pp. 155-176). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Jetten, J., & Mols, F. (2009). Imaginative leaderschip: How leaders of marginalized groups negotiate intergroup relations. In T.L. Pittinsky (Ed.), Crossing the divide: Intergroup leadership in a world of difference (pp. 57-69). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Spears, R., Jetten, J. Scheepers, D., & Cihangir, S. (2009). Creative distinctiveness: Explaining ingroup bias in minimal groups. In S. Otten, T. Kessler, and K. Sassenberg (Eds.), Intergroup relations: The role of motivation and emotion (pp. 23-40). New York: Psychology Press.

Haslam, C., Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., & Knight, C. (2011). When memory and control fade: Reconstructing social identity to enhance the health and well-being of older people in care. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam, and S.A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health, and well-being (pp. 297-315). New York: Psychology Press.

Jetten, J., & Pachana, N.A. (2011). Driving cessation among older adults: Coping with identity change and transition. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam, and S.A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health, and well-being (pp. 97-113). New York: Psychology Press.

Jetten, J., Iyer, A., Hutchison, P., & Hornsey, M.J. (2011). Debating deviance: Responding to those who fall from grace. In J. Jetten & M.J. Hornsey (Eds.), Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference, and defiance (pp. 117-134). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hornsey, M.J. & Jetten, J. (2011). Impostors within groups: The psychology of claiming to be something you are not. In J. Jetten & M.J. Hornsey (Eds.), Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference, and defiance (pp. 158-178). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Jones, J.M., Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., & Williams, W.H. (2011). Deciding to disclose: The importance of disclosure for well-being after aquired brain injury. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam, and S.A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health, and well-being (pp. 255-271). New York: Psychology Press.

Jetten, J., & Barlow, F.K. (2011). Rebellion at Princeton-Plainsboro: House and conformity. In L.L. Martin and E. Cascio (Eds.), House and Psychology (pp. 189-207). Wiley-Blackwell.

Jetten, J. & Hornsey, M.J. (2011). The many faces of rebels. In J. Jetten & M.J. Hornsey (Eds.), Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference, and defiance (pp. 1-13). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Jetten, J., Haslam, C., & Haslam, S.A. (2011). Why we need a social identity analysis of health. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam, and S.A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health, and well-being (pp. 3-19). New York: Psychology Press.

Haslam, C., Jetten, J., & Haslam, S.A. (2011). Advancing the social cure: Implications for theory, practise and policy. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam, and S.A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health, and well-being (pp. 319-343). New York: Psychology Press.

Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M.J. (2012). Conformity: Beyond the Asch line judgment studies. In J. Smith and S.A. Haslam (Eds.), Refreshing social psychology: Beyond the classic studies. Sage.

Jetten, J., Branscombe, N.R., Iyer, A., & Asai, N. (forthcoming). Appriasing gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: Antecedents and consequences. To appear in M.K. Ryan & N.R. Branscombe (Eds.), Handbook of Gender and Psychology. London: Sage.

Bastian, B., Jetten, J., & Haslam, N (forthcoming). An interpersonal perspective on dehumanization. To appear in P. Bain, J. Vaes, and J-P. Leyens (Eds.), Humanness and dehumanization. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications since 2008

Haslam, C., Holme, A., Haslam, S.A., Iyer, A., Jetten, J., & Williams, W.H. (2008). Maintaining group memberships: Social identity predicts well-being after stroke. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18, 671-691.

Jetten, J., Iyer, A., Tsivrikos, D., & Young, B.M. (2008). When is individual mobility costly? The role of economic and social identity factors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 866-879.

Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J., & Waghorn, C. (2009). Social identification, stress, and citizenship in teams: A five-phase longitudinal study. Stress and Health, 25, 21-30.

Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J., Postmes, T., & Haslam, C. (2009). Social identity, health and well-being: An emerging agenda for applied psychology. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58, 1-23.

Mols, F., Jetten, J., & Haslam, S.A. (2009). EU identification and endorsement in context: The importance of regional identity salience. Journal of Common Market Studies, 47, 601-623.

Baray, G., Postmes, T., & Jetten, J. (2009). When "I" equals "We": Exploring the relation between social and personal identity of extreme right-wing political party members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 625-647.

Hersby, M. D., Ryan, M. K., & Jetten, J. (2009). Getting together to get ahead: The role of social structure on women’s networking. British Journal of Management, 20, 415-430.

Iyer, A., Jetten, J., Tsivrikos, D., Postmes, T., & Haslam, S. A. (2009). The more (and the more compatible) the merrier: Multiple group memberships and identity compatibility as predictors of adjustment after life transitions. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 707-733.

Badea, C., Jetten, J., Czukor, G., & Askevis-Leherpeux, F. (2010). The bases of identification: When optimal distinctiveness needs face social identity threat. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 21-41.

O’Donnell, A. T., Jetten, J., & Ryan, M. K. (2010). Who is watching over you? The role of shared identity in perceptions of surveillance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 135-147.

Jetten, J., & Iyer, A. (2010). Different meanings of the social dominance orientation concept: Predicting political attitudes over time. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 385-404.

Jetten, J., Hornsey, M.J., Spears, R., Haslam, S.A., & Cowell, E. (2010). Rule transgressions in groups: The conditional nature of newcomers’ willingness to confront deviance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 338-348.

Jetten, J., Haslam, C., Pugliese, C., Tonks, J., & Haslam, S.A. (2010). Declining autobiographical memory and the loss of identity: Effects on well-being. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32, 408-416.

O'Donnell, A. T., Jetten, J. and Ryan, M. K. (2010), Watching over your own: How surveillance moderates the impact of shared identity on perceptions of leaders and follower behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1046–1061.

Swann, W.B., Gómez, Á., Dovidio, J.F., Hart, S., & Jetten, J. (2010). Dying and killing for one’s group: Identity fusion moderates responses to intergroup versions of the trolley problem. Psychological Science, 21, 1176-1183.

Haslam, C., Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J., Bevins, A., Ravenscroft, S., & Tonks, J. (2010). The social treatment: The benefits of group interventions in residential care settings. Psychology and Aging, 25, 157-167.

Molero, F., Fuster, M.J., Jetten, J., & Moriano, J.A. (2011). Living with HIV/AIDS: A psychosocial perspective on coping with prejudice and discrimination. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 609-626.

Livingstone, A., Haslam, S.A., Postmes, T., & Jetten, J. (2011). “We are, therefore we should”: Evidence that ingroup identification mediates the acquisition of ingroup norms. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1857-1876.

Jones, J. M., Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J., Williams, W. H., Morris, R., & Saroyan, S. (2011). That which does not kill you can make you stronger (and more satisfied with life): The contribution of personal and social changes to well-being after brain injury. Psychology & Health, 26, 353-369.

Jetten, J., Schmitt, M.T., Branscombe, N.R., Garza, A.A., & Mewse, A.J. (2011). Group commitment in the face of discrimination: The role of legitimacy appraisals. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 116-126.

Haslam, C., Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., Pugliese, C.E., & Tonks, J. (2011). I remember therefore I am, and I am therefore I remember: Exploring the contributions of episodic and semantic self-knowledge to strength of identity. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 184-203.

Hersby, M., Jetten, J., Ryan, M.K., & Schmitt, M.T. (2011). Responding to group-based discrimination: The impact of social structure on willingness to engage in mentoring. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 319-335.

Jetten, J., & Hutchison. (2011). When groups have a lot to lose: Historical continuity enhances resistance to a merger. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 335-343.

Jones, M. J., & Jetten, J. (2011). Recovering from strain and enduring pain: Multiple group memberships promote resilience in the face of physical challenges. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 239-244.

Bastian, B., Jetten, J., & Fasoli, F. (2011). Cleansing the soul by hurting the flesh: The guilt reducing effect of pain. Psychological Science, 22(3), 334-335. 

Iyer, A., & Jetten, J. (2011). What's left behind: Identity continuity moderates the effect of nostalgia on well-being and life choices. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 94-108.

Badea, C., Jetten, J., Iyer, A., & Er-rafiy, A. (2011). Negotiating dual identities: The impact of group-based rejection on identification and acculturation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 586-595.

Gómez, Á, Brooks, M., Buhrmester, M., Vázquez, A., Jetten, J., & Swann, W.B. (2011). On the nature of identify fusion: Insights into the construct and a new measure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 918-933.

Hutchison, P., Jetten, J., & Gutierrez, R. (2011). Deviant but desirable: Perceived group variability and reactions to atypical group members. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1155-1161.

Jetten, J., & Wohl, M. (2012). The past as a determinant of the present: Historical continuity, collective angst, and opposition to immigration. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 442-450.

Iyer, A., Jetten, J., & Haslam, S.A. (2012).Sugaring o’er the devil: Moral superiority and group identification help individuals downplay the implications of ingroup rule-breaking. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 141-149.

Jones, J.M., Williams, W.H., Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., Harris, A., & Gleibs, I.H. (2012). The role of psychological symptoms and social group memberships in the development of post-traumatic stress after traumatic injury. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 798-811.

Swann, W.B. Jr., Jetten, J., Gómez, Á., Whitehouse, H., & Bastian, B. (2012). When group membership gets personal: A theory of identity fusion. Psychological Review, 119, 441-456.

Bastian, B., Jetten, J., & Radke, H. (2012 ). Cyber-Dehumanization: Violent video game play diminishes our humanity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 486-491.

Mounce, L.T., Williams, W.H., Jones, J.M., Harris, A., Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J. (2012, June 9). Neurogenic and Psychogenic Acute Postconcussion Symptoms can be Identified After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Jetten, J., Schmitt, M.T., & Branscombe, N. R. (2013). Rebels without a cause: Discrimination appraised as legitimate harms group commitment. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 159-172.

Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., & Barlow, F. (2013). Bringing back the system: One reason why conservatives are happier than liberals is that higher socio-economic status gives them access to more group memberships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 6-13.

Zhang, A., Jetten, J., & Iyer, A. (2013). Difference makes the heart grow fonder: Perceiving intergroup difference enhances minority groups’ willingness to integrate. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 192-208.

Ellemers, N., & Jetten, J. (2013). The many ways to be marginal in a group. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 3-21.

Bastian, B., Jetten, J., & Stewart, E. (2013). Physical pain and guilty pleasures. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 215-219.

Zhang, A., Jetten, J., Iyer, A., & Cui, L. (2013). “It will not always be this way”: Cognitive alternatives improve self-esteem in contexts of segregation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 159-166.

O’Donnell, A. T., Ryan, M. K., & Jetten, J. (2013). The hidden costs of surveillance for performance and helping behaviour. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 246-256.

Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J., Reynolds, K. J., & Reicher, S. D. (2013). The dangers of isolating the individual: The need for a dynamic and socially structured model of personality — Commentary on Ferguson (2011). Health Psychology Review, 7, S79-S84.

Adarves-Yorno, I., Jetten, J., Postmes, T. & Haslam, S.A. (2013) 'War on terror' or 'terror of war'? The effects of framing on ingroup identification and allegiance. Journal of Social Psychology, 153, 25-37.

Bastian, B., Jetten, J., Chen, H., Radke, H.R.M., Harding, J.F., & Fasoli, F. (2013). Losing our humanity: The self-dehumanizing consequences of social ostracism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 156-169.

Ramos, M. R., Jetten, J., Zhang, A., Badea, C., Iyer, A., Cui, L., & Zhang, Y. (in press). Minority goals for interaction with the majority: Seeking distance from the majority and the effect of rejection on identification. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Jetten, J., Iyer, A., Branscombe, N.R., & Zhang, A. (in press). How the disadvantaged appraise group-based exclusion: The path from legitimacy to illegitimacy. European Review of Social Psychology.

Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M.J. (in press). Deviance and dissent in groups. Annual Review of Psychology.

Spoor, J., Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M.J. (in press). Overplaying the diversity card: When a superordinate group over-represents the prevalence of a minority group. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

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Professor Jolanda Jetten
Topics:
Group processes, social identity and intergroup relations
Keywords:
Group processes and pressures, Stress, Leadership - psychology of, Intergroup conflict, Prejudice, Stereotyping, Bullying and marginalisation, Organisational change and well-being, Imposterism, Deviance and conformity, Conformity and deviance
Course Coordinator:
  • Semester 1, 2016
    PSYC3142 - Intergroup Relations & Group Processes

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

Research Area:
Social Psychology
Synopsis:

I'm interested in supervising projects looking at:

Why and when a nudge is not enough

In recent years, many governments in the Western world have turned to influencing behavior through nudging (Thaler & Sunstein, 2008). For instance, one government that has enthusiastically embraced ‘nudging-tactics’ is David Cameron’s Coalition government in the United Kingdom (UK). In 2010, the Cameron government created the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). The BIT unit, sometimes dubbed ‘the nudge unit’, has since argued for the use of nudges to promote healthier lifestyle choices, to increase tax compliance, and to boost charitable giving.

We recently questioned the effectiveness of nudging as a means of bringing about lasting behaviour change and argue that evidence for its success ignores (a) that many successful nudges are not in fact nudges, (b) instances when nudges backfire, and (c) ethical concerns associated with nudges (Mols, Haslam, Jetten, & Steffens, 2014). Instead, and in contrast to nudging, we argue that behaviour change is more likely to be enduring where it involves social identity change and norm internalization.

Students interested in this topic will be encouraged to develop an experimental study to examine the effectiveness of nudges versus social-identity based social influence techniques. It is predicted that, compared to nudges, overt attempts to change behavior that are based on developing a shared identity will be (a) more effective, (b) are less likely to backfire, and (c) will be perceived as more ethical. Experiments will focus on determining the processes underlying successful social influence.

Relevant References:

Mols, F., Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J., & Steffens, N. K. (in press). Why a nudge is not enough: A social identity critique of governance by stealth. European Journal of Political Research. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291475-6765/earlyview

Thaler, R. & C. Sunstein (2008) Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness. London: Penguin.

 

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