E-mail Arne Roets
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Courses [K000799] Social Cognition and Group processes - Bachelor of Science in Psychology
[H000022] Social Psychology I - Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  [B000534] Social Psychology - Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  [D002830] Social Psychology - Master of Science in Health education (linking course)
  [K001056] Social Psychology - Bachelor of Science in Political Sciences
  [K001091] Social Psychology - Bachelor of Science in Sociology
   
 
Research 1. Social Cognition: Motivational determinants of judgment and decision making, especially the impact of the Need for Cognitive Closure and stressors on decision making and (social) judgment.
2. Political psychology: Ideology; Political extremism; Political cognition.
3. Prejudice: Dispositional and situational determinants of racism and other prejudices.
4. Personality: Openness to Experience; Relationship between personality and ideology.
5. Implications of motivated cognitive processes in clinical psychology
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Bibliography Bibliography
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Scales Revised Need for closure scale and short version
 
   
Current PhD students
Dries H. Bostyn, Jonas De keersmaecker, Jasper Van Assche
   
Recent publications  
 

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  •  De keersmaecker, J., & Roets, A. (in press). 'Fake news': Incorrect, but hard to correct. The role of cognitive ability on the impact of false information on social impressions. Intelligence.

 

 
  • De keersmaecker, J., Bostyn, D.H., Fontaine, J.R.J., Van Hiel, A., & Roets, A. (in press). Towards an integrated cognition perspective on ethnic prejudice: An investigation into the role of intelligence and need for cognitive closure. Social Psychology and Personality Science.

 

 
  • Makwana, A. P., Dhont, K., De keersmaecker, J., Akhlagi-Ghaffarokh, P., Masure, M., & Roets, A. (in press). The motivated cognitive basis of transphobia: The role of right-wing ideologies and gender role beliefs. Sex Roles

 

 
  • Van Assche, J. Asbrock, F., Roets, A. & Kauff, M. (in press). Positive Neighborhood Norms Buffer Ethnic Diversity Effects on Neighborhood Dissatisfaction, Perceived Neighborhood Disadvantage, and Moving Intentions. Personality and social psychology Bulletin.

 

2017


  • Bostyn, D. H., & Roets, A. (2017). An asymmetric moral conformity effect: subjects conform to deontological but not consequentialist majorities. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 310-322

 

 
  • Bostyn, D. H., & Roets, A. (2017). Trust, trolleys and social dilemmas: A replication study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, e1-e7

 

 
  • De keersmaecker, J., Onraet, E., Lepouttre, N., & Roets, A. (2017). The opposite effects of actual and self-perceived intelligence on racial prejudice. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, 136-138.

 





  • De keersmaecker, J., Roets, A., Dhont, K., Van Assche, J., Onraet, E., & Van Hiel, A. (2017). Need for closure and perceived threat as bases of right-wing authoritarianism: A longitudinal moderation approach. Social Cognition, 35, 431 -447.

 


 
  • Onraet, E., Van Assche, J., Roets, A., Haesevoets, T., & Van Hiel, A. (2017). The Happiness Gap Between Conservatives and Liberals Depends on Country-Level Threat: A Worldwide Multilevel Study. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 11-19.

 

 
  •  Van Assche, J., Roets, A., De keersmaecker, J., & Van Hiel, A. (2017). The mobilizing effect of right-wing ideological climates: Cross-level interaction effects on different types of outgroup attitudes. Political Psychology, 38, 757-776

 

 
  • Van Assche, J., Van Hiel, A., Stadeus, J., Bushman, B. J., De Cremer, D., & Roets, A. (2017). When the Heat is On: The Effect of Temperature on Voter Behavior in Presidential Elections. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 929

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Van Assche, J., Roets, A., Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2016). The Association between Actual and Perceived Diversity: The Moderating Role of Authoritarianism and Implications for Outgroup Threat, Anxiety, and Mistrust. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 807-817
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  • Van Dessel, P., De Houwer, J., Roets, A., & Gast, A. (2016). Failures to Change Stimulus Evaluations by means of Subliminal Approach and Avoidance Training. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, e1-e15.

 

 

  • Van Hiel, A., Onraet, E., Crowson, H. M., & Roets, A. (2016). The Relationship Between Right-wing Attitudes and Cognitive Style: A Comparison of Self-report and Behavioural Measures of Rigidity and Intolerance of Ambiguity. European Journal of Personality, 30, 523-531.

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Van Hiel, A. Roets, A., Van Assche, J., Bostyn, D., De keersmaecker, J., Haesevoets, T. Joosten, A., Stadeaus, J., & Onraet, E. (2015). Defining the happiness gap. Science, 348, 1216-1216.

 

 

  • De Houwer, J., Heider, N., Spruyt, A., Roets, A., & Hughes, S. (2015). The Relational Responding Task: Toward a New Implicit Measure of Beliefs. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, art. No 319.
    [Direct Open Access]

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Soetens, B. Roets, A., & Raes, F. (2014). Food for memory: food-related memory bias and the role of thought suppression in high and low restrained eaters. Psychological Record, 64, 105-114.

 

 
  • Van Assche, J., Roets, A., Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2014). Diversity and Out-Group Attitudes in the Netherlands: The Role of Authoritarianism and Social Threat in the Neighbourhood. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40, 1414-1430.

 

2013

 

 

 

 

  • Dhont, K. , Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2013). The intergenerational transmission of need for closure underlies the transmission of authoritarianism and anti-immigrant prejudice. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 779-784.

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2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dhont, K., Van Hiel, A., De Bolle, M., & Roets, A. (2012). Longitudinal intergroup contact effects on prejudice using self- and observer-reports. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 221-238.

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  • Richter, M., Baeriswyl, E., & Roets, A. (2012). Personality Effects on Cardiovascular Reactivity: Need for Closure Moderates the Impact of Task Difficulty on Engagement-related Myocardial Beta-adrenergic Activity. Psychophysiology, 49, 704-707.

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  • Onraet, E., Van Hiel, A., Roets, A., & Cornelis, I. (2011). The closed mind: ‘Experience’ and ‘cognition’ aspects of openness to experience and need for closure as psychological bases for right-wing attitudes. European Journal of Personality, 25, 184-197.

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  • Dhont, K., Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2011). Opening Closed Minds: The Combined Effects of Intergroup Contact and Need for Closure on Prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 514-528.

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2010
  • Geyskens, K., Soetens, B., & Roets, A. (2010). Exposure makes the hearth grow less fond: The effects of exposure to palatable foods on the subsequent attention processing of food cues. Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 230-238.

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  • Van Hiel, A., Cornelis, I. & Roets, A. (2010). To have or to be? A comparison of materialism-based theories and self-determination theory as explanatory frameworks of prejudice. Journal of Personality, 78, 1037-1070.

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2009
  • Cornelis, I., Van Hiel, A., & Roets, A. (2009). Age effects on conservatism: Evidence on the mediating effects of Personality and Cognitive Style. Journal of Personality, 77, 51-88.

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2008

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  • Soetens, B., Braet, C., Vanvlierberghe L., & Roets, A. (2008). Resisting temptation: Effects of exposure to a forbidden food on eating behaviour. Appetite, 51, 202-205.

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2007
  • Cools, A. M., De Witte, V., Lansweert, F., Notebaert, D., Roets, A., Soetens, B., et al. (2007). Rehabilitation of scapular muscle balance: Which exercises to prescribe? American Journal of Sports Medicine, 35, 1744-1751.

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  • Van Hiel, A., Cornelis, I., & Roets, A. (2007). The intervening role of social worldviews in the relationship between the Five-Factor Model of personality and political ideology. European Journal of Personality, 21, 131-148.

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  • Van Hiel, A., Cornelis I., & Roets, A. (2007). A comparison of various authoritarianism scales in Belgian Flanders. European Journal of Personality, 21, 149-168

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2006

 

 

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  • Soetens, B., Braet, C., Dejonckheere, P.J.N., & Roets, A. (2006). ‘When suppression backfires’: The ironic effects of suppressing eating-related thoughts. Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 655-668

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Other Activities Council Member (2012-2016) of the Society for the Study of Motivation http://thessm.org/
  Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (year of election: 2015)
   
  Editorial Board Motivation and Emotion
  Editorial Board Psychological Assessment
  Editorial Board British Journal of Social Psychology
  Associate Editor Psychologica Belgica
   
 

ad hoc reviewer for 30+ journal: publons.com/a/776631/