About me

Biography

Since 2018 I work as a researcher and data-analyst at the Dutch Court of Audit in the Hague, combining my interest in policy research with data-analytics.

My researcher career started in 2001 I started with studying social and organisational psychology at the University of Groningen. My interest in group processes, combined with my personal interest to experience new cultures, motivated me to leave Groningen in the final year of my study to visit Paul Paulus at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), the United States of America. After returning to Groningen I started on a Ph.D.-project at the Institute for Integration and Social Efficacy at the University of Groningen with Sabine Otten, Karen van Oudenhoven-van der Zee, and Ellen Giebels as my advisors. This project resulted in my doctoral dissertation: “Neighbor-to-Neighbor Conflicts in Multicultural Neighborhoods” which I defended on January 6th, 2011.

In 2011 I worked at the Yale Intergroup Relations Lab as a postdoctoral associate at Yale University, with Jack Dovidio as my sponsor.

From 2012 to 2018 I worked as an Assistant Professor at the department Psychology of Conflict, Risk, and Safety (PCRS) of the University of Twente, in Enschede the Netherlands.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Positions


February 2018 – Present. Researcher & Data-analyst.
Netherlands Court of Audit, The Hague, the Netherlands
Research and teaching on intergroup relations and conflicts.

January 2012 – February 2018. Assistant Professor.
University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Research and teaching on intergroup relations and conflicts.

January 2011 – January 2012. Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Yale University, New Haven, United States of America.
Conducting research on factors that promote conflicts between groups and strategies to reduce intergroup tensions and bias in collaboration with Prof. Dr. John F. Dovidio.

June 2006 – January 2011. PhD Candidate.
University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Conducting research on intergroup processes, neighbor conflicts, and interventions in deteriorated neighborhoods under supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabine Otten, Prof. Dr. Karen I. van der Zee, & Prof. Dr. Ellen Giebels.

September 2005 – January 2006. Visiting Research Associate.
University of Texas at Arlington, United States of America.
Conducting research on the evaluation of ethnic diversity in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Paul B. Paulus.

February 2004 – September 2005. Research Assistant.
University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Assisting Prof. Dr. Karen I. van der Zee.

Publications

Publications in English


van Veelen, R., & Ufkes, E. G. (2017). Teaming Up or Down? A Multisource Study on the Role of Team Identification and Learning in the Team Diversity-Performance Link Group & Organization Management, 1-31. http://doi.org/10.1177/1059601117750532

Zebel, S., Schreurs, W., & Ufkes, E. G. (2017). Crime Seriousness and Participation in Restorative Justice: The Role of Time Elapsed Since the Offense. Law and Human Behavior, 41, 385-397. http://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000242

Ufkes, E. G., Calcagno, J., Glasford, D. E. & Dovidio, J. F. (2016). Understanding how common ingroup identity undermines collective action among disadvantaged-group members. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 63, 26-35. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2015.11.006

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Ufkes, E. G., Saguy, T., & Pearson, A. R. (2016). Included but invisible? Subtle bias, common identity, and the darker side of “we”. Social Issues and Policy Review, 10, 6-46. http://doi.org/10.1111/sipr.12017

Giebels, E., de Reuver, R. S. M., Rispens, S., & Ufkes, E. G. (2016). The Critical Roles of Task Conflict and Job Autonomy in the Relationship Between Proactive Personalities and Innovative Employee Behavior. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 1–22. http://doi.org/10.1177/0021886316648774

Ströfer, S., Ufkes, E. G., Bruijnes, M., Giebels, E., & Noordzij, M. L. (2016). Interviewing Suspects with Avatars: Avatars are More Effective When Perceived as Human. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-9. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00545

Ströfer, S., Ufkes, E. G., Noordzij, M. L., & Giebels, E. (2016). Catching a Deceiver in the Act: Processes Underlying Deception in an Interactive Interview Setting. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 1–14. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-016-9339-8

Ufkes, E. G., Dovidio, J. F., & Tel, G. (2015). Identity and collective action among European Kurds. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 176–186. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12084

Dovidio, J. F., Saguy, T., Ufkes, E. G., Scheepers, D., & Gaertner, S. L. (2015). Inclusive identity and the psychology of social change. In J. P. Forgas, K. Fiedler, and W. D. Crano (Eds.), Social Psychology and Politics. New York: Psychology Press.

Ströfer, S., Noordzij, M. L., Ufkes, E. G., & Giebels, E. (2015). Deceptive Intentions: Can Cues to Deception Be Measured before a Lie Is Even Stated? PLoS ONE, 10, 1-17. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125237

Giebels, E., Ufkes, E. G., & van Erp, K. J. P. M. (2014). Understanding high-stakes conflicts. In N. Ashkanasy, O. B. Ayoko, & K. A. Jehn (Eds.), The Handbook of Research in Conflict Management (pp. 66 – 78). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ufkes, E. G., Giebels, E., Otten, S., & Van der Zee, K. I. (2012). The effectiveness of a mediation program in symmetrical versus asymmetrical neighbor-to-neighbor conflicts. International Journal of Conflict Management, 23, 290-306. doi:10.1108/10444061211248985

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., Giebels, E., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). Urban district identity as a common ingroup identity: The different role of ingroup prototypicality for minority and majority groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 706-716. doi:10.1002/ejsp.1888

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., Giebels, E., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). The effect of stereotype content on anger versus contempt in “day-to-day” conflicts. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 15, 55 – 72. doi:10.1177/1368430211417832

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., & Giebels, E. (2012). Neighborhood conflicts: the role of social categorization. International Journal of Conflict Management, 3, 290-306. doi:10.1108/10444061211248985

Publications in Dutch


Ufkes, E. G., Zebel, S., & den Besten, A. (2017). Agressie-incidenten in de asielopvang: Over de aard van de incidenten en ervaringen van medewerkers. [Aggression incidents in asylum seekers’ centers: On the nature of aggression-incidents and experiences of employees]. Research commissioned by the WODC and COA. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

Zebel, S., Vroom, M. & Ufkes, E. G. (2016). Herstelgerichte cursussen in detentie: Evaluatie van Puinruimen, SOS en DAPPER. [Victim impact courses among prisoners: An evaluation of Puinruimen, SOS en DAPPER]. Research commissioned by the WODC. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

de Vries, P. W., Zieper, B., & Ufkes, E. G. (2016). De psychologie van bewegingen: GPS-technologie voor de analyse van natuurlijk gedrag [The psychology of movements: GPS-technology for analyses of natural behavior]. Tijdschrift voor Human Factors, 41, 11–15.

Ufkes, E. G., Giebels, E., Hilbrands, P., & Vogel, J. (2015). Modellenboek trainingen agressie en geweld in de publieke context [Training programs for dealing with aggression and violence in public contexts]. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente. Commissioned by the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations.

Schreurs, W., Zebel, S., & Ufkes, E. G. (2014). Prevalentie van ernstige misdrijven bij slachtoffer-daderbemiddeling. [Prevalence of serious crimes among victim-offender mediation cases] Tijdschrift Voor Herstelrecht, 14, 10–23.

Ufkes, E. G., & Giebels, E. (2014). Literatuurverkenning Agressie en Geweld Tegen Werknemers met een Publieke Taak. [Literature Review on Aggression and Violence against Employees with a Public Task]. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente. Commissioned by the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations.

Dotsch, R., Papies, E. K., Pronk, T. M., Rutjens, B. T., van der Toorn, J., & Ufkes, E. G. (Eds.) (2013). Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2013 [Yearbook Dutch Social Psychology]. Groningen, the Netherlands: ASPO Pers.

Ufkes, E. G., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012, December). Gelijke monniken, maar (nog) geen gelijke kappen: Onder een duale identiteit zijn bevoorrechte groepen meer bereid tot collectieve actie voor benadeelde groepen. [Dual identities and motivate members of advantaged groups to engage in collective action on behalf of the disadvantaged.] In M. Strick, et al. (eds.). Jaarboek Associatie Sociale Psychologie 2012, (pp. 221-227). Groningen, the Netherlands: ASPO Pers.

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., & Giebels, E. (2010). Eindrapportage evaluatiestudies van sociale interventies in vogelaarswijken. [final report evaluation studies of social interventions in disadvantaged urban districts]. Institute for Integration and Social Efficacy, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., & Giebels, E. (2009). Beeldvorming en Conflicten [Intergroup Attitudes and Conflicts] In M. M. Koekkoek, & A. Flache (eds.) Interventies voor een Leefbare wijk [Interventions for Invigorated Urban Districts]. Assen, the Netherlands: van Gorcum.

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., & Kremer, K. A. (2009). In conflict met aliens: Het effect van stereotypeninhoud op intergroepsemoties en gedragsintenties in conflictsituaties. [In conflict with aliens: The effect of stereotype content on intergroup emotions and behavioral intentions in conflict situations]. In R. Custers, et al. (eds.). Jaarboek Associatie Sociale Psychologie 2009, (pp. 513-521). Groningen, the Netherlands: ASPO Pers.

Dissertation


Ufkes, E. G. (2011). Neighbor-to-neighbor conflicts in multicultural neighborhoods. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Click here to download a copy.

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