Professor in Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology


Group and intergroup processes

Group reactions to loyal and disloyal high status members (2006)

Van Vugt, M., & Chang, K. (2006). Group reactions to loyal and disloyal high status members. Unpublished manuscript.   Download Abstract: In three experiments we investigated group reactions to disloyal and loyal members, whereby loyalty (disloyalty) was operationalized in terms of staying in (leaving) a group when leaving is personally beneficial, yet harmful to the group....

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Social identity as social glue (2004)

Van Vugt, M., & Hart, C. M. (2004). Social identity as social glue: The origins of group loyalty.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 583-598.  Download Abstract: Three experiments investigated the role of social identity in fostering group loyalty, defined as staying when members can obtain better outcomes by leaving their group. In the first experiment, high (vs....

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Social identification effects in social dilemmas (1999)

De Cremer, D., & Van Vugt, M. (1999). Social identification effects in social dilemmas: A transformation of motives. European Journal of Social Psychology, 29, 871-893.  Download Abstract: Three experimental studies were conducted to examine two alternative explanations for the widely established positive effect of social identification in promoting cooperation in social dilemmas. We...

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