prof. dr. Belle Derks
B.Derks@uu.nl
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Chair
Psychological perspectives on organisational behaviour within institutions
Date of appointment 02.02.2015
Inaugural lecture date 16.03.2016
Profile

Belle Derks is full professor of Psychological perspectives on organisational behaviour within institutions at the department of Social and Organisational Psychology. Her research focuses on psychological (motivation, self-esteem), physiological (cardiovascular) and neural (EEG/ERP) consequences of the stereotyping that women and ethnic minorities face in work- and educational settings. For her research she acquired several research grants, such as the NWO VENI (2008) and NWO VIDI (2015). Since 2016 she is a member of the Young Academy (the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).

 

for more info also see: www.bellederks.com

Scientific expertise
Stigma
Social identity
Gender issues at work
Prejudice and discrimination
Social neuroscience

Belle Derks, Daan Scheepers and Naomi Ellemers (Eds.). (2013) Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations. London, UK: Psychology Press.
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Curriculum vitae

Bio:

Belle Derks received her MA (2001; cum laude) and Ph.D. (2007) at Leiden University. For her dissertation (Social Identity Threat and Performance Motivation: The Interplay between Ingroup and Outgroup Domains) she received the 2007 Social Issues Dissertation Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). In 2008 she was awarded a VENI-grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for a research project entitled 'A Neuroscience Approach to Social Identity Threat: The Role of Preconscious Processes in Motivational Withdrawal among Members of Stigmatized Groups'. In 2015 she received an NWO VIDI-grant on her proposal 'The Queen-Bee-Phenomenon: How men and women maintain gender inequality in the workplace'.

From 2006 to 2015 Belle worked as post doc, assistant professor (2008) and associate professor (2013) at the Social and Organizational Psychology department at Leiden University. During this time she spent time at labs in Canada (Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto) and the US (Tiffany Ito, University of Colorado at Boulder) . In 2015 she was appointed professor of social and organizational psychology at Utrecht University.

Belle is married and has a son (2012) and a daughter (2014).

 

 

 

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Key publications

Derks, B. & Scheepers, D.T. (2017). Neural and Cardiovascular Pathways from Stigma to Suboptimal Health. Oxford Handbook of Stigma, Discrimination and Health Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Faniko, Klea, Ellemers, Naomi, Derks, Belle & Lorenzi-Cioldi, Fabio (2017). Nothing Changes, Really: Why Women Who Break Through the Glass Ceiling End Up Reinforcing It. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43 (5), (pp. 638-651) (14 p.).

Derks, B., Van Laar, C. & Ellemers, Naomi (2016). The Queen Bee Phenomenon: Why Women Leaders Distance Themselves from Junior Women. Leadership Quarterly, 27 (3), (pp. 456-469).

Derks, Belle, Scheepers, Daan & Ellemers, Naomi (01.01.2013). Neuroscience of prejudice and intergroup relations. (374 p.). Taylor & Francis.

Derks, Belle, van Laar, Colette & Ellemers, Naomi (2009). Working for the Self or Working for the Group - How Self-Versus Group Affirmation Affects Collective Behavior in Low-Status Groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96 (1), (pp. 183-202) (20 p.).

All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Derks, B. & Scheepers, D.T. (2017). Neural and Cardiovascular Pathways from Stigma to Suboptimal Health. Oxford Handbook of Stigma, Discrimination and Health Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Faniko, Klea, Ellemers, Naomi, Derks, Belle & Lorenzi-Cioldi, Fabio (2017). Nothing Changes, Really: Why Women Who Break Through the Glass Ceiling End Up Reinforcing It. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43 (5), (pp. 638-651) (14 p.).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Maloku, E, Derks, B., Van Laar, C. & Ellemers, N. (2016). Building National Identity in Newborn Kosovo: Challenges of Integrating National Identity with Ethnic Identity Among Kosovar Albanians and Kosovar Serbs. Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory (pp. 245-260). Springer.
Faniko, Klea, Ellemers, Naomi & Derks, Belle (2016). Queen Bees and Alpha Males: Are successful women more competitive than successful men?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46 (7), (pp. 903-913) (11 p.).
Scheepers, D.T. & Derks, B. (2016). Revisiting Social Identity Theory from a Neuroscience Perspective. Current Opinion in Psychology, 11, (pp. 74-78).
Derks, B., Van Laar, C. & Ellemers, Naomi (2016). The Queen Bee Phenomenon: Why Women Leaders Distance Themselves from Junior Women. Leadership Quarterly, 27 (3), (pp. 456-469).
  2016 - Professional publications
  2016 - Other output
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Zaal, Maarten, Van Laar, C., Stahl, Tomas, Ellemers, Naomi & Derks, Belle (2015). "Self-promotion": How regulatory focus affects the pursuit of self-interest at the expense of the group. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45 (5), (pp. 587-598).
Derks, Belle, Van Laar, C., Ellemers, Naomi & Raghoe, Gauwrie (2015). Extending the Queen Bee Effect: How Hindustani Workers Cope with Disadvantage by Distancing the Self from the Group. Journal of Social Issues, 71 (3), (pp. 476-496) (21 p.).
Does, Serena, Derks, Belle & Ellemers, Naomi (06.01.2015). Hoe motiveer je mensen om zich in te zetten voor sociale gelijkheid?. In Marija Davidovic & Ashley Terlouw (Eds.), Diversiteit en Discriminatie (pp. 149-164). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Academic Archive.
Derks, Belle & Ellemers, Naomi (2015). Men and women in social hierarchies - Introduction and overview. In Klea Faniko, Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi, O. Sarrasin & E. Mayor (Eds.), Gender and Social Hierarchies - Perspectives from Social Psychology (pp. 1-9). Routlege.
Van Nunspeet, Félice, Derks, Belle, Ellemers, Naomi & Nieuwenhuis, Sander (01.01.2015). Moral Impression Management - Evaluation by an In-Group Member During a Moral IAT Affects Perceptual Attention and Conflict and Response Monitoring. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6 (2), (pp. 183-192) (10 p.).
van Nunspeet, F., Ellemers, N. & Derks, B. (2015). Reducing implicit bias: How moral motivation helps people refrain from making ‘automatic’ prejudiced associations. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1, (pp. 382-391).
Sellaro, Roberta, Derks, Belle, Nitsche, M.A., Hommel, Bernhard, Wildenberg, W.P., Van Dam, K. & Colzato, Lorenza (2015). Reducing prejudice through brain stimulation. Brain Stimulation, 8 (5), (pp. 891-897).
Newheiser, Anna-Kaisa, Barreto, Manuela, Ellemers, Naomi, Derks, Belle & Scheepers, Daan (2015). Regulatory focus moderates the social performance of individuals who conceal a stigmatized identity. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54 (4), (pp. 787-797) (11 p.). © 2015 The British Psychological Society..
Derks, Belle, Stedehouder, Jeffrey & Ito, T. (2015). Social identity modifies face perception: an ERP study of social categorization. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (5), (pp. 672-679).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
van Nunspeet, Félice, Ellemers, Naomi, Derks, Belle & Nieuwenhuis, Sander (2014). Moral concerns increase attention and response monitoring during IAT performance - ERP evidence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9 (2), (pp. 141-149) (9 p.).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Scheepers, D.T., Derks, B., Nieuwenhuis, Sander, Lelieveld, Gert-Jan, van Nunspeet, F., Rombouts, Serge A. R. B. & de Rover, Mischa (2013). Common brain areas for self and in-group. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.
Van Laar, Colette, Derks, Belle & Ellemers, Naomi (01.01.2013). Motivation for Education and Work in Young Muslim Women - The Importance of Value for Ingroup Domains. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35 (1), (pp. 64-74) (11 p.).
Derks, Belle, Scheepers, Daan & Ellemers, Naomi (01.01.2013). Neuroscience of prejudice and intergroup relations. (374 p.). Taylor & Francis.
Scheepers, Daan, Ellemers, Naomi & Derks, Belle (01.01.2013). The “nature” of prejudice - What neuroscience has to offer to the study of intergroup relations. Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations (pp. 1-22) (22 p.). Taylor & Francis.
Derks, Belle (01.01.2013). The implicit effects of social identity - Measuring early social categorization with event–related brain potentials. Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations (pp. 45-62) (18 p.). Taylor & Francis.
Scheepers, Daan, Derks, Belle, Nieuwenhuis, Sander, Lelieveld, Gert-Jan, Van Nunspeet, Felice, Rombouts, Serge A. R. B. & de Rover, Mischa (03.09.2013). The neural correlates of in-group and self-face perception - is there overlap for high identifiers?. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7 (9 p.).
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Does, Serena, Derks, Belle, Ellemers, Naomi & Scheepers, Daan (2012). At the Heart of Egalitarianism - How Morality Framing Shapes Cardiovascular Challenge Versus Threat in Whites. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3 (6), (pp. 747-753) (7 p.).
Stahl, Tomas, van Laar, Colette, Ellemers, Naomi & Derks, Belle (2012). Searching for acceptance - Prejudice expectations direct attention towards social acceptance cues when under a promotion focus. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15 (4), (pp. 523-538) (16 p.).
Zaal, Maarten P., Van Laar, Colette, Stahl, Tomas, Ellemers, Naomi & Derks, Belle (2012). Social change as an important goal or likely outcome - How regulatory focus affects commitment to collective action. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51 (1), (pp. 93-110) (18 p.).
Ellemers, Naomi, Rink, Floor, Derks, Belle & Ryan, Michelle K. (2012). Women in high places - When and why promoting women into top positions can harm them individually or as a group (and how to prevent this). In AP Brief & BM Staw (Eds.), RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: AN ANNUAL SERIES OF ANALYTICAL ESSAYS AND CRITICAL REVIEWS, VOL 32 (pp. 163-187) (25 p.). NEW YORK: Elsevier.
Van Dillen, Lotte F. & Derks, Belle (2012). Working Memory Load Reduces Facilitated Processing of Threatening Faces - An ERP Study. Emotion, 12 (6), (pp. 1340-1349) (10 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Zaal, Maarten P., Van Laar, Colette, Stahl, Tomas, Ellemers, Naomi & Derks, Belle (2011). By any means necessary - The effects of regulatory focus and moral conviction on hostile and benevolent forms of collective action. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50 (4), (pp. 670-689) (20 p.).
Derks, Belle, Ellemers, Naomi, van Laar, Colette & de Groot, Kim (2011). Do sexist organizational cultures create the Queen Bee?. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50 (3), (pp. 519-535) (17 p.).
Derks, Belle, Van Laar, Colette, Ellemers, Naomi & de Groot, Kim (2011). Gender-Bias Primes Elicit Queen-Bee Responses Among Senior Policewomen. Psychological Science, 22 (10), (pp. 1243-1249) (7 p.).
Derks, Belle, Scheepers, Daan, Van Laar, Colette & Ellemers, Naomi (2011). The threat vs. challenge of car parking for women - How self- and group affirmation affect cardiovascular responses. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47 (1), (pp. 178-183) (6 p.).
Does, Serena, Derks, Belle & Ellemers, Naomi (2011). Thou shalt not discriminate - How emphasizing moral ideals rather than obligations increases Whites' support for social equality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47 (3), (pp. 562-571) (10 p.).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Van Laar, C., Derks, Belle & Ellemers, Naomi (2010). Gevolgen van stigma. In Peter Rodrigues & Jaap van Donselaar (Eds.), Monitor Racisme en Extremisme (pp. 181) (202 p.). Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Academic Archive.
Kang, Sonia K., Inzlicht, Michael & Derks, Belle (2010). Social Neuroscience and Public Policy on Intergroup Relations - A Hegelian Analysis. Journal of Social Issues, 66 (3), (pp. 585-601) (17 p.).
van Laar, Colette, Derks, Belle, Ellemers, Naomi & Bleeker, Dennis (2010). Valuing Social Identity - Consequences for Motivation and Performance in Low-Status Groups. Journal of Social Issues, 66 (3), (pp. 602-617) (16 p.).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Derks, Belle, van Laar, Colette & Ellemers, Naomi (2009). Working for the Self or Working for the Group - How Self-Versus Group Affirmation Affects Collective Behavior in Low-Status Groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96 (1), (pp. 183-202) (20 p.).
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Derks, Belle, Van Laar, Colette & Ellemers, Naomi (2007). Social creativity strikes back - Improving motivated performance of low status group members by valuing ingroup dimensions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37 (3), (pp. 470-493) (24 p.).
Derks, Belle, Van Laar, Colette & Ellemers, Naomi (2007). The Beneficial Effects of Social Identity Protection on the Performance Motivation of Members of Devalued Groups - Social Identity Protection and Motivation. Social Issues and Policy Review, 1 (1), (pp. 217-256).
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Derks, B, van Laar, C & Ellemers, Naomi (2006). Striving for success in outgroup settings - Effects of contextually emphasizing ingroup dimensions on stigmatized group members' social identity and performance styles. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32 (5), (pp. 576-588) (13 p.).
  2003 - Scholarly publications
Van Laar, C. & Derks, Belle (2003). Disidentification from the academic domain among members of stigmatized groups. In farideh salili & rumjahn hoosain (Eds.), Learning and motivation in a multicultural setting. (pp. 345-395). Greenwich: Information Age.
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My research focuses on the effects of social identity threat and stigma on the well-being, motivation and performance of members of socially devalued groups (e.g., women, ethnic minorities). How do women and ethnic minorities cope with the prejudice they encounter at work or school, and how does this affects their ambition and performance on dimensions that define status in society (e.g., academic achievement, leadership aspirations). I study which factors determine whether women and ethnic minorities aim to improve their group’s outcomes through collective action rather than strive to improve their individual outcomes with individual mobility strategies. An example of this work is my research on the Queen Bee phenomenon, e.g., women who dissociate from other women to get ahead in a masculine organization.  Recently, I've become interested in physiological and neurological reactions to stigma and social identity threat (i.e, cardiovascular reactivity, EEG & ERP, fMRI).

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Additional functions and activities

Associate Editor for British Journal of Social Psychology

Member of the Dutch Young Academy (KNAW; since 2015)

I'm assigned by the Dutch Network of Female Professors (LNVH) to research the gender pay gap and other disparities in reimbursement among male and female academics in the Netherlands.

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Full name
prof. dr. B. Derks Contact details
Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw

Heidelberglaan 1
Room H1.32
3584 CS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 4571
Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw

Heidelberglaan 1
Room E2.23
3584 CS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 4571
E-mail
B.Derks@uu.nl
Postal address
Postbus 80.140
3508 TC    UTRECHT
The Netherlands
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