Professor of social psychology and organisations and distinguished professor at Utrecht University. Since 2011, Ellemers has been a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In psychological theory and research individual needs, emotions, and motivations are examined to explain and perhaps modify incidents of functional and dysfunctional behavior in society. However, understanding how these insights relate to societal outcomes also requires an analysis of how individuals connect to each other in families, organizations and communities. In this keynote I will present results from a long standing program of research, to reveal how individual level cognitions, emotions and behaviors are impacted by their social identities.
Her research focuses on the interaction between group-membership and individual affect and cognition. It considers why and how individuals take on group membership, and their interaction with members of those groups.