Daan Scheepers (PhD: 2002, University of Amsterdam) is a social psychologist who teaches social cognition and intergroup relations and conducts research on group processes and identity. Between 2004 and 2007 Daan worked as a postdoc on a VENI grant from the Netherlands organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and subsequently as Assistant Professor (2007-2013) and Associate Professor (2013-now) at Leiden University.
The research of Daan Scheepers centers on group processes, intergroup relations - the psychology of "us and them" - and social identity. In several lines of research Daan applies psychophysiological methods, for example on the basis of the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat. This methodology makes it possible to measure cardiovascular response profiles that are indicative of "challenge" and "threat" motivational states.