Jojanneke van der Toorn

Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn, Assistant professor in Social and Organisational Psychology at Institute of Psychology, Leiden University
Jojanneke van der Toorn

Jojanneke van der Toorn completed a PhD in Social Psychology at New York University in 2010. After working as a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, she is currently an assistant professor (UD) in Social and Organizational Psychology at Leiden University.

Her research mainly focuses on the social psychological mechanisms involved in how, why, and when people resist, provide support for, or directly engage in social change. She studied individuals' desires to change (vs. maintain) the status quo from a variety of angles, such as the influence of structural factors, the underlying motivational forces, and the consequences for the self and society.

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