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.
- Interventions to reduce blatant and subtle sexual orientation- and gender identity prejudice (SOGIP): Current knowledge and future directions. (2018)
- In defense of tradition: Religiosity, conservatism, and opposition to same-sex marriage in North America. (2017)
- World of difference: A moral perspective on social inequality. (2017)
- Scientific diversity interventions (2014)