My research interests lie in the intersection between intergroup relations and social justice research. Within this context my research focuses on the following three themes:
1. Sources of justice: People believe in a just world in which they receive the treatment and life outcomes they deserve. In this work I am interested in examining whom people consider to be the ultimate source of justice when they experience negative life events (e.g., death of a young child).
2. Inaction versus action in response to disadvantage: In this program of research I study determinants of inaction in response to different types of disadvantage (e.g., as ethnic minority, student). People often do not act out against experiences of disadvantage, such as when they are a target of discrimination. Why is this the case? And can we distinguish and predict different forms of inaction (e.g., acceptance, frustration)?
3. Female dominance: Although women less often attain high level positions and generally have lower status in society than men, in smaller groups the question of male dominance is less clear. In this line of research I combine insights from work on non-human primates to study determinants of female dominance in human primate groups.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Intergroup Relations
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- De Dreu, C. K. W., Beersma, B., Stroebe, K., & Eeuwema, M. (2006). Motivated information processing, strategic choice, and the quality of negotiated agreement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 927-943.
- Stroebe, K. (2013). Motivated Inaction: When collective disadvantage does not induce collective action. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1963–2167.
- Stroebe, K., Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2010). Experiencing discrimination: How members of disadvantaged groups can be helped to cope with discrimination. Social Issues and Policy Review, 4, 181-213.
- Stroebe, K., Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2010). When searching hurts: The role of information search in reactions to gender discrimination. Sex Roles, 62, 60-76.
- Stroebe, K., Dovidio, J. F., Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., & John, M. S. (2011). Is the world a just place? Countering the negative consequences of pervasive discrimination by reaffirming the world as just. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 484-500.
- Stroebe, K., Ellemers, N., Barreto, M., & Mummendey, A. (2009). For better or for worse: The congruence of personal and group outcomes on targets’ responses to discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 576-591.
- Stroebe, K., Lodewijkx, H. F. M., & Spears, R. (2005). Do unto others as they do unto you: Reciprocity and social identification as determinants of ingroup favouritism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 831-845.
- Stroebe, K., & Missler, M. (in press). A resource pathway to action against discrimination: How burnout and work-family balance form obstacles to action. Community and Applied Social Psychology.
- Stroebe, K., Postmes, T., Täuber, S., Stegeman, A., & John, M. S. (2015). Belief in a Just What? Demystifying Just World Beliefs by Distinguishing Sources of Justice. PloS one, 10(3), e0120145.
- Wang, K., Stroebe, K., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). Stigma consciousness and prejudice ambiguity: Can it be adaptive to perceive the world as biased? Personality and Individual Differences, 53(3), 241-245.
- Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., Cihangir, S., & Stroebe, K (2009). The self-fulfilling effects of contemporary sexism: How the well-being and behavior of women is affected by the subtle discrimination they encounter. In M. Barreto, M. Ryan, & S. Schmitt (Eds.), The glass ceiling in the 21st century: Understanding barriers to gender equality. American Psychological Association.
- Stroebe, K., Spears, R., & Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2007). Contrasting and integrating social identity and interdependence approaches to intergroup discrimination in the minimal group paradigm. In M. Hewstone, H. A. W. Schut, J. B. F. De Wit, K. Van den Bos, & M. S. Stroebe (Eds.), The scope of social psychology: Theory and applications (pp. 173-190). Hove, England: Psychology Press.
Dept. of Social and Organizational Psychology
University of Groningen
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
- Phone: +31 (0) 503636509