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Arne Roets

Arne Roets

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My research focuses on the following topics:

(1) Motivated Social cognition: Motivational determinants of judgment and decision making, especially the impact of the Need for Cognitive Closure and stressors on decision making and (social) judgment

(2) Political psychology: Ideology; political extremism; political cognition

(3) Racism/prejudice: Dispositional and situational determinants of racism

(4) Personality: Openness to experience; relationship between personality and ideology

(5) Implications of motivated cognitive processes in clinical psychology

>> For an "all-in-one" overview of much of my work:
Roets, A., Kruglanski, A. W., Kossowska, M., Pierro, A., & Hong, Y-y. (2015). The Motivated Gatekeeper of Our Minds: New Directions in Need for Closure Theory and Research. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 52, 221-283.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Health Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Political Psychology
  • Social Cognition and Group Processes
  • Social Psychology

Arne Roets
School of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Ghent University
H. Dunantlaan 2
9000 Gent

  • Phone: +32 9 264 91 41
  • Fax: +32 9 264 64 99

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