Jojanneke van der Toorn PhD

Position:
  • Assistant Professor
Expertise:
  • Legitimacy
  • Justice
  • System justification
  • Social change
  • Morality
  • Political Ideology
  • Diversity
  • Attitudes about Homosexuality


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
E-Mail: j.m.van.der.toorn@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Sociale en Organisatiepsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A35
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
E-Mail: j.m.van.der.toorn@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Sociale en Organisatiepsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A35
Personal Homepage: www.jvandertoorn.com


Jojanneke van der Toorn obtained M.A. degrees in Psychology (2003) and Cultural Anthropology (2005) from the Free University Amsterdam. She then completed a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at New York University in 2010. Her dissertation concerned the effect of outcome dependence on the legitimation of authority figures. After working as a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale university from 2010 till 2012, she is currently an assistant professor at Leiden University.

Research

The research of Jojanneke van der Toorn 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. mainain) the satus quo from a variety of angles,  such as (1) the influence of structural factors, (2) the underlying motivational forces, and (3) the consequences for the self and society. In this, she is particularly interested in the active contributions of the disadvantaged to the maintenance of societal disparity. She demonstrated, for example, that a sense of dependece leads people to legitimize rather than challenge the strutures of inequality that affect them, making them accomplices in their own subjugation.

Other research interests include people's responses to group members' immoral conduct, religious opposition to same-sex marriage, and the influence of homonegativity on evaluations of same-sex couples and partners.

For more information, see: www.jvandertoorn.com

 

Teaching

  • Intergroup Relations (Master Program)

  • Evaluation & Persuasion (Bachelor Program)

  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (Research Master Program)

  • Academic Skills (Bachelor Program)

  • Thesis Supervision (Master Program)

 

 

Last Modified: 14-01-2016