Marijke van Putten, PhD

Position:
  • Assistant Professor
Expertise:
  • Decision making
  • Affect


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6845
E-Mail: puttenmvan@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 2A28


Marijke van Putten graduated in psychology at Leiden University. She received her PhD in Tilburg with her research on the effect of missed opportunities on turning down attractive offers. After this, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Marketing department of the K.U. Leuven. Since September 2009 she works at Leiden University as assistant professor for social and organizational psychology as an expert on Economic and Consumer Psychology.

Research

Her research focuses on decision making, more specifically on the question when people decide not to act. The research is specifically aimed at investigating situational and emotional factors. For example, the roles of missed opportunities and previous investments on staying inactive is studied. Additionally, she is interested in who especially tends to involve previous events in their decisions and when this leasds to action/inaction, and when to positive/negative feelings. Her research for example shows that people who typically brood over past outcomes feel extra negative when they experience a negative outcome, but also extra positive when they experience a positive outcome.

Teaching

  • Psychology of Selling and Advertising
  • Psychology of Media and Communication

Publications

International Journal Articles Internationale Tijdschriftartikelen

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, E., & Tykocinski, O. E. (2014). Inaction inertia. European Review of Social Psychology, 123-159. doi: 10.1080/10463283.2013.841481.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2013). How consumers deal with missed discounts: Transaction decoupling, action orientation and inaction inertia. Journal of Economic Psychology, 38, 104-110. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2012.09.008.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2010). Who throws good money after bad? Action vs. state orientation moderates the sunk cost fallacy. Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 1, 1-4.
  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2009). Dealing with missed opportunities: Action vs. state orientation moderates inaction inertia. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 808-815.
  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2008). Multiple Options in the Past and the Present: The Impact on Inaction Inertia, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 519-531.
  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2007). Decoupling the past from the present attenuates inaction inertia. Journal of Behavioral Decision Mak ing, 20, 65-79.
  • Zeelenberg, M., Nijstad, B., Van Putten, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2006). Inaction inertia, regret, and valuation: A closer look. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 101, 89-104.
  • Zeelenberg, M & Van Putten, M. (2005). The dark side of discounts: How missing a discount may promote brand switching. Psychology and Marketing, 22, 611-622.
 Dutch Articles
  • Westerlaken, V., & Van Putten, M. (2010). Blij zijn met je keuze betekent niet direct blij met de uitkomst! In B. Derks, R.J. Renes, K. Ruys, N. v.d. Ven, & M. Vliek (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2010 (pp. 515-524). Groningen: ASPO pers.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2008). “Piekeraars laten aanbiedingen liggen. De invloed van actie oriëntatie op het inactie inertie effect.” (Ruminators skip promotions. The influence of action orientation on the inaction inertia effect). In R. Custers, B. Beersema, H. van den Berg, F. Harinck, & M. van Zomeren (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2008 (pp. 335-343). Groningen: ASPO pers.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2008). “Het Unieke Effect van Gemengde Gevoelens” (The unique effect of mixed feelings). Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2007.
  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2007). “De Invloed van Alternatieve Keuzemogelijkheden op het Inactie Inertie Effect”. In : C. van Laar, R. Ruiter, J. Karremans, W. van Rijswijk, & F. van Harreveld., (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2006 (pp. 403-410). Groningen: ASPO pers.
  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2006). “Ontkoppeling van heden en verleden: grenzen aan het inactie inertie effect.” (Decoupling the past from the present. Boundaries of the inaction inertia effect). In R. Holland, J. Ouwerkerk, C. van Laar, R. de Ruiter, & J. Ham (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2005 (pp. 389-400). Groningen: ASPO pers
  • Van Putten, M. & Van Dijk, E. (2002). De effecten van vergelijkbaarheid en tijdsspanne op inactie inertie. (The effects of comparibility and timespan on inaction inertia) In E. van Dijk, E. Kluwer & D. Wigboldus (Eds.). Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2002 (pp. 329-336). Delft: Eburon.

Conference Presentations

  • McNair, S. & Van Putten (2014). Paper presentation at the 25th TIBER meeting in Tilburg, The Netherlands

  • Van Putten (2014). Dwelling on the past can make more miserable and more blessed. Paper presentation at the 20th CERE meeting in Berlin, Germany

  • Van Putten, M. (2013). “Stilstaan bij gebeurtenissen maakt mensen ongelukkiger, maar ook blijer: Het effect van toestand oriëntatie op negatieve en positieve emoties in contrafeitelijke situaties!” (Dwelling on the past can make more miserable and more blessed: the effect of state orientation on negative and positive emotions in counterfactual situations) Paper presentation at the 27th ASPO-meeting in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

  • Van Putten, M. (2012). Dwelling on the past can make more miserable and more blessed. Poster presentation at the 33th SJDM meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2010). The unique effect of mixed emotions. Poster presentation at the 31st SJDM meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Westerlaken, V., & Van Putten, M. (2010). “Blij zijn met je keuze betekent niet direct blij met de uitkomst!” (Being happy with your choice does not directly mean being happy with the outcome!) Paper presentation at the 25th ASPO-meeting in Enschede, The Netherlands.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2010). Are mixed feelings also for doing? Presentation at the KLI conference, Zeist, The Netherlands.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2008). “Piekeraars laten aanbiedingen liggen. De invloed van actie oriëntatie op het inactie inertie effect.” (Dealing with missed opportunities: Action vs. state orientation moderates inaction inertia.) Paper presentation at the 23rd ASPO-meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2008). Dealing with Missed Opportunities: Action vs. State Orientation Moderates Inaction Inertia. Poster presentation at the 29th SJDM meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2007). How sweet deals can turn sour:
    Inaction inertia explained by the sour grapes mechanism.
    Paper presentation at the 28th SJDM meeting in Long Beach, California.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2007). “Het unieke effect van gemengde gevoelens” (the unique effect of mixed feelings). Paper presentation at the 22th ASPO-meeting in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2006). “Het drama van de gemiste kansen” (The drama of missed opportunities). Paper presentation at the 21st ASPO-meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2006). When do missed opportunities get to us? Poster presentation at the 27th SJDM meeting in Houston, Texas.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2006). Inaction inertia and the effect of multiple options. Paper presentation at the IAREP-SABE meeting, July 5-8, in Paris, France.

  • Van Putten, M., Zeelenberg, M., & Van Dijk, E. (2005). Decoupling the past from the present: Coupling as a necessary condition for inaction inertia. Paper presentation at the SPUDM-20 conference, August 22-25, in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • (Decoupling the past from the present. Boundaries of the inaction inertia effect). Paper presentation at the 20th ASPO-meeting in Groningen, The Netherlands.

  • Van Putten, M. & Van Dijk, E. (2002). “De effecten van vergelijkbaarheid en tijdsspanne op inactie inertie.” (The effects of comparibility and timespan on inaction inertia). Paper presentation at the 16th ASPO-meeting in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Membership of Professional Organizations

  • ASPO (Associatie Sociaal Psychologische Onderzoekers)

  • EAESP (European Association of Experimental Social Psychology)

  • SJDM (Society of Judgment and Decision Making)

Other Academic Activities

  • Leiden Psychology Blog – Writing and coordinating for department of Social and Organisational Psychology

  • ECP day – organization of bi-annual meeting for ECP students and alumni

  • ECP Leiden LinkedIn group https://www.linkedin.com/groups?

  • Member of Ethical Committee Psychology

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Last Modified: 14-01-2016