Daan Scheepers, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Group processes
  • Intergroup relations
  • Identity
  • Psychophysiology
  • Challenge and threat

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3642
E-Mail: scheepersdt@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 2A21
Personal Homepage: www.fsw.leidenuniv.nl/​psychologie/​organisatie/​sociaalorganisatie/​scheepers.jsp

Daan Scheepers (PhD: 2002, University of Amsterdam) is a social psychologist who teaches social cognition and intergroup relations and conducts research on group processes and identity. Between 2004 and 2007 Daan worked as a postdoc on a VENI grant from the Netherlands organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and subsequently as Assistant Professor (2007-2013) and Associate Professor (2013-now) at Leiden University. 


The research of Daan Scheepers centers on group processes, intergroup relations (the psychology of "us and them") and social identity. In several lines of research Daan applies psychophysiological methods, for example on the basis of the biopsychosocial model (Blascovich, 2008). This methodology makes it possible to measure cardiovascular response profiles that are indicative of "challenge" and "threat" motivational states.


  • Economic and Consumer Psychology
  • Bachelorproject (3rd year undergraduate)
  • Inter-group relations (Master Program S&O)
  • Thesis Supervision (Master Program S&O)


Belle Derks, Daan Scheepers & Naomi Ellemers (Eds.). (2013) Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations. London, UK: Psychology Press.

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Last Modified: 14-01-2016