I study “claiming” and “being granted” as routes to social outcomes (e.g., inclusion, status, or power). In my PhD thesis I studied what it takes to attain status in two evolutionary important types of face-to-face hierarchies: dominance-based hierarchies (in which status is claimed for oneself) and prestige-based hierarchies (in which status is granted by others), and the self-perceptions of people who attempt to do so. In later work I investigate people’s reaction to inclusion, victory and power when they result from their own behavior (i.e. when people claim such outcomes for themselves) or from other people’s behavior (i.e. when people are granted such outcomes by others). I am also more broadly interested in social outcomes in groups and organizations.
- Group Processes
- Interpersonal Processes
- Organizational Behavior
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- De Waal-Andrews, W., Gregg, A. P., & Lammers, J. (in press). When status is grabbed and status is granted: Getting ahead in dominance and prestige hierarchies. British Journal of Social Psychology.
- De Waal-Andrews, W., & Van Beest, I. (2012). When you don't quite get what you want: Psychological and interpersonal consequences of claiming inclusion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1367-1377.
- Nicholson, N., & de Waal-Andrews, W. (2005). Playing to win: Biological imperatives, self-regulation, and trade-offs in the game of career success. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 26, 137-154.
- Poelmans, S., & de Waal-Andrews, W. (2005). Launching flexible work-arrangements within Procter and Gamble EMEA, in Steven A. Y. Poelmans (Ed.), Work and family: An international research perspective (pp. 357-377), Series in Applied Psychology. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Want status? Be assertive, but don't always be friendly (press release).
- Communication Skills
- Group Skills
- Occupational Health Psychology
Wendy de Waal-Andrews
Department of Social Psychology
5000 LE Tilburg
- Phone: +31 13 466 2894