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Kai J. Jonas

Kai J. Jonas

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My current research focuses on automatic behavior, the impact of self-regulation and cognitive processes on prejudice, social discrimination, and also on prosocial behavior. In addition, I have also been conducting research on the development and evaluation of interventions and training programs (in the area of Safer Sex and Zivilcourage, for example), as well as being involved in their implementation. Furthermore, I am interested in the concept of heritage and related behaviors.

In 2007, I was mentioned as one of the TOP 5 Young Researchers in Germany by the Die ZEIT/academic.de competition.

Primary Interests:

  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Social Cognition

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Books:

  • Beelmann, A., & Jonas, K. J. (Eds.). (2009). Diskriminierung und Toleranz. Definitionen, Befunde und Maßnahmen [Discrimination and Tolerance. Definitions, Findings and Implementation]. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
  • Jonas, K. J., Boos, M., & Brandstätter, V. (Eds.). (2007). Zivilcourage trainieren! Theorie und Praxis [Training moral courage: Theory and Practice]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Journal Articles:

  • Jonas, K. J., & Huguet, P. (2008). What day is today? A social-psychological investigation into the process of time orientation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 353-365.
  • Sassenberg, K., Jonas, K. J., Shah, J. Y., & Brazy P. C. (2007). Why some groups just feel better: The regulatory fit of group power. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 249-267.
  • Jonas, K. J., & Sassenberg, K. (2006). Knowing how to react: Response behavior activation from social category primes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 709-721.
  • Jonas, K. J., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Zivilcourage. Theorien, Befunde und Maßnahmen [Moral Courage: Definition, Findings, and Interventions]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 35, 185-200.

Kai J. Jonas
Sociale Psychologie
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Weesperplein 4
1018 XA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

  • Phone: +31 20 525 6888
  • Fax: +31 20 639 1896

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