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Kai J. Jonas

Kai J. Jonas

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I am a Full Professor of Applied Social Psychology (endowed chair with the specific focus on LGBTQI+ diversity and health) in the Work and Social Psychology Department, and also hold an adjunct professorship at the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. My current research focuses on self-regulation and affective approaches in the area of health and discrimination, as well as (risky) decisions. In addition, I have conducted 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.

Primary Interests:

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

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  • 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., & Brandstätter, V. (2004). Zivilcourage. Theorien, Befunde und Maßnahmen [Moral Courage: Definition, Findings, and Interventions]. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 35, 185-200.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Kai J. Jonas
Work and Social Psychology Department
Maastricht University
Universiteitssingel 40
6229 ER Maastricht
The Netherlands

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