I received my Ph.D. in 2003 (Cum Laude) at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Currently, I am an associate professor in Nijmegen. In the past few years, I was awarded with the "best dissertation award" of the ASPO (Dutch organization for social psychology), a VENI grant from NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) for my current research on the influence of attitude-behavior relations as a function of motivational orientation (2004), and an EAESP Jos Jasper’s award for early career achievement (2005).
My research interests include: (1) the influence of motivational orientation on automatic and controlled processes (automatic evaluation, attitude-behavior relations, intuitive decision making); (2) non-conscious processes; (3) implementation intentions (e.g., breaking habits through planning; (4) self-construal and interpersonal behavior; and (5) attitudes (the influence of attitudes on behavior; implicit versus explicit measures; attitude strength: strength of the link between an attitude and the self; attitude formation).
- Corneille, O., Mauduit, M., Holland, R. W., & Strick, M. (2009). Liking products by the head of a dog: Perceived orientation of attention induces valence acquisition. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 234-237.
- Holland, R. W., Hendriks, M., & Aarts, H. (2005). Smells like clean spirit: Nonconscious effects of scent on cognition and behavior. Psychological Science, 16, 689-693.
- Holland, R. W., Meertens, R. M., & van Vugt, M. (2002). Dissonance on the road: Self-esteem as a moderator of internal and external self-justification strategies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1713-1724.
- Holland, R. W., Roeder, U., van Baaren, R. B., Brandt, A., & Hannover, B. (2004). Don’t stand so close to me: The effects of self-construal on interpersonal closeness. Psychological science, 15, 237-242.
- Holland, R. W., Verplanken, B., & Van Knippenberg, A. (2002). On the nature of attitude-behavior relations: The strong guide, the weak follow. European Journal of Social Psychology, 32(6), 869-876.
- Holland, R. W., Verplanken, B., & van Knippenberg, A. (2003). From repetition to conviction: Attitude accessibility as a determinant of attitude certainty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 594-601.
- Strick, M., Holland, R. W., & van Knippenberg, A. (2008). Seductive eyes: Attractiveness and direct gaze increase desire for associated objects. Cognition, 106, 1486-1496.
- Van Baaren, R. B., Fockenberg, D., Holland, R. W., Jansen, L., & van Knippenberg, A. (2006). The moody chameleon: The effect of mood on non-conscious mimicry. Social Cognition, 24, 426-437.
- Van Baaren, R. B., Holland, R. W., Kawakami, K., & van Knippenberg, A. (2004). Mimicry and prosocial behavior. Psychological Science, 15, 71-74.
- Van Baaren, R. B., Holland, R. W., Steenaerts, B., & van Knippenberg, A. (2003). Mimicry for money: Behavioral consequences of imitation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 393-398.
- Verplanken, B., & Holland, R. W. (2002). Motivated decision making: Effects of activation and self-centrality of values on choices and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 434-447.
Department of Social Psychology
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9104
6500 HE Nijmegen
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