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Aarntzen, L., Derks, B., van Steenbergen, E. & van der Lippe, T. (2020). How individual gender role beliefs, organizational gender norms, and

national gender norms predict parents’ work-family guilt in Europe. Community, Work & Family. doi: 10.1080/13668803.2020.1816901. Pdf

Domen, I., Derks, B., Van Veelen, R., & Scheepers, D. (2020). Gender identity relevance predicts

preferential neural processing of same-gendered faces. Social Neuroscience, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2019.1703807 Pdf

Faniko, K., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2020). The Queen Bee phenomenon in Academia 15 years after: Does it still exist, and if so, why?. British

Journal of Social Psychology, e12408. doi: 10.1111/bjso.12408 Pdf

van Veelen, R., Veldman, J., Van Laar, C., & Derks, B. (2020). Distancing from a stigmatized social identity: State of the art and future research agenda

on self‐group distancing. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2714 Pdf


Aarntzen, L., Derks, B., van Steenbergen, E., Ryan, M., & van der Lippe, T. (2019). Work-family guilt as a

straightjacket. An interview and diary study on consequences of mothers' work-family guilt. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 115, 103336. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103336 Pdf

Van Veelen, R., Derks, B., & Endedijk, M. D. (2019). Double Trouble: How being Outnumbered and

       Negatively Stereotyped Threatens Career Outcomes of Women in STEM. Frontiers in Psychology, 10,

150. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00150 Pdf

Van Veelen, R. & Derks, B. (2019). LNVH rapport: Verborgen verschillen in werktaken, hulpbronnen en onderhandelingen over 

arbeidsvoorwaarden tussen vrouwelijke en mannelijke wetenschappers in Nederland. Link

Derks, B., Saguy, T. (2019). Rolbevestigende speelgoedmarketing houdt meisjes weg van techniek. Sociale Vraagstukken. Link


Derks, B., van Veelen, R., & Handgraaf, M. (2018). Successful economists are highly masculine.

       Economisch Statistische Berichten, 103, 16-19. Pdf

Derks, B., Vink, M., Aarntzen, L., & Riedijk, L. (2018). De keuze van vrouwen voor deeltijd is minder vrij

       dan we denken. Sociale Vraagstukken. Link

Endendijk, J. J., Derks, B., & Mesman, J. (2018). Welke gevolgen heeft het ouderschap voor de

       genderrolstereotypen en rolpatronen van ouders? Mens en Maatschappij, 93, 165-168. Pdf

Endendijk, J. J., Spencer, H., Bos, P. A., & Derks, B. (2018). Neural processing of gendered information is

       more robustly associated with mothers’ gendered communication with children than mothers’ implicit

       and explicit gender stereotypes. Social neuroscience, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2018.1468357Pdf

Maloku, E., Derks, B., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2018). Stimulating interethnic contact in Kosovo: The

       role of social identity complexity and distinctiveness threat. Group Processes and Intergroup 

       Relations, 1-20. doi: 10.1177/1368430218808884 Pdf


​Derks, B. (2017). The Queen Bee Syndrome. In S. G. Rogelberg, Encyclopedia of Industrial and

      Organizational Psychology (2nd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Derks, B., & Scheepers, D. (2017). Neural and cardiovascular pathways from stigma to health. In B.

Major, J. F. Dovidio, & B. G. Link (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Stigma, Discrimination and Health.

Oxford University Press.

Derks, B. (2017). Streefcijfers zijn nog maar een begin: Het weerbarstige karakter van ongelijke

kansen. Gedrag en Organisatie, 30,89-103. Pdf

Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2017). Eenzaam aan de top: Negatieve bijwerkingen van

de ondervertegenwoordiging van vrouwen in hoge functies. In M. Luckerath-Rovers, B. Bier, H. van Ees, & M. Kaptein (Eds.) Jaarboek Corporate Governance 2017/2018 (pp. 43-55). Deventer: Wolters Kluwer.

Endendijk, J., Derks, B., & Mesman, J. (2017). Does Parenthood Change Implicit Gender-Role Stereotypes

and Behaviors?. Journal of Marriage and Family. 80, 61-79. doi:10.1111/jomf.12451 Pdf

Faniko, K., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2017). Nothing changes, really: Why women who break through

the glass ceiling end up reinforcing it. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 638-651. doi: 10.1177/0146167217695551 Pdf

 Van Nunspeet, F., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2017). Social contexts and personal moral motives

reduce implicit prejudice: A direct comparison. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice. doi: 10.1037/gdn0000072 Pdf


Derks, B., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2016). The queen bee phenomenon: Why women leaders

distance themselves from junior women. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(3), 456-469. doi: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.12.007 Pdf

Winner of Women in Financial Services Diversity Research Accelerator Award 2017

Faniko, K., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2016). Queen Bees and Alpha Males: Are successful women more

competitive than successful men?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 903-913. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2198 Pdf

Maloku, E., Derks, B., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2016). Building national identity in newborn Kosovo:

Challenges of interacting national identity with ethnic identity among Kosovar Albanians and Kosovar Serbs. In McKeown Jones, S., Haji, R., & Ferguson, N. (Eds.), Understanding peace and conflict through social identity theory: Contemporary and World-Wide Perspectives, 245-260. Springer. Pdf

Scheepers, D., & Derks, B. (2016). Revisiting social identity theory from a neuroscience perspective. Current

Opinion in Psychology, 11, 74-78. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2016.06.006 Pdf


Derks, B., & Ellemers, N. (2015). Gender and social hierarchies: Introduction and overview. In Faniko, K.,

Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi, F., Sarrasin, O., & Mayor, E. (Eds.), Gender and Social Hierarchies: Perspectives from Social Psychology, 1-7. Routlege.

Derks, B., Van Laar, C., Ellemers, N., & Raghoe, G. (2015). Extending the queen bee effect: How

Hindustani workers cope with disadvantage by distancing the self from the group. Journal of Social Issues, 71 (3), 476-496. Pdf

Derks, B., Stedehouder, J., & Ito, T. (2015). Social identity modifies face perception: An ERP study of

categorization. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (5), 672-679. Pdf

Newheiser, A. K., Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., Derks, B., & Scheepers, D. (2015). Regulatory focus

moderates the social performance of individuals who conceal a stigmatized identity. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54 (4), 787-797. Pdf

Van Nunspeet, F., Derks, B., Ellemers, N., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2015). Moral impression management:

Evaluation by an in-group member during a moral IAT affects perceptual attention and conflict and response monitoring. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6 (2),183-192. Pdf

Van Nunspeet, F., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2015). Reducing implicit bias: How moral motivation helps

people refrain from making “automatic” prejudiced associations. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1(4), 382.

Sellaro, R., Derks, B., Nitsche, M.A., Hommel, B., Wildenberg, W.P., Van Dam, K. & Colzato,

L. (2015). Reducing prejudice through brain stimulation. Brain stimulation, 8 (5), 891-897. Pdf

Zaal, M., Van Laar, C., Stahl, T., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2015). "Self-promotion": How regulatory focus

affects the pursuit of self-interest at the expense of the group. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45 (5), 587-598. Pdf


Van Nunspeet, F., Ellemers, N., Derks, B., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2014). Moral concerns increase attention

and response monitoring during IAT performance - ERP evidence. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9 (2),141-149. Pdf


Derks, B., Scheepers, D., & Ellemers, N. (2013). Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup

Relations. Psychology Press. Pdf

Derks, B. (2013). The implicit effects of social identity: Measuring early social categorization with event-

related brain potentials. Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations, 45-62. Taylor & Francis. Pdf

Van Laar, C., Derks, B., & Ellemers, N. (2013). Motivation for education and work in young

Muslim women: The importance of value for ingroup domains. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35 (1), 64-74. Pdf

Scheepers, D., Derks, B., Nieuwenhuis, S., Lelieveld, G.J., Van Nunspeet, F., Rombouts, S. A., & de Rover,

M. (2013). The neural correlates of in-group and self-face perception: Is there overlap for high identifiers? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7 (9). Pdf

Scheepers, D., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2013). The “nature” of prejudice: What neuroscience has to offer

to the study of intergroup relations. Neuroscience of Prejudice and Intergroup Relations,1-22. Taylor & Francis. Pdf



Van Dillen, L.F., & Derks, B. (2012). Working memory load reduces facilitated processing of threatening

faces: an ERP study. Emotion, 12 (6),1340-1349. Pdf

Does, S., Derks, B., Ellemers, N., & Scheepers, D. (2012). At the heart of egalitarianism: How morality

framing shapes cardiovascular challenge versus threat in whites. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3 (6), 747-753. Pdf

Ellemers, N., Rink, F., Derks, B., & Ryan, M. K. (2012). Women in high places: When and why promoting

women into top positions can harm them individually or as a group (and how to prevent this). Research in Organizational Behavior, 32,163-187. Pdf

Stahl, T, van Laar, C., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2012). Searching for acceptance: Prejudice expectations

direct attention towards social acceptance cues when under a promotion focus. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15 (4), 523-538. Pdf

Zaal, M. P., Van Laar, C., Stahl, T., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2012). Social change as an important goal

or likely outcome: How regulatory focus affects commitment to collective action. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51 (1), 93-110. Pdf


Derks, B., Ellemers, N., van Laar, C., & de Groot, K. (2011). Do sexist organizational cultures create the

Queen Bee? British Journal of Social Psychology, 50 (3), 519-535. Pdf

Derks, B., Van Laar, C., Ellemers, N., & de Groot, K. (2011). Gender-bias primes elicit Queen-Bee

responses among senior policewomen. Psychological Science, 22 (10),1243-1249. Pdf

Derks, B., Scheepers, D., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2011). The threat vs. challenge of car parking for

women - How self- and group affirmation affect cardiovascular responses. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47 (1), 178-183. Pdf

Does, S., Derks, B., & Ellemers, N. (2011). Thou shalt not discriminate: How emphasizing moral ideals

rather than obligations increases Whites' support for social equality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47 (3), 562-571.Pdf

Zaal, M. P., Van Laar, C., Stahl, T., Ellemers, N., & Derks, B. (2011). By any means necessary: The effect

of regulatory focus and moral conviction on hostile and benevolent forms of collective action. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50 (4), 670-689. Pdf


Van Laar, C., Derks, B., Ellemers, N., & Bleeker, D. (2010). Valuing social identity: Consequences for

motivation and performance in low-status groups. Journal of Social Issues, 66 (3), 602-617. Pdf

Kang, S.K., Inzlicht, M., & Derks, B. (2010). Social neuroscience and public policy on intergroup relations:

a Hegelian analysis. Journal of Social Issues, 66 (3), 585-601. Pdf


Derks, B., van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2009). Working for the self or working for the group - How self

versus group affirmation affects collective behavior in low-status groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96 (1),183-202. Pdf


Derks, B., Inzlicht, M., & Kang, S. (2008). The neuroscience of stigma and stereotype threat. Group

Processes & Intergroup Relations, 11(2), 163-181 Pdf


Derks, B., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2007a). Social creativity strikes back: Improving motivated

performance of low status group members by valuing ingroup dimensions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37 (3), 470-493. Pdf

Derks, B., Van Laar, C., & Ellemers, N. (2007b). The beneficial effects of social identity protection on the

performance motivation of members of devalued groups: Social identity protection and motivation. Social Issues and Policy Review, 1 (1), 217-256. Pdf


Derks, B, van Laar, C & Ellemers, Naomi (2006). Striving for success in outgroup settings - Effects of

contextually emphasizing ingroup dimensions on stigmatized group members' social identity and performance styles. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32 (5), 576-588. Pdf


Van Laar, C., & Derks, B. (2003). Disidentification from the academic domain among members of

stigmatized groups. In Salili, F., & Hoosain, R. (Eds.), Learning and Motivation in a Multicultural Setting. (pp. 345-395). Greenwich: Information Ag.