Dr. Marieke van Egmond


Marieke van Egmond obtained both her BSc and MSc from the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. She specializes in the field of cross-cultural psychology. In 2008, she started her doctoral research at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany, where she was awarded her Ph.D. with special distinction in 2011.

Upon completion of her doctoral research on the topic of cross-cultural differences in the meaning of learning, she continued to work at Jacobs University Bremen, working in close collaboration with Prof. Dr. Michele Gelfand and The Culture Lab at the University of Maryland. She has been working as Research Consultant to One South LLC since 2014. In this position, she advises on the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation studies on the topics of self-determined motivation, self-confidence, educational attainment and sexual reproductive health behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., Malawi, Kenia, Mozambique).

Academic career

  • Since July 2015: Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Community Psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen.
  • Since 2014: Research consultant to One South LLC (E.g., projects for Theatre for a Change Malawi and Save the Children Mozambique).
  • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral fellow at Jacobs University Bremen. Collaborative research with Prof. dr. Michele Gelfand from the University of Maryland on cultural tightness. Research funded by the Anneliese Maier research award from the Humboldt Foundation awarded to Prof. Gelfand.
  • 2008-2011: Ph.D. Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Supervised by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kühnen.
  • 2002-2006: MSc in Culture and Personality Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • 2003-2005: Honours programme Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • 06-08/2002: Summer semester at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA


  • Cultural differences in meta-cognitive beliefs about learning
  • Self-regulation under conditions of resource-scarcity
  • Acculturation processes
  • Evaluation research of psychological interventions
  • Intercultural communication
  • Gender and sexual diversity (e.g., life satisfaction among LGBT individuals)


Mehr Informationen

(by publication year)

Stamkou, E., van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Gelfand, M. J., van de Vijver, F. J., van Egmond, M. C., ... & Cantarero, K. (2018). Cultural collectivism and tightness moderate responses to norm violators: Effects on power perception, moral emotions, and leader support. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, online advance publication. doi:10.1177/0146167218802832

Van Egmond, M. C., Navarrete Berges, A., Omarshah, T., & Benton, J. (2017). The role of intrinsic motivation and the satisfaction of basic psychological needs under conditions of severe resource-scarcity. Psychological Science, 28 (6), 822-828. doi: 10.1177/0956797617698138

Hanke, K., van Egmond, M. C., Crespo, C., Boer, D. (2016). The meaning of family rituals and the well-being of LGBT individuals in the Netherlands. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(5), 562-568. doi: 10.1037/fam0000214

Lyons-Padilla, S., Gelfand, Mirahmadi, H., Farooq, M., & van Egmond, M. (2015). Belonging nowhere: Marginalization & radicalization risk among Muslim immigrants. Behavioral Science & Policy, 1(2), 1–12. doi: 10.1353/bsp.2015.0019

Van Egmond, M. C. (2015). On kissing in elevators and flirting in the office: A cross-cultural perspective on normative behavior. In Mind Magazine, 24.

Verweij, M., Van Egmond, M. Kühnen, U., Luan, S., Ney, S. & Schoop, A. (2014). I disagree, therefore I am: How to test and strengthen cultural versatility. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences. doi:10.1080/13511610.2014.904743

Van Egmond, M.C., Kühnen, U., Li, J. (2013). Mind and virtue: The meaning of learning, a matter of culture? Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 2, 208-216.

Van Egmond, M.C., Kühnen, U., Haberstroh, S. & Hansen, N. (2013). Learning through the eyes of Eastern and Western European university students: Mind or virtue-oriented? Polish Psychology (Psychologia Spoleczna), 8(2), 140-155.

Kühnen, U., Van Egmond, M.C., Haber, F., Kuschel, S., Özelsel, A., Rossi, A.L., & Spivak, Y. (2012). Challenge me! Communicating in multicultural classrooms. Social Psychology of Education, 15, 59-76.

Van Egmond, M. C. (2011). Mind and virtue: A cross-cultural analysis of beliefs about learning. (Doctoral dissertation). Bremen: Jacobs University.

Kühnen, U., Van Egmond, M., Haber, F., Kuschel, S., Özelsel, A., & Rossi, A. (2009). Mind and virtue: The meaning of learning across cultures. In Berninghausen, J., Gunderson, C., Kammler, E., Kühnen, U., & Schönhagen, R. (Eds.). Lost in Transnation: towards an intercultural dimension on campus. Kellner Verlag, Bremen.

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