My research focuses on cooperation and conflict resolution. To date, I have approached the study of these topics by primarily examining the proximate causes of cooperation; including features of both the situation (e.g., communication, incentives, and self regulatory failure) and person (e.g., social value orientation, trust, concern for the future, and gender). I also study forgiveness as an important motivational process in conflict resolution.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Evolution and Genetics
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Interpersonal Processes
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Personality, Individual Differences
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- Van Lange, P. A. M., Balliet, D., Parks, C., & Van Vugt, M. (2013). Social dilemmas: Understanding human cooperation. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Balliet, D., Wu, J., & De Dreu, C. K. W. (2014). In-group favoritism in cooperation: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, in press.
- Balliet, D. (2010). Communication and cooperation in social dilemmas: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 54, 39-57.
- Balliet, D. (2010). Conscientiousness and forgivingness: A meta-analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 259-263.
- Balliet, D., & Ferris, D. L. (2013). Ostracism and prosocial behavior: A social dilemma analysis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120, 298-308.
- Balliet, D., & Joireman, J. (2010). Ego depletion reduces proselfs’ concern with the well-being of others. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 227-239.
- Balliet, D., Li, N. P., & Joireman, J. (2011). Relating trait self-control and forgiveness within prosocials and proselfs: Compensatory versus synergistic models. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1090-1109.
- Balliet, D., Li, N. P., Macfarlan, S. J., & Van Vugt, M. (2011). Sex differences in cooperation: A meta-analytic review of social dilemmas. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 881-909.
- Balliet, D., Mulder, L. B., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2011). Reward, punishment, and cooperation: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 594-615.
- Balliet, D., Parks, C., & Joireman, J. (2009). Social value orientation and cooperation in social dilemmas: A meta-analysis. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 533-547.
- Balliet, D., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2013). Trust, punishment, and cooperation across 18 societies: A meta-analysis. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 363-379.
- Balliet, D., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2013). Trust, conflict, and cooperation: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 1090-1112.
- Joireman, J., Balliet, D., Sprott, D., Spangenberg, E., & Schultz, J. (2008). Consideration of future consequences, ego-depletion,and self-control: Support for distinguishing between CFC-Immediate and CFC-Future sub-scales. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 15-21
- Joireman, J., Shaffer, M., Balliet, D., & Strathman, A. (2012). Promotion orientation explains why future-oriented people exercise and eat healthy: Evidence from the two-factor consideration of future consequences-14 scale. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1272-1287.
- Li, N. P., Yong, J. C., Tov, W., Sng, O., Fletcher, G. J. O., Valentine, K. A., Fann, J., & Balliet, D. (2013). Mate preferences do predict attraction and choices in the early stages of mate selection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Van Lange, P. A. M., Schippers, M., & Balliet, D. (2011). Who volunteers in psychology experiments? An empirical review of prosocial motivation in volunteering. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 279-284.
- Balliet, D. (2010). e-Research collaboration and the free-rider problem: Communication solutions to social dilemmas in computer mediated research collaborations. In M. Anandarajan & A. Anandarajan (Eds.), e-Research collaboration: Theory, techniques and challenges (pp. 277-288). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
- Balliet, D., & Van Lange, P. A. M. (2013). How (and when) reward and punishment promote cooperation: An interdependence theoretical perspective. In P. A. M. Van Lange, B. Rockenback, & T. Yamagishi (Eds.), Social dilemmas: New perspectives on reward and punishment. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Joireman, J., Strathman, A., & Balliet, D. (2006). Considering future consequences: An integrative model. In L. J. Sanna, & E. C. Chang (Eds.), Judgments over time: The interplay of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (pp. 82-99). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Van Lange, P. A. M., & Balliet, D. (2013). Interdependence theory. In J. A. Simpson & J. F. Dovidio (Eds.), APA handbook of personality and social psychology: Interpersonal processes and intergroup relations (Vo. 2). New York: APA Books.
- History of Psychology
- Human Cooperation
- Introduction to Psychology
- Management and Organization
- Personality and Individual Differences
- Social Psychology
- Writing and Presenting
Department of Social and Organizational Psychology
VU University, Amsterdam
1081 BT Amsterdam
- Phone: +310681459096