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Daniel Balliet

Daniel Balliet

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My research focuses on understanding Human Cooperation. I use experiments, field studies, and meta-analysis to test evolutionary and psychological theories of cooperation. My work addresses issues related to (a) how people think about their interdependence in social interactions, (b) how people condition their cooperation to acquire direct and indirect benefits, and (c) understanding cross-societal variation in cooperation. My work on these topics has been published in top journals including Psychological Bulletin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Evolution and Human Behavior. I am currently Professor of Human Cooperation in the Experimental and Applied Psychology Department at the VU Amsterdam. I founded the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab in 2015 and am the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant.

Primary Interests:

  • 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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Courses Taught:

  • History of Psychology
  • Human Cooperation
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Management and Organization
  • Motivation
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Social Psychology
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Daniel Balliet
Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology
VU Amsterdam
Boechorststraat 7
1081 BT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

  • Phone: +310681459096

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