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dr. M. Stel (Mariëlle)

Associate Professor of Psychology

About Me

Functions

I feel it as my mission to empower individuals and society to enhance their safety for both physical threats (disasters and crises) as well as social threats (other people). In four subdomains, I focus on 1) how to facilitate sustainable behaviors with a particular emphasis on understanding the psychology of animal product consumption, 2) how to keep citizens safe from disasters and crises, 3) how to reduce harmful and financially costly deceptive behaviour, and 4) how nonverbal mimicry can foster emotional understanding and social behaviour. See also http://mariellestel.com

Expertise

Medicine & Life Sciences
Deception
Decision Making
Emotions
Psychology Unconscious
Social Sciences
Emotion
Experiment
Human Being
Trustworthiness

Research

I feel it as my mission to empower individuals and society to enhance their safety for both physical threats (disasters and crises) as well as social threats (other people). In four subdomains, I focus on 1) how to facilitate sustainable behaviors with a particular emphasis on understanding the psychology of animal product consumption, 2) how to keep citizens safe from disasters and crises, 3) how to reduce harmful and financially costly deceptive behaviour, and 4) how nonverbal mimicry can foster emotional understanding and social behaviour. See also http://mariellestel.com

See https://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=XrajKVkAAAAJ&hl=nl for the most recent list of publications.

Publications

Recent
Walther, M. , Watson, S. J., Boden, A. , & Stel, M. (2023). How do consumers determine the veracity of online consumer reviews. Abstract from Decepticon 2023.
Stel, M., & Banach, N. (2023). Preventing Zoonoses: Testing an Intervention to Change Attitudes and Behaviors toward More Protective Actions. International journal of environmental research and public health, 20(21), Article 6987. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20216987
Jaeger, B., Evans, A. M. , Stel, M., & van Beest, I. (2022). Understanding the role of faces in person perception: Increased reliance on facial appearance when judging sociability. Journal of experimental social psychology, 100, Article 104288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2022.104288
Other Contributions

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    Education

    I have coordinated, developed, and taught courses in the bachelor (1st, 2nd, and 3rd year), as well as in the master and research master on academic skills (literature search, writing, presenting, designing studies, analysing data) and on diverse topics of Social and Organizational Psychology (e.g., introduction to social psychology, group dynamics, social influence, cognition, emotions, intergroup relations). I was educational director of the bachelor and (pre)master programmes of Psychology at the University of Twente (2016-2023). Currently, I provide lectures for the courses Psychology of Sustainability, Psychology of Safety, Psychology and Crime, and Group Dynamics and Interventions. Also, I supervise 2nd year project groups, internships, bachelor and master theses.

    Affiliated Study Programmes

    Bachelor

    Master

    Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

    Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
     

    Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

    Projects

    Contact Details

    Visiting Address

    University of Twente
    Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
    Cubicus (building no. 41), room C239B
    De Zul 10
    7522NJ  Enschede
    The Netherlands

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    Mailing Address

    University of Twente
    Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
    Cubicus  C239B
    P.O. Box 217
    7500 AE Enschede
    The Netherlands

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