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Astrid C. Homan

Astrid C. Homan

Astrid C. Homan is a Full Professor in the Work and Organizational Psychology department at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her main research interests are group diversity and performance, diversity beliefs, (minority) leadership, and group processes. She has published her work on diversity in teams in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Additionally, she has published in Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Group Processes and Intergroup Relations on diverse topics as norm violations, power, tacit coordination, reflexivity, and leadership. She has served on the board of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management and on the board of the International Association for Conflict Management. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Small Group Research, Social Psychological and Personality Science, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Personnel Psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment

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Journal Articles:

  • Beersma, B., Homan, A. C., Van Kleef, G. A., & De Dreu, C. K. W. (2013). Outcome interdependence shapes the effects of prevention focus on team processes and performance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121, 194-203.
  • Buengeler, C., Homan, A. C., & Voelpel, S. C. (in press). The challenge of being a young manager: The effects of contingent reward and participative leadership on team-level turnover depend on leader age. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Deinert, A., Homan, A. C., Boer, D., Voelpel, S. C., Gutermann, D. (2015). Transformational leadership sub-dimensions and their link to leaders' personality and performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 26, 1095-1120.
  • Galinsky, A. D., Todd, A. R., Homan, A. C., Phillips, K. W., Apfelbaum, E. P., Sasaki, S. J., Richeson, J. A., Olayan, J. B., Maddux, W. W. (2015). Maximizing the gains and minimizing the pains of diversity: A policy perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 742-748.
  • Gündemir, S., Dovidio, J., Homan, A. C., & De Dreu, C. K. W. (in press). The impact of organizational diversity policies on minority employees’ leadership self-perceptions and goals. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.
  • Gündemir, S., Homan, A. C., De Dreu, C. K. W., & Van Vugt, M. (2014). Think leader, think white? Capturing and weakening the pro-white leadership bias. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e83915. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083915.
  • Greer, L. L., Homan, A. C., De Hoogh, A. H. B., & Den Hartog, D. N. (2012). Tainted visions: The effect of visionary leader behaviors and leader categorization tendencies on the financial performance of ethnically diverse teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 203-213.
  • Heerdink, M. W., Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., & Fischer, A. H. (2013). On the social influence of emotions in groups: Interpersonal effects of anger and happiness on conformity vs. deviance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 262-284.
  • Homan, A. C., Buengeler, C., Eckhoff, E., Van Ginkel, W., & Voelpel, S. (2015). The interplay of diversity training and diversity beliefs on team creativity in nationality diverse teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 1456-1467.
  • Homan, A. C., & Greer, L. L. (2013). Considering diversity: The positive effects of considerate leadership in diverse teams. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 105-125.
  • Homan, A. C., Greer, L. L., Jehn, K. A., & Koning, L. (2010). Believing shapes seeing: The impact of diversity beliefs on the construal of group composition. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 477-493.
  • Homan, A. C., Hollenbeck, J. R., Humphrey, S. E., van Knippenberg, D., Ilgen, D. R., & van Kleef, G. A. (2008). Facing differences with an open mind: Openness to experience, salience of intra-group differences, and performance of diverse groups. Academy of Management Journal, 58, 1204-1222.
  • Homan, A. C., Van Kleef, G. A., & Sanchez-Burks, J. (2016). Team members' emotional displays as indicators of team functioning. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 134-149.
  • Homan, A. C., van Knippenberg, D., Van Kleef, G. A., & De Dreu, C. K. W. (2007a). Bridging faultlines by valuing diversity: The effects of diversity beliefs on information elaboration and performance in diverse work groups. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1189-1199.
  • Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Beersma, B., & van Knippenberg, D. (2010). On angry leaders and agreeable followers: How leaders' emotions and followers' personalities shape motivation and team performance. Psychological Science, 21, 1827-1834.
  • Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Beersma, B., van Knippenberg, D., van Knippenberg, B., & Damen, F. (2009). Searing sentiment or cold calculation? The effects of leader emotional displays on team performance depend on follower epistemic motivation. Academy of Management Journal, 52, 562-580.
  • Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Finkenauer, C., Blaker, N. M., & Heerdink, M. W. (2012). Pro-social norm violations fuel power perceptions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 937-942.
  • Van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Finkenauer, C., Gündemir, S., & Stamkou, E. (2011). Breaking the rules to rise to power: How norm violators gain power in the eyes of others. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 500-507.
  • Van Kleef, G. A., Oveis, C., Homan, A. C., Van der Löwe, I., & Keltner, D. (2015). Power gets you high: The powerful are more inspired by themselves than by others. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 472-480.
  • van Knippenberg, D., De Dreu, C. K. W., & Homan, A. C. (2004). Work group diversity and group performance: An integrative model and research agenda. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 1008-1022.

Courses Taught:

  • Advances in Team Dynamics and Performance
  • Conflict and Cooperation
  • Introduction to Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Judgment and Influence
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Change
  • Power, Motivation, and Leadership
  • Social Processes in Organizations
  • Working in Groups

Astrid C. Homan
Department of Work and Organizational Psychology
University of Amsterdam
PO Box 15919
1001 NK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

  • Work: +31 20 525 4389
  • Mobile: +31 6 4181 7009

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