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Krömeke, A., & Shani, M. (in press). Flourishing in life in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Role of illness identity and health-related quality of life. Journal of Health Psychology.

Scharbert, J., Utesch, K., Reiter, T. F., ter Horst, J., van Zalk, M. H. W., Back, M. D., & Rau, R. (in press). If you were happy and you know it, clap your hands! Testing the peak-end rule for retrospective judgments of well-being in everyday life. European Journal of Personality



Shani, M., & van Zalk, M. (2024). Love beyond gluten: self-esteem, illness identity, and social support in romantic rejection concerns among adolescents with celiac disease. Frontiers in Psychology.

Shani, M., Kunst, J. R., Anjum, G., Obaidi, M., Leshem, O. A., Antonovsky, R., van Zalk, M., & Halperin, E. (2024). Between victory and peace: Unravelling the paradox of hope in intractable conflicts. British Journal of Social Psychology

Scharbert, J., Humberg, S., Kroencke, L., Reiter, T., Sakel, S., ter Horst, J., Utesch, K., Gosling, S. D., Harari, G., Matz, S. C., Schoedel, R., Stachl, C., Aguilar, N. M. A., Amante, D., Aquino, S. D., Bastias, F., Bornamanesh, A., Bracegirdle, C., Campos, L. A. M., . . . , van Zalk, M. H. W., Back, M. D. (2024). Psychological well-being in Europe after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Nature Communications, 15(1), 1202.



Shani, M., De Lede, S., Richters, S., Kleuker, M., Middendorf, W., Liedtke, J., Witolla, S. & Van Zalk, M. (2023). A social network intervention to improve adolescents’ intergroup tolerance via Norms of Equality-Based Respect: The “Together for Tolerance” Feasibility Study. International journal of developmental science, 17(1–3), 93–110.

Scharbert, J.*, Reiter, T.*, Sakel, S.*, ter Horst, J.*, Geukes, K., Gosling, S. D., Harari, G. M., Kroencke, L., Matz, S., Schoedel, R., Shani, M., Stachl, C., Talaifar, S., Aguilar, N. M. A., Amante, D., Aquino, S. D., Bastias, F., Biesanz, J. C., Bornamanesh, A., . . . Back, M. D. (2023). A global experience-sampling method study of well-being during times of crisis: The CoCo project. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 17(10), e12813.

Kauff, M., Kotzur, P. F., Van Assche, J., Schäfer, S. J., van Zalk, M. H. W., & Wagner, U. (2023). A longitudinal test of secondary transfer effects of negative intergroup contact and mediating processes. European Journal of Social Psychology. Advance online publication.

Back, M. D., Branje, S. J. T., Eastwick, P. W., Human, L. J., Penke, L., Sadikaj, G., Slatcher, R. B., Thielmann, I., van Zalk, M. H. W., & Wrzus, C. (2023). Personality and social relationships: What do we know and where do we go. Personality Science, 4, 1-32.



De Moor, E. L., Cheng, T.-Y., Spitzer, J. E., Berger, C., Carrizales, A., Garandeau, C. F., Gerbino, M., Hawk, S. T., Kaniušonytė, G., Kumru, A., Malonda, E., Rovella, A., Shen, Y.-L., Taylor, L. K., van Zalk, M., Branje, S., Carlo, G., Padilla-Walker, L., van der Graaff, J. (2022). What should I do and who’s to blame? A cross-national study on youth’s attitudes and beliefs in times of COVID-19. PLOS ONE, 17(12), Article e0279366.

Humberg, S., Dufner, M., Schönbrodt, F. D., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., van Zalk, M. H. W., Denissen, J. J. A., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2022). The true role that suppressor effects play in condition-based regression analysis: None. A reply to Fiedler (2021). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 123(4), 884–888.

Padilla-Walker, L. M.,  Van der Graaff, J., Workman, K., Carlo, G. , Branje, S., Carrizales, A., Gerbino, M., Gülseven, Z., Hawk, S. T., Kanacri, P. L., Mesurado, B., Samper-García, P., Shen, Y. L., Taylor, L. K., Trach, J., van Zalk, M. H. W., Žukauskienė, R. (2022). Emerging adults’ cultural values, prosocial behaviors, and mental health in 14 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 46(4), 286–296.

Friehs, M. T., Kotzur, P. K. Böttcher, J., Zöller, A. C., Lüttmer, T., Wagner, U., Asbrock, F., van Zalk, M. H. W. (2022). Examining the structural validity of stereotype content scales – A preregistered re-analysis of published data and discussion of possible future direction. International Review of Social Psychology, 35(1), 1.

Bracegirdle, C., Reimer, N. K., van Zalk, M. H. W., Hewstone, M., & Wölfer, R. (2022). Disentangling contact and socialization effects on outgroup attitudes in diverse friendship networks. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 122(1), 1–15.



van Zalk, M. H. W., Kotzur, P. F., Schmid, K., Al Ramiah, A., & Hewstone, M. (2021). Adolescent development of interethnic attitudes following a social intervention to increase intergroup contact: The moderating role of affective forecasting. Developmental Psychology, 57(6), 1000–1017.

Kros, M., Jaspers, E., & van Zalk, M. H. (2021). Avoidance, antipathy, and aggression: A three-wave longitudinal network study on negative networks, status, and heteromisos. Social Networks, 64, 122–133.



Kotzur, P. F., Veit, S., Namyslo, A., Holthausen, M.-A., Wagner, U., & Yemane, R. (2020). "Society thinks they are cold and/or incompetent, but I do not": Stereotype content ratings depends on instructions and the social group's location in the stereotype content space. British Journal of Social Psychology, 59, 1018-1042. 

Shani, M., Horn, D., & Boehnke, K. (2020) Developmental trajectories of political engagement from adolescence to mid-adulthood: A review with empirical underpinnings from the german peace movement. In: Balvin N., Christie D. (eds) Children and Peace. Peace Psychology Book Series. Springer, Cham.

Shani, M., Kraft, L., Müller, M., & Boehnke, K. (2020). The potential benefits of camps for children and adolescents with celiac disease on social support, illness acceptance, and health-related quality of life. Journal of Health Psychology, 27(7).

van Zalk, M. H. W., Nestler, S., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., & Back, M. D. (2020). The codevelopment of extraversion and friendships: Bonding and behavioral interaction mechanisms in friendship networks. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(6), 1269–1290.

van Zalk, N., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2020). Early adolescent disclosure and parental knowledge regarding online activities: Social anxiety and parental rule-setting as moderators. Current Psychology, 39(1), 287–298.

Wagner, U., Tachtsoglou, S., Kotzur, P. F., Friehs, M. T., & Kemmesies, U. (2020). Proportion of foreigners negatively predicts the prevalence of xenophobic hate crimes within german districts. Social Psychology Quarterly, 83(2), 195–205.



Bohrer, B., Fries, M. T., Schmidt, P., & Weick, S. (2019). Contact between natives and migrants in Germany: Perceptions of the native population since 1980 and an examination of the contact hypotheses. Journal of Social Issues, 7(4), 320-332. 

Humberg, S., Dufner, M., Schönbrodt, F. D., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., Küfner, A. C. P., van Zalk, M. H. W., Denissen, J. J. A., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2019). Is accurate, positive, or inflated self-perception most advantageous for psychological adjustment? A competitive test of key hypotheses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(5), 835–859.

Kotzur, P. F., Friehs, M. T., Asbrock, F., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2019). Stereotype content of refugee subgroups in Germany. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49(7), 1344–1358.

Kotzur, P. F., Schäfer, S. J., & Wager, U. (2019). Meeting a nice asylum seeker: Intergroup contact changes stereotype content perceptions and associated emotional prejudices, and encourages solidarity-based collective action intentions. British Journal of Social Psychology, 58, 668-690. 

Kunst, J. R., Kimel, S. Y., Shani, M., Alayan, R., & Thomsen, L. (2019). Can Abraham bring peace? The relationship between acknowledging shared religious roots and intergroup conflict. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 11(4), 417–432.

van Zalk, N., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2019). Longitudinal links between adolescent social anxiety and depressive symptoms: Testing the mediational effects of cybervictimization. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 50(2), 186–197.

Wagner, U., Suppmann, A., Siebert, R., Friehs, M. T., & Kotzur, P. F. (2019). Das Image der deutschen Polizei bei jungen Geflüchteten [The image of the german police among young refugees]. Wissenschaft und Polizei1, 10-13. 



Geukes, K., van Zalk, M. H. W., & Back, M. D. (2018). Understanding personality development. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 42(1), 43–51.

Hewstone, M., Ramiah, A. A., Schmid, K., Floe, C., van Zalk, M. H. W., Wölfer, R., & New, R. (2018). Influence of segregation versus mixing: Intergroup contact and attitudes among white-british and asian-british students in high schools in Oldham, England. Theory and Research in Education, 16(2), 179–203.

Humberg, S., Dufner, M., Schönbrodt, F. D., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., van Zalk, M. H. W., Denissen, J. J. A., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2018). Enhanced versus simply positive: A new condition-based regression analysis to disentangle effects of self-enhancement from effects of positivity of self-view. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(2), 303–322.

Humberg, S., Dufner, M., Schönbrodt, F. D., Geukes, K., Hutteman, R., van Zalk, M. H. W., Denissen, J. J. A., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2018). Why condition-based regression analysis (CRA) is indeed a valid test of self-enhancement effects: A response to Krueger et al. (2017). Collabra: Psychology, 4(1), Article 26.

Koschinsky, A., Heinrich, L., Boehnke, K., Cohrs, J. C., Markus, T., Shani, M., Singh, P. K., Smith Stegen, K., & Werner, W. (2018). Deep-sea mining: Interdisciplinary research on potential environmental, legal, economic, and societal implications. Integrated environmental assessment and management, 14(6), 672-691.

Kotzur, P. F. (2018). Kontakt zwischen Geflüchteten und Einheimischen - wie kann man für die Entspannung von Beziehungen zwischen verschiedenen Bevölkerungsgruppen sorgen? [Contact between refugees and autochthonous – How to achieve positive relations between different societal groups?] Fachnetz Flucht, 1. 

Kotzur, P. F., Tropp, L. R., & Wagner, U. (2018). Welcoming the unwelcome: How contact shapes contexts of reception for new immigrants in Germany and the United States. Journal of Social Issues74(4), 812-832.

Kunst, J. R., Boos, B., Kiel, S. Y., Obaidi, M., Shani, M., & Thomsen, L. (2018). Engaging in extreme activism in support of others' politically motivated fusion with outgroups. PLOS ONE, 13(1).



Geukes, K., van Zalk, M. H. W., & Back, M. D. (2017). Analyzing processes in personality development. In J. Specht (Ed.). Personality development across the lifespan (pp. 455-472). Academic Press.

Khoreva, V., Vaiman, V., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2017). Talent management practice effectiveness: Investigating employee perspective. Employee Relations, 39(1), 19–33.

Kotzur, P. F., Forsbach, N., & Wagner, U. (2017). Choose your words wisely: Stereotypes, emotions, and action tendencies towards fled people as a function of the group label. Social Psychology. 48(4), 226-241.

Kotzur, P. F., Torres, C. V., Kedzior, K. K., & Boehnke, K. (2017). Influences on political consumer behavior among university students in Brazil and Germany: The role of core political values and contextual features. International Journal of Psychology, 52(2), 126-135.

Mahmoodi, J., Leckelt, M., van Zalk, M. H. W., Geukes, K., & Back, M. D. (2017). Big data approaches in social and behavioral science: Four key trade-offs and a call for integration. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 57–62.

Shani, M., & Boehnke, K. (2017). The effect of Jewish–Palestinian mixed-model encounters on readiness for contact and policy support. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 23(3), 219–227.

Shani, M., & Leiser, A. (2017). Cyberactivism. In F. M. Moghaddam (Eds.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. Sage.

Wagner, U., & Kotzur, P. F. (2017). Die Fluchtkrise: Sozialpsychologische Analysen und Implikationen [The refuge crisis: Social psychological analyses and implications]. Wissenschaft und Frieden, 2, 19-21. 



Khoreva, V., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2016). Antecedents of work engagement among high potential employees. Career Development International, 21(5), 459–476.

Wölfer, R., Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2016). Developmental dynamics of intergroup contact and intergroup attitudes: Long-term effects in adolescence and early adulthood. Child Development, 87(5), 1466–1478.



Abdelzadeh, A., Özdemir, M., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2015). Dissatisfied citizens: An asset to or a liability on the democratic functioning of society? Scandinavian Political Studies, 38(4), 410–436.

Farah, H., & Shani, M. (2015). A multi-faceted approach for assessing the safety of Israeli Arab children in their travel to and from school. In s.n. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 94th annual meeting (pp. 1-21). Transportation Research Board (TRB).

van Zalk, M. H. W., & Denissen, J. (2015). Idiosyncratic versus social consensus approaches to personality: Self-view, perceived, and peer-view similarity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(1), 121–141.

van Zalk, M. H. W., & van Zalk, N. (2015). Violent peer influence: The roles of self-esteem and psychopathic traits. Development and Psychopathology, 27(4pt1), 1077–1088.



van Zalk, N., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2014). The importance of perceived care and connectedness with friends and parents for adolescent social anxiety. Journal of Personality, 83(3), 346–360.

Dahl, V., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2013). Peer networks and the development of illegal political behavior among adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(2), 399–409.

van Zalk, M. H. W., & Kerr, M. (2014). Developmental trajectories of prejudice and tolerance toward immigrants from early to late adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(10), 1658–1671.

van Zalk, M. H. W., van Zalk, N., Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2014). Influences between online–exclusive, conjoint and offline–exclusive friendship networks: The moderating role of shyness. European Journal of Personality, 28(2), 134–146.



Veenstra, R., Dijkstra, J. K., Steglich, C., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2013). Network-behavior dynamics. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23(3), 399–412.

van Zalk, M. H. W., Kerr, M., van Zalk, N., & Stattin, H. (2013). Xenophobia and tolerance toward immigrants in adolescence: Cross-influence processes within friendships. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41(4), 627–639.



Dufner, M., Denissen, J. J. A., van Zalk, M. H. W., Matthes, B., Meeus, W. H. J., van Aken, M. A. G., & Sedikides, C. (2012). Positive intelligence illusions: On the relation between intellectual self-enhancement and psychological adjustment. Journal of Personality, 80(3), 537–571.

Kerr, M., van Zalk, M. H. W., & Stattin, H. (2012). Psychopathic traits moderate peer influence on adolescent delinquency. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53(8), 826–835.



Boehnke, K., & Shani, M. (2011) Pete psychology: Contribution from Europe. In D. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Boehnke, K., & Shani, M. (2011). Antiwar activism. In D. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Boehnke, K., & Shani, M. (2011). Survey research in peace psychology. In D. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Denissen, J., Neumann, L., & van Zalk, M. H. W. (2011). How the internet is changing the implementation of traditional research methods, people's daily lives, and the way in which developmental scientists conduct research. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 34(6), 564-575.

Denissen, J. J. A., Schönbrodt, F. D., van Zalk, M. H. W., Meeus, W. H. J., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2011). Antecedents and consequences of peer–rated intelligence. European Journal of Personality, 25(2), 108–119.

Deuling, J. K., Denissen, J. J. A., van Zalk, M. H. W., Meeus, W., & van Aken, M. (2011). Perceived influence in groups over time: How associations with personality and cognitive ability can change over time. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(6), 576–585.

van Zalk, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., Denissen, J., van Aken, M. A. G., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2011). Who benefits from chatting, and why? The roles of extraversion and supportiveness in online chatting and emotional adjustment. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(9), 1202–1215.

van Zalk, N., van Zalk, M. H. W., Kerr, M., & Stattin, H. (2011). Social anxiety as a basis for friendship selection and socialization in adolescents' social networks. Journal of Personality, 79(3), 499–525.

van Zalk, N., van Zalk, M. H. W., & Kerr, M. (2011). Socialization of social anxiety in adolescent crowds. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(8), 1239–1249. 

ter Bogt, T. F. M., Delsing, M. J. M. H., van Zalk, M. H. W., Christenson, P. G., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2011). Intergenerational continuity of taste: Parental and adolescent music preferences. Social Forces, 90(1), 297–319.



Boehnke, K., Schmidtke, H., & Shani, M. (2010). "Peace-making: Socio-psychological approaches. In D. Bar-Tal (Ed.), Intergroup conflict and their resolution: Social psychological perspective. Frontiers of Social Psychology Series.

Ludes, P., & Shani, M. (2010). Civilizing or rational media: Peacemaker? In S. Kramer & P. Ludes (Eds.), Network cultures in the age of globalization: Vol. 2 of The world language of key visuals. Münster: Lit Verlag.

van Zalk, M. H. W., Kerr, M., Branje, S. J. T., Stattin, H., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2010). It takes three: Selection, influence, and de-selection processes of depression in adolescent friendship networks. Developmental Psychology, 46(4), 927–938.

van Zalk, M. H. W., Kerr, M., Branje, S. J. T., Stattin, H., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2010). Peer contagion and adolescent depression: The role of failure anticipation. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(6), 837–848.

Selfhout, M. H. W, Burk, W., Branje, S., Denissen, J., van Aken, M., & Meeus, W. (2010). Emerging late adolescent friendship networks and big five personality traits: A social network approach. Journal of Personality, 78(2), 509–538.



Mulder, J., Klugkist, I., van de Schoot, R., Meeus, W. H. J., Selfhout, M. H. W., & Hoijtink, H. (2009). Bayesian model selection of informative hypotheses for repeated measurements. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53(6), 530–546.

Selfhout, M. H. W. (2009). Me, myself, and you: Friendships in adolescence. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Selfhout, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., Delsing, M., ter Bogt, T. F. M., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2009). Different types of internet use, depression, and social anxiety: The role of perceived friendship quality. Journal of Adolescence, 32(4), 819–833.

Selfhout, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2009). Developmental trajectories of perceived friendship intimacy, constructive problem solving, and depression from early to late adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37(2), 251–264.

Selfhout, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., ter Bogt, T. F. M., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2009). The role of music preferences in early adolescents' friendship formation and stability. Journal of Adolescence, 32(1), 95–107.

Selfhout, M. H. W., Denissen, J., Branje, S., & Meeus, W. (2009). In the eye of the beholder: Perceived, actual, and peer-rated similarity in personality, communication, and friendship intensity during the acquaintanceship process. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96(6), 1152–1165.



Denissen, J. J. A., Geenen, R., Selfhout, M. H. W., & van Aken, M. A. G. (2008). Single‐item big five ratings in a social network design. European Journal of Personality, 22(1), 37–54.

Selfhout, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2008). The development of delinquency and perceived friendship quality in adolescent best friendship dyads. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36(4), 471–485.

Selfhout, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2007). Similarity in adolescent best friendships: The role of gender. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 63(2), 42–48.

Selfhout, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., ter Bogt, T. F. M., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2008). De rol van muziekvoorkeuren in vriendschappen [The role of music preferences in friendships]. Pedagogiek, 28, 99–113.,_susan_branje,_tom_ter_bogt___wim_meeus,_de_rol_van_gelijkheid_in_muziekvoorkeuren_in_vriendschapsformatie_en_vriendschapsverbreking.pdf

Selfhout, M. H. W., Delsing, M. J. M. H., ter Bogt, T. F. M., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2008). Heavy metal and hip-hop style preferences and externalizing problem behavior. Youth & Society, 39(4), 435–452.



Selfhout, M. H. W., Branje, S. J. T., Delsing, M. J. M. H., ter Bogt, T. F. M., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2007). Surfen, chatten en internaliserende problemen: De rol van kwaliteit van vriendshap [surfing, chatting and internalizing problems: The role of friendship quality]. Kind En Adolescent, 28(2), 52–60.