Publications

2014

  • Dijkstra, K.A., van der Pligt, J.  & van Kleef, G.A. (2014). Effects of processing style on responsiveness to affective stimuli and processing fluency. Cognition & Emotion. [PDF]

2013

  • Bullens, L.,  van Harreveld, F., Förster, J.A.,  &  van der Pligt, J. (2013). Reversible decisions: The grass isn’t merely greener on the other side; it’s also very brown over here. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1093-1099. [PDF]
  • Dijkstra, K.A.,  van der Pligt, J. & G.A. van Kleef, G.A. (2013). Deliberation versus intuition:decomposing the role of expertise in judgment and decision making. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(3), 285-294.[PDF]
  • Petrova, D.G., van der Pligt, J. & Garcia-Retamero, R. (2013). Feeling the numbers: On the interplay between risk, affect and numeracy. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.[PDF]
  • Rutjens, B.T., van Harreveld, F. , & van der Pligt, J. (2013). Step by step: finding compensatory order in science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(3), 250-255. [PDF]
  • Rutjens,B.T., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., Kreemers, L.M., & Noorderwier, M.K.  (2013). Brief report: Steps, stages, and structure: finding compensatory order in scientific theories. Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, 142(2), 313-318. [PDF]
  • Schneider, I,K., A. Eerland, A, van Harreveld, F., Rotteveel, M., van der Pligt, J., van der Stoep, N., &  Zwaan, R.A. (2013). One way and the other: The bi-directional relationship between ambivalence and body movement. Psychological Science, 24, 319-325. [PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J.  & Blankers, M. (2013). Surveyonderzoek: de meting van attitudes en gedrag. Den Haag: Boom Lemma Uitgevers. [publisher]
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J.,  & Rutjens, B.T. (2013). Dat kan geen toeval zijn. De psychologie van ons bijgeloof. Amsterdam: Nieuw Amsterdam. [website]

2012

  • Dijkstra, K.A., van der Pligt, J., van Kleef, G.A., & Kerstholt, J.H. (2012). Deliberation versus intuition: global versus local processing in judgment and choice.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(5), 1156-1161.[PDF]
  • Eiser, J. R., Bostrom, A., Burton, J., Johnston, D. M., McClure, J., Paton, D., van der Pligt, J., & White, M. P. (2012). Risk interpretation and action:A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 1, 5-16.[PDF]
  • Rutjens, B.T., van der Pligt, J.,  & van Harreveld, F.  (2012). Regulating psychological threat: the motivational consequences of threatening contexts. In K.J. Jonas & T.A. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: the psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis (Social issues and interventions) (pp. 38-56). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • van Harreveld, F., Schneider, I.K.,  Nohlen, H.,  & van der Pligt, J.  (2012). The dynamics of ambivalence: evaluative conflict in attitudes and decision making. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive consistency: a fundamental principle in social cognition (pp. 267-284). New York, NY: Guildford Press.
  • Wiersema, D.V., van Harreveld, F.,  & van der Pligt, J. (2012). Shut your eyes and think of something else: self-esteem and avoidance when dealing with counter-attitudinal information. Social Cognition, 30(3), 323-334.[PDF]

2011

  • Dekker,P.,  de Goede, I.,  & van der Pligt, J. (2011). Kernenergie in de publieke opinie. Ontwikkelingen in het marktonderzoek: jaarboek MarktOnderzoekAssociatie, 36, 207-221.[go to publisher’s site]
  • Koomen, W., & van der Pligt, J. (2011). Polarisatie, radicalisering en terrorisme. Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers.

2010

  • Dekker,P.,  de Goede, I.,  & van der Pligt, J. (2010). De publieke opinie over kernenergie. (SCP-special 51). Den Haag: Sociaal Cultureel Planbureau.[go to publisher’s site]
  • Rutjens, B.T., van Harreveld, F.,  & van der Pligt, J. (2010). Yes we can: belief in progress as compensatory control. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(3), 246-252.[PDF]
  • Rutjens, B.T., van der Pligt, J.,  & van Harreveld, F. (2010). Deus or Darwin: randomness and belief in theories about the origin of life. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(6), 1078-1080.[PDF]
  • Wiersema, D.V., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2010). Motivated memory: memory for attitude-relevant information as a function of self-esteem. Social Cognition, 28(2), 219-239.[PDF]

2009

  • Koomen, W., & van der Pligt, J.  (2009). Achtergronden en determinanten van radicalisering en terrorisme: een overzicht. Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, 51(4), 345-359.[PDF]
  • Nordgren, L.F., van Harreveld, F.,  &  van der Pligt, J. (2009). The restraint bias: how the illusion of self-restraint promotes impulsive behavior. Psychological Science, 20(12), 1523-1528.[PDF]
  • Ouwerkerk, J.W., van Harreveld, F.,  & van der Pligt, J. (2009). Streng doch rechtvaardig? Interactie tussen handhaver en gehandhaafde als determinant van regelnaleving, strafacceptatie, en perceptie van rechtvaardigheid. (Handhaving en gedrag). Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
  • Rutjens, B.T., van der Pligt, J.,  &  van Harreveld , F. (2009). Things will get better: the anxiety-buffering qualities of progressive hope. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(5), 535-543.[PDF]
  • van Gelder, J-L., de Vries, R.E.  & J. van der Pligt, J.  (2009). Evaluating a dual-process model of risk: affect and cognition as determinants of risky choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 22(1), 45-61.[PDF]
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J.,  &  de Liver, Y.N. (2009). The agony of ambivalence and ways to resolve it: introducing the MAID model. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13(1), 45-61. [PDF]
  • van Harreveld, F.,  Rutjens, B.T., Rotteveel, M.,  Nordgren, L.F., & van der Pligt, J. (2009). Ambivalence and decisional conflict as a cause of psychological discomfort: feeling tense before jumping off the fence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(1), 167-173.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J.,  & Koomen, W. (2009). Achtergronden en determinanten van radicalisering en terrorisme. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Onderzoeksinstituut Psychologie, WODC.[go to publisher’s site]

2008

  • Nordgren, L.F., van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F.  (2008). The instability of health cognitions: Visceral states influences self-efficacy and related health beliefs. Health Psychology, 27(6), 722-727.[PDF]
  • van Harreveld, F. van der Pligt, J.,  & L. Nordgren, L.F. (2008). The relativity of bad decisions: Social comparison as a means to alleviate regret. British Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 105-117.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., Koomen, W.,  & van Harreveld, F. (2008). Bestraffen: Een overzicht, een mythe en nieuwe varianten. Justitiële Verkenningen, 34(2), 70-81.[PDF]

2007

  • de Liver, Y. N., van der Pligt, J., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2007). Positive and negative associations underlying ambivalent attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 319-326.[PDF]
  • Nordgren, L. F. van der Pligt, J., & van Harreveld, F. (2007) Evaluating Eve: Visceral states influence the evaluation of impulsive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 75–84.[PDF]
  • Nordgren, L. F., van der Pligt, J. & van Harreveld, F., (2007). Unpacking perceived control in risk perception: The mediating role of anticipated regret. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 20, 533-544.[PDF]
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., Claassen, E., & van Dijk, W. W., (2007). Inmate emotion coping and psychological and physical well-being: The use of crying over spilled milk. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 697-708.[PDF]
  • Wright, G., Ayton, P., Rowe, G., & van der Pligt, J. (2007). Post-court road safety interventions for convicted traffic offenders: Recommendations of a judgement and decision-making working group. Road Safety Research Report No. 71.[PDF]

 2006

  • Nordgren, L. F. van der Pligt, J. & van Harreveld, F. (2006). Visceral drives in retrospect: making attributions about the inaccessible past. Psychological Science, 17, 635-640.[PDF]
  • Nordgren, L. F., van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2006). Ambivalence, discomfort and motivated information processing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 42, 252-258.[PDF]
  • van den Berg, H., van der Pligt, J., Wigboldus, D. H. J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2006). The impact of affective and cognitive focus on attitude formation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 373-379.[PDF]

 2005

  • Berndsen, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2005). Risks of meat: The relative impact of cognitive, effective and moral concerns. Appetite,44, 195-205.[PDF]
  • de Liver, Y. N., van der Pligt, J., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2005). Unpacking attitudes towards genetically modified food. Appetite, 45, 242-249.[PDF]
  • Sigal, J., Gibbs, M. S., Goodrich, C., Rashid, T., Anjum, A., Hsu, D., Perrino, C. S., Boratav, H. B., Carson-Arenas, A., van Baarsen, B., van der Pligt, J., & Pan, W.-K. (2005). Cross-cultural reactions to academic sexual harassment: Effects of individualist vs. collectivist culture and gender participants. Sex Roles, 52, 201-215.[PDF]
  • van den Berg, H., Manstead, A. S. R., van der Pligt, J., & Wigboldus, D. (2005). The role of effect in attitudes toward organ donation and donor relevant behavior. Psychology & Health, 20, 789-802.[PDF]

 2004

  • Berndsen, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2004). Ambivalence towards meat. Appetite. 42, 71-78.[PDF]
  • Berndsen, M., van der Pligt, J., Doosje, B., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2004). Guilt and regret: The etermining role of interpersonal and intrapersonal harm. Cognition and Emotion, 18, 55-70.[PDF]
  • van Harreveld, F., & van der Pligt, J. (2004). Attitudes as stable and transparant constructions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 666-674.[PDF]
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., de Vries, N. K., Wenneker, C., & Verhue, D. (2004). Ambivalence and information integration in attitudinal judgment, British Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 431-447.[PDF]

2003

  • van der Maas, H. L. J., Kolstein, R., & van der Pligt, J. (2003). Sudden transitions in attitudes. Sociological Methods and Research, 32, 125-152.[PDF]
  • van Dijk, W. W., Zeelenberg, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2003). Blessed are those who expect othing: Lowering expectations as a way of avoiding disappointment. Journal of Economic Psychology, 24, 505-516.[PDF]

 2002

  • Berndsen, M., Spears, R., van der Pligt, J., & McGarty, G. (2002). Illusory correlation and stereotype formation: making sense of group differences and cognitive biases. In C. McGarty, V. Yzerbyt, & R. Spears (Eds.) Stereotypes as explanations (pp. 90-110). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
  • Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (2002). The what, when and how of affective influences in interpersonal behavior. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 71-73.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (2002). Cognition and affect in risk perception and risky decision-making. In C. von Hofsten & L. Bäckman (Eds.) Psychology at the turn of the millennium: Social, developmental, and clinical perspectives, Vol. 2 (pp. 247-270). Hove, England: Psychology Press.
  • van der Pligt, J., & Daamen, D. (2002). Nuclear Energy: Perceived risk, risk acceptability and communication. In G. Bartels & W. Nelissen (Eds.) Transactional government (pp. 432-438). Amsterdam: IOSPress.[PDF]

 2001

  • Berndsen, M., & van der Pligt, J. (2001). Time is on my side: Optimism in intertemporal choice. Acta Psychologica, 108, 173-186.[PDF]
  • Berndsen, M., McGarty, C., van der Pligt, J., & Spears, R. (2001). Meaning-seeking in the illusory correlation paradigm: The active role of participants in the categorization process. British Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 209-233.[PDF]
  • Roelofsma, P. H. M. P., & van der Pligt, J. (2001). On the psychology of time preference and uman decisions. Acta Psychologica, 108, 91-93. van der Pligt, J. (2001). Vulnerability and perceived susceptibility. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, 24 (pp. 16333-16335). Oxford, England: Elsevier.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (2001). Psychology of Decision making. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, 5 (pp. 3309-3315). Oxford, England: Elsevier.
  • van der Pligt, J. (2001). Vulnerability and perceived susceptibility. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, 24 (pp. 16333-16335). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

 2000

  • Berndsen, M., Spears, R., van der Pligt, J., & McGarty, G. (2002). Illusory correlation and stereotype formation: making sense of group differences and cognitive biases. In C. McGarty, V. Yzerbyt, & R. Spears (Eds.) Stereotypes as explanations (pp. 90-110). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
  • van der Pligt, J. (2002). Cognition and affect in risk perception and risky decision-making. In C. von Hofsten & L. Bäckman (Eds.) Psychology at the turn of the millennium: Social, developmental, and clinical perspectives, Vol. 2 (pp. 247-270). Hove, England: Psychology Press.
  • van der Pligt, J., de Vries, N. K., Manstead, A. S. R., & van Harreveld, F. (2000). The importance of being selective: Weighing the role of attribute importance in attitudinal judgment. In M.P. Zanna (Ed.) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 32, 135-200.[PDF]
  • van Harreveld, van der Pligt, & de Vries, N. K. (2000). The structure of attitudes: Attribute importance and accessibility. British Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 363-380.[PDF]
  • Zeelenberg, M., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (2000). Attributions of responsibility and affective reactions to decision outcomes. Acta Psychologica, 104, 303-316.[PDF]
  • Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W. W., Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (2000). On bad decisions and disconfirmed expectancies: The psychology of regret and disappointment. Cognition and Emotion, 14, 521-541.[PDF]

1999

  • Berndsen, M., Spears, R., van der Pligt, J., & McGarty, C.& (1999). Determinants of intergroup differentiation in the illusory correlation task. British Journal of Psychology, 90, 201-220.[PDF]
  • Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (1999). One process or two? Quantitative and qualitative distinctions in models of persuasion. Psychological Inquiry, 10, 144-149.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1999). What will be left for social psychology in the future? In Brander, T., David, S., Groen, R., Nagtegaal, M., Meijnders, G., Schrier, R., & Vermin (Eds.) The future of psychology (pp. 89-93). Amsterdam: VSPA.
  • van Dijk, W. W., van der Pligt, J., & Zeelenberg, M. (1999). Effort invested in vaIn The impact of efforton the intensity of disappointment and regret. Motivation and Emotion,23, 203-220.[PDF]
  • van Dijk, W., Zeelenberg, M, & van der Pligt, J. (1999). Not having what you want versus having what you don’t want: The impact of type of negative outcome on the experience of disappointment and related emotions. Cognition and Emotion, 13, 129-148.[PDF]
  • van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1999). Attitudes toward smoking and the subjective importance of attributes: Implications for changing risk-benefit ratios. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 58, 65-72.[PDF]

 1998

  • Berndsen, M., Spears, R., C. McGarty & van der Pligt, J. (1998). Dynamics of differentiation: Similarity as the precursor and product of stereotype formation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1451-1463.[PDF]
  • Manstead, A. S. R. & van der Pligt, J., (1998). Should we expect more from expectancy-value models of attitude and behaviour? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1313-1316.[PDF]
  • Richard, R., de Vries, N. K., & van der Pligt, J. (1998). Anticipated regret and precautionary sexual behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1411-1428.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1998). Perceived risk and vulnerability as predictors of precautionary health behaviour. British Journal of Health Psychology, 3, 1-14.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1998). Belief importance in expectancy-value models of attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1339-1354.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1998). Epectancy-value models of health behaviour: The role of salience and anticipated affect. Psychology & Health, 13, 298-305.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., & Otten, W. (1998). Risk Communication campaigns on AIDS and HIV in Europe, In P. C. R. Gray, R. M. Stern, & M. Bioca (Eds.). Communicating about risks to environment and health in Europe (pp. 43-69). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer.
  • van der Pligt, J., van Schie, E. C. M., & Hoevenagel, R. (1998) Understanding and valuing environmental risk:The effects of availability and anchoring on judgment. Zeitschrift für  Experimentelle Psychologie, 45, 286-302.
  • van der Pligt, J., Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W.W., de Vries, N.K. & Richard, R. (1998). Affect, attitudes and decisions: Let’s be more specific. European Review of Social Psychology, 8, 33-66.[PDF]
  • Zeelenberg, M., van der Pligt, J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (1998). Undoing regret on Dutch Television: Apologizing for interpersonal regrets involving actions or inactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 1113-1119.[PDF]
  • Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W. W., Manstead, A. S. R., & van der Pligt, J. (1998). The experience of regret and disappointment. Cognition and Emotion, 12, 221-230.[PDF]
  • Zeelenberg, M., van Dijk, W. W., van Empelen, P., Reinderman, D., van der Pligt, J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (1998). Emotional reactions to the outcomes of decisions: The role of counterfactual thought in the experience of regret and disappointment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Making, 75, 117-141.[PDF]

 1997

  • van Dijk, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1997). The impact of probability and magnitude of outcome on disappointment and elation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 69, 277-284.[PDF]

 1996

  • Berndsen, M., Spears, R., & van der Pligt, J. (1996). Illusory correlation and attitude-based vested interest. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 247-264.[PDF]
  • Berndsen, M., van der Pligt, J., Spears, R., & McCarty (1996). Expectations-based and data-based illusory correlation: The effects of confirming versus disconfirming evidence. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 899-914.[PDF]
  • Bosveld, W., Koomen, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1996). Estimating groupsize: Effects of category membership, differential construal and selective exposure. European Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 523-535.[PDF]
  • Martijn, C., van der Pligt, J. & Spears, R. (1996). Self-serving bias in attitude judgments: The use of person versus issue implicated language. Social Cognition, 14, 77-91.[PDF]
  • Otten, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1996). Context effects in the measurement of optimism in probability judgment. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 15, 80-101.[PDF]
  • Richard, R., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1996). Anticipated regret and time perspective: Changing sexual risk-taking behavior. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 9, 185-199.[PDF]
  • Richard, R., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1996). Anticipated affect and behavioral choice Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 18, 111-129.[PDF]
  • Stapel, D. A., Koomen, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1996). The referents of trait inferences: Impact of trait concepts versus actor-trait links on subsequent judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 437-450.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1996) Risk perception and self-protective behaviour. European Psychologist, 1, 34-43.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1996). Judgment and Decision Making. In G. Semin & K. Fiedler (Eds.) Applied social psychology (pp. 30-64). London: Sage.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1996). Perceived risk, optimism and behaviour. In Georgas, J. Manthouli, M., Besevegis, E., & Kokkevi, A. (Eds.) Contemporary psychology in Europe (pp. 91-102). Seattle, WA: Hogrefe and Huber.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1996). Social psychology and environmental issues. In G. Semin & K. Fiedler (Eds.) Applied social psychology (pp. 173-197). London: Sage.[PDF]
  • van der Velde, F. W., Hooykaas, C. & van der Pligt, J., (1996). Conditional versus unconditional risk estimates in models of AIDS-related risk behaviour. Psychology and Health, 12, 87-100.[PDF]
  • Zeelenberg, M., Beattie, J., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1996). Consequences of regret aversion: Effects of expected feedback on risky decision making. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 65, 148-158.[PDF]

 1995

  • Bosveld, W., Koomen, W., van der Pligt, J., & Plaisier, J.W. (1995). Differential construal and explanation for false consensus and false uniqueness effects. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 31, 518-532.[PDF]
  • Hartgers, C., van den Hoek, J. A. R., Coutinho, R. A., & van der Pligt, J. (1995). Psicopatilogía, estrés y comportamiento de riesgo de HIV del consumo endovenoso en adictos a las drogas. Revista de Toxicomanías, 2, 3-11.
  • Richard, R., van der Pligt, J., & de Vries, N. K. (1995). Anticipated affective reactions and prevention of AIDS. British Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 9-21.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1995). Various entries in Manstead, A. S. R., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.) The Blackwell encyclopedia of social psychology, (1) Bayes’ theorem (pp. 85-86); (2) Decision-making, (pp. 168-173); (3) Inference (p. 324); (4) Process-tracing (p. 456); (5) Prospect theory (pp. 460-463); (6) Risk (pp. 481-485); (7) Subjective Expected Utility (p. 642). Oxford, England: Blackwell.
  • van Schie, E. C. M., & van der Pligt, J. (1995). Influencing risk-preference in decision-making: The effects of framing and salience. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , 63, 264-275.[PDF]

 1994

  • Bosveld, W., Koomen, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1994). Selective exposure and the false consensus effect: The availability of similar and dissimilar others. British Journal of  Social Psychology, 33, 457-466.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, (1994). Healthy thoughts about unhealthy behaviour? Psychology and Health, 9, 187-190.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1994). Risk appraisal and health behaviour. In D. R. Rutter & L. Quine (Eds.) Social psychology and health: European perspectives (pp. 131-152). Aldershot, England: Avebury.
  • van der Pligt, J., & Richard, R. (1994). Changing adolescents’ sexual behaviour: perceived risk, self-efficacy and anticipated regret. Patient Education and Counseling, 23, 187-196.[PDF]
  • van der Velde, F. W., van der Pligt, J., & Hooykaas, C. (1994). Perceiving AIDS-re­lated risks: Accuracy as a function of differences in actual risk. Health Psychology, 13, 25-33.[PDF]
  • van Eijndhoven, J. C. M., Weterings, R. A.P.M., Worrell, C.W., de Boer, J., van der Pligt, J., & Stallen, P. J. M. (1994). Risk communication in the Netherlands: The Monitored Introduction of the EC ‘Post Seveso’ Directive. Risk Analysis, 14, 87-96.[PDF]
  • van Schie, E. C. M., & van der Pligt, J. (1994). Getting an anchor on availability in causal judgment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 57, 140-154.[PDF]
  • van Schie, E. C. M., Martijn, C., & van der Pligt, J. (1994). Evaluative language, cognitive effort and attitude change. European Journal of Social Psychology, 24, 707-712.[PDF]

 1993

  • Bonini, N., van Schie, E. C. M., van der Pligt, J., & Legrenzi, P. (1994). Gli effetti della manipolazione del contesto di giudizio sull’invarianza della stima probabilistica dell’accadimento di eventi. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 21, 1, 47-61.
  • van der Pligt, J., Otten, W., Richard, R., & van der Velde, F. (1993). Perceived risk of AIDS: Unrealistic optimism and self-protective action. In J. Pryor & G. Reeder (Eds.) The social psychology of HIV-infection (pp. 39-58). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.[PDF]
  • van Schie, E. C. M., van der Pligt, J., & van Baaren, K. (1993). Judging risk behaviour and risk preference: The role of the evaluative connotation of risk terms, European Journal of Social Psychology, 23, 597-611.[PDF]

 1992

  • Bouts, P., Spears, R., & van der Pligt, J. (1992). Counterfactual processing and the correspondence between events and outcomes: Normality vs. value. European Journal of Social Psychology, 22, pp. 387-396.[PDF]
  • Hartgers, C., Krijnen, P., van den Hoek, J. A. R., Coutinho, R. A., & van der Pligt, J. (1992). HIV risk behavior and beliefs of HIV-seropositive drugusers, Journal of Drug Issues, 22, 833-847.[PDF]
  • Hartgers, C., van den Hoek, J. A. R., Coutinho, R. A., & van der Pligt, J. (1992). Psychopathology, stress and HIV-risk among drug users. British Journal of Addiction, 87, 857-865.[PDF]
  • Martijn, A. C., Spears, R., van der Pligt, J., & Jakobs, E. (1992). Negativity and positivity effects in person perception and inference: Ability versus morality. European Journal of Social Psychology, 22, 453-464.[PDF]
  • Otten, W., & van der Pligt, J. (1992). Risk and Behavior: The mediating role of risk-appraisal. Acta Psychologica, 80, 325-346.[PDF]
  • van der Velde, F. W., Hooykaas, C. & van der Pligt, J., (1992). Risk perception and behavior: Pessimism, realism and optimism about AIDS-related behavior. Psy­chology and Health 6, 23-38.[PDF]

 1991

  • Hooykaas, C., van der Linden, M. M. D., van Doornum, G. J. J., van der Velde, F. W., van der Pligt, J., & Coutinho, R. A. (1991). Limited changes in sexual behaviour of heterosexual men and women with multiple partners in the Netherlands. AIDS Care, 3, 21-30.[PDF]
  • Richard, R., & van der Pligt, J. (1991). Factors affecting condom use among adolescents Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 1, 105-116.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1991). Health education: risk perception and unrealistic optimism. In M. Johnston, M. Herbert, & T. Marteau (Eds.) European health psychology (pp. 124-125). Leicester, England: British Social Psychological Society.
  • van der Velde, F. W. , & van der Pligt, J. (1991). AIDS-related health behaviour: Coping, protection motivation and previous behaviour. Behavioral Medicine, 14, 429-451.[PDF]

 1990

  • Eiser, J. R., Hannover, B, Mann, L., Morin, M., van der Pligt, J., Webley, P. (1990). Nuclear attitudes after Chernobyl: A cross-national study, Journal of Environ­men­tal Psychology, 10, 101-110. Reprinted in T. O’Riordon (Ed.) (1995). Readings in Environmental Psychology: Perceiving Environmental Risk, pp. 103-112. London: Academic Press.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1990). Nuclear waste: Public acceptance and siting policy. In J. J. P Koopman, P. B.Bohlmeijer, T. J. H. Stuijt, O. R. M. Meijer, & A. T. P. van Kranenburg, (Eds.) Mining pollution: What is the solution? (pp. 93-104). Delft, the Netherlands: Mijnbouwkundige Vereeniging.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1990). Risk communication (Chapter 3, Panel discussion part one). In M. S. Baram & D. G. Partan (Eds.) Corporate disclosure of environmental risks: U.S. and European law (pp. 50-54). Salem, NH.: Butterworth Legal Publish­ers.
  • van der Pligt, J. & de Boer, J., (1990). Contaminated soil and the public: Risk perception and policy implications. In R. E. Kasperson & P. J. Stallen (Eds.) Communicating risks to the public (pp. 127-144). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer.
  • van der Pligt, J. & van Schie, E. C. M. (1990). Frames of reference, judgment and attitude. In M. Hewstone & W. Stroebe (Eds.) European Review of Social Psychology, 1 (pp. 61-80). Chichester, England: Wiley.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., & Midden C. J. H. (1990). Chernobyl: Four years later, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 10, 91-99.[JEP]
  • van Schie, E. C. M. & van der Pligt, J. (1990). Influence diagrams and fault trees: The role of salience and anchoring. In K. Borcherding, O. I. Larichev, & D. M. Messick (Eds). Contemporary issues in decision making (pp. 177-188). Amsterdam: North Holland.
  • van Schie, E. C. M., & van der Pligt, J. (1990). Problem presentation, frame preference and risky choice. Acta Psychologica, 95, 243-259.[PDF]
  • Weterings, R. A. P. M., van Eijndhoven, J. C. M., Worrell, J., de Boer, J., van der Pligt, J., & Stallen, P. J. M. (1990). Risk  communication in the Netherlands: The implementation of the EC-Post-Seveso directive. In H. B. F. Gow & H. Otway (Eds.). Communicating with the public about major accident hazards (pp. 451-460). London & New York: Elsevier Applied Science.

1989

  • Eiser, J. R., van der Pligt, J. & Spears, R. (1989) Local residents’ attributions for nu­clear decisions. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 10, 141-148.[PDF]
  • Hooykaas, C., van der Pligt, J., van Doornum, G. J. J., van der Linden, M. M. D., & Coutinho, R. A. (1989). Heterosexuals at risk for HIV: Differences between priv­ate and commercial partners in sexual behavior and condom use. AIDS, 3, 525-532.[PDF]
  • Spears, R. Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1989) Attitude strength and the perceived prevalence of attitude positions. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 10, 43-55.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1989) Transgressive decision making: Prospects and boundaries. Acta Psychologica, 69, 71-75.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1989). Applied decision research and environmental policy. In. B. Rohrman, L. R. Beach, Ch. Vlek, & S. R. Watson (Eds.) Advances in decision research (pp. 293-312). Amsterdam: North-Holland.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1989). Nuclear waste: Public perception and siting policy. In C. A. J. Vlek & G. Cvetkovich (Eds.), Social decision methodology for technological projects, pp. 235-252. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company.

 1988

  • Eiser, J. R., & Spears, R., Webley, P. & van der Pligt, J. (1988) Local residents’ atti­tudes to oil and nuclear developments, Social Behaviour, 3, 237-53.[PDF]
  • Eiser, J. R., van der Pligt, J. & Spears, R. (1988) Local opposition to the construction of a nuclear power station: Differential salience of impacts. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 18, 654-663.[PDF]
  • Eiser, J. R., van der Pligt, J. & Spears, R. (1988). Local opposition to the construction of a nuclear power station: Risk and rationality. In D. Canter, G. Stephenson & C. Jesuino (Eds.), Environmental social psychology (pp. 189-196). Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1988) Applied decision research and environmental policy. Acta Psy­chologica, 68, 293-311.[PDF]

1987

  • de Boer, J., van der Linden, J. & van der Pligt, J. (1987). Air pollution, annoyance and coping. In H. S. Koelega (Ed.), Environmental annoyance: Characterization, measurement and control (pp. 165-174). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers.[PDF]
  • Spears, R., Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1987) Further evidence for expectation-based illusory correlations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 17, 253-258.[PDF]
  • Spears, R., van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1987) Sources of evaluation of nuclear and renewable energy contained in the local press. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 7, 31-43. Reprinted in T. O’Riordon (Ed.) (1995). Readings in Environmental Psychology: Perceiving Environmental Risk, pp. 195-208. London: Academic Press.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1987) Comparative judgments and preferences: The influence of the number of response alternatives. British Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 269-280.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1987). Nuclear waste: Facts, fears and atti­tudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 17, 453-470.[PDF]

 1986

  • Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1986) “Sick” or “hooked”: Smokers’ perception of their addiction. Addictive Behaviors, 11, 11-15.[PDF]
  • Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1986) Attribution, expectancy of success and smoking cessation. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 4, 60-70.[PDF]
  • Spears, R., Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1986) Evaluation of nuclear power and re­newable alternatives as portrayed in UK local press coverage. Environment and Planning (A), 18, 1639-1647.[PDF]
  • Spears, R., van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1986) Generalizing the illusory correlation effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1127-1134.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1986) Attitudes to nuclear energy: Familiarity and salience. Environment and Behavior, 18, 75-93.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1986) Construction of a nuclear power station in one’s locality: Attitudes and salience. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 7, 1-15.[PDF]

 1985

  • Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1985) Attitudinal and social factors in adolescent smoking: In search of peer group influence. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 14, 348-363.[PDF]
  • Eiser, J. R., Morgan, M. & van der Pligt, J. (1985). What is peer group influence? In M. Grant, & R. Waahlberg (Eds.), Extending alcohol education (pp. 80-88). Oslo, Norway: Statens Edruskapsdirektorat.
  • Eiser, J. R., van der Pligt, J., Raw, M. & Sutton, S. R. (1985) Trying to stop smoking: Effects of perceived addiction, attributions for failure and expectancy of success. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 8, 321-341.[PDF]
  • Spears, R., van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1985) Illusory correlation and the perception of group attitudes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 863-875. (Corrections to Spears et al. in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 1437.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1985) Energy conservation: Two easy ways out. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 15, 3-15.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1985) Public attitudes to nuclear energy: Salience and anxiety. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 5, 87-97. Reprinted in T. O’Riordon (Ed.). (1995). Readings in Environmental Psychology: Perceiving Environmental Risk (pp. 91-102). London: Academic Press.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1985) Nuclear energy, beliefs, values and acceptability. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 10, 147-150.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1985). Accentuation and salience in attitudinal judg­ment. In F. L. Denmark (Ed.) Social/ecological psychology and the psychology of women. Selected papers (Vol.7) of the XIII International Congress of Psychology (pp. 19-34). Amsterdam: North-Holland.
  • van der Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1985). Social Judgment in the field: Attitudes toward nuclear energy. In F. L. Denmark (Ed.), Social/ecological psychology and the psychology of women. Selected papers (Vol.7) of the VIII International Congress of Psychology (pp. 333-334). Amsterdam: North-Holland.

 1984

  • Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1984) Accentuation theory, polarization and the judgment of attitude statements. In J. R. Eiser (Ed.), Attitudinal judgment (pp. 43-63). New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1984). Attitudes in a social context. In H. Tajfel (ed.), The social dimension: European developments in social psychology (pp. 363-378). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
  • van der Pligt, J. (1984) Attributions, false consensus and valence: Two field studies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46, 57-68.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1984) The attribution of traits to self and others: Situationality versus uncertainty. Current Psychological Research and Reviews, 3, 45-51.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1984). Dimensional salience, judgment and attitudes. In J. R. Eiser (ed.), Attitudinal judgment (pp. 161-178). New York: Springer Verlag.
  • van der Pligt, J. & Taylor, C. (1984) Trait Attribution: evaluation, description and atti­tude extremity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 14, 211-221.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., Eiser, J. R. & Spears, R. (1984) Public attitudes to nuclear energy. Energy Policy, 12, 302-306.[PDF]

 1983

  • Eiser, J. R., van der Pligt, J. & Friend, P. (1983) Adolescents’ arguments for and against smoking. Journal of the Institute of Health Education, 21, 73-78.[PDF]
  • Ester, P., Mindell, C., van der Linden, J. & van der Pligt, J. (1983) The influence of living near a nuclear power plant on beliefs about nuclear energy. Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik, 6, 349-362.
  • Spears, R., Eiser, J. R., & van der Pligt, J. (1983). Nuclear Energy and its alternatives: Attitudes and beliefs in South West England. Architectural Psychology Newsletter, XIII, 11-13.
  • van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1983) Actors’ and observers’ attributions, self-serving bias and positivity bias. European Journal of Social Psychology, 13, 95-104.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1983) Value connotations, perspectives and self-perception. European Journal of Social Psychology, 13, 127-141.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., Ester, P. & van der Linden, J. (1983) Attitude extremity, consensus and diagnosticity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 13, 437-439.[PDF]

 1982

  • Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1982) Accentuation and perspective in attitudinal judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44, 234-238.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J., van der Linden, J. & Ester, P. (1982) Attitudes to nuclear energy: Beliefs, values and false consensus. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 2, 221-231.[PDF]

 1980

  • Eiser, J. R., Gossop, M. & van der Pligt, J. (1980) Drug attitudes and discrimination between drugs among a group of English school-children. Drug and Alcohol Dependency, 5, 57-62.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. & Eiser, J. R. (1980) Negativity and descriptive extremity in impression formation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 415-419.[PDF]

 1981

  • Raw, M. & van der Pligt, J. (1981). Can television help people give up smoking? In D.F. Leather, G. B. Hastings & J. K. Davies (Eds.), Health education and the media. Oxford, England: Pergamon Press.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. (1981). Actor-observer explanations: Divergent perspectives or divergent evaluations? In C. Antaki (Ed.), The psychology of ordinary explanations of social behaviour (pp. 97-118). London: Academic Press.

 1979

  • Eiser, J. R. & van der Pligt, J. (1979) Beliefs and values in the nuclear debate. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9, 524-536.[PDF]
  • Eiser, J. R., van der Pligt, J. & Gossop, M. (1979) Categorization, attitudes and memory for the source of attitude statements. European Journal of Social Psychology, 9, 243-251.[PDF]
  • van der Pligt, J. & van Dijk, J.A. (1979) Polarization and preference for judgmental labels. European Journal of Psychology, 9, 233-241.[PDF]

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