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Bernard A. Nijstad

Bernard A. Nijstad

Bernard Nijstad is interested in group processes, group decision making, creativity and innovation, and indecision and decision avoidance.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence

Books:

Journal Articles:

  • Kleef, G. A. van, Anastasopoulou, C., & Nijstad, B. A. (2010). Can expressions of anger enhance creativity? A test of the emotions as social information. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1042-1048.
  • Baas, M., De Dreu, C. K. W. & Nijstad, B. A. (2008). The mood-creativity link reconsidered: A meta-analysis of 25 years of research. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 779-806.
  • Nijstad, B. A. & Kaps, S. C. (2008). Taking the easy way out: Preference diversity, decision strategies, and decision refusal in groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 860-870.
  • De Dreu, C. K. W., Nijstad, B. A., & Van Knippenberg, D. (2008). Motivated information processing in group judgment and decision making. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 12, 22-49.
  • Nijstad, B. A. (2008). Choosing none of the above: Persistence of negativity after group discussion and group decision refusal. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 525-538.
  • Nijstad, B. A., Stroebe, W., & Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2006). The illusion of group productivity: A reduction of failures explanation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 31-48.
  • Rietzschel, E. F., Nijstad, B. A., & Stroebe, W. (2006). Productivity is not enough: A comparison of interactive and nominal groups on idea generation and selection. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 244-251.
  • Nijstad, B. A. & Stroebe, W. (2006). How the group affects the mind: A cognitive model of idea generation in groups. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 186-213.
  • Anderson, N., De Dreu, C. K. W., & Nijstad, B. A. (2004). The routinization of innovation research: A constructively critical review of the state-of-the-science. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 147-173.
  • Nijstad, B. A., Van Vianen, A. E. M., Stroebe, W., & Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2004). Persistence in brainstorming: Exploring stop rules in same-sex groups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7, 195-206.
  • Nijstad, B. A., Stroebe, W., & Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2003). Production blocking and idea generation: Does blocking interfere with cognitive processes? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 531-548.
  • Nijstad, B. A., Stroebe, W., & Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2002). Cognitive stimulation and interference in groups: Exposure effects in an idea generation task. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 535-544.
  • Nijstad, B. A., Stroebe, W., & Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (1999). Persistence of brainstorming groups: How do people know when to stop? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 165-185.

Other Publications:

  • Nijstad, B. A., Diehl, M., & Stroebe, W. (2003). Cognitive stimulation and interference in idea generating groups. In P. B. Paulus and B. A. Nijstad (Eds.), Group creativity: Innovation through collaboration (pp. 137-159). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Stroebe, W, Nijstad, B. A., & Rietzschel, E. F. (2010). Beyond productivity loss in brainstorming groups: The evolution of a question. In M. P. Zanna & Olson, J. M. (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (43, pp. 158-203). New York: Academic Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Organizational Behavior

Bernard A. Nijstad
HR Management and Organizational Behavior
University of Groningen
P.O. Box 800
9700 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

  • Phone: +31 50 363 8674

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