The Royal Academy Speaks
In this series, organised by Spui 25 and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Wim Brands talks to members of the Academy, Carsten de Dreu being one of them. What and who inspires him? What is the origin of their passion for research? What is the current state of affairs in his discipline? Which important questions beg for an answer? Find out more about the man behind the scientist and his views on his own discipline, science in general, society at large and the future.
About Carsten de Dreu
Carsten K.W. De Dreu is full professor at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology (since 1998) and Center for Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED). He is an elected fellow of several learned societies, including the Association for Psychological Science, and is a former president of the International Association for Conflict Management, and the European Association for Social Psychology. His scientific research and teaching focuses on the neurobiological and psychological underpinnings of cooperative decision making, conflict regulation, and group decision making. On these and related topics he published widely in scientific journals such as Science, Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. For his work he received several awards, including most influential article awards from the Academy of Management (2009, 2010), the William Owens Scholarly Achievement Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2014), and the 2014 Kurt Lewin Medal for mid-career achievements in social psychology from the European Association of Social Psychology.
Carsten de Dreu is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2012 and he is currently at NIAS as Guest of the Rector 2015/16, working on parochial cooperation, intergroup conflict, and the spreading of innovation.