tilburg belief systems lab

We are located in the Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University. Our goal is to understand ideological and moral beliefs – such as political ideology, religious fundamentalism, and moral conviction – and how they structure attitudes and behaviors, how they provide people with meaning, and why people adopt them in the first place.

selected publications

Brandt, M. J. (2013). Do the disadvantaged legitimize the social system? A large-scale test of the status-legitimacy hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 765-785. [PDF | Replication Package | Footnote 7 Results | Footnote 9 Results | reanalyses suggested by John Jost | powerlessness, rather than low status?]

Brandt, M. J. (2017). Predicting ideological prejudice. Psychological Science, 28, 712-722. [PDFSOM | Replication Package]

Brandt, M. J., & Van Tongeren, D. R. (2017). Both high and low on religious fundamentalism are prejudiced towards dissimilar groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 76-97. [PDF | Replication Package | Coverage by BPS]