Jennifer Jordan

Jennifer Jordan

I am an associate professor of Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior at the University of Groningen. My training is based in social psychology (M.A., M. Phil., PhD. Yale University).

Location Groningen, The Netherlands


  • Good to hear, Peter!

  • Good to hear, Amubiaya.

  • That is exactly right, Tim. Thanks for clarifying.

  • Thanks so much, Taofiki.

  • Ah! My pleasure, Roxana. Thanks.

  • Thanks, Charles!

  • That is great to hear, Aleksander.

  • that's a really beautiful story, Geoff. I hope your son is now well.

  • Thanks, Victor. Glad to hear it was useful for you.

  • thanks, Robert!

  • Nice summary of the situation, Sheila!

  • Absolutely! Because the society around us has such a strong influence on our own implicit associations, people in various groups tend to hold negative stereotypes about their own groups, Robert.

  • Absolutely, all media influences the way we see the world around us, Christy!

  • Hi Charles. What the IAT measures is your "implicit association" between two concepts. So, in some way, it is about your reaction time, as we ACCURATELY react more quickly to association that tap into implicit associations that are already represented in our psyches.

  • Thanks, Juann! I'm glad you find them interesting. It is a nice challenge to think about interesting ways to present these phenomenon.

  • Thanks, Amubiaya! I'm glad you finding them useful. That was my intention :)

  • I like your way of explaining it, Ishmael!

  • thanks, Charles. My pleasure!

  • that is correct, Charlotte.

  • Great example, Alan! (glad I don't drive an Audi ;)

  • I agree with Angus. Great example, Geoff!

  • nice example of the base-rate fallacy, Cesar!

  • I agree, Ian!

  • Interesting, Geoff. I was not aware of this.

  • You are right on track, Robert! I talk about some of this in the session to follow!

  • Glad to hear you're liking it, Julie :)

  • there are no rules against long comments, Anarchy :-p

  • Very much so! (which I talk about in the next session :)

  • This is not a norm as much as it is language development, Sheila. Now, how the child uses the language (voice intonation, pitch, etc) - is a sort of norm.

  • Great example, Bruce! thanks for sharing.

  • Or would that be an injunctive norm?

  • Hah hah! As I am in London at the moment, I can relate, Stephen! Nice example.

  • how so, Yashim?

  • Thoughtful point, Alasdair!

  • Oh! thanks for catching my error, Alasdair!

  • Or tip jars should always have a bit of money in there :)

  • Hi Charlotte. Very perceptive questions! I would agree with you that it is difficult to compare the injunctive norms used in the towel experiment (i.e., a note placed on a card) with those in the littering experiment (i.e., what a single person did). As I explain in my article summary, I actually consider both norms in the littering study to be sort of...

  • Yes, Farid, but that is not change that we consciously impose ourselves. That is change that nature imposes upon us in order to survive! Quite a different "kettle of fish" :)

  • I would agree with Alan - we like to feel in control of our environments.
    But even if you say that you like change, Linda, I would venture to guess that there are some habits you rely on: breakfast foods, taking a certain route to work, a weekend morning routine, etc.

  • I think that you demonstrate my point exactly, Alasdair. 2, 4, 6 confirms to a pattern that you have in your head (mostly likely from experience and imprinting) - of even, increasing numbers. BUT it just as well conforms to increasing numbers. If I chose something like 2, 59, 364, it wouldn't have demonstrated my point, as fully!

  • we absolutely are, Yacouba!

  • Thanks for trying to clarify this point, Seamus. Yes, I meant that hotels often encourage its guests to reuse their own towel two nights (or more) in a row rather than get a freshly laundered towel. Sorry if that wasn't extremely clear.