I am a psychologist interested in human motivation and performance. My name is Erik Bijleveld. I am an Assistant Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University. I joined Radboud University in 2014. Before that, I did my BSc and MSc at Leiden University and my PhD at Utrecht University.
New papers by my (former) students. (A) Dorottya Rusz wrote two papers about whether & when reward cues distract people. Results were not so consistent. We are now finishing our large meta-analysis on this topic. Dorottya is now a post-doc at the University of Glasgow. (B) With two pupillometry experiments, Johannes Algermissen examined the physiology of labor vs. leisure decisions. Johannes is now a PhD student at the Donders Centre for Cognition, Radboud University.
Other news. With Arne Meeldijk and Timo Verlaat, I got a new grant from CCV (Center for Criminality Prevention and Safety; Dutch Government) to study whether & when financial sanctions are an effective means to motivate recently unemployed people to try to resume work.
Bijleveld, E., & Aarts, H. (Eds.). (2014). The psychological science of money. New York: Springer. link
Algermissen, J., Bijleveld, E., Jostmann, N.B., & Holland, R.W. (in press). Explore or reset? Pupil diameter transiently increases in self-chosen switches between cognitive labor and leisure in either direction. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. link
Bijleveld, E., Schäfer, L, & Rusz, D. (in press). Psychology of money. In: D. Dunn, M. Appelbaum, N. Weidman (Eds.), Oxford Bibliographies.
Rusz, D., Bijleveld, E., & Kompier, M. (2019). Do reward-related distractors impair cognitive performance? Perhaps not. Collabra: Psychology, 5, 10. link
Bijleveld, E. (2018). The feeling of effort during mental activity. Consciousness and Cognition, 63, 218-227. pdf
Rusz, D., Bijleveld, E., & Kompier, M. A. (2018). Reward-associated distractors can harm cognitive performance. PLoS ONE, 13, e0205091. link
Rusz, D., Bijleveld, E., & Kompier, M. (2018). Striving for solid science: Preregistration and direct replication in experimental psychology. SAGE Research Methods Cases, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pdf
Bijleveld, E., & Knufinke, M. (2018). Exposure to bright light biases effort-based decisions. Behavioral Neuroscience, 132, 183-193. pdf
Stoeckart, P.F., Strick, M., Bijleveld, E., & Aarts, H. (2018). The implicit power motive predicts decisions in line with perceived instrumentality. Motivation and Emotion, 42, 309-320. pdf
Bijleveld, E. (2018). Money. In: M.H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pdf
van de Groep, I.H., de Haas, L.M., Schutte, I., & Bijleveld, E. (2017). Spontaneous eye blink rate (EBR) predicts poor performance in high-stakes situations. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 119, 50-57. pdf
Bijleveld, E., & Baalbergen, J. (2017). Prenatal exposure to testosterone (2D:4D) and social hierarchy together predict voice behavior in bankers. PLoS ONE, 12, e0180008. link
Stoeckart, P.F., Strick, M., Bijleveld, E., & Aarts, H. (2017). The implicit power motive predicts action selection. Psychological Research, 81, 560-570. link
Boere, J.J., Fellinger, L., Huizinga, D.J.H., Wong, S.F. & Bijleveld, E. (2016). Performance pressure and caffeine both affect cognitive performance, but likely through independent mechanisms. Brain and Cognition, 102, 26-32. pdf
Veling, H., & Bijleveld, E. (2015). When performance and risk taking are related: Working for rewards is related to risk taking when the value of rewards is presented briefly. Brain and Cognition, 101, 44-50. pdf
Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., Van der Stigchel, S., Aarts, H., Pas, P., & Vink, M. (2014). Distinct neural responses to conscious vs. unconscious monetary reward cues. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 5578-5586. link
Bijleveld, E., & Veling. H. (2014). Separating chokers from non-chokers: Predicting real-life tennis performance under pressure from behavioral tasks that tap into working memory functioning. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36, 347-356. pdf
Pas, P., Custers, R., Bijleveld, E., & Vink, M. (2014). Effort responses to reward cues are related to striatal dopaminergic functioning. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 759-770. pdf
Bijleveld, E., & Aarts, H. (2014). A psychological perspective on money. In E. Bijleveld and H. Aarts (Eds.), The psychological science of money (pp. 3-20). New York: Springer.
Zedelius, C.M., Veling, H., Custers, R., Bijleveld, E., Chiew, K.S., & Aarts, H. (2014). A new perspective on human reward research: How consciously and unconsciously perceived reward information influences performance. Cognitive, Affective, and Behaviorial Neuroscience, 14, 493-508. pdf
Vink, M., Pas, P., Bijleveld, E., Custers, R. & Gladwin, T. (2013). Ventral striatum is related to within-subject learning performance. Neuroscience, 250, 408-416. pdf
Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., & Aarts, H. (2012). Human reward pursuit: From rudimentary to higher-level functions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 194-199. pdf
Bijleveld, E., Scheepers, D., & Ellemers, N. (2012). The cortisol response to anticipated intergroup interactions predicts self-reported prejudice. PLoS ONE, 7, e33681. link
Zedelius, C.M., Veling, H., Bijleveld, E., & Aarts, H. (2012). Promising high monetary rewards for future task performance increases intermediate task performance. PloS ONE, 7, e42547. link
Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., & Aarts, H. (2012). Adaptive reward pursuit: How effort requirements modulate unconscious reward responses and conscious reward decisions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 728-742. pdf
Aarts, H., Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., Dogge, M., Deelder, M., Schutter, D., & van Haren, N.E.M. (2012). Positive priming and intentional binding: Eye blink rate predicts reward information effects on the sense of agency. Social Neuroscience, 7, 105-112. pdf
2011 and before
Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., & Aarts, H. (2011). Once the money is in sight: Distinctive effects of conscious and unconscious rewards on task performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 865-869. pdf
Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., & Aarts, H. (2011). When favourites fail: Tournament trophies as reward cues in tennis finals. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29, 1463-1470. pdf
Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., & Aarts, H. (2010). Unconscious reward cues increase invested effort, but do not change speed-accuracy tradeoffs. Cognition, 115, 330-335. pdf
Bijleveld, E., Custers, R., & Aarts, H. (2009). The unconscious eye opener: Pupil dilation reveals strategic recruitment of resources upon presentation of subliminal reward cues. Psychological Science, 20, 1313-1315. pdf
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