Moss-Racusin, C. A., Van der Toorn, J., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. L., Graham, M., & Handelsman, J. (2016). A “scientific diversity” intervention to reduce gender bias in a sample of life scientists. CBE—Life Sciences Education. Link


Ellemers, N., & Van der Toorn, J. (2015). Groups as moral anchors. Current Opinion in Psychology, 6, 189–194. Link

Van der Toorn, J., Ellemers, N., & Doosje, B. (2015). The threat of moral transgression: The impact of group membership and moral opportunity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 609–622. Link

Van der Toorn, J., Feinberg, M., Jost, J. T., Kay, A. C., Tyler, T. R., Willer, R., & Wilmuth, C. (2015). A sense of powerlessness fosters system justification: Implications for the legitimation of authority, hierarchy, and government. Political Psychology, 36, 93-110. Link


Moss-Racusin, C. A., Van der Toorn, J., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. F., Graham, M. J., & Handelsman, J. (2014). Scientific diversity interventions. Science, 343, 615-616. Link

Van der Toorn, J., & Jost, J. T. (2014). Twenty years of system justification theory: Introduction to the special issue on “ideology and system justification processes.” Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17, 413-419. Link

Van der Toorn, J., Jost, J. T., & Berkics, M. (2014). Job satisfaction and perceived fairness in Hungary and the USA. In Michalos, A. C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (pp. 3454-3458). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. Link

Van der Toorn, J., Nail, P. R., Liviatan, I., Jost, J. T. (2014). My country, right or wrong: Does activating system justification motivation eliminate the liberal-conservative gap in patriotism? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 50-60. Link

Van der Toorn, J., Napier, J. L., & Dovidio, J. F. (2014). We the people: Intergroup interdependence breeds liberalism. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 616-622. Link


Dotsch, R., Papies, E. K., Pronk, T. M., Rutjens, B., Van der Toorn, J., & Ufkes, E. G. (2013). Jaarboek sociale psychologie 2013. Groningen: ASPO-pers.

Sutton, R., Cichocka, A., & Van der Toorn, J. (2013). The corrupting power of social inequality: Social psychological consequences, causes, and solutions. In A. Golec de Zavala and A. Cichocka (Eds.), Social psychology of social problems. The intergroup context (pp. 115-140). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave. Link

Tyler, T. R., & Van der Toorn, J. (2013). Social justice. In L. Huddy, D. O. Sears, &  J. S. Levy (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, 2nd ed. (pp. 627-661). New York: Oxford University Press. Link


Van der Toorn, J., Napier, J. L. & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). Interdependentie tussen groepen leidt tot links denken. In M. Strick, M. Baas, L. van Dillen, R. Dotsch, D. Lakens, & M. de Vries (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2012 (pp. 215-219). Groningen: ASPO-pers.

Van der Toorn, J., Bos, H., & Napier, J. L. (2012). Mannetje/vrouwtje: De invloed van homonegativiteit op evaluaties van homoseksuele koppels en partners. In N. van de Ven, M. Baas, L. van Dillen, D. Lakens, A. M. Lokhorst, & M. Strick (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2011 (pp. 219-222). Groningen: ASPO-pers.

Jost, J. T., Chaikalis-Petritsis, V., Abrams, D., Sidanius, J., Van der Toorn, J., & Bratt, C. (2012). Why men (and women) do and don’t rebel: Effects of system justification on willingness to protest. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 197-208. Link

Jost, J. T., Liviatan, I., Van der Toorn, J., Ledgerwood, A., Mandisodza, A., & Nosek, B. (2012). System justification: A motivational process with implications for social conflict. In E. Kals & J. Maes (Eds.), Justice and conflicts (pp. 315-327). New York: Springer. Link

Jost, J. T., & Van der Toorn, J. (2012). System justification theory. In P. A. M. van Lange, A. W. Kruglanski, & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of theories of social psychology (pp. 313-343). London: Sage. Link


Jost, J. T., & Van der Toorn, J. (2011). System justification theory. In K. Dowding (Ed.), Encyclopedia of power (pp. 649-653). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Link

Pacilli, M. G., Taurino, A., Jost, J. T., & Van der Toorn, J. (2011). System justification, right-wing conservatism, and internalized homophobia: Gay and lesbian attitudes toward same-sex parenting in Italy. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 65, 580-595. Link

Van der Toorn, J., Tyler, T. R., & Jost, J. T. (2011). More than fair: Outcome dependence, system justification, and the perceived legitimacy of authority figures. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 127–138. Link


Jost, J. T., Liviatan, I., Van der Toorn, J., Ledgerwood, A., Mandisodza, A., & Nosek, B. (2010). System justification: How do we know it’s motivated? In D. R. Bobocel, A. C. Kay, M. P. Zanna, & J. M. Olson (Eds.), The psychology of justice and legitimacy: The Ontario symposium, Vol. 11 (pp. 173-203). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Link

Van der Toorn, J., Berkics, M., & Jost, J. T. (2010). System justification, satisfaction, and perceptions of fairness and typicality at work: A cross-system comparison involving the U.S. and Hungary. Social Justice Research, 23, 189-210. Link


Van der Toorn, J., & Jost, J. T. (2009). System justification theory. In D. Matsumoto (Ed.), Cambridge dictionary of psychology (p. 534). New York: Cambridge University Press. Link


Klandermans, B., Van der Toorn, J., & Van Stekelenburg, J. (2008). Embeddedness and identity: How immigrants turn grievances into action. American Sociological Review, 73, 992-1012. Link


Other Publications

Van der Toorn, J. (2014). How we vote. Leiden Psychology Blog, March 17 2014. Link

Van Gils, S., Visser, V., Marguc, J., & Van der Toorn, J. (2006). How our mind makes us perceive others: Three examples of illusions in interactions. The Free Mind, 3, 21-25. Link

Van der Toorn, J. (2005). Book review—Goddess on the rise: Pilgrimage and popular religion in Vietnam. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (BKI), 161, 174-175. Link

Van der Toorn, J. (2005). Knowledge transfer on flexible borders. The approach of 25xEurope. BLIND!, 3rd edition. Link