Pontus Leander

Pontus Leander

Associate Professor of Social Psychology
Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies


Maccabees 8405.4

Curriculum vitae






Pontus Leander

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Motivation in social contexts


Ph.D., Duke University, 2009

Selected publications

  • Leander, N. P., Kreienkamp, J., Agostini, M., Stroebe, W., Gordijn, E. H., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2020). Biased hate crime perceptions can reveal supremacist sympathies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 17, 19072-19079. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916883117
  • Leander, N. P., Agostini, M., Stroebe, W., Kreienkamp, J., Spears, R., Kuppens, T., Otten, S., van Zomeren, M., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2020). Frustration-affirmation? Thwarted goals motivate compliance with social norms for violence and nonviolence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(2), 249–271. doi: 10.1037/pspa0000190
  • Leander, N. P., & Chartrand, T. L. (2017). On thwarted goals and displaced aggression: A compensatory competence model. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 88-100. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2017.04.010


Courses taught by Pontus Leander

Fall Term 2023 (current)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022