Pontus Leander

Pontus Leander

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


Maccabees 8405.4

Curriculum vitae






PsychologyPeace and Conflict Studies ProgramCenter for Peace and Conflict Studies

Pontus Leander

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Motivation in social contexts


Ph.D., Duke University, 2009

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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

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Courses taught by Pontus Leander

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022