Prof. J.C.T.M. Karremans (Johan)
Professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Afdelingsvoorzitter - Social and Cultural Psychology
Professor - Social and Cultural Psychology
My research focuses on the factors that determine success and failure of social relationships. Who are better capable of maintaining healthy relationships (including with a romantic partner), and what are the relationship-specific processes that characterise a well functioning relationship.
I have focused in particular on the role of executive control (inhibitory control), and more recently on the role of mindfulness, and how they affect a number of relationship processes (such as forgiveness; sacrifice; coping with attractive alternatives)
- Karremans, J. C., Schellekens, M. P., & Kappen, G. (2017). Bridging the sciences of mindfulness and romantic relationships a theoretical model and research agenda. Personality and Social Psychology Review.
- Karremans, J. C., Pronk, T. M., & Wal, R. C. (2015). Executive control and relationship maintenance processes: An empirical overview and theoretical integration. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
- Pronk, T. M., Karremans, J. C., Overbeek, G., Vermulst, A. A., & Wigboldus, D. H. (2010). What it takes to forgive: When and why executive functioning facilitates forgiveness. Journal of personality and social psychology.
- Lydon, J., & Karremans, J. C. (2015). Relationship regulation in the face of eye candy: a motivated cognition framework for understanding responses to attractive alternatives. Current Opinion in Psychology.
- Karremans, J. and Papies, E., (Eds.) (2017) Mindfulness in Social Psychology. Routledge. ISBN 9781138646131 Full text
(01 January 2014)
Mindfulness & Science