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Richard Ronay

Richard Ronay

I am broadly interested in how our decisions are affected by the environment in which they are made. How do power, competition and social challenge interact with individual differences in testosterone to guide behavior in bargaining contexts and risk-taking? How is self-control affected by competition and what role do fluctuations in testosterone play in this relationship? How is decision-making affected by stress and changes in cortisol? What are the neural underpinnings of decision-making and emotion regulation? My research examines the interplay between social contexts and biology in shaping decisions and behaviors.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • von Hippel, W., & Ronay R. (2009) Executive functions and self-control. In J. P. Forgas, R. Baumeister & D. Tice (Eds.), The Psychology of Self-Regulation. New York: Psychology Press.
  • von Hippel, W., Ronay, R., & Maddux, W.W. (2015). Of baboons and elephants: Ine-quality and the evolution of immoral leadership. In J. P. Forgas, P. van Lange, & L. Jussim (Eds.), Social Psychology and Morality.

Courses Taught:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Intercultural Psychology
  • Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology
  • Leadership and Organizations
  • Managerial Negotiations

Richard Ronay
Department of Social and Organizational Psychology
VU University Amsterdam
Van der Boechorststraat 1
1081 BT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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