biography


My main research interest is collective action, cooperative behavior aimed at affecting societal change.

Specific topics that interest me are
1) how individuals' willingness to take collective action takes shape,
2) what determines the type of collective action (e.g. peaceful or violent) taken by those committed to social change and
3) what factors determine the effectiveness of collective action in achieving social change. I investigate these topics from a perspective based in work on morality and self-regulation.


publications


Zaal, M.P., Terwel, B.W., ter Mors, E., Daamen, D.D.L. (2014). Monetary compensation can increase public support for the siting of hazardous facilities.Journal of Environmental Psychology, 37, 21-30.


Zaal, M.P., Van Laar, C., Ståhl, T., Ellemers, N., Derks, B. (2012). Social change as an important goal or likely outcome: How regulatory focus affects commitment to collective action.British Journal of Social Psychology, 51.(1), 93-110.


Zaal, M.P., Laar, C.V., Ståhl, T., Ellemers, N., Derks, B. (2011). By any means necessary: the effects of regulatory focus and moral conviction on hostile and benevolent forms of collective action.British Journal of Social Psychology, 50.(4), 670-689.