Dr. Coen Wirtz

Lecturer

Informatie in het Nederlands

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Presence

Monday to Friday

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About

Coen Wirtz completed his PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam in 2014, where he also worked as lecturer. Since then, he has been working as a lecturer at the Department of Communication Science, where he has been teaching a variety of courses (see below). His research interests concern moral judgment and moral behavior on social network sites and the role of emotions in media use. 

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Specialization

  • Morality and media
  • Emotions and media
  • Social influence
  • Persuasion

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Current teaching

  • Bachelorwerkgroep 1 + 2 (BA)
  • Interpersonal Communication (BA)
  • Marketing and Persuasive Communication (BA)
  • Marketing Communication 2.0 (BA)
  • Academic Skills (PM)
  • Current Issues in Communication Science (MA)
  • Marketing Communication and the Consumer (MA)
  • Project Impact (MA)
  • Supervision BA theses
  • Supervision PM theses
  • Supervision MA theses

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Representative publications

  • Wirtz, C., van der Pligt, J., & Doosje, B. (2016). Derogating obese individuals: The role of blame, contempt, and disgust. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46(4), 216-228. doi:10.1111/jasp.12357
  • Wirtz, C., van der Pligt, J., & Doosje, B. (2016). Negative attitudes toward Muslims in the Netherlands: The role of symbolic threat, stereotypes, and moral emotions. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 22(1), 75-83. doi:org/10.1037/pac000012
  • Wirtz, C., & van der Pligt, J. (2014). On the morality and competence of immigrants: Moral emotions as amplifiers of support for expulsion. Paper presented at EASP General Meeting Amsterdam. July 2014.
  • Wirtz, C., & Doosje, B. (2013). Reactions to threatening critical messages from minority group members with shared or distinct group identities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 50-61.
  • Wirtz, C., & Vrugt, A. (2008). Misleiding op eigen initiatief of op verzoek van de proefleider: Verschillen in non-verbale spraakkenmerken, spanning en motivatie. In J. Karremans, B. Beersma, R. Custers, F. Harreveld & W. van Rijswijk (Eds.), Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2007 (pp. 407-414). Groningen, the Netherlands: ASPO Pers.

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