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Claudia Toma

Claudia Toma

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Group decision making: My research interest is concerned with how group members strategically share and use their information in group decision making. I examine the role of cooperation and competition in information withholding and preference confirmation, especially in hidden profiles. The results of our studies support a motivated information processing approach to group decision making.

Egocentric biases in judgment: I'm also interested to understand how interactions with interdependent or similar others influence various egocentric biases like social projection and illusion of transparency. In this context, my colleagues and I showed that people project more their attributed traits into a target when they anticipate cooperation, rather than competition. We have also shown that people project mainly on those traits that ensure positive outcomes suggesting that social projection is a motivated process.

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Butera, F., & Toma, C. (2012). La conferma di sé. In R. Rumiati (Ed.), Tra pensieri e comportamenti – Scritti in onore di Paolo Legrenzi. Bologna : Il Mulino.
  • Schreiber, C., & Toma, C. (2006). Identite, genre et representations. Apport de la psychologie sociale a la comprehension des phenomenes lies a la mixite. Dans Genre en Education I. L'education des filles et des garcons a l'ecole. Quelles limites? Quels Defis? Editions Eaux Claires, IUFM Grenoble.
  • Toma, C. (2011). Compétition et rétention de l'information. In F. Butera, C. Buchs & C. Darnon (Eds.), L'évaluation, une menace? Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

Courses Taught:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Methods in Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Change: Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Psychology of Socio-Cognitive Development
  • Work Group Psychology
  • Phone: +31 13 466 29 49

Claudia Toma
Departement of Social Psychology
Tilburg University
Warandelaan 2
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands

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