Dr. Camiel J. Beukeboom

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Camiel Beukeboom is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Science at VU University Amsterdam. He studied Social Psychology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, after which he moved to a research position (AIO) at the VU University. Here he obtained his PhD. (Dr.) in Social Psychology in 2003 with a dissertation on the effects of mood states on language use. After working as a Lecturer in Social Psychology, he moved to Communication Science, where he currently teaches on Interpersonal Communication and on conducting research in various courses (e.g., BA, MA thesis). In addition, Camiel is the program director of the VU Graduate School of Social Sciences. He coordinates the education for PhD candidates of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In his research, Camiel focuses, in general, on the factors that influence the course and outcome of conversations and specifically on language use. His main focus in research concentrates on the question of how prejudices and stereotypical expectations are subtly reflected in language. He also studies the use of social media and the ways in which organizations can successfully intervene in social media (webcare).



  • Stereotypes and prejudice in language
  • Social media


Current research

  • The role of language in communicating expectations (e.g., stereotypes)
  • Antecedents and consequences of language (denial, irony, language abstraction)
  • The course of conversations in various social media
  • Organizational use of social media (webcare)


Current teaching

  • Interpersonal communication (BA)
  • Supervision MA theses


Representative publications

  • Burgers, C., Beukeboom, C.J., Kelder, M. & Peeters, M. (in press). How Sports Fans Forge Intergroup Competition Through Language: The Case of Verbal Irony. Human Communication Research.
    doi: 10.1111/hcre.12052
  • Burgers, C., & Beukeboom, C. J. (in press). Stereotype Transmission and Maintenance Through Interpersonal Communication: The Irony Bias. Communication Research.
    doi: 10.1177/0093650214534975
  • Beukeboom, C. J. (2014). Mechanisms of linguistic bias: How words reflect and maintain stereotypic expectancies (Chapt.). In J. Laszlo, J. Forgas, & O. Vincze (Eds.), Social Cognition and Communication (pp. 313-330). New York, NY: Psychology Press. [Link to article]
  • Beukeboom, C. J., Finkenauer, C., & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2010). The negation bias: When negations signal stereotypic expectancies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(6), 978-992. [Link to article]
  • Beukeboom, C. J., Tanis, M. A., & Vermeulen, I. (2013). The language of extraversion: The Language of Extraversion: Extraverted People Talk More Abstractly, Introverts Are More Concrete. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32(2), 191 - 201. [Link to article]
    doi: 10.1177/0261927X12460844.

Full publication list Dr. Camiel Beukeboom


Other academic activities

  • Programme Director VU Graduate School of Social Sciences
  • Memberships: International Communication Association (ICA), European Association of Experimental Social Psychology (EAESP), Associate member of the Netherlands School of Communications Research (NESCoR)
  • Reviewing activities for several international journals

Ancillary activities

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Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017