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Postdoctoral Researcher | University of Amsterdam

Dr. Jens Lange


University of Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Social Psychology Programme Group

Visiting AddressNieuwe Achtergracht 129 B, 1018 WT Amsterdam
Postal Address Postbus 15900, 1001 NK Amsterdam

Research interests

Self-conscious emotions • Functional approaches to emotions • Attention • Social comparison • Truth judgments • Consumer choice deferral


  • Lange, J., Blatz, L., & Crusius, J. (in press). Dispositional envy: A conceptual review. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of personality and individual differences. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.  [pdf]
  • Lange, J., Weidman, A. C., & Crusius, J. (in press). The painful duality of envy: Evidence for an integrative theory and a meta-analysis on the relation of envy and schadenfreude. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  [pdf]  [open data and materials]
  • Crusius*, J., & Lange*, J. (2017). How do people respond to threatened social status? Moderators of benign versus malicious envy. In R. H. Smith, U. Merlone, & M. K. Duffy (Eds.), Envy at work and in organizations (pp. 85–110). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.  [pdf]  * shared first authorship
  • Lange*, J., Crusius*, J., & Hagemeyer, B. (2016). The Evil Queen's dilemma: Linking narcissistic admiration and rivalry to benign and malicious envy. European Journal of Personality, 30, 168-188. doi:10.1002/per.2047  [pdf]  [supplement]  [open data and materials]  * shared first authorship
  • Crusius, J., & Lange, J. (2015). Envy. In M. Altman (Ed.), Real world decision making: An encyclopaedia of behavioral economics (pp. 122-123). Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.  [pdf]
  • Lange, J., & Crusius, J. (2015). Dispositional envy revisited: Unraveling the motivational dynamics of benign and malicious envy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 284-294. doi:10.1177/0146167214564959  [pdf]  [open data and materials]
  • Lange, J., & Crusius, J. (2015). The tango of two deadly sins: The social-functional relation of envy and pride. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 453-472. doi:10.1037/pspi0000026  [pdf]  [open data and materials]
  • Lange, J., & Krahé, B. (2014). The effects of information form and domain-specific knowledge on choice deferral. Journal of Economic Psychology, 43, 92–104. doi:10.1016/j.joep.2014.05.001  [pdf]
  • Crusius, J., & Lange, J. (2014). What catches the envious eye? How malicious and benign envy bias attention. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2014.05.007  [pdf]

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