Eline Meijer, MSc

  • PhD student

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
E-Mail: e.meijer@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

My PhD research focuses on smoking and identity. I am very interested in the influence of smokers’ identification with certain behaviors (smoking, nonsmoking, quitting) and groups (smokers, nonsmokers, quitters) on their smoking behavior and the way they respond to antismoking measures. I also study how the identity of smokers may change. In my work, I specifically focus on lower SES smokers to explore which factors may help them to cease smoking.

I am involved with the ‘Sterker aan de Start’ project. My work includes data-management and data-analysis and scientific for managerial purposes.

I am staff member and statistical advisor at the Master Thesis Lab.

(Inter)national scientific memberships

  • Member Association for Research in Psychology & Health (ARPH)

  • Member Nederlands Netwerk voor Tabaksonderzoek (NNvT)


Van Laar, C., Bleeker, D., Ellemers, N., & Meijer, E. (in press). Ingroup and outgroup support for upward mobility: Divergent responses to ingroup identification in low status groups. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Meijer, E., Gebhardt, W.A., van Laar, C., Willemsen, M. & Dijkstra, A. (2013). Het belang van zelfidentiteit en groepsidentiteit als voorspellers van kernreacties op het horecarookverbod. ASPO jaarboek 2013, pp. 137-139.

Meijer, E., Gebhardt, W. A., Dijkstra, A., Willemsen, M. C., Van Laar, C. (2015). Quitting smoking: the importance of non-smoker identity in predicting smoking behaviour and responses to a smoking ban. Psychology & Health, online first.


Last Modified: 14-01-2016