Maarten Bos

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Biographical Sketch:

I studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam, where I graduated in Social Psychology in 2005. In November 2005 I started my PhD project on Unconscious Lab Thought. Before I started working as a PhD student I worked together with Ap Dijksterhuis as an assistant.
After working at the University of Amsterdam for ten months I started working at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, together with the rest of the Unconscious Lab.

Besides work I play bass guitar in a band and I very much enjoy eating enormous, ridiculous amounts of food.

Research Interests:

My PhD project is mainly but not exclusively on the goal-dependency of unconscious thought. Other research interests are power, influence, categorization, intelligence and differing aspects of unconscious thought, including individual differences in unconscious thought and biological measures of unconscious thought.


Dijksterhuis, Van Baaren, Bongers, Bos, Van Leeuwen, & Van der Leij. The rational unconscious: Conscious versus unconscious thought in complex consumer choice
Bos, M.W., Dijksterhuis, A., & van Baaren, R.B. (2008). On the Goal-dependency of Unconscious Thought. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1114-1120.
Bos, M.W., Dijksterhuis, A. & Van Baaren, R.B. (2007). De Doelafhankelijkheid van Onbewust Nadenken. Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2006, 59-71, ASPO pers, Groningen.
Dijksterhuis, A., Bos, M.W., Nordgren, L.F., & van Baaren, R.B. (2006). Complex choices better made unconsciously? Science, 313, 760-761.
Dijksterhuis, A., Bos, M.W., Nordgren, L.F., & van Baaren, R.B. (2006). Making choices without deliberation. Science, 312, 1472.
Dijksterhuis, A., Bos, M.W., Nordgren, L.F., & van Baaren, R.B. (2006). On making the right choice: The deliberation-without-attention effect. Science, 311, 1005-1007.
Bos, M.W., Dijksterhuis, A., Van Baaren, R.B. (in press). The benefits of “sleeping on things” Unconscious thought leads to automatic weighting. Journal of Consumer Psychology.
Dijksterhuis, Bos, Van der Leij, & Van Baaren (2000). Predicting Soccer Matches After Unconscious and Conscious Thought as a Function of Expertise. Psychological Science, 20 (11), 1381-1387.