• 444 Citations
20082020

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“We are better at predicting employee health when we combine both physiological and psychological information.”

Research profile

Leander van der Meij is an Assistant Professor in the Human Performance Management section at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His studies focus on the relationship between physiological indicators (e.g., hormones) and psychological indicators (e.g., stress perception) in predicting employee health and work performance. In one of his research lines, he investigates how and which hormones make people deal better with job-related stress. He is interested in whether high or low cortisol levels relate to higher job performance during stress and whether elevated cortisol levels relate to good or bad health. In his second research line, he investigates whether testosterone levels are associated with real-world leadership behaviors. Does testosterone stimulate cooperative or authoritarian behaviors and does this depend on how leaders gain social status?

Academic background

Leander received his PhD in social neuroscience from the University of Valencia and University of Groningen in 2012. After his PhD he worked as a Post Doc and Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2016 he joined the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Affiliated with

  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • University of Valencia

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Research Output

Hair cortisol and work stress: Importance of workload and stress model (JDCS or ERI)

van der Meij, L., Gubbels, N., Schaveling, J., Almela, M. & van Vugt, M., 1 Mar 2018, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 89, March 2018, p. 78-85 8 p.

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    Basal testosterone, leadership and dominance: a field study and meta-analysis

    van der Meij, L., Schaveling, J. & van Vugt, M., 1 Oct 2016, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. 72, p. 72-79 8 p.

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  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
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    Football fan aggression: the importance of low basal cortisol and a fair referee

    van der Meij, L., Klauke, F., Moore, H. L., Ludwig, Y. S., Almela, M. & van Lange, P. A. M., 6 Apr 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 4, 14 p., e0120103.

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    Verbal performance during stress in healthy older people: influence of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and cortisol reactivity

    Hidalgo, V., Almela, M., Villada, C., van der Meij, L. & Salvador, A., 1 Jan 2020, In : Biological Psychology. 149, 9 p., 107786.

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  • Activities

    • 4 Invited talk
    • 3 Contributed talk
    • 2 Editorial activity
    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

    Challenges & Hormones

    Leander van der Meij (Speaker)

    13 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Building comfort: the relationship between quality of work environment and hormonal levels

    Leander van der Meij (Speaker)

    30 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Building comfort and hormonal levels

    Leander van der Meij (Speaker)

    24 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Testosterone and cortisol in attraction

    Leander van der Meij (Speaker)

    15 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Challenges & Hormones

    Leander van der Meij (Speaker)

    27 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Press / Media

    What makes your job so stressful

    Leander van der Meij

    24/01/1814/05/18

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment