Scientific Staff

Stel, dr. Marielle

Associate Professor

Presence: Mo. / Tu. / Thu. / Fr.
Building: Cubicus, room C239b
Telephone: +31 (0)53 – 489 3366
+31 (0)53 – 489 5279 (secretary, room C243a)
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My research focuses on the dynamics of human interaction. More specifically, I am interested in how nonverbal behaviors play a role in human interactions, for instance in people's understanding of each other's emotions. Another line of my research focuses on the elicitation, detection, and consequences of deception.

See for more information and the most recent list of publications.


  • Onderzoeksmethoden en Onderzoekproject 2015-201400295-2A
  • Supervision of Bachelor theses, 201000150
  • Supervision of Master theses, 201000153
  • Guest lecturer Psychology and Crime, 201400580
  • lecturer group dynamics & interventions 20010014
  • guest lecturer psychology of safety 20160005
  • guest lecturer risk communication (master risk management)

Research projects





  • Stel, M. & Van Koningsbruggen, G. M. (2015). Healthy food consumption in young women. The influence of others' eating behavior and body weight appearance. Appetite, 90, 240-247.
  • Stel, M., Van Dijk, E., Smith, P. K., & Van Dijk, W.W., & Djalal, F. M. (2012). Lowering the pitch of your voice makes you feel more powerful and think more abstractly. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 497-502.
  • Stel, M., Van Dijk, E., & Olivier, E. (2009). You want to know the truth? Then don’t mimic! Psychological Science, 20, 693-699.
  • Stel, M. & Van Knippenberg, A. (2008). The role of facial mimicry in the recognition of affect. Psychological Science, 19, 984-985.
  • Stel, M., Heuvel, van den, C., & Smeets, R.C. (2008). Facial feedback mechanisms in Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1250–1258.