dhr. J. (Jens) Lange

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Social Psychology
  • Bezoekadres
    REC G
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 129  Kamernummer: G2.28
  • Postadres:
  • j.lange2@uva.nl

Short Biography

Jens Lange studied psychology at the University of Potsdam. During this time, he also passed internships at the University of Lausanne and the Radboud University Nijmegen. He completed his studies in 2012. Afterwards, he started his PhD in social psychology at the University of Cologne, which he finished in 2016. Moreover, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), he spent three months at the University of British Columbia. Currently, he is working as a PostDoc in the social psychology group at the University of Amsterdam with the help of a research stipend granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Research Interests

- social emotions (e.g., envy, pride, schadenfreude, anger, contempt)

- functional approaches to emotions

- measurement of emotions

- social comparison



- OSF profile

- Google Scholar profile

- BeMaS | Dispositional Benign and Malicious Envy Scale & Translations

  • Lange, J. Paulhus, D. L., & Crusius, J. (in press). Elucidating the dark side of envy: Distinctive links of benign and malicious envy with dark personalities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [open data and materials]
  • 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.
  • 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[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.  * 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  [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.
  • 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  [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  [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
  • 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

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