Psychology professor Arnold Bakker among world’s most influential scientists


According to a recent survey by Thomson Reuters, thirteen EUR scientists are among the most influential scientists in the world in the last decade, among them Psychology professor <link people arnold-bakker>Arnold Bakker. The American media and information company analyzed the citations of articles in their Web of Science database in the period 2002 to 2013.

In the list The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 3215 scientists are included with publications that belongs to the top 1 percent of most cited papers in the field. According to Thomson Reuters these researchers are “undoubtedly, among the most influential scientific minds of our time.”

With fifteen mentions of thirteen representatives, Erasmus University (FSS, Erasmus MC en RSM) has the most scientists in the list of all Dutch universities.

About <link people arnold-bakker>prof.dr. Arnold Bakker

Arnold Bakker is professor and chair of the department of Work & Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Bakker’s research interests include positive organizational phenomena such as work engagement, flow, and happiness at work, with a particular interest in understanding the processes that lead to job performance.

His articles have been published in major psychology journals such as American Psychologist, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.