prof.dr. R.A. (Rolf) Zwaan

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member
Affiliated since 2012

Rolf Zwaan is professor of Biological and Cognitive Psychology at the Institute of Psychology of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Chair of the Brain and Cognition Area. His main research interests are in language processing and meta-scientific aspects of psycholoy.

  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, T.A.J.M. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan, S. Agostinho & F. Paas (2018). Co-thought gestures in children's mental problem solving: Prevalence and effects on subsequent performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32 (1), 66-80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3380
  • A. Eerland & R.A. Zwaan (2018). The Influence of Direct and Indirect Speech on Source Memory. Collabra: Psychology. doi: http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.123
  • I. van Kuijk, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, K. Dijkstra & R.A. Zwaan (2018). The effect of reading a short passage of literary fiction on Theory of Mind: A replication of Kidd and Castano (2013). Collabra: Psychology, 4 (1). doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/HT2EJ
  • D.W. Vinson, J.A.A. Engelen, R.A. Zwaan, R. Dale & T. Matlock (2017). Implied motion language can influence visual spatial memory. Memory & Cognition.
  • M. van Elk & R.A. Zwaan (2017). Predictive processing and situation models: constructing and reconstructing religious experience. Religion, Brain & Behavior.
  • L.N. Hoeben Mannaert, K. Dijkstra & R.A. Zwaan (2017). Is color an integral part of a rich mental simulation? Memory & Cognition, 45 (6), 974-982. doi: 10.3758/s13421-017-0708-1[go to publisher's site]
  • D. Pecher & R.A. Zwaan (2017). Flexible concepts: A commentary on Kemmerer (2016). Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2016.1274413[go to publisher's site]
  • M. Beiler, A. Zaidman, A. Karpov & R.A. Zwaan (2017). The last line effect explained. EMPIRICAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, 1508-1536. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-016-9489-6
  • R.A. Zwaan, D. Pecher, G. Paolacci, S. Bouwmeester, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, K. Dijkstra & R. Zeelenberg (2017). Participant Nonnaivete and the Reproducibility of Cognitive Psychology. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1348-y[go to publisher's site]
  • A. Eerland, A.M. Sherrill, J.P. Magliano & R.A. Zwaan (2017). The Blame Game: An investigation of Grammatical Aspect and Blame Judgments. Collabra: Psychology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.113
  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, T. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan & F. Paas (2016). Augmenting Instructional Animations with a Body Analogy to Help Children Learn about Physical Systems. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 860. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00860[go to publisher's site]
  • A. Eerland, A.M. Sherrill, R.A. Zwaan, J.P. Magliano, J.D. Arnal & P. Aucoin (2016). Registered replication report: Hart & Albarracín (2011). Perspectives on Psychological Science.
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers, S. Bouwmeester & R.A. Zwaan (2016). Distributed Practice and Retrieval Practice in Primary School Vocabulary Learning: A Multi-Classroom Study. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30 (5), 700-712. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3245[go to publisher's site]
  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, C. Eielts, T. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan & F. Paas (2016). Does (Non-)Meaningful Sensori-Motor Engagement Promote Learning With Animated Physical Systems? Mind, Brain, and Education. doi: 10.1111/mbe.12105
  • E.J. Wagenmakers, T. van Beek, L. Dijkhoff, Q.F. Gronau, A. Acosta, R. Adams & R.A. Zwaan (2016). Registered Replication Report: Strack, Martin, & Stepper (1988). Perspectives on Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/1745691616674458
  • R.A. Zwaan (2016). Situation models, mental simulations, and abstract concepts in discourse comprehension. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0864-x[go to publisher's site]
  • R.D. Morey, C.D. Chambers, P.J. Etchells, C.R. Harris, R. Hoekstr, D. Lakens, S. Lewandowsky, C.C. Morey, D.P. Newman, F. Schönbrodt, W. Vanpaemel, E.J. Wagenmakers & R.A. Zwaan (2016). The Peer Reviewers' Openness Initiative: incentivizing open research practices through peer review. Royal Statistical Society. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150547[go to publisher's site]
  • J.A. de Nooijer, T. van Gog, L. Gootjes, F. Paas & R.A. Zwaan (2016). Picturing meaning: An ERP study on the integration of left or right-handed first-person perspective pictures into a sentence context. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31, 167-178.
  • A.M. Sherrill, J.P. Magliano, A. Eerland & R.A. Zwaan (2015). Understanding how grammatical aspect influences legal judgment. PLoS One (print).
  • V.K. Alogna, M.K. Attaya, P. Aucoin, S. Bahnik, S. Birch, A.R. Birt & R.A. Zwaan (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler & Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science.
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2014). The benefit of retrieval practice over elaborative restudy in primary school vocabulary learning. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3 (3), 177-182. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2014.05.003
  • J.A. De Nooijer, T. van Gog, F. Paas & R.A. Zwaan (2014). Words in action: Using gestures to improve verb learning in primary school children. Gesture, 14, 47-70. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/gest.14.1.03noo[go to publisher's site]
  • J.A.A. Engelen, S. Bouwmeester, A.B.H. De Bruin & R.A. Zwaan (2014). Eye Movements Reveal Differences in Children's Referential Processing During Narrative Comprehension. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 118, 57-77. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2013.09.005
  • R.A. Zwaan (2014). Performing replications should be done with care and power: a response to Rommers, Meyer, and Huettig,. Psychological Science, 25, 305.
  • R.A. Zwaan (2014). Embodiment and language comprehension: reframing the discussion. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, J.A. De Nooijer, T. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan & F. Paas (2014). Toward a more embedded/extended perspective on the cognitive function of gestures. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 539. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00359
  • P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, S. Bouwmeester & R.A. Zwaan (2014). Contribution to Alonga et al (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler & Engstler- Schooler. Perspectives on Psychological Science (online), 9 (5), 556-578. doi: DOI: 10.1177/1745691614545653
  • J.A. de Nooijer, T. van Gog, F. Paas & R.A. Zwaan (2013). Effects of imitating gestures during encoding or during retrieval of novel verbs on children's test performance. Acta Psychologica, 144 (1), 173-179. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.05.013
  • J.A. de Nooijer, T. van Gog, F. Paas & R.A. Zwaan (2013). When left is not right: Handedness effects on learning object-manipulation words using pictures with left or right-handed first-person perspectives. Psychological Science, 24, 2515-2521. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797613498908
  • L.S. Post, T. van Gog, F. Paas & R.A. Zwaan (2013). Effects of simultaneously observing and making gestures while studying grammar animations on cognitive load and learning. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 1450-1455.
  • A. Eerland, J.A.A. Engelen & R.A. Zwaan (2013). The Influence of Direct and Indirect Speech on Mental Representations. PLoS One (print), 8 (6), 1-9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0065480
  • K. Schuil, M. Smits & R.A. Zwaan (2013). Sentential context modulates the involvement of the motor cortex in action language processing: an fMRI study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00100
  • L. Vandeberg, A. Eerland & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Language Affects Perceptual Vividness in Memory. PLoS One (print), 7 (4), 1-6. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0031204
  • R.A. Zwaan & D. Pecher (2012). Revisiting Mental Simulation in Language Comprehension: Six Replication Attempts. PLoS One (print), 7 (12). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051382
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Spreading the words: A spacing effect in vocabulary learning. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24 (8), 965-971. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2012.722617
  • L.C. Coppens, L. Gootjes & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Incidental picture exposure affects later reading: Evidence from the N400. Brain & Language, 122 (1), 64-69. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2012.04.006
  • A. Eerland, T.M. Guadalupe, I.H.A. Franken & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Posture as index for approach-avoidance behavior. PLoS One (print), 7 (2):e31291. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0031291
  • R.A. Zwaan, N. van der Stoep, T.M. Guadalupe & S. Bouwmeester (2012). Language comprehension in the balance: the robustness of the action-compatibility effect (ACE). PLoS One (print), 7 (2):e31204.
  • A. Eerland, L.S. Post, E.G.C. Rassin, S. Bouwmeester & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Out of sight, out of mind: The presence of forensic evidence counts more than its absence. Acta Psychologica, 140 (1), 96-100. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2012.02.006
  • L. Gootjes, L.C. Coppens, R.A. Zwaan, I.H.A. Franken & J.W. van Strien (2011). Effects of recent word exposure on emotion-word Stroop interference: An ERP study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79, 356-363. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.12.003
  • J.A.A. Engelen, S. Bouwmeester, A.B.H. De Bruin & R.A. Zwaan (2011). Perceptual simulation in developing language comprehension. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110 (4), 659-675. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2011.06.009
  • L. Vandeberg, T. Guadalupe & R.A. Zwaan (2011). How verbs can activate things: Cross-language activation across word classes. Acta Psychologica, 138, 68-73. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2011.05.007[go to publisher's site]
  • A. Eerland, T.M. Guadalupe & R.A. Zwaan (2011). Leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller: Posture-modulated estimation. Psychological Science, 22, 1511-1514. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797611420731
  • L.J. Taylor jr & R.A. Zwaan (2010). Grasping spheres, not planets. Cognition, 115, 39-45. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2009.11.006
  • S.I. Wassenburg & R.A. Zwaan (2010). Readers routinely represent implied object rotation: The role of visual experience. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63 (9), 1665-1670. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2010.502579
  • R.A. Zwaan, L.J. Taylor & M.M. de Boer (2010). Motor resonance as a function of narrative time: further tests of the linguistic-focus hypothesis. Brain & Language, 112, 143-149. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2008.11.004
  • T. Richter & R.A. Zwaan (2010). Integration of perceptual information in word access. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 81-107. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470210902829563
  • M. van Elk, H.T. van Schie, R.A. Zwaan & H. Bekkering (2010). The functional role of motor activation in language processing: Motor cortical oscillations support lexical-semantic retrieval. Neuroimage, 50, 665-677. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.12.123
  • S.I. Wassenburg & R.A. Zwaan (2010). Readers routinely represent implied object rotation: The role of visual experience. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1665-1670. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2010.502579
  • M.M. Louwerse & R.A. Zwaan (2009). Language encodes geographical information. Cognitive Science, 33, 51-73. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-6709.2008.01003.x
  • D. Pecher, S. van Dantzig, R.A. Zwaan & R. Zeelenberg (2009). Language comprehenders retain implied shape and orientation of objects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1108-1114. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470210802633255
  • T. Richter & R.A. Zwaan (2009). Processing of color words activates color representations. Cognition, 111, 383-389. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2009.02.011
  • T. Richter, R.A. Zwaan & I.J. Hoever (2009). Acquiring experiential traces in word-referent learning. Memory & Cognition, 87, 1187-1196. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/MC.37.8.1187
  • L.J. Taylor jr & R.A. Zwaan (2009). Action in cognition: The case of language. Language and Cognition, 1, 45-58.
  • D.J. Therriault, R.H. Yaxley & R.A. Zwaan (2009). The role of colo diagnosticity in object recognition and representation. Cognitive Processing, 10, 335-342. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-009-0260-4
  • R.A. Zwaan (2009). Mental simulation in language comprehension and social cognition. European Journal of Social Psychology, 7, 1142-1150. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.661
  • R.A. Zwaan (2009). Theory development n embodiment research: getting the timing right. European Journal of Social Psychology, 7, 1160-1161. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.677
  • M.H. Fischer & R.A. Zwaan (2008). Grounding Cognition in Perception and Action. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A-Human Experimental P, 61, 825-857.
  • M.H. Fischer & R.A. Zwaan (2008). The role of the motor system in language comprehension. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A-Human Experimental P, 61, 825-850.
  • L.J. Taylor jr & R.A. Zwaan (2008). Motor resonance and linguistic focus. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A-Human Experimental P, 61, 896-904.
  • L.J. Taylor jr, S. Lev-Ari & R.A. Zwaan (2008). Inferences about action engage action systems. Brain & Language, 107, 62-67. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2007.08.004
  • R.A. Zwaan (2008). Time in language, situation models, and mental simulations. Language Learning, 58, 13-26. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9922.2008.00458.x
  • S. van Dantzig, D. Pecher & R.A. Zwaan (2008). Approach and avoidance as action effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A-Human Experimental P, 61, 1298-1306. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470210802027987
  • J. Kamalski, T. Sanders, L. Lentz & R.A. Zwaan (2008). The forewarning effect of coherence markers in persuasive discourse: evidence from persuasion and processing. Discourse Processes, 45, 545-579.
  • K. Dijkstra, M.P. Kaschak & R.A. Zwaan (2007). Body posture facilitates retrieval of autobiographical memories. Cognition, 102 (1), 139-149.
  • B. Kaup, R.H. Yaxley, C.J. Madden, R.A. Zwaan & J. Luedtke (2007). Experiential simulations of negated text information. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A-Human Experimental P, 60, 976-990. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470210600823512
  • K. Dijkstra, M. Misirlisoy, M.P. Kaschak & R.A. Zwaan (2007). Hand Shape Affects Access to Memories. Cognition, 102 (1), 139.
  • A.B. Hancock, L.L. LaPointe, J.A.G. Stierwalt, M. Bourgeois & R.A. Zwaan (2007). Computerized measures of verbal working memory performance in healthy elderly participants. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 34, 73-85.
  • R.H. Yaxley & R.A. Zwaan (2007). Simulating visibility during language. Cognition, 150, 229-236.
  • D.J. Therriault, M. Rinck & R.A. Zwaan (2006). Assessing the influence of dimensional focus during situation model construction. Memory & Cognition, 34, 78-89.
  • R.A. Zwaan & L.J. Taylor jr (2006). Seeing, acting, understanding: motor resonance in language comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General, 135, 1-11.
  • M.P. Kaschak, R.A. Zwaan, M. Aveyard & R.H. Yaxley (2006). Perception of auditory motion affects language processing. Cognitive Science, 30, 733-744.
  • B. Kaup, J. Lüdtke & R.A. Zwaan (2006). Processing negated sentences with contradictory predicates: Is a door that is not open mentally closed? Journal of Pragmatics, 38, 1033-1050.
  • C.J. Madden & R.A. Zwaan (2006). Perceptual respresentation as a mechanism of lexical ambiquity resolution: an investigation of span and processing time. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 32, 1291-1303.
  • C.J. Madden & R.A. Zwaan (2006). Perceptual Representation as a Mechanism of Lexical Ambiguity Resolution: An Investigation of Span and Processing Time. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 32, 1291-1303. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.32.6.1291
  • R.H. Yaxley & R.A. Zwaan (2005). Attentional bias affects change detection. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 1106-1111.
  • M.P. Kaschak, C.J. Madden, D.J. Therriault, R.H. Yaxley, M. Aveyard, A.A. Blanchard & R.A. Zwaan (2005). Perception of Motion Affects Language Processing. Cognition, 94, 79-89.
  • B. Kaup, J. Lüdtke & R.A. Zwaan (2005). Effects of negation, truth vlaue, and delay on picture recognition after reading affirmative and negative sentences. In B.G. Bara, L.W. Barsalou & M. Bucciarelli (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1114-1119). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
  • G.A. Radvansky, D.E. Copeland & R.A. Zwaan (2005). A novel study: investigating the structure of narrative and autobiographical memories. Memory, 13, 796-814.
  • B.A. Sundermeier, P. van den Broek & R.A. Zwaan (2005). Causal coherence and the availability of locations and objects during narrative comprehension. Memory & Cognition, 33, 462-470.
  • M.P. Kaschak, C.J. Madden, D.J. Therriault, R.H. Yaxley, M. Aveyard, A.A. Blanchard & R.A. Zwaan (2005). Perceptions of motion affects language processing. Cognition, 94, 79-89.
  • R.A. Zwaan & C.J. Madden (2004). Updating situation models. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 30, 283-288.
  • K. Dijkstra, R.H. Yaxley, C.J. Madden & R.A. Zwaan (2004). The role of age and perceptual symbols in language comprehension. Psychology and Aging, 19, 352-356.
  • R.A. Zwaan, C.J. Madden, R.H. Yaxley & M. Aveyard (2004). Moving words: Dynamic mental representations in language comprehension. Cognitive Science, 28, 611-619.
  • R.A. Zwaan & R.H. Yaxley (2004). Lateralization of object-shape information in semantic processing. Cognition, 94, 35-43.
  • C.J. Madden & R.A. Zwaan (2003). How does verb aspect constrain event representations? Memory & Cognition, 31, 663-672.
  • R.A. Zwaan & R.H. Yaxley (2003). Spatial iconicity affects semantic-relatedness judgments. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 954-958.
  • B. Kaup & R.A. Zwaan (2003). Effects of negation and situational presence on the accessibility of text information. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 29, 439-446.
  • R.A. Zwaan & R.H. Yaxley (2003). Hemispheric differences in semantic-relatedness judgments. Cognition, 87, 79-86.
  • G.A. Radvansky, D.E. Copeland & R.A. Zwaan (2003). Aging and functional spatial relations in comprehension and memory. Psychology and Aging, 18, 161-165.
  • R.A. Zwaan (2002). An experiential view of language comprehension: implications for document design. Document Design : Journal of Research and Problem Solving in Organizational Communication, 3, 54-64.
  • R.A. Zwaan, R.A. Stanfield & R.H. Yaxley (2002). Language comprehenders mentally represent the shapes of objects. Psychological Science, 13, 168-171.
  • J.P. Magliano, J. Miller & R.A. Zwaan (2001). Indexing space and time in film understanding. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15, 533-545.
  • G.A. Radvansky, R.A. Zwaan, J.M. Curiel & D.E. Copeland (2001). Situation models and aging. Psychology and Aging, 16, 145-160.
  • R.A. Stanfield & R.A. Zwaan (2001). The effect of implied orientation derived from verbal context on picture recognition. Psychological Science, 12, 153-156.
  • C.J. Madden & R.A. Zwaan (2001). The impact of smoking urges on working memory performance. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 9, 418-424.
  • R.A. Zwaan & T.P. Truitt (2000). Inhibition of smoking-related information in smokers and nonsmokers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 8, 192-197.
  • R.A. Zwaan, C.J. Madden & S.N. Whitten (2000). The presence of an event in the narrated situation affects its activation. Memory & Cognition, 28, 1022-1028.
  • R.A. Zwaan, R.A. Stanfield & C.J. Madden (2000). How persistent is the effect of smoking urges on cognitive performance? Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 8, 518-523.
  • R.A. Zwaan, R.A. Stanfield & C.J. Madden (1999). Perceptual symbols in language comprehension: can an empirical case be made? Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 22, 636-637.
  • R.A. Zwaan (1999). Embodied cognition, perceptual symbols, and situation models. Discourse Processes, 28, 81-88.
  • R.A. Zwaan (1999). Situation models: the mental leap into imagined worlds. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 8, 15-18.
  • R.A. Zwaan & G.A. Radvansky (1998). Situation models in language comprehension and memory. Psychological Bulletin (USA), 123, 162-185.
  • R.A. Zwaan & T.P. Truitt (1998). Smoking urges affect language processing. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 6, 325-330.
  • G.A. Radvansky, R.A. Zwaan, N. Franklin & T. Federico (1998). Retrieval from temporally organized situation models. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 24, 1224-1237.
  • R.A. Zwaan, G.A. Radvansky, A.E. Hilliard & J.M. Curiel (1998). Constructing multidimensional situation models during reading. Scientific Studies of Reading, 2, 199-220.
  • R.A. Zwaan & A.C. Graesser (1998). Introduction to special issue of SSR: Constructing meaning during reading. Scientific Studies of Reading, 2, 195-198.
  • A.C. Graesser, K.K. Millis & R.A. Zwaan (1997). Discourse comprehension. Annual Review of Psychology, 48, 163-189.
  • J.P. Magliano, K. Dijkstra & R.A. Zwaan (1996). Predictive inferences in movies. Discourse Processes, 22, 199-224.
  • R.A. Zwaan (1996). Processing narrative time shifts. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 22, 1196-1207.
  • R.A. Zwaan & C.M. Brown (1996). The influence of language proficiency and comprehension skill on situation model construction. Discourse Processes, 21, 289-327.
  • N.K. Person, R.J. Kreuz, R.A. Zwaan & A.C. Graesser (1995). Pragmatics and pedagogy: Conversational rules and politeness strategies may inhibit effective tutoring. Cognition and Instruction, 13, 161-188.
  • R.A. Zwaan, J.P. Magliano & A.C. Graesser (1995). Dimensions of situation-model construction in narrative comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 21, 386-397.
  • R.A. Zwaan, M.C. Langston & A.C. Graesser (1995). The construction of situation models in narrative comprehension: an event-indexing model. Psychological Science, 6, 292-297.
  • K. Dijkstra, R.A. Zwaan, J.P. Magliano & A.C. Graesser (1995). Reader and character emotions in literary narrative. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts, 23, 139-157.
  • E.W. Kneepkens & R.A. Zwaan (1995). Emotions and literary text comprehension. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts, 23, 125-138.
  • R.A. Zwaan (1994). Effect of genre expectations on text comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition, 20, 920-933.
  • K. Dijkstra, R.A. Zwaan, A.C. Graesser & J.P. Magliano (1994). Character and Reader Emotions in Literary Texts. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts, 23, 139-157.
  • R.A. Zwaan & A.C. Graesser (1993). There is no empirical evidence that inferences are generated automatically or partially: A commentary on Garnham. Psycoloquy, 5 (6).
  • R.A. Zwaan & H. van Oostendorp (1993). Do readers construct spatial representations in naturalistic story comprehension? Discourse Processes, 16, 125-143.
  • R.A. Zwaan & A.C. Graesser (1993). Reading goals and situation models: A commentary on Glenberg & Mathew. Psycoloquy, 4 (5), 5.
  • A.J. Nederhof & R.A. Zwaan (1991). Quality judgments of journals as indicators of research performance in the humanities and the social sciences: results of an international mail-survey. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 42, 332-340.
  • R.A. Zwaan (1991). Some parameters of literary and news comprehension: Reading rate and surface-structure representation in literary and news comprehension. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts, 20, 139-156.
  • R.A. Zwaan & A.J. Nederhof (1990). Some aspects of scholarly communication in linguistics: an empirical study. Language, 66, 553-557.
  • D. Meutsch & R.A. Zwaan (1990). On the role of computer models and technology in literary and media research. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts, 19, 1-12.
  • A.J. Nederhof, R.A. Zwaan, R.E. de Bruin & P.J. Dekker (1989). Assessing the usefulness of bibliometric indicators of the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences: a comparative study. Scientometrics, 15, 423-435.
  • R.A. Zwaan (1987). The computer in perspective: towards a relevant use of the computer in literary studies. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts, 16, 553-568.
  • D. Pecher & R.A. Zwaan (2005). Grounding cognition: The role of perception and action in memory, language, and thinking. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
  • H. van Oostendorp & R.A. Zwaan (Ed.). (1994). Naturalistic text comprehension. Advances in Discourse Processing, Vol. LIII. Norwood, NJ: Ablex
  • R.A. Zwaan (1993). Aspects of literary comprehension: A cognitive approach. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins
  • R.A. Zwaan & D. Meutsch (Ed.). (1990). Computer models and technology in media research. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier Science Publishers
  • K. Dijkstra & R.A. Zwaan (2014). Memory and action. In The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition
  • K. Dijkstra & R.A. Zwaan (2014). Memory and action. In The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition
  • L.J. Taylor & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Fault-tolerant comprehension. In Y Coelho & A Bartolo (Eds.), Language and action in cognitive neuroscience (pp. 145-158). Hove: Psychology Press
  • R.A. Zwaan & M.P. Kaschak (2009). Language comprehension as a means of "re-situating" oneself. In P. Robbins & M. Aydede (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition (pp. 368-381). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
  • R.A. Zwaan (2008). Experiential traces and mental simulations in language comprehension. In M. DeVega, A.M. Glenberg & A.C. Graesser (Eds.), Symbols, embodiment, and meaning (pp. 165-180). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
  • B. Kaup, R.A. Zwaan & J. Lüdke (2007). The experiential view of language comprehension. How is negation represented? In F. Schmalhofer & C.A. Perfetti (Eds.), Higher language processes in the brain: Inference and comprehension processes (pp. 255-288). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
  • R.A. Zwaan & M.P. Kaschak (2006). Language, visual cognition and motor action. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 2nd edition (pp. 648-651). Oxford, UK: Elsevier
  • R.A. Zwaan & D.N. Rapp (2006). Discourse comprehension. In M.A. Gernsbacher & M.J. Traxler (Eds.), Handbook of psycholinguistics (pp. 725-764). San Diego, CA: Elsevier
  • R.A. Zwaan (2005). Situation models: the mental leap into imaginary worlds. In B.A. Spellman & D.T. Willingham (Eds.), Current Directions in Cognitive Science (pp. 146-151). Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall
  • D. Pecher & R.A. Zwaan (2005). Introduction to grounding cognition. In D. Pecher & R.H. Zwaan (Eds.), Grounding cognition: The role of perception and action in memory, language, and thinking (pp. 1-7). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
  • R.A. Zwaan (2005). Situation model. In M. Jahn & M.L. Ryan (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. London: Routledge
  • R.A. Zwaan & C.J. Madden (2005). Embodied Sentence Comprehension. In H.A.E.M. Pecher & R.A. Zwaan (Eds.), The Grounding of Cognition: The rol of perception and action in memory, language and thinking (pp. 224-245). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • R.A. Zwaan (2004). The immersed experiencer: toward an embodied theory of language comprehension. In B.H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 44 (pp. 35-62). New York: Academic Press
  • R.A. Zwaan & K. Dijkstra (2003). Literacy: narrative comprehension and production. In J.W. Guthrie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Education (pp. 1500-1504). New York: MacMillan Reference
  • R.A. Zwaan & M. Singer (2003). Text comprehension. In A.C. Graesser, M.A. Gernsbacher & S.R. Goldman (Eds.), Handbook of discourse processes (pp. 83-121). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
  • R.A. Zwaan, G.A. Radvansky & S.N. Whitten (2002). Themes and situation models. In M. Lauwerse & W. van Peer (Eds.), Thematics: Interdisciplinary studies. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins
  • R.A. Zwaan, C.J. Madden & R.A. Stanfield (2001). Time in narrative comprehension. In D.H. Schram & G.J. Steen (Eds.), Psychology and Sociology of Literature (pp. 71-86). Amsterdam: John Benjamins
  • R.A. Zwaan, C.J. Madden & R.A. Stanfield (2001). Time in narrative comprehension. In D.H. Schram & G.J. Steen (Eds.), Psychology and Sociology of Literature (pp. 71-86). Amsterdam: John Benjamins
  • R.A. Zwaan (2001). Language comprehension as guided experience. In L. Degand, Y. Bestgen, W. Spooren & L. van Waes (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Approaches to Discourse (pp. 1-9). Amsterdam: Uitgaven Stichting Neerlandistiek VU
  • R.A. Zwaan (2001). Situation models. In N.J. Smelser & P.B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 14137-14141). Amsterdam: Pergamon Press
  • R.A. Zwaan (1999). Five dimensions of situation-model construction. In S.R. Goldman, A.C. Graesser & P. van den Broek (Eds.), Narrative comprehension, causality, and coherence: Essays in honor of TomTrabasso (pp. 93-110). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
  • J.P. Magliano, R.A. Zwaan & A.C. Graesser (1999). The role of situational continuity in narrative understanding. In S.R. Goldman & H. van Oostendorp (Eds.), The construction of mental representations during reading (pp. 219-245). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum
  • R.A. Zwaan (1996). Towards a model of literary comprehension. In B.K. Britton & A.C. Graesser (Eds.), Models of understanding text (pp. 241-255). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum
  • R.A. Zwaan (1996). How empirical is the empirical study of literature? In H. Hendrix, J.J. Kloek, S.A. Levie & W. van Peer (Eds.), The search for a new alphabet (pp. 321-326). Amsterdam: Benjamins
  • A.C. Graesser, M.A. Kassler, K. Dijkstra, R.A. Zwaan & B. McLain Allen (1995). Comprehending novel mental models of time in Einstein's Dreams. In G. Rusch (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (pp. 348-353). Siegen, Germany: Siegen University Press
  • A.C. Graesser & R.A. Zwaan (1995). Inference generation and the construction of situation models. In C. Weaver, S. Mannes & C.R. Fletcher (Eds.), Discourse comprehension: Strategies and processes revisited. Essays in honor of Walter Kintsch (pp. 117-139). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum
  • R.A. Zwaan & H. van Oostendorp (1994). Spatial information and naturalistic story comprehension. In H. van Oostendorp & R.A. Zwaan (Eds.), Naturalistic text comprehension (pp. 97-114). Norwood, NJ: Ablex
  • H. van Oostendorp & R.A. Zwaan (1994). Naturalistic texts and naturalistic tasks. In H. van Oostendorp & R.A. Zwaan (Eds.), Naturalistic text comprehension (pp. 1-8). Norwood, NJ: Ablex
  • R.A. Zwaan (1991). The literary situational-action model and the comprehension process. In E. Ibsch, D.H. Schram & G.J. Steen (Eds.), Empirical studies of literature (pp. 167-174). Amsterdam: Rodopi
  • R.A. Zwaan (1991). Conventie. In Sleutelwoorden: kernbegrippen uit de hedendaagse literatuurwetenschap (pp. 24-33). Leuven, Belgium: Garant
  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, T.A.J.M. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan & F. Paas (2014, juni 23). Embedded Embodied Cognition: a Review on Manipulatives and Gesture. Freudenthal Institute for Science and Mathematics Education. Utrecht University, Invited presentation, Bakker, M. F. van der Schaaf, S. Shayan, & P. Leseman (symposium Chairs & Organizers), Embodied cognition in education and training.
  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, J.A. De Nooijer, T. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan & F. Paas (2014). Graduate Research Day Article Award 2014 awarded by Institute of Psychology Erasmus University Rotterdam for Pouw, de Nooijer, van Gog, Zwaan, Paas (2014) in Frontiers in Psychology. Graduate Research Day 2014: Rotterdam (2014, oktober 2 - 2014, oktober 2). Overig.
  • G. Camp, N.A.M.C. Goossens, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2014, november 22). Distributed Practice and Retrieval Practice in Primary School Vocabulary Learning. onbekend, Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, T. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan & F. Paas (2014). Augmenting instructional animations with sensori-motor information. 6th conference of the international society for gesture studies: San Diego (2014, juli 7 - 2014, juli 11).
  • W.T.J.L. Pouw, C. Eielts, T. van Gog, R.A. Zwaan & F. Paas (2013). Embodied Know-How: Does motor-involvement promote learning outcomes in science education. 7th international conference on tangible, embedded and embodied interaction: Barcelona (2013, februari 10 - 2013, februari 13).
  • J.A. de Nooijer, T. van Gog, F. Paas & R.A. ZwaanEffects of imitating gestures during encoding or during retrieval of novel verbs on children¿s test performance. München, Germany, EARLI.
  • J.A. de Nooijer, T. van Gog, F. Paas & R.A. Zwaan (2013). When Left Is Not Right: Handedness Effects on Learning Object-manipulation Words Using Pictures with Left or Right-handed First-person Perspectives. ESLP: Potsdam, Germany.
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Picture-Word Learning by Spacing the Learning Sessions. EARLI Sig Meeting: Grenoble, France (2012, augustus 29 - 2012, augustus 31).
  • J.A.A. Engelen, S. Bouwmeester, A.B.H. De Bruin & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Using the Visual World Paradigm to Study Children's Narrative Comprehension. Embodied and Situated Language Processing: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2012). Spreading the Words: A Spacing Effect in Vocabulary Learning. 53rd Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society: Minneapolis (2012, november 15 - 2012, november 18).
  • N.A.M.C. Goossens, G. Camp, P.P.J.L. Verkoeijen, H.K. Tabbers & R.A. Zwaan (2012). The Effect of Retrieval Practice in Primary School Vocabulary Learning. ICO Fall School: Girona, Spain (2012, november 5 - 2012, november 10).
  • H.K. Tabbers, B.B. de Koning & R.A. Zwaan (2009). Enhancing learning from dynamic visualizations: An embodied perspective. Paper presented at the Meeting of the European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.: .
  • R.A. Zwaan (Ed.). (2007) Language and Linguistics Compass.
  • R.A. Zwaan (Ed.). (2007) Discourse Processes.
  • R.A. Zwaan (Ed.). (2007) Cognition.
  • R.A. Zwaan (Ed.). (2007) Memory & Cognition.
  • K. Dijkstra, M. Misirlisoy, M.P. Kaschak & R.A. Zwaan (2006). Hand shape affects access to memories. Cognitive Science Conference: Vancouver, Canada.
  • K. Dijkstra, R.H. Yaxley, C.J. Madden & R.A. Zwaan (2003). Age and perceptual representations in language comprehension. Higher Level Language Processes in the Brain: Delmenhorst, Germany.
  • K. Dijkstra, R.H. Yaxley, C.J. Madden & R.A. Zwaan (2002). Perceptual symbols in older adults. 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America: Boston, MA.
  • A.C. Graesser, M.A. Kassler, K. Dijkstra, R.J. Kreuz, R.A. Zwaan & B. MacLain Allen (1994). How readers deal with violations of the laws of time in a fictional world: the case of Alan Lightman's "Einstein's Dreams". Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature: Budapest, Hungary.

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