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

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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.

  • 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, april 5). Instructional Manipulatives for Learning Concrete and Abstract Content: An Embodied Interaction (Re)View. Philadelphia, USA, AERA Annual Meeting 2014.
  • 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).
  • J.A. de Nooijer, T. van Gog, F. Paas & R.A. Zwaan Effects of imitating gestures during encoding or during retrieval of novel verbs on children¿s test performance. München, Germany, EARLI.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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). The Effect of Retrieval Practice in Primary School Vocabulary Learning. ICO Fall School: Girona, Spain (2012, november 5 - 2012, november 10).
  • 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). Picture-Word Learning by Spacing the Learning Sessions. EARLI Sig Meeting: Grenoble, France (2012, augustus 29 - 2012, augustus 31).
  • 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.

Editorial positions (38)

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning Memory and Cognition

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  • Acta Psychologica

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  • Cognitive Science

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  • Journal of Gerontology

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  • Psychological Bulletin (USA)

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  • Psychological Review

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  • Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts

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  • Neuropsychologia

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  • Psychophysiology

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  • Brain & Language

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  • Behavioral & Brain Sciences

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  • Aphasiology

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  • Addiction

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  • Cerebral Cortex

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  • American Educational Research Journal

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  • Cognition

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  • Cognition

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  • Cognitive Psychology

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  • Developmental Psychology

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  • Journal of Abnormal Psychology

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  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

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  • Memory & Cognition

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  • Memory & Cognition

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  • Journal of Experimental Psychology-General

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  • Discourse Processes

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  • Language and Cognitive Processes

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  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A-Human Experimental P

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  • Journal of Memory and Language

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  • Psychology and Aging

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  • Applied Cognitive Psychology

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  • Neuropsychology

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  • Psychological Science

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  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

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  • Swiss Journal of Psychology

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  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences

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  • Visual Cognition

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  • Connection Science

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  • Scientific Studies of Reading

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