Photo of the Maria Montessori building
Photo of the Maria Montessori building

Behavioural Science Institute

The BSI is a multidisciplinary research institute that brings together experts from psychology, educational science, and communication science. We focus on strengthening people by understanding the foundations of human behaviour. We strongly commit to open science and aim to facilitate craftsmanship, curiosity and connection in academic research.


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New interventions to sit less: ‘Stop getting coffee for your colleagues'

Most people are by now aware that sitting at your desk all day is not particularly healthy. Yet existing interventions, such as sit/standing desks and smartwatches with reminders to stand up, seem to bring about very little lasting change.

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“Start teaching young people media literacy on time“

In times of fake news and endless streams of information, it is important that young people learn to critically reflect on what they read or see online. That is the opinion of Sanne Tamboer, a Communication Science researcher. On 20 July, she will...

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Hybrid Human-AI Regulation

This project focuses on the development of a ‘Hybrid Human-AI Regulation System’ (HHAIR system), which teaches 10- to 14-year-olds self-regulation skills. This will allow them to learn with support from adaptive or self-adaptive learning tools.

Research projects

Kinderen zitten op een trap met hun smartphone in hun handen

SOCIAL: Social Online Connectedness in Adolescents' Lives

Some adolescents feel more lonely because of their social media use, while others feel more connected to others. In what context does what apply, when, and to whom?


The Full Spectrum of ADHD in Adult Relationships

We will investigate both the positive and negative effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on adult social relationships, including romantic partners and friends, from a dyadic perspective.

Healthy student life

Healthy Student Life - PhD project

Healthy Student Life is a Radboud-wide research project on student well-being.


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Factsheet: students' study experience

This factsheet gives an overview of how students experienced their study at Radboud University in Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Spring 2023.

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Report: social safety Radboud students

This report describes how students experience a sense of social safety at Radboud University based on three questionnaire measurements of the Healthy Student Life project conducted in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Spring 2023.

Vergrootglas met wetenschapper

Factsheet: students' well-being

This factsheet overviews student well-being at Radboud University in fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Spring 2023.

Visiting address

The Behavioural Science Institute is located in the Maria Montessori building in Nijmegen.

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD Nijmegen


Get in touch with the research institute by contacting the BSI office.