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


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.

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Healthy Student Life - PhD project

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

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The cognitive development of young children in relation to digital media

The goal of this project is to gain insight into how digital media use, key persons and children's individual dispositions affect children's cognitive development.


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Swipe, match, happy? Dating app users less satisfied with relationship status than non-users

Mobile dating apps are a popular way to meet people. A new study by Radboud University researchers shows that people who use dating apps actually tend to be overall less satisfied with their relationship status than those who don't.

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‘Staying healthy’ is better than ‘not getting ill’ in vaccine information

New research from Radboud University shows that it can be useful to focus vaccine information on what does happen, rather than what does not happen.

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Listening to music after stress: 'Genre doesn't matter'

Krisna Adiasto discovered that music genre doesn't seem to play a role in the songs we choose to recover from stress, but the songs that work do have shared characteristics. He will receive his doctorate from Radboud University on 29 January.

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.