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.


Portret van Eddie Denessen

“If there was no relationship between qualification and income, the problem of unequal opportunities would disappear”

Eddie Denessen, recently appointed Professor of Education and Social Inequality, argues for more clarity around the concept of ‘equal opportunities’ and a more equal appreciation of different qualifications.

Mariska Kleemans benoemd tot hoogleraar Youth, News and Education

Mariska Kleemans appointed professor of Youth, News and Education

Mariska Kleemans has been appointed professor of Youth, News and Education at Radboud University's Faculty of Social Sciences from September 1, 2023.

BSI Day keynote speaker Prof. dr. Eveline Crone


BSI Day is an annual informal symposium for all BSI employees, PhDs, and Research Master students to celebrate and share their work. It includes presentations from scientists and PhD candidates from all our research programmes and workshops.

Research projects

Logo Mine Project

Mine Project: Mapping Identity, Needs and Emotions in ADHD

People with ADHD tell fascinating live stories. In this project, we listen to them in order to really get to know them, how they feel and what they need.

Ongezond eten versus gezond eten

Unhealthy eating in young adults

This project aims to investigate factors affecting eating behaviors, such as stress, physical activity, and BMI. Additionally, this project seeks to design interventions targeting food cravings and unhealthy eating behaviors.

Onderzoeksproject icoon

EMRRGD: EMotional Reactivity and Emotion ReGulation across Development

Emotions are the sugar and spice of our existence. They add that extra flavor to the taste of everyday life. However, too much of it might ruin the dish ...


Research Master Thesis Conference

Symposium Communication for all

Spotlight on statistics with Eric Maris

Let's Meet - annual introduction new BSI employees!

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.