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


G(F)OOD together (corona-)project

Survey waves were administered among adolescents and their parents both before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to gain insight into how friends and parents influence adolescents' mental health and lifestyle.

Logo Project Green Gen Z

Green Gen Z

Climate change is a global crisis. Many adolescents and young adults are concerned about their future. How is the climate crisis affecting youth? And (how) are they trying to live sustainably?

Logo healthy student life

The Impact of Internet and Social Media Use on University Students’ Mental Health.

A PhD project on the associations between internet/social media use and university students’ mental health, using the longitudinal Healthy Student Life dataset and additional data regarding social media use.

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.