How to Activate and Nudge Pension Plan Participants

On a podcast episode hosted by Netspar, Thomas Post discusses techniques to activate participants in the new Dutch occupational pension system and emphasises that nudges have to be designed with great care to be effective and ethically sound.

The Best Armoury for an Uncertain Future

Should you keep spending resources on a project even when its future success looks doubtful? The influence of emotions in decision-making is important but perhaps we are more rational than the previous research has given us credit for.

The Viability of Vaccination Certificates

There is sufficient support among the Dutch population for the introduction of a vaccination certificate to actively encourage people to be vaccinated. This has become apparent from representative research among 1,640 Dutch people.

Do we put our trust in predictions?

In our day-to-day, it is increasingly possible to receive prediction advice that has been generated by some algorithmic system. Dr. Emir Efendić and colleagues found that trust in these systems depends on how quickly or slowly a prediction is made.

Nudging for Positive Change

Planning for retirement, eating healthier, donating your organs upon death – we often know what we should do, but why then do we not do it (enough)? It all has to do with behavioural design, and biases that are common to our species.

How Choosing for Others Impacts our own Choices

Researchers Kelly Geykens, Anika Schumacher and Caroline Goukens examined how choosing for others impacts our own choices. In this video, you learn how trying to help others will influence your own behaviour.

The Art and Science of Waiting

Time is one of the most valuable resources, so customers expect to be serviced quickly, to have a positive waiting experience and/or expect a big reward for their waiting efforts. Learn how to positively influence the customer waiting experience.