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J. van Wolferen MSc


TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Social Psychology


I test why people engage in insurance fraud and whether insurance makes people more willing to take risk. I am interested in behavioral economics, economic psychology, and judgment and decision making.

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Principal publications

  • Van Wolferen, J., Inbar, Y., & Zeelenberg, M. (2013) Magical thinking in predictions of negative events: Evidence for tempting fate but not for a protection effect. Judgment and Decision Making, 8, 45-54.
  • Van Wolferen, J., Inbar, Y., & Zeelenberg, M. (2013) Moral hazard in the insurance industry. Netspar Panel Paper, #33, 1-73.
  • IJzerman, H., Brandt, M.J., & van Wolferen, J. (2013). Rejoice! In replication. European Journal of Personality, 27, 128-129.
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Last amended: 02 June 2014