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TSB honours three interdisciplinary projects

Published: 20th May 2020 Last updated: 30th June 2020

TSB has honoured three research proposals, each with a financial contribution of €10,000 from the so-called 'Herbert Simon Research Institute Cross-cutting Themes Seed Funding' to support cross-departmental research to address societal problems that require interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise within the themes: Adaptive societies, organizations and workers, Healthy lifespan and Personalized prevention and care.

The following projects have been rewarded: 

  1. The effect of stigma on working with victims of honor-related violence

Yvette van Osch (Social Psychology), Hans van Dijk (Org. Studies), Diana Roeg, Janne van Doorn (Leiden Law School) & Ilja van Beest (Social Psychology)

A lack of knowledge about honor-related violence (HRV) can cause professionals to rely on stereotypical ideas about the victims of such crimes, potentially resulting in stigma and discrimination. We investigate why and how an HRV stigma affects attitudes towards HRV victims, and the decision making processes of professionals who assist these victims.

  1. Trust and productivity in the digital workplace

Anthony Evans (Social Psychology), Christina Meyers (HRS) & Olga Stavrova (Social Psychology)

As many employees experience telecommuting for the first time, it is important to understand how individual differences shape (or hinder) success in the telecommuting environment. This project will examine the longitudinal relationship between employee trust (i.e., in coworkers, supervisors, and organizations) and employee outcomes (e.g., productivity, work engagement, and well-being) among teleworkers.

  1. The added value of cognitive rehabilitation therapy on cognitive functioning in patients with somatic symptom and related disorders

Lars de Vroege (Tranzo) & Willem Kop (Clinical and Medical Psychology)

Cognitive problems are often reported in patients with somatic symptom and related disorders but not yet part of the treatment protocol. Using cognitive rehabilitation treatment (CRT), patients learn a compensatory strategy to overcome cognitive problems. This study will evaluate the added value of CRT compared to the standard-of-care treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy.