HSRI: Cross-cutting themes
The increasing need for investigating complex societal problems in a more integral way requires expertise that crosses the boundaries of a specific discipline. We connect the expert knowledge, experience, and related research networks of all nine Departments within the Herbert Simon Research Institute to obtain interdisciplinary knowledge that will increase the well-being of individuals, teams, organizations, and society and their ability to adapt to a changing living and working environment.
HSRI researchers have knowledge on cognitive neuropsychology, medical and clinical psychology, developmental psychology, organizational psychology, human resource studies, social psychology, sociology and care and wellbeing.
Our ambition is to contribute to the solution to the most important problems our society is facing. By joining expertise from our different social and behavioral science disciplines we are much better able to do so.
- Jeroen Vermunt, Head of HSRI - Vice Dean of Research
Our interdisciplinary research is focused on three cross-cutting research themes, which address actual themes in need of both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research.
Adaptive societies, organizations and workers
How do societies, organizations and individuals react and change in regard to challenges?
How can we integrate biological, social, and psychological perspectives when investigating development over the lifespan?
Personalized Prevention and Care
How can we integrate differences between individuals into health care?
Extroverted and conscientious employees most 'burdened' by working from home21st September 2021
Researchers from Tilburg University and Eindhoven University are examining the longitudinal relationship between personality and job outcomes related to performance and worker well-being. The project was funded by HSRI Cross-cutting themes Seed Funding and the research team just published their study at the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal.
Overview of our projects
Understanding vaccination hesitancy by studying irregular individuals [PhD Project]
Dr. Florian van Leeuwen and his colleagues examine irregular individuals, that is, individuals who favor (or oppose) vaccination despite having traits and identities that make them likely to oppose (or favor) vaccination.
[Project duration: 2020 - 2024]
Personalized Cognitive Diagnostics for Early Detection of Dementia [PhD Project]
Dr. Ruth Mark and her colleagues hope to improve the early diagnosis of dementia.
[Project duration: 2020 - 2024]
Going Against the Norm: Links between Personality, Well-Being, and Deviating Family Trajectories in Young Adulthood [PhD Project]
The project team will conduct a study on links between personality, well-being, and deviating family trajectories in young adulthood.
- Once a year a PhD project call for HSRI researchers
- Once a year a call for HSRI internal seed funding
- Around the year the possibility to ask for money to support research meetings
Meet our PhD students
Ketaki DiwanPhD student 2020
Departments involved: Developmental Psychology; Human Resource Studies
Evi van den ElzenPhD student 2020
Departments involved: Cognitive Neuropsychology; Developmental Psychology; Methodology and Statistics
Mitchell MatthijssenPhD student 2020
Departments involved: Social Psychology, Sociology, Tranzo