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Your photograph N. van de Ven

Associate Professor 

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Marketing


Most of my research focuses on the consequences and experience of envy, inequality, and (financial) decision making. I explore what envy feels like and what its consequences are, and how people respond to ineqaulity (from a psychological perspective).

Various research projects deal with financial and consumer decision making: the effects of greed on consumption and spending, effects of ownership or emotions on product valuation, and the psychologicla effects of microtransactions in computer games.


Principal publications

  • Seuntjens, T., Zeelenberg, M., Van de Ven, N., & Breugelmans, S. M. (2015). Dispositional greed. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(6), 917-933. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000031
  • Blanken, I., Van de Ven, N., & Zeelenberg, M. (2015). A meta-analytic review of moral licensing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(4), 540-558. doi: 10.1177/0146167215572134
  • Van de Ven, N., Zeelenberg, M., & Pieters, R. (2011). The envy premium in product evaluation. Journal of Consumer Research, 37(6), 984-998. doi: 10.1086/657239  
  • Van de Ven, N., Gilovich, T., & Zeelenberg, M. (2010). Delay, doubt, and decision: How delaying a choice reduces the appeal of descriptively normative options. Psychological Science, 21(4), 568-573. doi: 10.1177/0956797610363546      
  • Van de Ven, N., Zeelenberg, M., & Pieters, R. (2009). Leveling up and down: The experience of benign and malicious envy. Emotion, 9(3), 419-429. doi: 10.1037/a0015669    

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Last amended: 28 May 2018