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The way one behaves is driving how Western people relate to nature

Resonating with nature

Date:04 February 2022
Author:Carolin Belz

Throughout my educational path, the triangulation of female empowerment, different cultures and the concept of nature has been central to my interest in studying sustainable transformation so far. After reflecting upon those three topics, focussing on...

 Does the societal norm follow the policy, or does the policy follow the societal norm?

How do pro-LGBTIA+ policies affect the life satisfaction of sexual minorities?

Date:22 December 2021
Author:Maaike Jonker

For my Master thesis, I examined the association between pro-LGB policies that existed in 30 European countries and the amount of life satisfaction LGB adults report. I looked into the life satisfaction of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in several...

Strong morning habits: more or less reattachment to work?

How do our morning habits affect our workday?

Date:30 September 2021
Author:Iustina Armasu
For my Master's thesis, I looked at the relation between morning habits and how well people reattach to their work, and the effect of these two things on the energy levels employees.
Supervisors with high scores on psychopathy are ofte able to advance to higher levels within organizations

Psychopathy in supervisors

Date:20 July 2021
Author:Anne Klaver

For my thesis, I conducted research on triarchic psychopathy in the workplace. In this research, I examined a form of psychopathy in supervisors and its effect on perceptions of satisfaction and trust in employees. Triarchic psychopathy is a way of...

Moralization is often looked at as an emotional or very cognitive process.

Moralizing short-distance flights

Date:22 June 2021
Author:Vladimir Bojarskich

My thesis topic is about moralization: how people develop moral versus non-moral attitudes. I focus in particular on how people develop a moral stance towards short-distance flights. 

Narcississm is often associated with Donald Trump

Grandiose and vulnerable collective narcissism

Date:17 May 2021
Author:Jasper Smit

My thesis is about collective narcissism. Narcissism is often associated with Donald Trump. Narcissists have an extremely positive self-image, are unable to handle criticism and tend to extol themselves. My research focuses on the collective variant of...

A gap in previous research on invironmental behaviour

How does past behavior impact future environmental friendly behavior? 

Date:01 February 2021
Author:Milan Büscher
I am interested in spillover effects: how does past behavior impact future behavior? Investigating environmental behavior is extremely relevant and important, and because I identified a gap in previous research, I decided to pick this topic for my thesis.