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T. (Thijs) Bouman, PhD

Associate Professor (with ius promovendi)


Environmental psychology, group processes, human values, social identity. 

Coordinator Economic and Consumer Psychology (Bachelor, year 3), supervisor Bachelor's and Master's theses. 

Research interests: I am interested in personal and group factors that drive individuals’ responses to global crises, in particular climate change. One research line I am currently working on focuses on personal and (perceived) group values. What values do individuals strongly endorse, what values do individuals perceive others to endorse, and how do such values influence individuals’ attitudes and behaviours?

Another line of research focuses on the interaction between individuals and technology, particularly within the energy domain. How can we better understand and consider the preferences and motivations of people within energy systems, how can we adjust technological innovations to user preferences and motivations, and can we give people a more active role within energy systems and the decision making about energy systems? 

In my work, I collaborate with various partners in the field, such as municipalities (e.g., Groningen, Wageningen), national governments (e.g., Ministry of Economic and Climate Affairs), energy companies (Enexis, Alliander), nature organizations (e.g., WWF, Alliance for Nature, Groninger Landschap, Dutch Association of Zoos) and schools.

Supervisor of the following postdoctoral researchers:
dr. Lisa Novoradovskaya (NWO funded, TeSoPs project),
dr. Zan Mlakar (H2020 funded, CAPABLE project).

Supervisor of the following PhD students:
Philipp Eppe (external PhD scholarship, Bremen)
Carla Zhou (CSC Scholarship),
Fernanda Reintgen Kamphuis (UG ReMa fund),
Charlie Walker Clarke (NWO funded, FlexECs project),
Catho Vermeulen (joint program with University of Ghent; VLAIO/Blauwe Cluster funded, Blue Balance Project;),
Marylise Schmid (joint program with University of Ghent; VLAIO/Blauwe Cluster funded, Blue Balance Project;),
Steph Johnson Zawadzki (NWO funded, ERSAS project).

Former postdoctoral researchers:
dr. Elliot Sharpe (NWO & ERA-Net funded, TOP-UP project)

Former PhD students:
Wang Xiao (graduation 2023; joint program with Fudan University),
Nieke Lemmen (graduation 2023; NWO funded),
Lu Liu (graduation 2022; CSC Scholarship),
Mark Verschoor.

Last modified:01 March 2024 12.14 p.m.

Contact information

Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, Heymans building, room 479

Job title:
Associate Professor