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T. (Thijs) Bouman, PhD

Assistant Professor (University Lecturer and Researcher)


Environmental psychology, group processes, human values, social identity. Teaching: 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 driving 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 report to strongly endorse, what values do individuals think others endorse, and how do such values influence individuals’ attitudes and behaviours? For this, I collaborate with various partners in the field, such as nature organizations (e.g., WWF, Alliance for Nature, Groninger Landschap), zoos (Dutch Association of Zoos) and schools. 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? 

Current PhDs:
Steph Johnson Zawadzki,
Nieke Lemmen,
Wang Xiao (ongoing, joint program with Fudan University)

Former PhDs:
Lu Liu (graduated 2022)
Mark Verschoor
Last modified:04 July 2022 10.33 a.m.

Contact information

Grote Kruisstraat 2/1, Heymans building, room 476

Job title:
Assistant Professor
Working hours:
mon, wed, thu, fri: 09:00 - 14:00h; tue: 09:00 - 17:00h;