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  • Beware of conformity

    Tom Mom researches workplace camaraderie. What has he discovered? Friendship among co-workers is important, but there’s a tipping point. “It should not result in uncritical group conformity.”
  • Carola Schouten “I thought I’d end up a tough businesswoman”

    As Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Carola Schouten (1977) works day in day out on behalf of Dutch farmers, horticulturalists and fishermen. Who she is today, she says, was shaped years ago as a business administration student at Erasmus University. “It was the best time of my life.”
  • Not: you can do better than this. But rather: well done.

    Marianne van Woerkom’s academic enquiries don’t focus on why people don’t do well at work, but rather on what’s going on when they do. Hence the name positive psychology.
  • We can learn to learn

    Everyone knows how to summarise while taking lecture notes or studying. But there are several other techniques for learning. Educational psychologist Martine Baars has done years of research on learning to learn.   
  • We need a policy for informal care

    The demand for caregiving is growing, resulting in a mix of formal and informal care providers. One of Job van Exel’s topics of enquiry is: who, then, bears primary responsibility for caregiving?
  • Stress resilience

    Medical students, especially those at Erasmus MC, are prone to burnouts. As a result, Professor Myriam Hunink has been researching the matter.
  • Rewarding non-smokers

    Around Erasmus MC are signs bearing the message: "This hospital is working towards a smoke-free generation". Since 1 September 2019 , the hospital and its surroundings are completely smoke-free.
  • "Tinder turns dating into a game"

    Elisabeth Timmermans (28) and Shangwei Wu (27) have researched the benefits and pitfalls of dating apps. A conversation about status, monogamy, stigmas and — still — love.
  • Paradise lost

    Shirley Nieuwland doesn’t just want people to travel sustainably (by avoiding climate-polluting air travel, for instance), but also to support local populations, cultures and economies when they do.
  • "People move more when they’re lying"

    Sophie van der Zee is an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics and is conducting research to develop a foolproof lie detection system, something the police could use in interrogations. In the process, though, she has identified Donald Trump’s telltale signs, and can even tell when he’s lying in a tweet.