In 2001 I received my PhD in the Social Sciences from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Since then I have scientifically studied several social psychological issues and problems, in diverse contexts such as the classroom, intimate relationships, and organizations. In addition to scientifically publishing these studies’ results, I actively engage in the valorization of the results obtained through these studies. I strongly believe that scientific knowledge and its applications should benefit all.
In order to achieve this, I translate findings from social psychological theorizing and research to accessible outlets for students and the lay public, in the form of student text books and articles in popular magazines. I also develop and implement interventions aimed at reducing social psychological problems, for instance, evidence based training programs that provide students and professionals with the tools to improve their own and others’ functioning.
“I strongly believe that scientific knowledge and its applications should benefit all.”
To optimize my research and professionalism, I cooperate with other researchers and professionals in a variety of educational and research institutions, such as the University of Groningen, NCOI Applied University, the University of Curacao, See True Educations and Strategy for Learning.