I am a Ph.D. student in the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab, working on interdependence and cooperation (with Daniel Balliet and Paul van Lange).
My PhD research focuses on a) “the games people play” in their daily lives, b) the mechanisms by which people infer outcome interdependence from cues in their social environment, and c) how this subjectively experienced interdependence shapes cooperative behavior.
Beyond the focus of my PhD, I am interested in cooperation during intergroup conflicts and evolutionary explanations of intergroup violence as well as in the methodology of behavioural experiments (in particular the problem of extrapolation). I am also a strong proponent of open science and interested in projects that further replication, pre-registration, and better theorising in the behavioural sciences.
I studied psychology, economics, and biology at Amsterdam University College (BA Social Sciences, 2013) and methodology and statistics and organisational psychology at the University of Amsterdam (MSc Psychology, 2016), with short stints at Harvard (2011) and McGill (2012). Before that, I worked as a journalist in Berlin. From 2014 to 2016, I was core tutor at PPLE College, University of Amsterdam.