I am a Ph.D. student in evolutionary social psychology in the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab at VU University Amsterdam (with Daniel Balliet and Paul van Lange). My central interest lies in understanding cooperation, especially in humans.
In my Ph.D. work, I study how people construe of their interdependence with others in social situations. I am interested in how the structure of situations informs people’s perception of the situation, and how this perception is translated into cooperative behaviour.
I have long been interested in proximate and ultimate causes of cooperative behaviour. In my work, I integrate insights and methods from social psychology, behavioural economics, and evolutionary biology to understand what makes people work together.