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Keynote Robert Dur at ‘Dag van het Gedrag’

On Thursday Oct 18, Robert Dur gave a keynote lecture at the ‘Dag van het gedrag’ (Day of Behavior) event, which was organized by the Dutch Behavioural Insights Network. Insights from behavioral economy are used more and more to shape policies at municipalities and other governmental organisations. During his lecture, Robert elaborated on examples of…

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“Creating a healthy society is a shared responsibility”

A new column (in Dutch) of Denise de Ridder in the NRC responding to the discussion provoked by a statement of a general practitioner who claimed that diabetes patients should eat more vegetables instead of using medication. Is a healthy lifestyle the responsibility of individuals or the society as a whole?  

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Keynote lecture Paul Leseman: creativity is a situated skill

Paul Leseman was keynote speaker at the Symposium on Creativity from an Embodied-Situated Cognition Perspective, on October 5, 2018, organized by the interdisciplinary Utrecht Platform for Creativity and Education (UPCE, supported by Utrecht University) and Webster University, Zürich. In his talk, Leseman outlined a view on creativity as based on detecting unusual or new affordances for…

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Volkskrant interview Denise de Ridder

Denise de Ridder was interviewed by the Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant about her work around Prompted Rationality on Monday October 8. You can read her article (in Dutch) here:  

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Breaking Habits

Reflection session in Breaking Habits at KNAW

Friday October 5, a special reflection session on affordance and imagination was organized for a small group of members of various sections of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The event took place at the Mondriaan Fund, in the work and meeting place Breaking Habits, which is co-developed by one of the…

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