2016/2-3

DISTANCE MAKES THE MIND GROW BROADER: AN OVERVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTANCE STUDIES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH DOMAINS

by Anouk M. Griffioen, Jannette van Beek, Simone N. Lindhout, and Michel J. J. Handgraaf Environmental and health issues are two of the most pressing issues society faces today. People often view both environmental and health issues as psychologically distant: they believe that the problems will occur in the future, to…

AN OVERVIEW OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS IN DUTCH POLICY MAKING. THE NEXT STEP: HOW TO NUDGE POLICY MAKERS

by Natasha Els Stroeker This article describes the beginning of the influence of behavioral economics on the Dutch government. This started in the period that the UK started with its Behavioral Insights Team (BIT UK). The article presents explanation of the concept “nudging” and the way this is integrated in Dutch…

THE ROLE OF MENTAL BUDGETING IN HEALTHY FINANCIAL BEHAVIOR: A SURVEY AMONG SELF-EMPLOYED ENTREPRENEURS

by I. Manon de Groot – W. Fred van Raaij Self-employed entrepreneurs (without personnel) manage their business and household finances at the same time. Both domains tend to interact with each other. In this study, it is studied whether and how self-employed entrepreneurs manage their finances. More specifically, the role of…