• Warandelaan 2, Koopmans Building, room K 730

    5037 AB Tilburg



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Personal profile

Research interests

Most of my research focuses on the consequences and experience of envy, inequality, and (financial) decision making. I explore what envy feels like and what its consequences are, and how people respond to ineqaulity (from a psychological perspective).

Various research projects deal with financial and consumer decision making: the effects of greed on consumption and spending, effects of ownership or emotions on product valuation, and the psychologicla effects of microtransactions in computer games.


Associate professor in Marketing (jul 2016 - present) at Tilburg University 

Assistant professor in Social Psychology (sep 2009 - jun 2016) at Tilburg University

Visiting Researcher (social psychology department, spring semester 2010) at Cornell University

PhD student (sep 2005 - aug 2009) at Tilburg University


PhD supervision

Elke Schrover (2019 - ), with Anika Stuppy

Anouk Kolen (2017 - ), with Tatiana Sokolova

Joeri Wissink (2015 - ), with Tila Pronk & Ilja van Beest

Terri Seuntjens (2012 - 2016), with Marcel Zeelenberg

Irene Blanken (2011 - 2015), with Marcel Zeelenberg

Current courses

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  • Social Psychology
  • Decision Theory
  • Emotions
  • Psychology Of Economic Behaviour
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Inequality
  • Marketing
  • Envy

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Research Output

Envy and social comparison

van de Ven, N. & Zeelenberg, M., Jan 2020, Social Comparison in Judgment and Behavior. Suls, J., Collins, R. & Wheeler, L. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 223-247 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Greedy bastards: Testing the relationship between wanting more and unethical behavior

Seuntjens, T., Zeelenberg, M., van de Ven, N. & Breugelmans, S., Feb 2019, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 138, p. 147-156

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • More important and surprising actions of a moral exemplar trigger stronger admiration and inspiration

    van de Ven, N., Archer, A. & Engelen, B., Aug 2019, In : The Journal of Social Psychology. 159, 4, p. 383-397

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access

    Are tearful individuals perceived as less competent? Probably not

    Zickfeld, J., van de Ven, N., Schubert, T. W. & Vingerhoets, A., 2018, In : Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology. 3, 2, p. 119-139

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Exemplars and nudges: Combining two strategies for moral education

    Engelen, B., Thomas, A., Archer, A. & van de Ven, N., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Moral Education. 47, 3, p. 346-365

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access