I studied psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. After this I obtained my Bachelors degree (2004) and Masters degree (2006; cum laude) in Social Psychology.
My PhD project focuses on inadvertent plagiarism (or cryptomnesia). This intriguing phenomenon refers to a mental illusion. People mistakenly believe that thoughts, words or ideas encountered previously are their own original creations.
In this project, I study the cognitive, motivational, situational and dispositional factors that influence inadvertent plagiarism. I also focus on the underlying process(es) and possible consequences for (the relationship between) plagiarizer and source.
Other research interests are agency and automatic versus controlled processes. I also have an interest in self-serving biases, memory, and social influence.