J. Hadaschik MSc (Jeanette)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I'm a PhD-candidate in the ERC-funded project 'Crime & Time' (PI Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder) at the Department of Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety.

I completed my MSc in Health & Social Psychology at Maastricht University with a strong focus on designing and carrying out research that can serve as the foundation of intervention programmes. Previously, I received my BSc in Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom. In addition, I have a background in German Law (Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitaet Bonn, Germany).

Things I enjoy include hiking in the mountains, dancing to Swing music (Lindy Hop) and playing the cello.

You can get in touch here: j.hadaschik@utwente.nl and www.linkedin.com/in/jeanette-hadaschik


My research interests include:
social cognition; evolutionary-developmental psychology; decision-making; health behaviour; risk-taking; anti-social behaviour.

Experimental designs and statistical methods that I'm currently using or have used in the past:
Structural Equation Modelling; longitudinal modelling; decision-making experiments using fMRI; EEG; heart-rate; skin-conductance; taste and hedonic perception.


My work is part of in the ERC-funded project 'Crime & Time', supervised by Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder and Dr. Ivy Defoe. I focus on investigating the relationship between cues that we as humans receive from our social environments and their effect on our behaviours, with an emphasis on antisocial and criminal behaviours. More specifically, I investigate the question if adverse socio-environmental factors - such as experiencing violence and having criminal/delinquent peers - have an effect on our long-term and short-term decision-making. Our temporal mindset i.e. our cognitive tendencies to focus more on potential rewards in the present versus in the future, could be a key component to better understand why some people make choices in favour of present gratification at the expense of future well-being and safety.  

Improving our understanding of the underlying mechanisms in the relationship between socio-environmental factors and antisocial behaviour is a key prerequisite to develop effective intervention programmes.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room C236
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  C236
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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