My published research focuses on the effect of the indoor environment (specifically heat) on heuristics and cognitive performance, as well as investigates the behavioral response to the COVID-19 recommendations to avoid crowded places.
Avoiding Crowded Places During COVID-19
... is only possible with more up-to-date information. Strategic decision-making motivates most people to go when they expect others to stay home, inevitably leading to failure to avoid crowdedness.
This article has more views than 96% of all Frontiers articles - 3,95x more than the average citations in the same field
Stroom, M., Eichholtz, P., & Kok, N. (2021). Avoiding Crowded Places During COVID-19: Common Sense or a Complex Strategic Decision?. Frontiers in psychology, 12, 700640. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.700640
Eichholtz, P., Kok, N., & Stroom, M. (2020). Vermijden drukke plekken is op papier gemakkelijker dan in de praktijk. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 105(4792), 578-581.
Turning Up the Heat
...makes specifically men complain about the heat, and predict their performance will suffer, even though they are not actually performing worse.
Stroom, M., Kok, N., Strobel, M., & Eichholtz, P. (2021). Turning Up the Heat: The Impact of Indoor Temperature on Cognitive Processes and the Validity of Self-Report. Judgment and Decision Making, 16(3), 766-795.
Presented at ISIAQ Healthy Buildings 2021 - Hawaii
Current working papers examine the degree in which (environmental) factors appear to influence working from home productivity versus factors that really influence productivity. Moreover, I redeveloped and validated a productivity questionnaire to do so. Second, recollection accuracy of productivity during COVID-19 is examined. Furthermore, I lead an exploratory investigation to assess the human ability to assess risk in networks.
Bounded Rationality in Social Network Analysis
... is suggested by our observation that people use relatively easily assessable physical characteristics of a network. The often-complex mental calculation of objective risk dispersion in networks is substituted by a heuristics-driven approach.
Bounded Rationality in Social Network Analysis: How do network characteristics influence the human assessment of infection risk as network spread? (2023, Working Paper)
Work with Roselinde Kessels, Ingrid Rohde, and Martin Strobel. Ready for submission
Presented at SJDM2022 - San Diego
Does working from home work?
That depends on the home. Working from home productivity depends on satisfaction with the home office climate (e.g. noise and temperature) and the hardware (e.g. chair and screen). Seemingly unbeknownst to the workers, however, opening a window improves satisfaction in both domains.
Revise and Resubmit - PLOS ONE
Looking Forward without Looking Backward in Work-from-Home Evaluation
... implies that although the working-from-home literature relies heavily on self-reported retrospective scores, it neglects how much our current state dictates our memory. I show that for multiple work factors over time, during the turbulent COVID-19 period, the current scores predict the recollection score better than the actual score in the past.
Measuring Work-from-Home Productivity and Stress
... is needed to investigate and evaluate the move to home using productivity on multiple domains. I restructure, validate, and test the retest-reliability a previously validated productivity scale. Additionally, I examine and discuss the performance of simple single-item alternatives.
Measuring Work-from-Home Productivity and Stress: Restructuring, Validation, and Retest-Reliability of the Health Work Questionnaire (HWQ) and single-item scale alternatives in the Working-from-Home Context. (2023, SSRN Working Paper). https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4360166
Single author work.