• 1128 Citations
20042020

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Personal profile

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“My passion: To understand and develop technology for behavior change.”

Research profile

Jaap Ham is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research ambition is to be leading in the field of (Ambient) Persuasive Technology, studying the basic and applied mechanisms of how technology can influence people. In his research, Jaap focuses on ambient forms of technology (such as lighting and behavior change in Virtual Reality) and social forms of technology (such as social robots) to influence people with, and on influencing two kinds of behavior: health behavior (for example  exercise behavior, medication adherence) and sustainability (energy conservation, littering, etc.). 

The aim of dr. Ham’s research is to rigorously answer theory-driven and problem-driven questions, preferably in applied settings, contributing to creating effective applications. He studies these questions in a team of researchers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, and in close collaboration with industry (such as Philips Research, DAF, Smart Homes, Enversed).  Jaap enjoys working in continuously changing, creative environments, investigating commercially interesting, effective solutions for societal problems and has set up a large (international) network of researchers and innovators from industry and academia. 

Academic background

Jaap Ham obtained his PhD in Social Psychology and Social Cognition from Radboud University Nijmegen in 1994. At Utrecht University, he investigated the social cognition of social justice as a post-doc. He joined TU/e in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 2012. In close interaction with his scientific work, dr. Ham also provides consultancy to startups and industry to help develop the most effective behavior change innovations.  

Dr. Ham has won several Best Paper and Best Teacher awards, has published more than 100 journal papers (e.g, Psychology, Health & Medicine, Journal of Environmental Psychology and International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction) and conference proceedings papers. He has organized several scientific conferences (e.g. ICSR2011, Symbiotic 2017), and has served on many program committees, and as program chair of Persuasive2017.

Dr. Ham has acquired several large research grants (e.g., the H2020 MAMEM project), has supervised a large number of PhD students, and has extensive experience in managing research projects and academic affairs.

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Projects

Research Output

Learning to Stop Smoking: Understanding Persuasive Applications’ Long-Term Behavior Change Effectiveness Through User Achievement Motivation

Ham, J. & Langrial, S. U., 2020, Persuasive Technology. Designing for Future Change - 15th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2020, Proceedings. Gram-Hansen, S. B., Jonasen, T. S. & Midden, C. (eds.). Springer, p. 139-149 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 12064 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Mobile-based Text Messages for Improved Pediatric Health in Rural Areas of Pakistan: A Qualitative Study

    Langrial, S. U. & Ham, J., 2020, Persuasive Technology. Designing for Future Change - 15th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2020, Proceedings. Gram-Hansen, S. B., Jonasen, T. S. & Midden, C. (eds.). Springer, p. 150-159 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 12064 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • Persuasive Robots Acceptance Model (PRAM): roles of social responses within the acceptance model of persuasive robots

    Ghazali, A. S., Ham, J., Barakova, E. & Markopoulos, P., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Social Robotics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Robot role design for implementing social facilitation theory in musical instruments practicing

    Song, H., Zhang, Z., Barakova, E. I., Ham, J. & Markopoulos, P., 9 Mar 2020, HRI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Piscataway: IEEE Computer Society, p. 253-260 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • A dual-process view on medication adherence: the role of affect

    Kleppe, M., Lacroix, J. P. W., Ham, J. R. C. & Midden, C. J. H., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Health Psychology. 24, 8, p. 1033-1042 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    ASPO Dissertatieprijs 2004

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Beste Paper Award Persuasive conference 2014

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Paper Award

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Paper Award Persiasive conference 2009

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Paper Award Persuasive conference 2013

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Activities

    • 2 Contributed talk
    • 1 Conference

    9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, September 26-28, 2011, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Speaker)
    26 Sep 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    2nd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Leiden

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Speaker)
    12 Jun 2009

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    conference; Pervasive 2008; 2008-05-19; 2008-05-22

    Jaap R.C. Ham (Organiser)
    2008

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Student theses

    Accepting and engaging with a real-time location system in a hospital context

    Author: Jochem, R., 31 Mar 2016

    Supervisor: Ham, J. (Supervisor 1) & Huldtgren, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A comparison of the effect of normative influences on recycling behaviour using virtual versus real manipulations

    Author: Bokhorst, R., 31 May 2012

    Supervisor: Ham, J. (Supervisor 1) & Midden, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A matter of time: the influence of context-based timing on compliance with well-being triggers

    Author: van Schendel, J., 30 Sep 2015

    Supervisor: Ham, J. (Supervisor 1) & Demerouti, E. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    An embodied cognition approach to litter reduction: the grouding of clean in shininess

    Author: Wiltink, C., 30 Apr 2011

    Supervisor: Ham, J. (Supervisor 1), Midden, C. (Supervisor 2) & Broeders, R. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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