Merle van den Akker

Merle van den Akker
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Merle van den Akker's Interviews

David Mendes & Merle van den Akker 21 Sep 2023 • EN

Debunking PhD Misconceptions with Merle van den Akker

In this fourth episode of Season 5 of Beyond the Thesis with Papa PhD, I'm sharing with you my conversation about nagivating the PhD journey and avoiding misconceptions about the doctorate with Merle van den Akker. Merle van den Akker finished a PhD in behavioural science and left academia to become an applied behaviou

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Kurt Nelson + Tim Houlihan & Merle van den Akker 31 Jul 2023 • EN

All The Ways Into Behavioral Science (And No, You Don’t Need a PhD) | Merle Van Den Akker

The world of applied behavioral science has never been better. So how do you get your foot in the door to have a career in the field? You may be surprised to learn that it doesn’t have to involve getting a PhD. Merle van den Akker discusses her career journey from academia into the corporate world, and what we can lear

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In today's conversation, I am joined by Dr. Merle van den Akker. Merle is a behavioral scientist who has recently completed a Ph.D. at the Warwick Business School, studying the effect of different payment methods on personal finance management. She decided to leave academia to apply behavioral insights in the real worl

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