Rethinking the science of human connection

We provide research and consultancy for loneliness, social connection and human flourishing through state-of-the-art behavioral science methodology

Beyond consultancy on measurement and interventions for loneliness research, we help you navigate fundamental problems in behavioral science today and give you tools for more robust and efficient research.  Add value to each of your research projects, prevent costly research errors and waste, and don’t get left behind by your peers!

Our expert behavioral scientists are happy to provide consultation on how to apply the latest insights from behavioral science and social psychology as we can provide advice on:

  • How to make your research less wasteful and less vulnerable to costly errors (by doing power analyses, by providing advice on data management plans, and by relying on open science and pre-registration)
  • How to make your research more accurate (by applying the latest insights from assessment and measurement, including cross-cultural measurement, and by suggesting the best mixed-method approaches)
  • How to conduct your research with the state-of-the-art methods in the behavioral sciences (by providing advice on complex, multi-site project management, and by providing feedback on research design) 

If your company solicits advice from other behavioral science companies and you would like a second opinion, we would be happy to do a research audit. We know that by some figures up to 70% of prominent research findings in behavioral science may not replicate and our consultants can help you reduce your research waste.

Mission and Values

At the Annecy Behavioral Science Lab (ABSL), our mission is to foster a connected society through rigorous research. We believe that investing in the quality and rigor of behavioral science is not only cost-effective but essential for building a more connected and resilient world. 

ABSL is driven by values of transparency, rigor, courtesy, empowerment, and a commitment to creating a more connected society. These principles guide our work as we strive to make a meaningful impact through our research.

History is filled with poorly run behavioral science research that is misleading or uninformative (IJzerman et al., 2020), leading to considerable waste of resources.


Who are we

Dr. Hans Rocha IJzerman

Psychological scientist

Miguel Silan

Psychological science researcher & Methodologist

Nica Marie Julienne Ciruelas

Psychological science researcher

Annecy Behavioral Science Lab

94 Route de Filly, 74410, Saint-Jorioz