Psychology

Towards a better understanding of the human mind and human behavior

Research and education in Psychology contribute to a better understanding of the human mind and human behavior.

Psychologie

In the psychology department, talented and internationally renowned scholars work in their own wayward manner to gain a better understanding of the human mind and human behavior. The critical UvA-student is educated by them during this quest, in which independent thinking is expected and nothing and no one is beyond critique.

Research

The research is organized in six program groups (which are part of the Psychology Research Institute):

  1. Brain and Cognition: to obtain a better understanding of the nature of human cognition and its neural basis.

  2. Clinical Psychology: to conduct fundamental research using methods and models from basic psychology to investigate psychopathology, and to run trials to inform clinical practice.

  3. Developmental Psychology: studying typical and a-typical cognitive development across the life-span: from infancy to senescence.

  4. Psychological Methods: to improve psychological science in two ways: by developing research methodology and by contributing novel psychological theory.

  5. Social Psychology: dedicated to studying human beings in their social context, broadly defined.

  6. Work and Organizational Psychology: dealing with issues of cognitive as well affective adaptation and regulation in changing organizational contexts.

Research priority Brain and Cognition

Together with the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the research prioity area Brain and Cognition forms the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center (ABC).

Education

The University of Amsterdam offers various Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Psychology.

Bachelor's programmes

Master's programmes

Master Tracks Psychology programme

Master Tracks Clinical Health Psychology

Research Master's programmes

Contact

Roeterseiland Campus
Nieuwe Achtergracht 129-B
1018 WS Amsterdam

  • prof. dr. A.E.M. (Annelies) van Vianen

    Department chair

    A.E.M.vanVianen@uva.nl | T: 0205256856

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Location

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building G

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 129-B | 1018 WS Amsterdam

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Scientific staff

Published by  Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

18 October 2018