Something extraordinary happens to children around the age of four or five. They suddenly realise that other people can think differently than they do. From then on, they start thinking about other people's thoughts. They become amateur psychologists. When you choose to become a psychologist, you take this one step further. You can start to apply scientific knowledge and methods to gain an understanding of what other people think, feel, desire and do.
Please note that the bachelor's programme has a Numerus Fixus. This means the programme has 650 places available. You can submit your application for 2020-2021 in Studielink from 1 October 2019 til 15 January 2020.
Human behaviour often appears to be predictable. But on closer inspection, it turns out to be less obvious than you think. Can behaviour ever be understood? And can it – where necessary – be influenced? These questions are explored in the Psychology Bachelor’s programme. This programme not only looks at the general characteristics of human behaviour, but focuses particularly on differences between behaviour. Questions that may be explored include:
One of the most important instruments available to the psychologist is research. By using scientific methods to do research, a psychologist can gain insight into human behaviours.
If the bullet points below apply to you, then this programme could be a good fit:
Nina from Malawi: ''I decided to study psychology because it's a really personal topic. There isn't really anything more intimate than the way we perceive and experience the world.''
Perhaps you want even more? We offer a unique Honours programme and an extensive choice of minors.
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