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The Institute of Psychology is responsible for innovative and interdisciplinary research and education within psychology and related disciplines.

Its research methods range from lab work to fieldwork and clinical trials. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) awarded Spinoza and Stevin Prizes to Institute researchers from all of these areas. 

Researchers at the Institute of Psychology aim, as far as possible, to combine fundamental research into e.g. cognitions, emotions and behaviour with more applied research, focusing on practical issues faced by individuals and society.

It focuses primarily on four content themes:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Development and learning
  • Social Transitions, Cognitions and Decision Making
  • Advanced Behavioural Research Methods
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