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Programma-opties

  • Klinische Neuropsychologie (track)

    In de klinische neuropsychologie gaat het om stoornissen in hersenfuncties als gevolg van aangeboren of opgelopen neurologische en neuropsychiatrische aandoeningen bij kinderen,volwassenen en ouderen.

    Bijvoorbeeld aandoeningen als: 

    • ADHD, autisme, leerproblemen
    • CVA, hersentumor, traumatisch hersenletsel
    • Neurodegeneratieve aandoeningen, bv. ziekte van Alzheimer, ziekte van Parkinson
    • Schizofrenie, bipolaire stoornis,depressie

    Neuropsychologen houden zich bezig met diagnostiek en behandeling van dergelijke stoornissen in de klinische praktijk, maar ook met wetenschappelijk onderzoek bij patiënten.  

    Gebruikte methoden zijn bijvoorbeeld neuropsychologische tests, neuroimaging methoden en electrofysiologische technieken.   Een neuropsycholoog wordt beschouwd als een scientist-practitioner, iemand die beschikt over relevante theoretische kennis en inzichten, methodologische en statistische vaardigheden alsmede klinische ervaring. De aandacht voor neuropsychologische problematiek neemt toe en daarmee de vraag naar goede klinisch en wetenschappelijk opgeleide neuropsychologen.

  • Arbeids, Organisatie- en Personeelspsychologie (track)

    Het werkende leven verandert in een razend tempo, en dit stelt werknemers en organisaties voor nieuwe uitdagingen. Wil jij bijdragen aan oplossingen en het implementeren daarvan?

    De Arbeids-, Organisatie- en Personeelspsychologie (AOP) bestudeert de factoren die bepalen hoe mensen zich voelen en gedragen op het werk, inclusief de gevolgen van dat gedrag.

    Onze master richt zich op diverse onderwerpen, zoals motivatie, leiderschap, (on)ethisch gedrag, doelen en strategieën, levenslange ontwikkeling, training en coaching, persoonlijkheid, en creativiteit. Deze grote diversiteit aan onderwerpen zie je terug in onze onderzoeksmethoden, onze docenten en ons onderwijsprogramma. Onze cursussen bieden je geavanceerde kennis over recent onderzoek, en daarnaast de mogelijkheid om brede werkrelevante vaardigheden te verwerven. Juist deze combinatie van theorie en praktijk maakt de Arbeids-, Organisatie- en Personeelspsychologie een boeiende specialisatie om te studeren èn in te werken.

    Het doel van onze master is om je op te leiden tot een deskundig en breed inzetbare AOP-psycholoog, die in staat is om de ontwikkelingen in het vakgebied te volgen èn er zelf actief aan bij te dragen. Na het afronden van deze master zul je de nodige kennis en vaardigheden kunnen inzetten bij het analyseren, begrijpen en beinvloeden van een breed scala aan organisatiefenomenen.

  • Cognitieve Psychologie en Psychofysiologie (track)

    Cognitieve Psychologie en Psychofysiologie (CPP) gaat over het cognitief functioneren (geheugen, waarnemen, emotie, etc.) van gezonde mensen.

    Hoe sla je informatie op in je werkgeheugen? Wat verandert er in dat proces als we ouder worden? Wat is de invloed van stemming op waarneming? Welke hersengebieden zijn daar bij betrokken? En hoe beïnvloedt al die mentale activiteit het functioneren van je lichaam?

    Binnen de masterroute Cognitieve Psychologie en Psychofysiologie bestudeer je onder andere deze vragen. Je leert over de nieuwste theorieën en inzichten in het vakgebied en je leert enkele veelgebruikte onderzoeksmethoden zelf gebruiken, zoals EEG en TMS; deze pas je vervolgens toe in je masterthese-onderzoek. Binnen de opleiding leggen we een speciale nadruk op praktische toepasbaarheid van alle theoretische kennis die je opdoet. Steeds zullen we de vraag stellen “wat heb je er nou aan”?

  • Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology (track)

    Past victimization, previous offending, psychopathology, aggression, being male: Which of these variables might be the best predictor of future violent (re)offending?

    And which variables might increase the chance of (re)victimization? How can interventions help to prevent crime? How can victims of violence and crime overcome their victimization?

    If you are intrigued by questions about the psychology of violence and crime, and you are not satisfied with easy answers, consider entering the Master's degree programme 'Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology'. In our programme we aim to understand acts of violence and crime from both the victims' and the offenders' perspective.

    You will gain a theoretical insight into the correlates of violence and crime and their consequences. Moreover you will acquire practical skills to enable you to assess and intervene in both offender and victim contexts. Our unique integrative approach aims to highlight the many psychological nuances between the black-and-white of the victim and offender dichotomy.

  • Talent Development and Creativity (track)

    How do athletes and musicians develop their talent? How can teachers stimulate children's talents and creativity in the classroom? And how can companies encourage creativity among their employees?

    In any achievement domain, there is an increasing focus on the development, selection, and promotion of talent and creativity. In this unique, internationally-oriented Master's programme you will develop the expertise to enable you to select, develop, and nurture talent and creativity in individuals and organisations across achievement domains.

    You will learn about the theoretical approaches to talent development and creativity, and you will be in contact with different organisations in the worlds of sport, business and education so you can learn about their policies on encouraging talent and creativity.

    As part of your MSc thesis you will carry out a research project, possibly combined with an internship, to investigate the development of talent and/or creativity in the achievement domain that interests you most.

  • Reflecting on Psychology (track)

    Reflecting on Psychology (RoP) means putting psychology in perspective. Our goal is to understand why psychological concepts and phenomena are the way they are, and how they could be different.

    Using perspectives from the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, this master encourages students to study the field of Psychology itself, and to explore its relations with other parts of science and society. Students of Reflecting on Psychology will study topics such as the value of fMRI scans for law, the distinction between enhancement and therapy, the influence of media stories about autism on its clinical reality, the dominance of the experimental method in psychology, or the cultural variability of psychological phenomena.

    This programme aims to attract a select group of students who will be supervised individually and encouraged to come up with their own research topics. Students from Reflecting on Psychology will become skilled in writing, qualitative analysis and reflection. They will learn how to write essays, participate in discussions, and give lectures. By examining psychology's past and its present, as well as its issues and its boundaries, we aim to give students access to its future

  • Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility (track)

    Modern life and society require people to stay mobile. This master equips you with the knowledge & skills to study human behaviour in traffic and to conceive of interventions that keep people mobile.

    How do we manage to process all the information that we are bombarded with in busy traffic? How do we master driving a car, a task that is very complex at first but later can be so boring that we fall asleep behind the steering wheel? Why do we think we can send a text message while cycling (while others cannot)? And if we grow old, how can we take care we can still get from A to B ourselves? Is a shocking campaign more effectve than a more neutral one? Can we do anything against road rage? What is the effect of ecstasy on driving behaviour? And is driving with a personality disorder safe?

    These are questions we try to answer in Traffic Psychology.

    This programme makes you an expert in this field. Different disciplines cover the broad theme of mobility and offer courses that examine social perspectives, that consider how a decline in the ability to process information affects mobility, and that focus on the clinical effects of ageing (e.g. dementia). A practical course element provides hands-on training using state-of-the-art assessment techniques and instruments. This will enable you to acquire the skills you will need in the applied and research field, e.g. for assessment in the field and in advanced driving simulators.

  • Toegepaste Sociale Psychologie (track)

    Hoe kan de sociale psychologie bijdragen aan het analyseren en oplossen van conflicten tussen groepen? Of aan het voorkomen van ongezond gedrag en aan een beter milieu?

    In ons masterprogramma leggen wij de focus op sociaalpsychologische factoren die menselijk gedrag beïnvloeden, en hoe deze factoren veranderd kunnen worden. Gebaseerd op sociaalpsychologische theorieën tonen wij aan hoe deze factoren onderzocht kunnen worden en hoe deze kennis gebruikt kan worden bij het oplossen van problemen.

    Sociaalpsychologisch onderzoek leidt tot kennis om sociale en milieu-gerelateerde vraagstukken te analyseren en advies te formuleren. Wij onderzoeken onderwerpen zoals:

    • criminaliteit
    • discriminatie
    • sociale protesten
    • gezondheidsgedrag
    • economisch gedrag
    • gedrag binnen sociale groepen
    • ontwikkeling en verandering van socialen normen
  • Klinische Psychologie (track)

    Theory, diagnosis and intervention.

    Waarom blijven sommige mensen te veel alcohol drinken terwijl ze eigenlijk graag willen stoppen? Waarom horen sommige mensen stemmen die anderen niet horen? Wat heeft walging met seks te maken? Wat is nu eigenlijk een paniekaanval? Helpt mindfulness bij depressie?.Deze en andere soortgelijke vragen komen aan de orde in je masterjaar Klinische Psychologie. Daarbij leer je steeds over drie belangrijke onderwerpen:

    • Theorie: Psychopathologie beter begrijpen (theorie)
    • Diagnostiek: Vaststellen wat er aan de hand is (diagnostiek)
    • Interventie: Verandering teweeg brengen (interventie)

    In het programma wordt een evidence-based benadering gehanteerd. Dat wil zeggen dat het onderwijs over deze drie onderwerpen gebaseerd is op bevindingen uit (experimenteel) empirisch onderzoek. Je leert om wetenschappelijke inzichten op de praktijk toe te passen en, omgekeerd, hoe ervaringen uit de praktijk vertaald kunnen worden naar toetsbare onderzoeksvragen.

  • Environmental Psychology (track)

    Which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates people to act pro-environmentally and accept pro-environmental policies? How does the changing environment affect us?

    Questions like these are addressed in the Master's programme 'Environmental psychology'. The programme focuses on the interactions between humans and their environment. You will acquire theoretical knowledge and methodological skills needed to understand the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems. The programme is taught by the world-leading Environmental Psychology group at the University of Groningen.

    There is an urgent demand for this expertise in environmental psychology. Governments and companies seek advice from environmental psychologists to understand the human dimension of sustainable development, and leading journals, such as Nature, stress the importance of the social sciences for understanding and tackling environmental and energy-related problems. This master will equip you for job opportunities that focus on finding effective and societally acceptable solutions to these problems.

Opbouw programma

Our online course catalog provides detailed information about the Psychology Master courses: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=4561&iflang=EN Click the name of the course for learning outcomes, overview, assessment, compulsory literature and more.

Our online course catalog provides detailed information about the Psychology Master courses: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=4561&iflang=EN Click the name of the course for learning outcomes, overview, assessment, compulsory literature and more.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
Waarom in Groningen?

The Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Groningen provides scientific education in which research in and the application of science is central. Therefore, an important component of this programme is an independent, academic research project reported in an Master's thesis.

The Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Groningen provides scientific education in which research in and the application of science is central. Therefore, an important component of this programme is an independent, academic research project reported in an Master's thesis.

Our academic advisors provide more detailed information about our programmes and give advice to prospective students, students who are enrolled in one of our programmes, and alumni.You can turn to them with questions about the programme itself, study planning, choosing courses/minors, enrollment, rules and regulations that apply to a programme, following courses at other faculties, studying abroad.

Do not hesitate to make an appointment with your academic advisor. You can arrange for a meeting by phone (+31 50 363 6301, student service desk) Please also check our online information system: www.rug.nl/gmw/questionandanswer. Often, you are not the first person to have a particular question, and the online information system may already have an answer for you.

Our academic advisors provide more detailed information about our programmes and give advice to prospective students, students who are enrolled in one of our programmes, and alumni.You can turn to them with questions about the programme itself, study planning, choosing courses/minors, enrollment, rules and regulations that apply to a programme, following courses at other faculties, studying abroad.

Do not hesitate to make an appointment with your academic advisor. You can arrange for a meeting by phone (+31 50 363 6301, student service desk) Please also check our online information system: www.rug.nl/gmw/questionandanswer. Often, you are not the first person to have a particular question, and the online information system may already have an answer for you.

  • Testimonial van Wang Dan

    So far this study experience has given me a chance to realize my full academic potential, and has contributed to get a better understanding of myself

    I come from China and I am enrolled in the master in Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology, because I am fascinated in this field.

    After evaluating information about the environment, education equality, costs, and tuition fees in Groningen, together with additional information about the Netherlands from my parents, I decided to start studying at the RUG.

    At the beginning of my study my daily life was full of trouble. Except for all the practical and logistical issues I had to solve as a new Groningen citizen, I also had problems to find the right study strategy. The education system in The Netherlands is really different compared with China.

    Since I never feel ashamed to ask for help, I soon found out that the student service system in Groningen is well-organized, so that you can always get professional advice. Feeling supported and safe at the very start of my studies was crucial, and 3 months into the program I realized that I had made the right decision to come to Groningen. So far this study experience has given me a chance to realize my full academic potential, and has contributed to get a better understanding of myself.

    The English master in Psychology program at the RUG is still work in progress. The distribution of courses throughout the year could be improved.

    During my study I did a half year internship as a psychology teacher in a special secondary school. After finishing my master I am intending to go back to China maybe to become a teacher.

    I have learned things which are totally different from what I learned before and that is quite challenging.

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    – Wang Dan
  • Testimonial van Monicque Lorist

    Dynamics of the Healthy Brain

    Ageing affects our brain. But how does the brain deal with these changes? “The better our understanding of the brain, the easier it will be to promote healthy ageing.

    Ageing does not necessarily mean that cognitive functions, such as memory and attention, deteriorate. An MRI-scan of someone's brain may reveal that ageing affects the anatomical structure of the brain, but that does not tell you much about how different parts of the brain interact. It's the dynamics of those interactions that determine our behaviour, but these dynamics in the ageing brain are poorly understood.

    In my research, I try to find an answer to the question how our brain compensates for changes that occur in our bodies as the result of ageing. The better our understanding of our behavior and underlying brain mechanisms, the easier it will be to promote healthy ageing for all of us.

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    – Monicque Lorist
  • Testimonial van Brian Ostafin

    My research focuses on mental habits (automatic processes) and addiction. Automatic attentional and behavioral responses are necessary to guide behavior towards natural rewards (good food, attractive mates). However, they may become strongly linked to cues of addiction and thus contribute to use that occurs despite a conscious desire to restrain.

    My work examines the role of these automatic appetitive processes in failures to control addictive behavior. I also examine how mindfulness training may help to overcome such mental habits, thereby increasing self-control.

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    – Brian Ostafin
  • Testimonial van Tom Postmes

    Interaction between individual, group and society

    Man is by nature a remarkably social and co-operative entity. People not only feel comfortable in groups and social networks, together they construct whole societies. Such group processes create huge benefits for each individual. In spite of this, we increasingly see ourselves as unique and autonomous. Such interaction between individual, group and society is central to my research.

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    – Tom Postmes
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