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Staff members with discipline Psychology, Applied

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Talent Development
S.E. (Scholte) Boels, BSc
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Lecturer
Development, implementation and evaluation of automatic knowledge systems, social comparison (sensitivity), tailoring, psychosocial oncology, quality of life, subjective health.
dr. T.M. (Thecla) Brakel
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Researcher/Teacher
Cognitive Engineering: Cognitive Psychology and Human Factors applied to Patient Safety; Human-Machine Interaction and Usability  (esp Medical Technology) ; Human-Robot Interaction; (Medical) Skill Acquisition Driving behaviour
dr. F. (Fokie) Cnossen
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Assistent professor with tenure in Cognitive Engineering & Medical Cognition
Health Psychology; Addictions; Behavior change and modification
prof. dr. A. (Arie) Dijkstra
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Full professor
Health, socioeconomic status (SES), socioeconomic inequalities, persuasion, behavior change, health communication, voice characteristics, tailoring, mode of communication, message framing
dr. S.P. (Sarah) Elbert
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postdoctoral researcher / teacher
Consumer psychology, persuasion, unconscious influence, consumer self-regulation, nudging and heuristics, consumer health and well-being, food-related decision making.

My main research interest is what you could label "Hidden Persuasion" and focuses on how subtle (and not so subtle) marketing cues influence consumers in their emotions, thoughts and behavior, frequently without them being aware of this influence. The results of this research can aid in empowering consumers and foster health and wellbeing. Please see the research page for an overview of published work in these areas
prof. dr. B.M. (Bob) Fennis
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Full Professor in Consumer Behavior
Social psychology, social media, social cognition, group processes, intergroup conflict, communication, shared reality, multilevel, quantitave and qualitative research.
dr. H.J.E. (Hedy) Greijdanus
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Lecturer / researcher
Researcher in the area of sustainable behaviour change and consumer behaviour.
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Anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, emetophobia (fear of vomiting), comorbidity (in autism spectrum disorders), cognitive behavioral therapy, assessment, treatment outcome, process research, intensive exposure programs
dr. W.J.P.J. (Wiljo) van Hout
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Assistant Professor
Proactive and Adaptive Work Behavior
Occupational Health Psychology
Thriving at Work
A.K. (Anne-Kathrin) Kleine, MSc
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Teacher-student relationships, academic motivation, longitudinal study, multilevel (growth curve) analysis, Rasch analysis, teaching and teacher education, development and evaluation of instruments measuring teaching behaviour, secondary education
dr. R. (Ridwan) Maulana
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Assistant Professor
psychometerics; psychological- and educational testing; personnel- and educational selection
prof. dr. R.R. (Rob) Meijer
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Professor of Psychometric and Statistical Techniques
Teamwork; work characteristics; team member characteristics; team composition; performance management
anxiety disorders and depression in children and adolescents, test anxiety, effective interventions for youth and parents, cognitive behavioural therapy, behavioural parent training, intergenerational transmission of anxiety and depression, preventie, online interventions
prof. dr. M.H. (Maaike) Nauta
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Professor (adjunct)
Educational and psychological assessment, high-stakes testing, predictive validity, applicant perceptions, selection psychology, talent assessment
dr. A.S.M. (Susan) Niessen
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Assistant professor
Forensic Psychology with a particular focus on Rape
Research in Medical Education
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researcher, principal investigator
1. Bruggenbouwer tussen recht en psychologie.
2. Strafrechtelijke gespreksvoering.
drs. M.J. (Margreet) Smilde
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Teacher
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Applied performance theory and cognitive ergonomics, esp. navigation, orientation and traffic behaviour
dr. F.J.J.M. (Frank) Steyvers
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Lecturer
Intelligent Transport Systems / Adaptive Support / User state assessment / Mental Workload / Cardiovascular reactivity / Driving Simulator Research
dr. A. (Arjan) Stuiver
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Research Fellow
Effective team functioning, team composition, diversity, team membership changes, collaboration within and between teams, performance management.
prof. dr. G.S. (Gerben) van der Vegt
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Professor
prof. dr. D. (Dick) de Waard
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associate professor "Traffic Psychology and the Retention of Mobility"
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