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Education The Faculty Graduate Schools Graduate School of Behavioural and Social Sciences Research Master

specialization|Environmental Psychology

theme|Understanding Societal Change

Research themes

Students in the Environmental Psychology specialization will focus on understanding the relationship between humans and their environments, with a specific focus on pro-environmental behavior, acceptability of environmental policies, and climate change adaptation.

Research Group

The Environmental Psychology specialization is organized by the Environmental Psychology expertise group, that studies:

  • individual, social, and contextual factors influencing environmental behaviour,
  • factors influencing the effects and acceptability of policies and interventions to promote sustainable behaviour,
  • effects of sustainable behaviour on well-being.

The group is involved in many interdisciplinary and international projects that study ways to combat climate change and its negative impacts.

Multidisciplinary programme

The Research Master with specialization Environmental Psychology is part of the theme Understanding Societal Change within a multidisciplinary programme.

Theme courses Understanding Societal Change (15 EC)
  • Theorizing Change
  • From problem analysis to intervention design
Specialization courses Environmental Psychology (10 EC)
  • Environmental psychology
  • Literature study
Elective courses (10 EC)
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Experimental psychopathology
  • Research in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Development, learning and instruction
  • Complexity, dynamics and development
  • Economy and society: Critical transitions in Advanced Industrialised Societies
  • Solidarity and social contexts
  • Researching power and leadership
  • Understanding working life: Major Theories and Research Trends in Organizational Psychology
  • Cultural psychology
  • Diversity in society: current issues and challenges
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Multilevel analysis
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Statistical analysis of social networks
  • Statistical modelling of single cases
Compulsory modules for all students (85 EC)
  • How to theorize
  • Reflecting on science and integrity
  • Multidisciplinary research in action
  • Advanced statistics
  • Applied statistics
  • Elective statistics course
  • Seminars
  • Traineeship
  • How to write an effective research proposal
  • Master’s thesis

Specializations in this theme:
Environmental Psychology | Organizational Psychology | Psychometrics and Statistics | Social psychology | Sociology

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Last modified:29 November 2021 12.27 p.m.