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Research Heymans Institute Organisation


The director of the Heymans Institute for Psychological Research is prof. dr.P (Peter) de Jonge.

The institute comprises expertise groups, an advisory board, a PhD council, and an ethical committee. Its name goes back to professor Gerard Heymans (1857-1930). He was a supporter of empirical methodology and continually introduced experiments where possible. In 1892 he established a psychology lab in Groningen, the first one in the Netherlands. In 1909, Heymans held a famous speech on “the future century of psychology”, telling of a far-off future in which a matured psychological science could solve many of humankind's problems. This resonates with the mission of the Heymans Institute to do ground breaking scientific and socially relevant research in which we try to understand human behavior from the biological to the societal level.

Contact information
Heymans Building (map)  
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen  
The Netherlands
secretariat: L. (Lucia) Boer-Bethlehem
telephone: +31 (0)50 363 6586

Last modified:26 August 2020 10.52 a.m.