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prof. dr. G.C.G. (Trudy) Dehue

Full Professor, emeritus
prof. dr. G.C.G. (Trudy) Dehue
+31 50 36 36366 (secretary mrs Hanny Baan)

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Trudy Dehue (1951) is a full professor of philosophy and history of science. She graduated in psychology (MA, 1983) and philosophy (MA, 1985). From 1995 to 2013 she was program chair of the research group Theory and History of Psychology that is currently led by Douwe Draaisma.  Earlier she finished a school for higher vocational education and worked in a child psychiatric institution. In 1990 she gained a PhD (summa cum laude) on a philosophical and historical thesis on the changing concepts of 'research' and 'objectivity' in psychology (published in 1995 with Cambridge University Press). Her book De Depressie-epidemie. Over de Plicht het Lot in Eigen Hand te Nemen [The epidemic of Depression. On the Duty to Manage One's Own Destiny], first published in 2008, discusses the changing meaning of the concept of 'clinical depression' and the social as well as scientific consequences of these changes.  Her latest book  Betere Mensen. Over Gezondheid als Keuze en Koopwaar [Better People. On Health as Choice and Commodity] dates from June 2014.

In 2019 she received the Academy Medal from the Royal Netherlands Academy of the Sciences for her contributions to science in the Netherlands.

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