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Post: 2 x Lecturers in Psychology (full time), 1 x Lecturer in Counselling Psychology (part time, 0.5fte)
Location: London South Bank University – School of Applied Science, Department of Psychology, UK
Deadline: September 8 , 2014


2 x Lecturers in Psychology (full time), 1 x Lecturer in Counselling Psychology (part time, 0.5fte)
London South Bank University – School of Applied Science, Department of Psychology
Location: Southwark Campus
Salary: £33,894 -£39,827 (pro rata)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 8th September 2014
Interview Date: 18th and 19th September

The Department of Psychology offers a rich, varied and highly regarded portfolio of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, all underpinned by a vibrant and extensive research base. The Department has been through a period of significant redevelopment, with over £1m having been recently invested in upgrading and expanding our teaching and research facilities.

We are committed to assisting our students to fulfil their maximum potential and to realise their career aspirations by preparing them both for employment and further academic study. To enhance our ability to do this we are seeking to appoint a three permanent Lecturers to provide support for students in the Department. We are particularly keen to appoint one candidate with expertise in applied developmental psychology.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate who would complement existing areas of teaching and research expertise within the department. Existing areas of expertise include: Addiction and Health Related Behaviours; Developmental Disorders; Memory in Settings (inc. eyewitness research and work with vulnerable groups). For the Lecturer in Counselling Psychology post, expertise in the teaching of counselling skills and the facilitation of experiential groups would be advantageous.

All applicants must have a degree in Psychology, a postgraduate qualification, or relevant professional experience and be able to provide evidence of ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the following links

Lecturers in Psychology: http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/php5c-cgiwrap/hrweb/index.php/currentvacancies/J00377/556
Lecturer in Counselling Psychology: http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/php5c-cgiwrap/hrweb/index.php/currentvacancies/J00375/555



Post: 2 post-doctoral research positions
Location: The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya (Israel)
Deadline: September 10 , 2014


Maytiv Center for research and practice in positive psychology invites applications for 2 post-doctoral research positions. The research group, run by Prof. Mario Mikulincer and Dr. Anat Shoshani (www.maytiv.com) is situated within the school of psychology at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya (Israel).

Maytiv (Hebrew for “Doing Good”) was established in 2010 at IDC Herzliya, Israel by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, an eminent Positive Psychology teacher, lecturer, and best-selling author. Dr. Ben-Shahar, taught a course at Harvard University that was the most popular course in Harvard. The Center operates under the School of Psychology, headed by Prof. Mario Mikulincer, Dean of the School and internationally renowned psychologist. The center conducts basic research in the areas of positive psychology, and develops and implements intervention programs in schools and kindergartens according to the core principles of Positive Psychology.
Ideal candidates should have a recent PhD degree in psychology or related disciplines and high familiarity and interest in positive psychology. Strong background in quantitative research is essential. The successful candidates will work as full-time researchers on positive psychology research projects.

Interested individuals should send:
1. A letter of introduction stating why they are interested in the position
2. Current CV
3. Names and contact information (including email) of two references

Materials should be sent to Dr. Anat Shoshani - positedu@idc.ac.il, no later than Sep. 10th, 2014.

Israeli and international applicants are welcome



Post: Postdoctoral Research Fellow ­ Social Psychology
Location: School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia
Deadline: September 12 , 2014


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ref. 10271

Salary Level A6: A$82,662 per year (plus 17% employer superannuation and leave loading)

We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow for 3 years to work within the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. The appointee will broadly contribute to two research programs, one focusing on the social psychology of pain (in collaboration with Professor Jolanda Jetten at the University of Queensland, Australia) and one focusing on the social psychology of happiness and depression (in collaboration with Associate Professor Peter Kuppens at the University of Leuven, Belgium).

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability for creative and original research and the ability to publish in top-ranking journals. They should have experience with designing and running lab-based behavioural experiments as well as survey-based research. They should have high-level data analysis skills, excellent attention to detail, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively within a team, as well as independently.

This is a full time (35 hours per week) fixed term position available for 3 years from the date of commencement with a 6 month probationary period.

An applicant may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Applicants should address the selection criteria found within the position description, in their online application.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Brock Bastian on email b.bastian@unsw.edu.au.

Applications close: 12 September 2014



Post: Two full-time Assistant Professors (Universitair Docenten)
Location: Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology, The Social and Organizational Psychology Unit, Leiden, The Netherlands
Deadline: September 15, 2014


Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology, The Social and Organizational Psychology Unit

The Institute of Psychology at Leiden University comprises six units for teaching and research: Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health and Neuro Psychology, Methodology and Statistics, Developmental Psychology, and Social and Organizational Psychology.

The unit Social and Organizational Psychology has vacancies for:

Two full-time Assistant Professors (Universitair Docenten)
Vacancy number: 14-201

 The Assistant Professors will be involved in the teaching of different topics and curricula (at the Bachelor and Master level Master level (Social and Organizational Psychology and/or Economic and Consumer Psychology), offered by the section, and will supervise students at different stages of their education (first year tutorials, Bachelor research project, Master thesis, Professional internship).
 The Assistant Professors will contribute to the research program of the section, which addresses different topics in social and economic decision making, group dynamics, and intergroup relations.
 The Assistant Professors will participate in further development of the research program of the social and organizational psychology section, and will make an effort to acquire external research funds.
 The Assistant Professors can be requested to participate in administrative and/or service activities, up to a maximum of 10% of their working hours.

We seek accomplished university teachers, who have demonstrated excellence in teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education. They are able to (soon) meet the requirements set for a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO).

Candidates should have demonstrated excellent research skills, evident from (among others) a completed PhD thesis, and (international) publications on topics in social or organizational psychology. Candidates will (soon) be able to meet the publication requirements set for Full Members of the national research network in social and organizational psychology, the Kurt Lewin Institute.

We offer
The successful candidates will be offered a temporary position for the duration of four years. The salary level depends on previous research and teaching experience, and ranges between € 3.295 (salary scale 11) and € 5.070 gross per month (salary scale 12).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the CAO for Dutch Universities with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%).

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. E. van Dijk (telephone: +31 – 71 – 527 3709; email: Dijk@fsw.leidenuniv.nl) or Prof. Dr. N. Ellemers (telephone: +31 – 71 – 527 3706; email: Ellemers@fsw.leidenuniv.nl).

Applications (specifying the vacancy number), including a CV specifying teaching experience and a full publication list can be submitted – before September the 15th - to: vacature@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Receipt of your application will be confirmed by e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation within three days after submission, please contact us at +31 - 71 - 527 3427.



Post: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions
Location: Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon , Portugal
Deadline: September 15, 2014


Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2014

The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to carry out research in the area of “social identity and intergroup relations”.
Candidates will be expected to work in close collaboration with the team of social psychologists in the Institute, contributing to the development of their current research interests (e.g. migration and social diversity, prejudice and discrimination, social norms, national and political identities, political behavior, etc.), but will also be expected and encouraged to develop his or her own research interests. Interdisciplinary collaborations with other social scientists of the institute will also be encouraged. Applicants with interests on extensive correlational studies (e.g. ESS databases) and experimental methodologies will be particularly welcomed.

The post is for 3 years, with the possibility of renewal for another 3 years, and with a salary of 1495 Euros monthly (net).

The Institute is a vibrant research centre, dedicated to addressing important social issues in an interdisciplinary context, being composed of a staff of researchers from many different areas of the social sciences as well as from various countries. It was evaluated as ”centre of excellence” by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and offers excellent working conditions, financial support for research and international networks. The institute is situated in Lisbon itself, a beautiful and historical city offering a rich array of cultural and social activities as well as a low cost of life compared to other European capitals.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or expect to defend it before December, 31), preferably obtained in the last 5 years, and experience in carrying out research in the above mentioned area. Applicants should have at least one publication per year after obtaining the Ph.D.

Applicants should b fluent in written and spoken English and be committed to the written and oral dissemination of their research in international journals and conferences. Current knowledge of Portuguese is not a pre-requisite, but readiness to learn is expected (the institute will offer assistance with language).

If the application is approved by the ICS, the candidate will subsequently have to submit the same application to the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in order to secure one of their post-doctoral grants. (Further details can be found here http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2014.phtml.en).
Although such grants are attributed on a competitive basis, the candidate will stand a good chance of success as the success rate of previous applicants supported by ICS has been very high.

The deadline for applications is the 15th of September 2014. The decision by the ICS jury will be announced to candidates by email by the 23rd of September 2012, allowing candidates to apply to FCT Post-Doctoral Grant Program 2014 which closes on the 30th of September 2014.

For more information concerning scientific issues, please contact Jorge Vala (jorge.vala@ics.ulisboa.pt ) or Rui Costa Lopes (rui.lopes@ics.ulisboa.pt ), and/or visit our website at http://www.ics.ulisboa.pt/instituto/?ln=e&mm=2&ctmid=1.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to candidaturas@ics.ulisboa.pt with the following documents:

a) Detailed CV
b) Presentation letter describing research interests
c) Two most relevant publications
d) Research proposal (max. 1500 words)
e) Two recommendation letters from social scientists who have not been the supervisors of the candidate (if possible, letters should be sent directly by the referee to candidaturas@ics.ulisboa.pt)
f) Indication of the name of the supervisor of the research to be developed at ICS.

Post: Postdoctoral Research Positions 2014
Location: ICS-ULisboa, Portugal
Deadline: September 16, 2014


Postdoctoral Research Positions 2014
Within the framework of the Foundation's Postdoctoral Grants Programme for Science and Technology, the ICS-ULisboa accepts applications from social scientists in the areas of social and cultural anthropology, political science, economics, human geography, history, social psychology and sociology. The candidate's work plan must be integrated into the ICS's new Programme of Activities - 2015-2020 and the ICS's Research Groups (available at http://www.ics.ul.pt/publicacoes/FCTeval.pdf).

Applicants must have recently acquired their PhD and must wish to spend a period of three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the ICS. The post is for 3 years, with the possibility of renewal for a further 3 years, and the salary is 1495 euros per month (net).

Financial support for these fellowships is available through the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), to which a separate application should also be made. However candidates must have obtained the prior agreement of the ICS. For further details consult:

The Instituto de Ciências Sociais [Social Science Institute] of the Universidade de Lisboa is an institute for advanced research and postgraduate studies that focuses mainly on the fields of social and cultural anthropology, political science, history, sociology, social psychology, environmental studies and economics.

The Institute is a vibrant research centre that is dedicated to addressing important social issues in an interdisciplinary context and is composed of a body of researchers from many different areas of the social sciences as well as from various countries. It was evaluated as ‘centre of excellence’ by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and offers excellent working conditions, financial support for research and international networks. The institute is situated in Lisbon itself, a beautiful and historical city offering a rich array of cultural and social activities.

Applications must include:
- A detailed curriculum vitae;
- A covering letter describing the candidate’s current research interests.
- One copy each of two representative publications;
- A research proposal (of a maximum of 1500 words);
- Two letters of recommendation written by social scientists other than the supervisor of the candidate’s thesis. At least one of them must be from a non-Portuguese institution. Referees must send these letters directly to candidaturas@ics.ulisboa.pt;
- Indication of the ICS-ULisboa researcher who will be responsible for supervising the candidate’s plan of activities.
Applications must be sent by e-mail to candidaturas@ics.ulisboa.pt
The deadline for submitting applications is 16th September 2014. The results will be announced to the candidates by email until 23rd September

About applications: candidaturas@ics.ulisboa.pt
About the ICS: www.ics.ulisboa.pt
About Lisbon and its surroundings:

Post: 6 Postdoc Fellowships
Location: Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
Deadline: September 17, 2014


Six Postdoc Fellowships at the Behavioural Science Institute

The Behavioural Science Institute (Radboud University, The Netherlands) is offering six postdoctoral fellowships for talented PhDs with a strong record in research who aspire a research career in the behavioural sciences. We are looking for excellence in research and clear future promise in research. International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellowships include a salary for two years and a budget for research expenses. These positions will begin January 1, 2015.

Candidates are expected to write a 1500-word research proposal that aligns with one of more of the Behavioural Science Institute’s research areas. Proposals may include a research budget of up to €10,000. If the project requires additional funding to be successful, this should be indicated in the proposal by a clear rationale. Proposals must address clear research questions, research methodology and analyses, and expected results. Proposals must be independently written by the applicant. There are opportunities for both fundamental and translational research. Proposals that may lead to further external funding during or after the fellowship period are especially encouraged.

The Behavioural Science Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute including psychology, educational science, and communication science. The BSI has seven research programmes covering three major research themes: 1) development and learning; 2) psychopathology, health and well-being; and 3) social processes and communication. For more information, please visit our website (www.ru.nl/bsi).

The BSI has state-of-the-art research facilities for observational studies, experiments, eye-tracking studies, EEG measurements and GSR recording, psychobiological research, and behavioural measurements in both real and 3D virtual environments. The neuroimaging facilities of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, fMRI, MEG and TMS are available for research on the neural bases of behaviour.

For the whole vacancy and the full requirements please go to the vacancy on our website: http://www.ru.nl/newstaff/working_at_radboud/details/details-vacature?taal=uk&recid=540854&pad=%2fnewstafate

Post: Three new appointments between Assistant Professor and Chair
Location: The University of Nottingham, UK
Deadline: September 30 , 2014


The University of Nottingham is a world-class institution ranked in the UK and European top 30 and in the top 1% of all universities worldwide. We are a multi-campus based research-intensive University that is firmly committed to internationalizing our teaching and research activities.

In order to deliver the School’s strategic research plan, we intend to make three new appointments between Assistant Professor and Chair. We would like to appoint in areas that complement existing research strengths within the School and would particularly encourage candidates working in social neuroscience or social cognition to apply. As we have a number of positions available we welcome applications from ‘teams’ of individuals with a demonstrable track record of working together.

The key driver for these appointments will be research excellence (relative to career level). Therefore, only candidates with a sustained record of scholarly output of international excellence, research income and research leadership over their career to date should apply. Candidates from other research areas important to the School will be given equal consideration.

The School of Psychology has thriving research programmesand outstanding facilities in the areas of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, social and health psychology, and developmental psychology. Further information about the School’s research profile and details of our considerable investments in research are available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/psychology/research/research.aspx
The successful candidates will contribute to the leadership and development of the School’s research and teaching agenda.

The appointees will have an established international reputation with extensive knowledge and understanding of specialised areas of psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience together with significant postdoctoral research and teaching experience.

These permanent full-time positions are available immediately. Further details are available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/PROF195714

Informal, confidential enquiries may be addressed to the Head of School, Professor Paul McGraw, tel: 0115 951 5295 or email paul.mcgraw@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.



Post: Tenure Track position ­ Social Psychology
Location: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
Deadline: September 30, 2014


Tenure-track position in Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

We anticipate an opening for an academic tenure-track appointment (open rank; per qualifications and experience) for a position starting in October 2015, in Social Psychology, Social-Neuroscience, and related fields. The appointment is subject to budgetary and professional approval. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Ben-Gurion University, with approximately 20,000 students, provides a significant resources and a strong foundation to support all faculty members’ research programs. The Psychology Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The department includes 20 faculty members specializing in cognitive, clinical, developmental and social psychology. Within social psychology, our group includes researchers studying emotions, attitudes, self-regulation, judgment and decision making, behavioral economics, and related topics.

Candidates are expected to have a PhD (and preferably also post-doctoral training) in relevant fields. We seek candidates with strong evidence of excellence in research, showing an excellent track-record for their stage of career, evident by previous high-quality contribution to psychology. Candidates specializing in social neuroscience and/or group research are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, 2-3 sample papers and three letters of reference to the head of the search committee, Dr. Shaul Shalvi at sshalvi@bgu.ac.il
Please also contact him for more information or with inquiries. We recommend sending applications as soon as possible, before September 30th, 2014. However, we will consider applications until the position is filled.

Post: Tenure-track position in INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor
Location: Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Deadline: October 1, 2014

The Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a tenure-track position in INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2015.
The Psychology Department has a highly selective, research-intensive masters program in I/O and is advancing a proposal for a doctoral program in applied organizational psychology. We are seeking an outstanding researcher and teacher to complement the current faculty and contribute to the development and growth of our proposed doctoral program. The area of specialization is open, but candidates with expertise in organizational topics at all levels of analyses (e.g., micro, meso, macro) will be given strongest consideration. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who will be able to a) maintain a productive research program that is recognized by external funding , b) demonstrate excellence in teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and c) contribute to and participate in the mission of the program and department. The candidate would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the I/O curriculum and/or courses within their area of expertise. A reduced initial teaching load and generous startup funds are provided.
The Department has 27 full-time faculty, 500 undergraduate majors, and approximately 60 graduate students enrolled in programs in Industrial/Organizational (M.S.), Clinical (Ph.D.), and Addiction Neuroscience (Ph.D.). Additional information about the department and I/O program may be found at www.psych.iupui.edu. IUPUI was ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report in “Up-and-Coming National Universities” in 2014 and was awarded INSIGHT into Diversity magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2012. IUPUI is a campus renowned for service learning and civic engagement as well as life sciences research. It is also Indiana's premier urban public research institution, with more than 200 degree programs enrolling over 30,000 students (www.iupui.edu). IUPUI is located near downtown Indianapolis, the twelfth largest city in the United States. The city uniquely combines the cultural amenities of urban life with the residential qualities of smaller communities, and at the same time is highly affordable. As the major center for industry and government within the state, Indianapolis has a wide variety of research and training sites.
Applications from women and from minority candidates are strongly encouraged. IUPUI is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden the academic experience and enrich our University.
Applicants should send electronic copies of a cover letter, a vita, research and teaching statements, and up to three representative publications to psychsc@iupui.edu with “I/O Search” in the subject line. Also, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately by the writers to the same email address. Review of the applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.



Post: Tenure-track position
Location: Department of Psychology at University of Pittsburgh, USA
Deadline: October 1, 2014


University of Pittsburgh
Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking to fill one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of social psychology, pending budgetary approval. The Social Program, which is an active building phase, has recently recruited four new faculty. We are seeking candidates whose research complements and extends the strengths of current faculty and who have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and graduate training.

The Psychology Department (http://www.psychology.pitt.edu) is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department has 33 tenure-stream faculty and houses five graduate training programs: Biological and Health; Clinical; Cognitive; Developmental; and Social, as well as cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and training opportunities afforded to graduate students.

Faculty in the Psychology Department collaborate with colleagues in several other units at the University of Pittsburgh, including the Learning Research and Development Center, the Center for Neuroscience, the School of Medicine (including Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic), and the School of Education. In addition, many collaborations exist with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University.

Applicants should assemble a single PDF document containing a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and up to three papers. Please email this document to socpsy@pitt.edu. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to this email address with the following subject heading: the applicant’s last name and the word “recommendation.”

Deadline for submitting applications is October 1, 2014.

Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, John Levine (jml@pitt.edu). Please include the word “socpsy” in the subject line.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.




b) Masters and PhD programs/scholarships



Post: PHD FELLOWSHIP 2014-2015
Location: University Insitute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)
Deadline: September 30, 2014


The call has opened for 15 new admissions to the Doctoral Program in Psychology at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (the Program is taught in English).

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2014

Up to eight PhD students will be fully funded (the fees and a monthly allowance) by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT), starting November, 2014. Four scholarships are intended to support theses in any domain covered by the research groups and research lines of the Center for Social Research and Intervention (CIS-IUL: http://www.cis.iscte-iul.pt/ ). Up to four other scholarships are for theses in the domain of Social Psychology, under LiSP PhD-FCT (http://iscte-iul.pt/cursos/doutoramentos/000012.aspx ).

More information at http://iscte-iul.pt/en/cursos/doutoramentos/4094/apresentacao.aspx

Additional funding possibilities can be found at FCT (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2014.phtml.en)




Post: LISP - Doctoral Program in Social Psychology
Location: University Insitute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)
Deadline: September 30, 2014


LISP - Doctoral Program in Social Psychology
The Inter-Institutional Social Psychology Doctoral Program (LiSP) is a joint Program of ISCTE-IUL, the University of Lisbon and ISPA—University Institute of Social Sciences, Psychology, and Life.
This Program was selected by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) to receive fully funded four-year doctoral student scholarships.
Applications to scholarships for the academic year 2014-15 are open until September 30th.

More information at:
or contact: lisp@iscte.pt



Research Master's programme in Psychology
Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Research Master's programme in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam

Students interested in pursuing a career in science are encouraged to apply to our two-year Research Master in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam . Students choose from six specialisations in Psychology, one as their major and one as their minor. Students compile their own individual programme of study so that it suits their experience, ambitions, talents and interest. The programme has an international orientation. All courses are taught in English, by prominent scientists, and each year students take part in seminars on cutting edge developments in Psychology, offered by internationally renowned scholars. Moreover, students are actively involved in research themselves.

The programme offers a series of advanced courses on research methods and statistics, programming skills and scientific writing an presenting skills. On a theoretical level, students will attend specialised courses in at least two areas of Psychology. Students opting for a major in Social Psychology  can combine this with a minor in any of the five remaining research areas offered by the Psychology Department at the University of Amsterdam : Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychological Methods, Psychonomics and Work and Organizational Psychology. All these programmes received good to excellent ratings in the recent research appraisal. Combining a major in Social Psychology with a minor an another area, allows students to put the study of Social Psychology into a broader scientific context and stimulates them to pursue research that uses different methods and extends beyond the boundaries of the discipline. For example, the available resources in neuroimaging (fMRI), virtual reality and physiological measures can provide students with valuable methodological knowledge. Apart from taking courses, students engage in two research projects, at least one of them resulting in a report in the form of a publishable journal article. The goal of the programme is to furnish its graduates with a profound education and research experience in cutting edge psychological research. It seeks to prepare students for a scientific career, within or outside a university setting. On the following site http://www.student.uva.nl/msc-psychology you can find relevant information about the programme, you can download the digital course catalogue and find information about the application procedure.







Last update: August 25, 2014