Tilburg University department Social Psychology

Department of Social Psychology

Welcome to the website of the Department of Social Psychology. This website provides comprehensive information about our research, education, lab, impact, external PhD program, and the overall organization of our department.

The Department of Social Psychology is home to a dedicated team of educators and researchers, each with their own unique expertise.

Our primary areas of focus encompass three specialized fields:

We are dedicated to fostering a rich learning environment and empowering our students with the tools they need to excel. Our educational approach focuses on a dual commitment: the in-depth exploration of psychological theory and the acquisition of professional and research skills. This combined approach ensures that our students not only deepen their understanding of psychology as a science but also learn to apply their knowledge effectively in addressing pertinent issues.

Research of the Department of Social Psychology

Through diverse methodologies, such as lab experiments, big data analysis, and field research, our research delves into the intricacies of human decision-making in complex societies.

We focus on four core themes, blending insights from Social, Economic, and Work & Organizational Psychology:

  • Diversity and inequality
  • Prosocial and antisocial behavior
  • The psychology of digitalization
  • Emotions and well-being

For a deeper dive into our research:

Go to the Research of the Department Social Psychology page

Education of the Department of Social Psychology

Members of the Department of Social Psychology supervise students and teach a variety of modules, focusing on significant topics from Social, Economic, and Work & Organizational Psychology. 

Go to the Education of the Department of Social Psychology page

The Social Psychology Lab

The Social Psychology Lab primarily hosts studies conducted at the Department of Social Psychology. These studies usually investigate the areas of Economic, Social, and Work & Organizational Psychology. These disciplines are interested in how individuals interact in groups to make judgments and decisions, and how this contributes to different social, economic, organizational, and societal outcomes.

Go to the Social Psychology Lab page

Impact

Understanding how people make decisions is the foundation of interventions designed to help them do better. This is of paramount importance to public policy and practice.

Go to the Impact page

External PhD at the Department of Social Psychology

The Department of Social Psychology offers doctoral students a stimulating research environment. This applies to both internal PhD students (with a salaried position within the department) as well as to external PhD students who would like to combine their regular work with a PhD project. The information on this page is intended for external PhD students.

Go to the External PhD page

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