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Study and analyse human behaviour and wellbeing

Why do people lash out at relief workers during emergencies? How can you help someone who no longer feels life is worth living? Do genes play a role in ADHD or addiction?

The Bachelor of Psychology at VU Amsterdam focuses on the intersection between health, behavioural patterns, and ways of thinking. How do these differ from one person to the next, and how we can influence them? Human behaviour in all its forms is endlessly fascinating.

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During the Psychology programme you gain a deeper understanding of human behaviour and how to change it. The degree qualifies you as a junior psychologist with a solid knowledge foundation . You also acquire research skills, such as designing different types of studies and analysing statistical data. Is our behaviour really driven by free will—what do you think?

The bachelor Psychology was ranked second best, compared to other Psychology programmes at Dutch universities, according to the Keuzegids 2021. De Keuzegids is an independent online tool for prospective students to compare studies of different universities. It gives prospective students an overview which university scores highest on various topics, such as study facilities, scientific training, quality of lectures and lecturers and study counseling. Data used to rank studies for Keuzegids was taken from the NSE, a national survey among current students.

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