Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is an international faculty with students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds who are linked by their shared curiosity about the human brain. This curiosity drives us to explore the broad field of psychology from a biological and cognitive perspective. By using the Problem-Based Learning method of teaching we encourage a similar curiosity in our students by handing them the tools to discover the world of the human brain.   

FPN News

  • gerjo kok

    “A solid review process is and will remain important”

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    “The question is whether we can do without commercial publishers. Maybe, but we’d need to come up with a watertight system for reviews.”

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  • Anita Jansen UMagazine1

    The musical, athletic psychologist

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    If it wasn’t academia, she could easily have had a successful career in music or sport. Fun and substance are the two words she uses most – the guiding principles behind all her choices. She’s never been into career planning. This year Anita Jansen, professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology and dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, was made a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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  • Scientifically based ways to be happier

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Madelon Peters, professor of Experimental Health Psychology about her new (Dutch) book on happiness and optimism.

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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

      Visit the next Ambassador Lecture by Donovan Livingstone at the SBE lecture hall!

      3 days 50 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

      Want to know why others made the decision to join PREMIUM? Here are some! Applying is possible untill November 20th (www.edlab.nl/premium)

      "Premium helps you gain understanding and increase your respect for diversity in views and cultural backgrounds, an experience that does not always happen when you start working. So my advice to any potential participant is “make the most out of it! It will be a great and valuable experience.”
      “I am interested in finding out how to cope with the uncertainty of the real world and want to develop the skill of taking decisions when perfect information is unattainable. In addition, I greatly value the chance of creating something unique and the responsibility of seeing it through to the end, rather than merely analyzing what other people have done.”
      "During PREMIUM you are put in an environment which you don’t get by only studying. The interaction with real clients, together with workshops and personal coaching is a unique and precious opportunity you should not miss.”
      “I have learned a lot from the experience of Premium project and workshops! It is definitely one of the most influencing and unforgettable things in my life."

      6 days 20 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

      It’s the Week of the (International) Student! Visit our photobooth and take a selfie, and pin your selfie on the map. You get a second selfie to take home with you. You can find us in front of the Mensa, UNS40 😄 see you there! #InternationalWeek

      1 week 23 hours ago


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