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

  • Sanne Houben FPN

    Sanne Houben: the effects of two therapies on memory

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Sanne Houben (Department of Clinical Psychological Sciences) has been with the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience since she started the Bachelor in Psychology at UM. After completing the programme, she obtained her master’s degree in Psychology and Law (now Legal Psychology). During her bachelor’s she worked as a Research Assistant in the Forensic Psychology group, continuing even after getting her master’s degree. When the vacancy for her current PhD position came up, she applied and started her work on the project: The effect on memory of two therapies. 1: Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and 2: Imagery rescripting.

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    Vaccination against cervical cancer: yes or no?

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Mothers who make use of the HPV Vaccination Decision Aid, a new, interactive website, are better informed and more willing to have their daughters vaccinated against HPV than mothers who do not. This is the main conclusion of research conducted by Mirjam Pot, who recently defended her PhD at Maastricht University.

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  • Herco Fonteijn

    Herco Fonteijn obtains Comenius Leadership Fellow 2019 grant.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    The commission that rules over the grant distribution states that “the proposed project has the goal to systematically enhance global citizenship and social engagement”. They also say that they are convinced of the knowledge and skills of the applicant and his diverse project team. €1.500.000 euro has been divided between 6 applicants, of which Fonteijn is one.

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Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience