FPN Stories

FPN is a faculty with an unlimited interest in the human brain. We try to learn all we can about healthy and unhealthy human behaviour, why people behave the way they do, and how to influence this behaviour. We do this by conducting research in the fields of biological and cognitive psychology. On this page you can read about our teachers, researchers, students and the work they are doing.

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    Keuzegids Masters 2018, how did the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience do?

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The Keuzegids Masters 2018 has been published, and this year 5 Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) programmes (or to which FPN contributes) have been reviewed: I sat down with Prof. dr. Rob Ruiter, Vice-Dean of Education to discuss the results.

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  • FPN master's programmes awarded with two #1 positions and one #5 position in national Keuzegids Masters 2018!

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    The Master in Forensic Psychology and the Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience are once again ranked 1st in their respective categories of Keuzegids Masters 2018.

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  • LinkYou: Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience shares its expertise in employability in Latin America

    Friday, March 2, 2018
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    Spread of Alzheimer’s proteins shown in healthy people for the first time

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Using living elderly people, scientists at Maastricht University (UM) and Harvard Medical School in the US city of Boston have succeeded for the first time in figuring out how Alzheimer’s proteins spread inside the brain. 

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  • Two Star lectures in the spotlight

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Two professors who gave a Star Lecture on 1 February 2018 discuss their contributions.

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    Psychology Research Review: The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience is one of few centres world-wide able to do this work

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The results are in! In 2017 an International Review Committee evaluated the research in Psychology at nine Dutch universities. On 19 September 2017 it was the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience’s (FPN) turn to be reviewed according to the Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015-2021 (adopted by KNAW, VSNU, and NWO).

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    From Rotterdam to Dubai, via Maastricht

    Thursday, January 4, 2018

    Eloise le Conge Kleyn’s life in Dubai looks a lot like her old life here. She studied Psychology at UM and has lived since 2015 in the Middle East, where she works for Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company.

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    “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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    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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