Master

Health and Social Psychology

Why is it so hard for some people to limit their alcohol consumption? Why do some people lose their temper easily? Do you like finding answers to questions such as these? And can you see yourself helping people change their habits? Then you should consider specialising in Health and Social Psychology. The main focus of this specialisation is on understanding how people’s personalities, cognitions and social environment influence their health and social functioning. You'll analyse the underlying mechanisms of unhealthy or antisocial behaviour using recent theories and models from various psychological disciplines. And you'll use this knowledge to set up behaviour-change programmes. After completing your master’s, you can become a researcher in an academic or applied health setting, or work in communication planning, health promotion or policy-making.

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If you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Gwenn through her Instagram page or via webchat; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.

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  • Gwenn’s extra mile in health: “Increasing people’s awareness of mental wellbeing and the impact on their daily lives, and developing methods to enhance body positivity and self-esteem”
    Gwenn Baartscheer, Master in Psychology / Health and Social Psychology

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