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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Meet Zoe: the student ambassador for the specialisation Health and Social Psychology.

On her Instagram account she shares her study experiences, moments of her life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow her to get a sneak peak of your possible future!

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

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  • Ben’s extra mile in health: “To find interventions that prevent unhealthy behaviours from occurring and break the cycles of them happening, rather than just settle for interventions that sound good but aren’t actually effective.”
    Why Ben chose Psychology / Health and Social Psychology Studying at Maastricht University (UM) is a personalised, life enriching experience that prepares you for the future, both professionally and personally. Our bachelor’s and master’s programmes are de

This programme is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).