Social, Health & Organisational Psychology
About the department
The Department of Social, Health & Organisational Psychology teaches and conducts research in the fields of work, organisational and social and health psychology. This concerns the issues of how people influence each other's behaviour, directly and indirectly, consciously and unconsciously, in a wide variety of contexts. Work and organisational psychology focuses specifically on individual behaviour in employment situations, within teams or whole organisations. Socio-psychological theorizing is frequently applied.
Martinus J. Langeveld building
Heidelberglaan 1, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30 253 4700 (front desk)
In this building
- Department of Special Education: Cognitive & Motor Disabilities
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Psychology
- Educational Consultancy & Professional Development
The research of the department focuses on three domains: motivation, performance and self-regulation. Fundamental and applied approaches are combined. Social Psychology attempts to understand, predict and influence what people think and how they feel and behave under the influence of the actual or assumed presence of others. Work and organisational psychology specifically explores the context of work and organisational issues. In health psychology it is investigated how personal characteristics as well as the environment shape individuals’ health behavior and how we can influence these factors to promote healthy behavior.
The department's research programmes were assessed as excellent in the most recent research inspection by Quality Assurance for Netherlands Universities (QANU). The department has excellent research facilities: a state-of-the-art laboratory with facilities for registering eye and body movement, virtual reality, TMS, EEG, MRI facilities and access to a mobile laboratory.
Areas of expertise
|Coaching, mediation, conflict in relationships, forgiveness|
|Creativity and innovation|
|Discrimination, (gender) stereotyping, person perception|
|Emotions and emotion regulation|
|Health and welfare intervention|
|Motivation and performance|
|Self-regulation of behaviour, habitual behaviour|
|Smell, social communication and emotion|
|Temptations and self-control|
|Work and careers|
|Work and health|
The staff website includes extensive information about the staff in the department.