"It is possible to increase the well-being of even the most vulnerable people by supporting them in their autonomy, helping them to find out what they are good at, and helping them to experience relatedness."


Research focus: well-being, positive psychology interventions, health psychology, goal setting and striving, culture, well-being and sustainability


Laura Weiss is a Assistant Professor at the Self-Regulation Lab. She specialized in positive psychology, and her research interest is how to improve the well-being of vulnerable groups. Her expertise also comprises self-determination theory and the design, evaluation and implementation of (positive psychology) interventions.


Laura Weiss is an Extraordinary Professor at Opentia Research Focus Area, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. She is the chairwoman of the supervisory board (Raad van Toezicht) of the foundation ‘Stichting Opdynpaad’.