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Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel

department with education and research on:

Cognitive Psychology
Atypical development
Personality & Psychopathology
Diagnostics & Treatment
Clinical Experimental Psychology
Biological Psychology
Social Psychology
Work and Organizational Psychology
Methods in Psychology

Work and Organisational Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Our research interests focus on three major fields: 1. Work and Organisational Psychology: important topics relate to human resource management (career management, orientation programmes, multi-rater evaluation), managerial behaviour (managerial motivation, managerial behaviour in profit- and non-profit organisations), personnel selection (assessment centres), and total quality management (teamwork, social impact, and impact on organisational ...

Experimental and Applied Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel


EXTO conducts research in four focused research groups 1) BIPS: Physiology & neuropsychology of sleep, sleeplessness and cognitive performance 2) SOSP: Social cognitive neuroscience The way our brain builds up impressions about other people is a major topic of research at the V.U.B. We make use of the most modern techniques using brain imaging to study this, including ERP and fMRI. 3) COPS: Attention and implicit learning, including: * ...

Cognitive and Physiological Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The main research topics of the department COPS are the following: 1. New paradigms for hypnotic treatment in insomnia and depression; 2. Quality of life assessment in chronic insomnia and narcolepsy; 3. Psychoneuroimmunology in insomnia and sleep apnea syndrome; 4. Shift work as a contributor to occupational stress; 5. Development of neuropsychological assessment procedures for children; 6. Neuropsychological screening of ALTE and SIDS ...

Sport Psychology and Mental Support Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The Center for Sports Psychology and mental counseling supports and coaches individual athletes, teams and sports organizations. Through mental training, mental skills are enhanced and improved so that they, together with technical, tactical and physical skills, can lead to optimal performance during matches. Mental skills include motivation, self-control, concentration, self-confidence, relationships and team skills, communication and ...

Cognitive and Biological Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Department of Cognitive and Biological Psychology is persueing both fundamental and applied research on human psychological functions and their biological basis.

Developmental and Lifespan Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The main fundamental and applied research activities within the department of developmental and life span psychology focus on different stages of human development from birth to old age, with specific interest for the multidimensional analyses of coping behaviour. Not only the different aspects of the personal developmental process, such as cognitive, neuropsychological and social development, but also the dynamics of intergenerational value ...

Personality and Social Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Some standard personality questionnaires (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - 2, Baron Emotional Quotient Inventory, Millon Clinical Multiaxional Inventory) have been translated into Dutch and research is done in order to construct local norms and to validate the different questionnaires in different clinical settings and with different groups of patients. At the same time new scales are constructed to measure personality disorders ...

Clinical and Lifespan Psychology Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Development of personality traits, personality disorders and psychopathology across the lifespan. Investigating developmental pathways - based on biological and psychosocial factors - towards vulnerability or protection for psychopathology and considering the evolution of personality characteristics across the life phases. oInfant development and parenting. Studying different aspects of infant development and parenting, such as parent-infant ...