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O.k. Goodmorning everybody.
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Welcome to this amazing presentation of the department of Psychology. Really great to have you all here.
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I hope you can hear me in the back. Yes?Great. My name is Brenda Jansen. I'm the associate
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professor at the Department of Psychology.
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I work in different mental psychologies and today I have the honour to tell you a
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little bit about our study program and I wanted to start with this cartoon and
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I'm not sure if we've all had time to look at it yet. Let's take a minute to do that.
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A cartoon by Charlie Brown
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I hope you've all read it. There are actually three reasons why we want to start with this
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cartoon and one reason is it's in English, well of course it's in English! Well..
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there's something special and that is that next year our bachelor will be in English
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So the lectures will be in English and the literature will be in English.
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and the tutorials will be in English, although there also will be
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Dutch tutorials for students who find it more comfortable to discuss and talk in Dutch.
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But yeah all the English-speaking students can follow the
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Bachelor programme of Psychology as well. So I want to tell you a little bit about the
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psychology programme. And I will do so as follows. I'll tell you about our study programme, tell you a
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little bit about psychology what is it how do we study this and I would also
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tell you about career opportunities and selection then my part ends and I will
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give the floor to Steven Jongjans who is a former student and he'll tell you
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about his experiences at our department. So what is psychology? Do you have an
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- Study of behavior.
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Very good, very good. My vision has also study of
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behavior but also it's a science of behavior and mental processes. So what do I mean
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by science? First of all science is about seeking
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answers to Why-questions, so we didn't only want to know how people think but
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we also want to understand it. We want to understand that behavior and mental
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processes so why do they behave in the way they do?
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I say that psychology is a science, but what is scientific knowledge? We seek knowledge
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as study of observable phenomena; the things we can see, observe.
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For example 10 years ago the Catholic Church made important decisions. Until then was
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said that unbaptized premature babies would go in limbo, but 10 years ago they said
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that the babies would go to heaven this is the kind of knowledge we cannot
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study in science. We cannot make this visible. Invisible is something we cannot
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study we cannot observe the souls. So can't we study any claims
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about the invisible? Well if we make the invisible visible we we can. And I'd like to give you
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an example of that an example of therapeutic touch. This example of
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therapeutic touch is also a very good example of the openness of science
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science can be verified by anyone and that's very important for accuracy of science.
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Therapeutic touch; well this is a picture of the therapy it's a nursing
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intervention. So it's done by a therapist to make a
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patient feel more comfortable. And it's done my only hands above the body of the patient.
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The body emanates the human energy field and this energy field can be unbalanced and
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the therapists job is to balance the energy fields so that patient feels better.
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When we look at the picture we see that
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the therapist look quite healthy and the patient looks quite healthy and they are satisfied.
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Well patients and therapist are satisfied so maybe this is
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an effective therapy you also see the hands are above the body
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So the touch in the definition is maybe a little bit misleading. The patients aren't actually touched.
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Now, a few years ago there was a young girl Emily Rosa. She was
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only nine years old and she had to do a science project for her science fair and
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she was interested in this type of therapy she heard that the therapists
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feel the human energy field and she wanted to test this. So what did she do?
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Well, it was was actually quite straightforward
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she put a screen on the table and therapist was on one side of the screen
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and she was on the other side of the screen and the therapist could extend
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their hands through the screen left hand right hand and then Emily put her hand
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above one of the hands of the therapist. Either her left hand or her right hand. And she did
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so several times. And she didn't just put her hand somewhere she decided where to
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put her hand randomly by flipping a coin. So for example heads would mean she would place
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her hand about the left hand and tails would mean that she would place her hand above
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the right hand that's what the experiment was like I would like to
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think with you about the hypothesis so the hypothesis is that therapists truly
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feel the human energy field. They can detect it: that's the hypothesis. Now we do
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these experiments a lot of times with a lot of therapists and I want to think
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with you about the percentage correct that we expect if the hypothesis is true
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so it is true that the therapist exactly feel the energy field.
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How accurate do you think should they be? What's your guess?
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100. Yeah, very good, that's good.
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100 is what we expect. It could be a bit off, but that should be nearly perfect. Now another
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question is what to expect if the hypothesis is false? So if the therapist cannot feel where his
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hand is. What do you expect then? From the percentage correct, how accurate do you
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think therapists should be? Any idea?
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Someone said 50.
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I think we would expect 50% his lower it's harder to interpret so you if you're
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lower than 50 then you'd be lower than than guessing but I think if these
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therapists cannot really feel it then she or he would guess between the left or
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the right hand. So we would expect a percentage correct for about 50%. So what
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did Emily Rosa find? These are the results. The experiment showed that the
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therapists were correct in 44 percent of the time so yeah it's a little under 50
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so I guess the conclusion is that therapists kind of guessed where the
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hand was. Now this example is I think an example of a very good experiment.
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It's an example of conducting effective research. There were a lot of
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therapists there are a lot of trials and she randomly decided where to put her
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hand. So that's all very effective but we have to test all the hypotheses and
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what would we do if the percentage correct wasn't 44 percent or 50 percent but
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maybe 51? 52, 53, 60, 70%? Where is the point that we decide that the therapists can
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feel the human energy field? Well that's a matter of statistics. So yeah, in your
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first year you will learn a lot about methodology for conducting effective
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research but also on statistics. So this is an overview of the first half year of
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the study program. This is from September till December.
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Now psychology has this on behavior and mental processes so science but is also
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about behavior and mental processes. What does that mean? What kind of behavior
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do we mean? Well actually, all kinds of behavior. so it may be behavior of children of
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adolescents, of students, of adults. Maybe about development, maybe
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about behavior in schools or in the pub, at the gym or in the train. So we're
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interested as psychologists in all kinds of behavior. And the mental processes we are
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interested in. Well there are four actually. Perceiving: so what do you see? How do you see?
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But not just the technical part of it, but also: how do you interpret what you see?
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How do you make sense of all the visual and auditive stimuli that you receive?
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Thinking is another mental process. In Psychology we call it cognition.
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And feeling is another mental process, we call it emotions.
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So we study emotions in Psychology and we also study wanting or motivation as we call it
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in psychology. I wanna take a look at the four key sub-disciplines of
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psychology. The first one is cognitive psychology.
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Here's an example of visual perception. Cognitive psychology it's not just about
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visual perception, it's also about language, about memory, about thinking. But here
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I'll just give you an example of visual perception and yeah to make sure that we
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all see the same thing. I hope we see the same thing. I'd like to hear your thoughts on
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what this is? What do you see on the picture? It's a dear yeah can you tell me a
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bit more about? It's head is turned. Can you tell me something about the material?
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It's wood. Does it pop out? Yes it pops out.
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Ok, now I will turn the picture. Just turn it.
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And you might not see it immediately, but most people see that after a while that something has changed.
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If you don't see it immediately, you have to look away and blink your eyes. to me quite a while to see
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It took me quite a while to see it.
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Now it's very easy for me to see.
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So the deer is now lower than the surface, right?
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So that's a funny thing right? Your brain does something that
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makes you perceive this very differently. So now it's like jigsaw pieces.
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It is how our brain helps us in interpreting what we see. And if you want to know
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how this happens, why this happens? Of course you have to study Psychology.
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So this is one of the key sub categories of psychology: cognitive psychology.
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And it is combined with an introduction to psychology in the first part of the first half
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of our study program. So also from September until December you will study cognitive
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psychology and introduction to psychology. And we call this block, the
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theme of this block is psychology: scope, basis and methods. So these are are the
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tools of the human mind you could say. Let's turn to another sub discipline
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and that's actually my field. It's developmental psychology. So we study
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how people develop. We look at children, we look at older people. We look at their changes
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in the way they think and how they feel. Where do they find their support?
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Their emotional support for example so as you grow older you will get your emotional
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support more from friends than from parents. That's something that we know from psychology.
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This is an example of the way children think. We used to think that children thought in the same
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way as adults did, but they just knew less. Now we know that they think really differently.
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So you can present children for about four years with these two rows
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of chips. So two rows: here is one, here's one and you ask the child and it should
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be a child around four years, five years of age, and ask them them: do the rows have
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the same number or has one more and is it the left or right one?
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Children would obviously say they have the same number of chips. You could also do it with candy.
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Or whatever, but then you change something and you spread wide the rows.
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And then if you ask a child: does one row have more and which one is it? Or is it the same?
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They say well obviously the right one has more because it's more. And that's a really
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different way of thinking children have. Very different from their parents.
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And I think is really interesting to study that.
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So developmental psychology is in January, in the first half year. And the theme
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of this block is human development and something is still missing in this
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schedule and that's the blue band over here that's reserved for tutorials.
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All these subjects are courses in which you receive lectures. Cognitive psychology has lectures, developmental psychology.
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All have lectures but lectures aren't the place where people feel free to ask questions
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or where they can practice their skills writing skills presentation skills or
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even have discussions on psychological topics so that's why we also have
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tutorials small groups of students supervised by a teacher who is a lot
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younger than most of the lecturers. These tutorials have a great atmosphere
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for asking questions and discussing together so that part is for tutorials.
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In a week you will have four lectures and two tutorials of two hours each.
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Let's go to the next sub discipline: social psychology.
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There are some pictures of hats red hats, blue hats. Unfortunately I
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didn't bring any hats. Because I would love to do this experiment with you.
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Because what I predict would happen if I would randomly give you a red hat, a blue hat
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then you will see that in the break people with blue hats with cluster,
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the red hats will cluster. And that's funny right? That people form
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groups automatically. Why do they do that and it would also polarize so you are a
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member of the group and you might think that your group is actually better more
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intelligent or nicer and the other group not so nice and not so intelligent. So people form
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groups and that's what is studied in social psychology, among other things.
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Yes, the polarization can become quite large you can see that for example in
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the American elections where we have the Trump camp and Clinton camp so it's very
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important topic social psychology is about influencing people through
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processes, attitudes. And a sub-discipline of that social psychology is
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work and organizational psychology and that's also a very important topic I
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think very important discipline because you have many years ahead of working now
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you are before a very important decision what do you want to study? Which study
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will you choose? And it will already point a little bit in the direction of where
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your working place will be and that's very important to make this choice very
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wisely because working life is about 40 years so it's important to choose wisely
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it's also important that a work environment is healthy so to prevent
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burnout also to select the right the right place
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so recruitment is a subject of a work and organizational psychology but also
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creating a healthy work environment
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These two subjects of social psychology and work and organizational psychology are
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both lectured in the second half year of the study program and that will be in
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February and we call this block:
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Humans as social animals. Then we get to another sub-discipline. And that's clinical psychology.
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Clinical Psychology is I think what most people think of when they think of psychology.
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They think of people lying on a couch telling all their problems and that's not what well
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that's not what psychology is all about but it's also not the only thing that
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clinical psychologists do. So here's an example of someone consulting a clinical
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psychologist so clinical psychologists may treat people and not just people with
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a disorder but also people with temporary problems maybe in their relation or at work,
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So there's more clinical psychology than just treating clients with
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psychological disorders.
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It's important to know that in the old days we used to think of people with a disorder as people who are
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possessed by the devil and fortunately we do not think like that anymore.
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We think of psychopathology as dysfunctions in the brain, so I have you're here of two
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brains. The right one is a brain of someone who
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has schizophrenia and you can actually see that in the brain
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because the brain matter in the brain is decreasing when you developed
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schizophrenia and also see more larger ventricles in
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the brain and an abnormal nerve development. So it's important to know
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that psychopathology is now associated, related to brain development. So it's
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important to know something of bio psychology if you're interested in
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psychology so bio-psychology is about how does our body influence our behavior and
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in this course we'll talk about the brain. What are the parts of the brain? So we have
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four lobes frontal lobe parietal temporal lobe and in these lobes are cells.
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How do they communicate with each other? How do they
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transfer information but then it's through chemical processes so these
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biological processes, biological aspects of psychology are part of biopsychology.
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And the theme of this block is
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behavior and biological basis of being and then we get to the last part of the first
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year and that's where academic writing in Amsterdam we think is really important
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that you are able to write academically but also to read academic papers so there's a lot
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attention for that, propaedeutic thesis is what you write at the end of the first year
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and you pick a topic, you design your own research question and you can see it as
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a closing of an whole year where you have learned a lot about psychology you've learned a
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lot you have a lot of knowledge but you also have a lot of skills
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so you develop your skills and you can show what you've heard in the propaedeutic thesis
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yeah, that's what you do, you design your own research question
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you go manage literature search and you come up
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with an answer to your question, so this in June communication is the theme of this block
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and the new part we have the tutorials again so the tutorial continues throughout the whole year
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something that's also typical for Amsterdam is the digital learning
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environment the digital learning environment is very handy because it
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provides you with assignments but also by the possibility to practice test
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questions so what we have here our old questions, questions from old exams
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so you can test your own knowledge test where you are, so why do we do that
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well we want to have students in keeping up with the pace of the studies also to remember
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better Stephen just told you maybe people who were here early already
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heard that sleep is something that's very important to help your memory but it also
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helps to repeat learning to repeat the knowledge information that
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you have to learn so it's good to apply your knowledge in several environments
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under a situation that helps you in remembering better and we know that and try to help you with that
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there is a practice for tests for exams and both the tutorials and the digital learning
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environments we give you good feedback on your study behavior
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let's have a quick look at the second year and also I'll give you a look at the third and fourth year
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I mean very brief, the second year there's again attention for academic thinking
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Methodology statistics and test instruction we also have course on
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professional orientation so where do psychologists work, psychologists from
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practice come to the University and tell how they work as a psychologist and how
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their study is the basis for for their work, second diagnosis is of course
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and I coordinate and part the lecture so we learn how to diagnose
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because it's quite complicated yeah it's very interesting we together
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watch case someone who has some temporary problems in his work and as a
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student you think of how or what's happening here what's important
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and how can i, what questions should I ask the patient to get to know problem
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and the solution we pay attention to the philosophy of psychology so the
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fundamentals actually of psychology and there's some room for electives
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which gives you the opportunity to also give personal touch to your studies
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in the second year the tutorials continue and you also do an research practical
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and the research practical also focuses again on academic writing be able to learn about
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psychological research by studying the papers so you come up with a question
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research question design an experiment, that's new that's different from the first year
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you receive some simulated data that you can analyze and aries a complete report
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that's about do the research but as a psychologist you see a lot of people
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and you need to know how to interact with these people
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so you have practical in conversational skills so you learn about empathy about
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interviewing people listening summarizing where they say receiving
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feedback giving feedback all very important in conversations with people
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the third year is a year where you specialize in our program so you choose
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one of the disciplines and each discipline has upholstery courses and
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some room for electives and there's the bachelor thesis which is quite a large
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part in the third year and in this bachelor thesis we work with a group of students
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say four / five students and you are being supervised by someone from
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scientific staff so together you make up a research question this is a point
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where you really collect data with people so you go to in my case childeren
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to schools for example questionnaire or test, you may have developed some yourself
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you start to collect data and to analyze this data to really answer your research
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question you do this in a group supervised by one of the researchers and
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but you write your report individually now it is really fun to work with students because
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I find that they always come up with really original questions original ideas
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that I can learn from actually, that's for me also science, it doesn't really
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your age doesn't matter it's about ideas about curious questions
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ok, in the fourth year every specialization has at least one master
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or several and it is massive track there again compulsory courses
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but working life is getting closer so you will do a work placement or an
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internship and yeah that really gives you the opportunity to look what it's
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like to work as the psychologist you will actually get work as a psychologist
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another large part in the fourth year in the master track is devoted to the
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master thesis where you do a research project at this time you do it by
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yourself well not completely by yourself but you
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do it individually and you're being supervised again by one of the
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researchers in our department you write your own individual report on your research
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yeah so working life after your master track after you finished the master tracks
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you will start to work and what are the career opportunities than for all these
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various specializations well let's get back to the slang program the first half year
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there was all psychology and possible career opportunities are for
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example designer tools and buildings have to be user-friendly intuitive maybe so as
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an example, in our, we are in a new building now and our hallway well
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I think they didn't ask the psychologist to help design the hall because I attempt to walk on the right side
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and I have to be because the hallway is not that wide so I attempt to walk one the right side, when I go through a door
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I have to pull the door no I have to go to the left actually and pull the door
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towards me and then that's not very psychological because you want to be
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able to continue so that's where a psychologist could help on making
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buildings and tools more user-friendly more intuitive
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traffic experts well there are cognitive psychologists among experts as well
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think of roads where you can see the line is on the road on which type of
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road you are and how fast you are allowed to travel
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you also can become a researcher but you can actually become a researcher
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with any of the specializations
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developmental psychology which career opportunities we have here, well,
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school psychology is an opportunity, working in schools with children parents and their teachers
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preventing learning problems
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teachers can consult the school psychologist for example
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health consultants are also often develop psychologist so if you really want to work with children who have more
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severe problems it could become health consultants now we switch to the second
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half here what are the career opportunities for social psychology well you can think of
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designing campaigns to influence behavior of people for example campaigns
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on reducing smoking or safe traffic
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behavior so social psychology learn how to influence people and use that
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knowledge in designing campaigns, you can also become trainers, work on organizational
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psychology it's very much related to social psychology here you can think of
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career opportunities like retreatment and selection for a company for example or
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as an organization consultant you could help companies to develop or provide
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healty working environment an environment culture is also one of the career
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opportunities for work and organizational psychology
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now we get to clinical psychology and here I do have to be honest that you're
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not ready to to receive the registrations that you need as a
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clinical psychologist so after your masters that will be post academic
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teaching education two years to become house psychologist, four years to become psychotherapist
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we do have psychologists who have finished their masters and have
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immediately started working as we know psychologists in practice and they don't
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have all the registrations yet there is somehow hierarchy in psychology
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here you can think of career opportunities as neuropsychologist
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for example maybe working in a hospital in people who have brain lesions in a
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rehabilitation center are also possibilities with all this information you might be curious what
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it's like to be studying psychology
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these perceptions are involved a lecture self-study and an exam but also a
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tutorial so in a tutorial you will have the opportunity to ask questions
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questions to your teacher on the study of psychology but also on what it's like to be a students at
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the University of Amsterdam, the life of a student
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anything about so that's really nice opportunity to ask them questions
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summer 15 is day for the taster sessions you can register through UVA.nl
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taster week and there is an other taster session in April
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and that's for the students will start major so enough from 2018 but maybe the year after
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it's important to know that we have a selection procedure selection because
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in general there are more applicants than places so how do we select but we want to select students but I think you
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can also look at it the other way around you also want to select what's
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good for you so this is also a way finding out if studying psychology
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is something for you the method is well you're studying during the week and
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you do not need any extra preparation
00:38:16
what is it look like you have a lecture day and on this day there will be two lectures and
00:38:22
than there's one week self studies you can write literature that's required
00:38:29
it will be provided to you and you will have acces to the
00:38:33
digital learning environment where you can do the assignments and also practice test
00:38:38
questions then another day there will be exams for the two topic so the lectures
00:38:45
will be on different subjects for each subject there will be an exam these
00:38:51
exams will include both multiple choice and essay questions and these are the
00:38:55
same type of questions that will be used in the first year so the really give you an
00:39:00
idea of what studying psychology is like and also the test tell us and you about
00:39:07
how successful you will be there studying psychology because we use the
00:39:12
same test here as in the same, the same type of test as the first year
00:39:20
in one two selection rounds first one in February lecture day on Februari 9th and test day on February 17th
00:39:33
lecture day on March 2th March 10th you have a question
00:39:41
there are possibilities to do this online there are some restriction
00:39:44
that have to do the distance from Amsterdam that's the main restriction yeah
00:39:50
okay so as I said the selection procedure involves the same type of questions
00:39:57
for example studying in year one or two
00:40:01
to by checking entry requirements submit your enrollment application and study link
00:40:08
you attend the lectures on the lecture day and take the test
00:40:12
and we will inform you about your ranking number and let you know if you are admitted, so that's important
00:40:20
to know the application goes through study link that's an L it closes at
00:40:27
January 15 its question so closing remarks I have given you a lot of
00:40:35
information but there is of course a lot more information
00:40:39
and I didn't tell you so if you want in further information you can go to the
00:40:44
information markets for the study choice order there's also a dieter the RAC so
00:40:52
at the campus the compass and we'll find markets just study choice corner
00:41:01
campus and then well nothing that I need to say good luck with choising it's not my well
00:41:13
I don't want to drag you all into psychology I really want you to make a
00:41:18
good choice so maybe you're interested in psychology studies.
00:41:22
Choose wisely and choose the study that fits you.
00:41:27
And now that I told you all these specifics I want to give the floor to Stefan Jongejan who's a former student of psychology and he can tell you what it's like to study in Amsterdam.
00:42:01
My name is Stefan Jongejan. I'm a graduate student psychology here
00:42:05
at the University of Amsterdam. I'm currently at the specilization, in my Masters, in the area of
00:42:11
brain and cognition. I know a lot about your brain. How memory works
00:42:15
for instance. I've already talked to some of you about how your memory works. And how sleep's invloved in your
00:42:19
memory and I'm certainly going to be talking about some of my experiences
00:42:23
here as a Bachelor student and why I completely and totally enjoyed studying here.
00:42:28
The first thing that I really enjoyed about studying here at the UvA is
00:42:32
the broadness the first year has. So starting in all the different subjects all the
00:42:37
different specialization areas for this psychology and after that having a
00:42:41
really wide spectrum of knowledge within psychology but also being able to decide
00:42:47
for yourself what area of psychology is in your interest in what's totally not.
00:42:51
There were some areas which weren't for me and areas that were totally for me.
00:42:55
Which made choosing a direction really easy for me in the third year.
00:42:59
Another thing I really appreciated is the fact that the academic skills are
00:43:03
really taught here at the University of Amsterdam. For instance academic
00:43:08
writing, this otherwise really boring thing and sometimes it might be what is really
00:43:14
important: you have to learn the rules of how to write a scientific paper in the
00:43:18
area of psychology. There are a lots of international rules to
00:43:23
make it easy for someone in Japan, Korea, America or wherever in the
00:43:30
world that that they can look into a research article and really know where
00:43:33
to look to get specific types of information. So there are rules involved
00:43:38
in this, which we have to learn and we start from the first year
00:43:41
being taught that. Which is a really good thing because eventually when I started
00:43:44
writing my own thesis for my Bachelor program I didn't have to think a lot
00:43:48
about how to implement these rules. They are already a second nature to me
00:43:52
and I'm completely focused on my own research findings and how to put
00:43:55
those down. So that was quite nice, obviously a great thing is that when you start
00:44:01
your third year you've started your own specializations: something you've chosen
00:44:04
for yourself which is really the main focus of the third year, which is quite
00:44:10
pleasant compared to for instance a three-year wide psychology program where you
00:44:15
don't really specialize. Specialization is really something that helped me a lot
00:44:21
in developing my own personal interest, because within the specializations we
00:44:26
also have these collective possibilities to choose certain subjects which fit you.
00:44:30
What also prepares you for the future within your further work life.
00:44:38
Lastly I wanted to talk about some positives I've experienced here at the University and
00:44:42
that's when it comes to the courses: each and every course is being evaluated afterwards.
00:44:47
So our teachers our organization looks at courses and asks students what
00:44:54
was good but what can be done better and that means that every course is
00:44:58
constantly updated to be the best fit for our future students which is quite
00:45:03
nice because you feel like they are actually listening to the needs of students in
00:45:07
their courses instead of just focusing on whatever fits best for the bachelor
00:45:12
itself. So it's quite a good thing you really feel like the university is
00:45:17
listening to you as students and not just throwing information at you.
00:45:23
Lastly, I's also like to talk about this decision process
00:45:28
you're in right now. Maybe the decision what study you're going to
00:45:31
do and what university to go to is quite difficult. Something that
00:45:34
helped me in deciding whether or not to go to the UvA to study
00:45:38
psychology was the QS world ranking list. I don't know if some of you've
00:45:42
heard of it? Google it: QS and then you will be able to look at each and every
00:45:49
different type of study program and look at how it ranks throughout the
00:45:54
world from all the different universities, thousands of universities
00:45:57
Where does this specific program rank in comparison to
00:46:00
all the other universities and what turns out which by a boost for your own ego as
00:46:05
a student here is that the UvA psychology program
00:46:08
ranks number ten worldwide. That's quite high even better
00:46:14
for me at least in my opinion is that it is number one on in Europe.
00:46:19
So if you're gonna study anywhere in Europe and you're going to study psychology
00:46:22
it would be best, at least according to the ranking, to go here. It gives you to come some
00:46:28
kind of ego boost and gives you the feeling that you're actually in the right
00:46:31
place. That you're really getting that most of the study that's possible
00:46:35
and also when you look at the future prospect of your career that it looks just a
00:46:41
bit more brighter than it might look if you'd studied in another University. So that's one of the reasons I
00:46:46
chose to come here and I haven't
00:46:48
regretted any moments. I truly enjoyed it and I hope the same will be for you,
00:46:53
whatever you're going to do. Because enjoyment is a really
00:46:56
large part of studying so choose something that really fits you. Thank you for now, if you
00:47:01
have any questions please get in touch with us and also you can come to us right now
00:47:05
and there's an information market in building E, where two of our colleagues
00:47:10
are standing or students are standing to provide more information and information brochures.

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UvA Bachelor's Programme Psychology
dr. B.R.J. (Brenda) Jansen, University of Amsterdam
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