500304 :Inleiding Psychologie voor maatschappijwetenschappen
(Introduction to Psychology for the Social Sciences)

General info

Instruction language Dutch
Type of Instruction 12 lectures and 6 workgroups (workshop participation is mandatory) (Lecture schedule)
Type of exams Final MC exam (75%), and an individual workgroup assignment (25%) (Examination schedule)
Course load:5 ECTS credits
Registration:Enroll via COMAP.
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dr. T.M. Pronk (Coordinator)

M. Cuypers MSc (Werkgroepdocent)

M.J. de Bruijn MSc
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E. Denekamp


Students gain a general overview of contemporary psychology, with a strong focus on social psychology. They gain insight into relevant problems, theories, research methods, outcomes of research, and real-life applications.

During the workshops students will have the opportunity to see how research on different topics in social psychology is done and they will run small studies themselves. They also report and present these studies. 


The lectures will cover a wide overview of different approaches used by psychologists to study human behaviour. The compulsory literature will be explained and interpreted. Blackboard is used to give further support in studying and processing the subject-matter of teaching.

The workshops will give students insights into research practice. Students will be both participants and ‘researcher’ in some small studies. They will work together with other students to conduct small studies. Workshop participation is mandatory.


The exam grade consist of the final MC exam (75%), and an individual workgroup assignment that students complete in the final workgroup (25%). In order to pass the course, students need to participate in the workgroups and have a sufficient grade for both the exam and the workgroup assignment. Students can do a retake for the exam and the workgroup assignment seperately.

Compulsory Reading

  1. David Myers, Jackie Abell & Fabio Sani, Social Psychology 2nd edition, European Edition, McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, 2014, ISBN 9780077152352.

Compulsory for

  • Bachelor Organization Studies ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Bachelor Human Resource Studies ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Bachelor Sociology ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Major: Cultuur in Vergelijkend Perspectief ( 2017 )
  • Major: Grootstedelijke vraagstukken ( 2017 )
  • Major: Sociale Risico's in een Veranderende Wereld ( 2017 )