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The Psychology Research Institute (PsyRes) is part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The research carried out at PsyRes is strongly oriented towards an empirical approach of the major themes in psychology. Our research mainly focuses on processes underlying various forms of normal and abnormal human behaviour.

Research and Education

This long-standing research orientation is characteristic of the teaching programmes offered by the College and Graduate School of Psychology. Our research programmes seek to answer research questions related to basic processes of human functioning, but also address issues in more applied contexts. 

High Quality Research

The high quality of research conducted at our Research Institute is reflected in the high rankings in the QS World rankings for Psychology (15th, 2020) and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (17th, 2021) and the fact that in 2020, 16 professors from our department were listed in the top 2% of most influential scientists in the world, across all scientific disciplines.