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Research within the Psychology Research Institute seeks to answer research questions related to basic processes of human functioning, but also address issues in more applied contexts. PsyRes has six programme groups on a wide variety of topics, but sharing an overall orientation towards basic, quantitative and experimental research.

Research Groups

The research groups of PsyRes are organised into six thematically focused programme groups. The groups cover a broad range of topics, such as mental health, cognition, emotions, self-regulation, and post-traumatic stress disorder, yet all through the lens of international comparison and multi-level analysis.

Affiliated Centres

Affiliated research centres are collaborative, often interdisciplinary between programma groups, initiatives on a specific research theme. The PsyRes counts three affiliated centres: Amsterdam Brain and Cognition, Centre for Urban Mental Health, and the Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Centre for Emotion.

Research Priority Areas

Research priority areas have the aim of stimulating innovation in designated research fields to actively foster further development. These so-called RPA’s represent the very best the UvA has to offer in terms of research. They are also areas in which the UvA is a leader worldwide. The PsyRes is linked to the RPA's Real Emotion, Polarisation and Youth Digitality.

Research facilities

Research facilities are crucial for conducting scientific research and fostering innovation. To this end, substantial financial efforts are invested in maintaining and upgrading the extensive laboratory infrastructure. A major advantage of this up-to-date infrastructure is the attraction on other research groups, inside and outside the Institute. This stimulates interdisciplinary cross-links between psychology and (neuro-)biology, medicine, environmental sciences, mathematics and social sciences.