Similar questions can be asked for binge drinking, problematic use of drugs, and activities that started out as innocent fun, such as gaming, but that have become addictive. Further, overweight and obesity, even in young children, is one of the most important health problems in the western world with an enormous socio-economic impact. What can we do about that?
Another important topic for health is the role of stress in the development of these behaviours, as stress is widely acknowledged as one of the key contributors in developing addictive behaviours, and obesity. Also, stress is related to dropout of work and decreases in general well-being.
We invite enthusiastic and talented national and international students with interest in health, intervention and prevention to apply for this selective one-year Psychology - Development and Health Psychology from University of Amsterdam.
Why Development and Health Psychology?
Almost all children hate smoking, yet about a quarter of young adults take up smoking. What changed in-between childhood and adulthood and what can we do to prevent this behaviour? Similar questions can be asked for problematic use of drugs, or unprotected sex. Further, overweight and obesity, even in young children, is one of the most important health problems in the western world with an enormous socio-economic impact. What can we do about that?
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Sex and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Master's Internship Development & Health Psychology
- Master's Thesis Development & Health Psychology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPsychology Health Sciences View 89 other Masters in Health Sciences in Netherlands
- In order to apply, you should have an academic Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or another closely related field (e.g. Uva PPLE, Communication Science or Psychobiology). Candidates are expected to meet all basic and track-specific requirements as listed below. An undergraduate degree programme with an applied emphasis (Dutch: HBO Bachelor) is not equivalent to an academic Bachelor’s degree. Please refer to all information on this page to determine whether you are eligible:
International16335 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16335 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2143 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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