Reflecting on Psychology

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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Reflecting on Psychology teaches students to put their skills and knowledge in a broader context.

Using perspectives from Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies, this master encourages students to open up the black box of Psychology, and to explore its relations with other parts of science and society. Questions that might be discussed or explored include:

  • How should psychology be positioned between the humanities, life sciences and natural sciences?
  • How do we weigh the evidence coming from such diverse sources as experiments, case histories or introspection?
  • What is the value of MRI-scans in moral and scientific debates?
  • Where should we draw the line between treatment and enhancement when it comes to psychotropic drugs?
  • How do media creations of autism in novels and films influence the clinical reality of autism?

Reflecting on Psychology aims to attract a relatively small number of students who will be supervised individually and encouraged to come up with their own research topics. Students from Reflecting on Psychology will become skilled in writing, qualitative analysis and reflection.

So, do you like reading, thinking and writing? Did you enjoy courses like Theory of Science and Philosophy of Psychology? Then consider signing up for the master Reflecting on Psychology.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Psychologie
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60260
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Studieprogramma

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opbouwInformation courses master Psychology: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/gmw/vak/showpos?opleiding=4561
The master Reflecting on Psychology has a one-year programme. It consists of 30 EC courses, and a 30 EC master thesis. Students take 10 EC foundation courses, a 5 EC skills course, a 5 EC methods course, and 10 EC worth of elective courses. We offer two elective courses, but students are encouraged to explore what other elective courses are on offer in the Faculty. This way you can tailor the programme to your particular interests.
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Foundation Course: Brain, Consciousness and Society (5 EC). This course deals with findings from psychological, psychiatric or neurological research and their reception, both in personal lives and society at large.
Skills course: Writing skills (5 EC). In this course students will be supervised in their writing process, and become familiar with various forms of academic writing.
Methods Course: Qualitative Research Methods (5 EC). In this course students learn how to conduct different forms of qualitative research.
Foundation Course: Conceptual issues in psychology (5 EC). This course deals with conceptual issues in psychology and adjacent fields such as psychiatry, brain science and philosophy.
Elective course: Capita Selecta Reflections on Psychology (5 EC). In this course students will encounter a variety of critical approaches to psychology. keuzevak
Elective course: Boundaries of Psychology (5 EC). In this course the boundaries of psychology are approached from an historical, philosophical and sociological angle. keuzevak

Onderwijs

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Our academic advisors provide more detailed information about our programmes and give advice to prospective students, students who are enrolled in one of our programmes, and alumni.You can turn to them with questions about the programme itself, study planning, choosing courses/minors, enrollment, rules and regulations that apply to a programme, following courses at other faculties, studying abroad.
Do not hesitate to make an appointment with your academic advisor. You can arrange for a meeting by phone (+31 50 363 6301, student service desk)
Please also check our online information system: www.rug.nl/gmw/questionandanswer. Often, you are not the first person to have a particular question, and the online information system may already have an answer for you.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 november 2016
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 november 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The admission requirements depend on the prior education. For a full description of admission requirements, application procedure and admission procedure, please consult http://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/education/switch-modules/
toelatingseisen

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Voor Engelstalige tracks moeten studenten met een hbo-opleiding of een buitenlandse vooropleiding voldoen aan de taaleisen. Zie: http://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/education/switch-modules/taaleisen.

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Afhankelijk van vooropleiding:

  • Studenten die de bacheloropleiding Psychologie aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen volgen of gevolgd hebben (onvoorwaardelijke toelating) melden zich via Progreswww aan. Zie voor de deadlines en procedure: http://tinyurl.com/omvub7l.
  • Studenten die een andere bacheloropleiding in Nederland hebben gevolgd melden zich aan via http://www.studielink.nl. Als je per 1 februari 2017 wil starten selecteer je in Studielink eerst "Psychologie (Master, Nederlandstalig)" of "Psychologie (Master, Engelstalig)" van de drop-downlijst met studies.

Als je per 1 september 2017 wil starten selecteer je in Studielink direct de mastertrack: “Psychologie:………….” of “Psychology: ……....”.
Studenten die in het buitenland een vooropleiding hebben gevolgd melden zich aan via de procedure die geldt voor internationale studenten, zie http://www.rug.nl/masters/psychology-en/admission-and-application
Kijk voor meer informatie bij het betreffende masterprogramma. Heb je nog vragen, neem dan contact op via: studieadvies.psy@rug.nl.

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
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VIP
The study association for Psychology in Groningen is the VIP. With over 2300 members and 160 active members they are the largest and perhaps also the most social study association of Groningen.
Throughout the year VIP organizes various activities related to your studies, like for example, lectures, workshops, an exchange week and conferences. You can also order your study books at a discount through the VIP. In addition, there is plenty of attention for the social side with drinks and parties.

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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Vassiliki Giakoumatou
This programme addresses many of the aspects of the science of psychology.

I come from Greece, but my mother is Dutch and I have fond memories of visiting the Netherlands in the summer. That's why I decided to study in the Netherlands. When I started the programme, back in 2009, the University of Groningen was the only Dutch university to offer English-taught Psychology programmes, so Groningen it was.

Groningen is a beautiful city! I like that it's small: you can walk almost everywhere and it has an intimate feel to it. And as there are so many students it almost feels like you're living in one big university...
You are also given the freedom to focus on those aspects that interest you. It's a great programme in terms of learning to think critically, and it really improves your writing skills.
There are only four people in our class, but we have a great connection. We enjoy each other's company and get along really well with each other. Plus we get the personal attention we need from our lecturers.

I hope to find a PhD position after I'm done with my Master's. I would like to look at psychology and psychotherapy from the public's point of view: how do people perceive therapists and counselling, how do they form opinions about them and how have these opinions changed in recent years? I'm not sure where I'll be able to do my research, but I would love to do it here at the University of Groningen!


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Jet Krijger
Here you learn to think about psychology.

I was looking around on the faculty website when I found the Reflecting on Psychology master program. The things I read appealed to me a lot: it's a broadening program, which is pretty unique at this faculty. And it touches on all kinds of other fields, like sociology, philosophy and anthropology, which I also find very interesting.

Actually, I wasn't sure at the time whether I already wanted to start a master. I was considering maybe taking a gap year. But Reflecting on Psychology really got inside my head...
Since Reflecting on Psychology is such a broad program, it doesn't really guide you toward a specific profession. I have all my options still open, nothing's fixed.
The same applies to the course program itself, by the way. This is the first year the course is offered. That means the program is very flexible and free, there's a lot that we can design just the way we want it. And because there are only four students, the lecturers have all the time in the world for personal attention and guidance, which is great.
One skill you absolutely improve in this program is writing. I enjoy that very much and missed it a little during the bachelor. Plus, we learn to think about psychology: what does the field do, how does it manifest itself through the years and within society? It's what I like to call a helicopter study, where you look at the field from above.
Contact: J.Krijger@student.rug.nl


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Boudewijn Wieringa
In The Netherlands there are almost no theoreticians in or historians of psychology, which is exactly what we focus on in this Master's degree.

My name is Boudewijn Wieringa and I'm 32 years old. I started the Master's degree programme in Reflecting on Psychology this year, after I finished the Dutch Bachelor's degree programme in Psychology.

During the Bachelor's phase I had a lot of questions which remained unanswered during lectures. That's why I decided to pick this Master's. Here we look at psychology in a different way, a more critical way. Other Master's programmes might teach you what a person should have in order to diagnose him or her with ADHD...
We wonder why things are the way they are in psychology and ask critical questions. In The Netherlands there are almost no theoreticians in or historians of psychology, which is exactly what we focus on in this Master's degree. I find it more interesting than anything I did before and I haven't been bored during this Master's at all.

A big difference with the Bachelor's in psychology is the size of my class. This year there are only four students in total, and we have five lecturers. This makes it very easy to ask questions during class and you get to know the lecturers and your fellow students very quickly. We don't have many classes, so you have to read and study a lot by yourself.
When I finish this Master's I'd like to stay at the University to do research or maybe also teach, I'm not sure yet.


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Saskia Wiegant
werkzaam als Manager van de opleiding Toegepaste Psychologie aan de Hanzehogeschool bij Hanzehogeschool Groningen
Manager of the Applied Psychology programme of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen.

I started studying Psychology at the beginning of the 90's in Groningen. Initially, I wanted to specialize in Clinical Psychology, and I almost finished that programme. However, I wasn't very satisfied with the courses, and I kept running into the same problems. I had a lot of questions concerning the field of Clinical Psychology, and I didn't receive satisfying answers to them.

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At that department my critical attitude was very welcome. I learned, for example, how research is conducted and why in that way, or where knowledge comes from.
After finishing my studies, I worked as a researcher and teacher for a while in Maastricht, until I fell in love with a boy from Groningen and moved back to the north. I started a job there as a student counsellor at the university. A student counsellor helps students with problems, for example, with a handicap. I talked with such students; and I was also involved in policymaking: how can we make sure that handicapped students are able to study successfully. I, together with others, made sure that things are much better organized for this type of students, by now.
The things I learned during my studies were very useful for my job. It influenced the way I looked at students diagnosed with, for example, adhd or autism. I could see that those diagnoses were just a little piece of their reality into which I could introduce another piece of reality, so they could study successfully. It's a way of thinking I learned during the Master's programme.
In my current job I am the coordinator of the first year of the GP training programme of the RUG (Huisartsenopleiding). In April, I will start working as manager of the Applied Psychology programme of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. It will be a new challenge, and I'm really looking forward to it.
I have never regretted my choice to switch to Theory and History of Psychology. It was great to attend classes taught by people like Trudy Dehue and Douwe Draaisma, they are such inspiring teachers, and they really taught me how to write.


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Sarah de Rijcke
Alumna Sarah de Rijcke talks about the Master's programme Reflecting on Psychology.

I started the Bachelor's programme in Psychology in 1995 with the idea of doing clinical psychology. That was until I took course units in Theory and History of Psychology. I was hooked.

They made me think and reflect a lot more on the discipline rather than just learning things by rote. I found it fascinating to look critically at how we research things in the discipline and to discover that it has not always been this way...
I thought it would be really boring and that you would spend the whole time chained to your desk, never seeing the world outside. So I decided to go into journalism, because that seemed more exciting. I really enjoyed journalism, but at a certain point I found that I missed the research and the opportunity to spend a longer period getting right to the bottom of a topic. I decided to return to Groningen to do a PhD at the Department of Theory and History of Psychology.

The image that I had of research proved completely wrong. I had a huge amount of freedom and could decide for myself how I spent my time. There is no one saying that you need to be at your desk at nine in the morning. You can do your work anywhere. You do need a huge amount of self-discipline, so it is not for everyone, but I love it. You also get to travel, for instance for archive research abroad or conferences. It is also much more creative than I had expected. I am really glad that I decided to do it.

After my PhD I did a postdoc in Amsterdam, and then I found my current job at Leiden University. I lead a research group that is investigating the effect on academic research of the growing evaluation culture. The number of articles that academics write, how often they are quoted or how often an article is read is increasingly being monitored. These metrics play a growing role in what is considered good and who is appointed to university posts, for instance. The hypothesis of our research is that if you keep on using quantitative metrics to exert pressure on researchers, they will start basing their decisions on these metrics. They will not opt for complicated research that fewer people read but instead for the sexiest research that reaches more people. The question then is if we will still conduct the most important research, because our main concern will be how much we are being read and if we are being published in the right journals.

A lot of what I learnt in Groningen is still relevant to my current work. The manner of thinking and writing that I learnt then has become second nature to me. You learn to take a sharp and critical look at developments in society. Although the topic that I am studying has changed, the training in Groningen forms the foundation of my current work.


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Former students have gone on to become professional historians of science, government advisors and academics in departments of psychology, philosophy and medicine. Some have drawn on their training to become professional non-fiction authors. Others became science communicators or publishers, science policy advisers, qualitative researchers for institutes or firms, and teachers.
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Contact

Onderwijsvoorlichting
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Study advisor

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T: +31 (0)50 363 6301
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Jonna Brenninkmeijer

Coordinator Master Programme Reflecting on Psychology

E: j.m.brenninkmeijer@rug.nl
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