The games you play, the mobile phone you use to send text messages, the website where you shop online. Technology is all around us, and is an important part of our lives. Too important to leave to just technologists!
In Psychology and Technology you learn how technology influences people, and how you can use knowledge of psychology to help people use technology as effectively as possible. Furthermore, you also learn how you can use psychology to design completely new applications like sociable robots, brain‑computer interfaces or motivational rehabilitation technology for healthcare.
People and technology
We deal with a wide range of subjects in the Psychology and Technology program, all of which focus on the relationship between people and technology. For example:
- Robots that help in the household
- Intimate technology for showing affection at a distance
- Online auctions you can trust
- Lighting that makes you healthier and smarter
- Avatar that help you save energy
- Intelligent street lighting
- Persuasive technology: e.g. phones that help you lose weight or showers that make you use less water
Psychology and Technology is one of two majors within the Innovation Sciences bachelor's program. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Technology.
The other major in the Innovation Sciences bachelor's program is Sustainable Innovation.
Effective learning isn’t just about theoretical study, you should also have the opportunity to gain experience in the field. For this reason, the course involves Design-Based Learning (DBL) projects that engage you in real-world assignments, working in small groups on absorbing innovative issues.
Starting in your first year, DBL projects complement your lectures and tutorials, giving you hands-on experience of the field, working in a team and applying technical and psychological knowledge to solve problems. This is a valuable opportunity as, in the future, you will often cooperate with people from other disciplines acting as a bridge builder between (technical) specialists, consumers and society.
STUDY IN FIGURES
STUDENT SATISFACTION ON A SCALE 1 TO 5
NUMBER OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
CONTACT HOURS IN FIRST YEAR, NUMBER OF CLOCK HOURS SCHEDULED PER WEEK
ADVANCEMENT TO SECOND YEAR OF THE PROGRAMME
BACHELOR'S DEGREE OBTAINED WITHIN 4 YEARS OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
CONTINUE STUDYING, GRADUATES WHO CONTINUE STUDYING AFTER GRADUATION IN DUTCH EDUCATION
The study association represent the interests of Psychology & Technology and Sustainable Innovation students . It tries to let the students view their field of study from a different angle. It achieves this by means of excursions, lectures and symposia and by organizing a study trip. On the other hand, the association also organises sports tournaments, parties, a weekly drink, weekends and other forms of leisure activities to stimulate the relation between the members themselves.
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