Psychology, Technology & Society

Focus and goals

The expertise unit conducts applied, practice-oriented research in the field of psychology and technology. There is a strong focus on the interaction between both domains and the synergy they create, in particular within mental healthcare and human-technology interaction.



eMEN – Therapy online?! | 23.02.2018

Reflections from psychodynamic psychotherapy & ethical issues Version française – Nederlandstalige versie Register now! If you already preregistered, you do not have to register anymore.…

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eMEN – Getting in touch with digital interventions for mental health: practical insights for health professionals | 12.10.2017

Online psychotherapy and e-mental health are on everyone’s lips, but what is behind it? What technical possibilities are there? And how do these programs work?…

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Our expertise unit, your Horizon 2020 partner

Description of the expertise unit The Expertise Unit Psychology, Technology & Society conducts applied, practice-oriented research about digital technology from a psychological perspective. We have…

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Novel European collaborations

The Expertise Unit Psychology, Technology and Society keeps investing in European collaborations, aside from the ongoing Interreg NWE project eMEN. Two colleagues were proposed as…

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Recent projects

eMEN project

Each year almost 165 million, or 38%, of people in the EU experience a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. Mental ill health…

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The goal of the Carewear project is to improve current practice of organisations which are active in the field of wellbeing at work and mental…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is being offered in a blended manner by the Belgian organisation Learn2Act. The expertise unit is currently providing input on how…

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Link to education

The expertise unit provides direct input to the Applied Psychology & Technology course and shapes different courses within the department of Applied Psychology. It furthermore offers the opportunity for internships and support student research in the form of bachelor theses.

Link to practice

The expertise unit focuses on research and services that have the potential to contribute to community development in a changing, global society. This contribution can be situated on a micro level, like how to adapt technology to individual users, as on a macro level, like addressing the challenge to allow a growing number of people to live together in the context of global and ecological challenges. This expertise unit provides scientific, methodological and statistical support: for internal research, in the context of national and international projects and as a service to external organizations like SMEs and multinationals.

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