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.
VR & AR for mental health.
Inspiration from an Argentinean Psycho-technologist | 02.03.2020
Technology plays an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. Smartphone applications have not yet been around for too long, but already strongly shape our…Read more
eMEN – Technology and mental health: a good ROI? | 30.04.2018
Version française – Nederlandstalige versie Keen to gain insight into the way in which various stakeholders utilise online tools and justify them economically? Curious about…Read more
Online jezelf ontplooien met vaardigleven.be
vaardigleven.be is een online leeromgeving voor zelfontplooiing met gratis wetenschappelijk gefundeerde oefeningen uit de psychologie, samengesteld door professionele hulpverleners. ‘Vaardig leven’ gaat over hoe je…Read more
Implementing Moodbuster in Belgian residential settings
In Belgium, Pulso Europe and Thomas More University of Applied Sciences (Mobilab & Care and the Expertise Unit Psychology, Technology & Society) are currently running an…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Link to practice & education
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.
We provide 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 dissertationss.