The Department of Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology (VOPSpsy) is a multidisciplinary department responsible for teaching, research and psychological service in the fields of Developmental Psychology, Clinical Developmental Psychology, Personality Psychology and Social Psychology.
Besides an important contribution to the education of students at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, the department also offers courses for secondary teacher training as well as for students at the faculties of Arts, Law, Political and Social Sciences.

 

The research is directed at the synergy between fundamental and applied research and is targeted at normal and clinical populations of varying ages. Prototypical for our research policy is research on motivational processes, education and socialisation; clinical research on obesity and eating disorders; research on personality, temperament and the development of maladaptive traits; and social psychological research on decision making, procedural justice, prejudice and political attitudes. Our research applies various research methods such as self-report questionnaires, longitudinal designs, experiments and multiple informants

 

Allied to the department is Kind en Adolescent, a University based Psychological Service Centre that develops and evaluates therapeutic programs for children and adolescents. Children, youngsters and their parents can call upon this centre for psychological consultation and various forms of treatment.



Head of the department Prof. Dr. Caroline Braet
   
Administration General information
   
Address Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 GHENT
   
Sections Developmental Psychology
  Aelterman Nathalie, Beyers Wim, Boncquet Michiel, Brenning Katrijn, Campbell Rachel, Coorevits Nathalie, Deeder Jolene, Delrue Jochen, De Muynck Gert-Jan, Dieleman Lisa, Flamant Nele, Goemaere Sophie, Laporte Nele, Mabbe Elien, Morbée Sofie, Samyn Mieke, Schrooyen Charlotte, Soenens Bart, Cát Tuong Nguyen Phuoc, Vandenkerckhove Beatrijs, Vansteenkiste Maarten, Vermote Branko, Waterschoot Joachim
  Clinical Developmental Psychology
  Baisier Cille, Boelens Elisa, Bracke Dominiek, Braet Caroline, Buyck Inez, Debeuf Taaike, De Mey Wim, Goossens Lien, Haeck Nathalie, Hamers Paul, Merlevede Els, Moens Ellen, Naets Tiffany, Van Beveren Marie-Lotte, Van Malderen Eva, Verbeken Sandra, Vervoort Leentje, Volkaert Brenda, Wante Laura, Weymeis Henk, Wullaert Tina
  Personality Psychology
  Abrahams Loes, Bigler Annelien, De Bolle Marleen, De Clercq Barbara, De Fruyt Filip, Pancorbo Gina, Verbeke Lize, Vergauwe Jasmine
  Social Psychology
  Bostyn Dries, De keersmaecker Jonas, Dierckx Kim, Haesevoets Tessa, Onraet Emma, Roets Arne, Valcke Barbara, Van Assche Jasper, Van Hiel Alain