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Psychology and Technology

Degree type
BSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
36 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Eindhoven

Program description

In Psychology & Technology you learn how technology influences people, and how you can use knowledge of psychology to let people use technology as effectively as possible. 

The games you play, the mobile phone you use to send text messages, the website where you do your online shopping. Technology is all around us, and is an important part of our lives. Too important to just leave it to technologists. In Psychology & Technology you learn how technology influences people, and how you can use knowledge of psychology to let people use technology as effectively as possible. But you also learn how you can use psychology to design completely new technology applications such as motivational rehabilitation technology in healthcare, sociable robots or brain computer interfaces.

People and technology
Teaching staff and students of the Psychology & Technology program deal with a wide range of different subjects, 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
  • Avatars that help you save energy
  • Intelligent street lighting

Persuasive technology, or how can your mobile phone help you to lose weight? And how can your shower make you use less water?

Psychology and Technology Curriculum

The Psychology and Technology program is unique because of the combination of psychological and technological courses. You learn to speak the language of technology, but also to think like a psychologist, and to understand how you can best make technology work for people. 

Program Outline
Case study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, poster presentation, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, project.

Objectives
In Psychology & Technology you learn how technology influences people, and how you can use knowledge of psychology to let people use technology as effectively as possible. For example: How can you design smart street lighting? How do you make 3D images? But also: what kind of things motivate people? How does human perception work? How do people think and take decisions? What are emotions? And how do our brains work?

Psychology and Technology in the Rankings

Best rated in Keuzegids Universiteiten 2012 
Psychology & Technology is a major which formally is part of the Bachelor program Innovation Sciences (Technische Innovatiewetenschappen). The Innovation Sciences Bachelor’s program received the top rating in the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2012(Guide to Choosing a University 2012). The program scored highly relative to other comparable programs.

Psychology and Technology Related Programs

The Psychology and Technology course is part of the BSc program in Innovation Sciences. The other course being offered in this framework is the Sustainable Innovation program.

Eindhoven University of Technology offers a range of other English taught Bachelor programs such as the Electrical Engineering program.

See which programs are related to the Psychology and Technology program

Psychology and Technology Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Bachelor Psychology and Technology will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top BSc degree at Eindhoven University of Technology.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Psychology and Technology program.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

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