From Lab to Society

The Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies (DPECS) is situated within the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences (ESSB) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. This department consists of four research programs, under the title From Lab to Society. This website is for our research program, Erasmus Clinical and Health Psychology.

We consist of four research groups with separate, but inter-connected research agendas: The Experimental Psychopathology group, the Developmental Psychopathology group, the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy group, and the Health Psychology group.

Together, these four groups are committed to a “From Lab to Society” research idea, which aims at a strong mutual connection between fundamental experimental research and clinical practice and health promotion. The mission of our research program is twofold: (1)Conduct research on the (neuro-)cognitive factors that contribute to the etiology and maintenance of psychopathology (Experimental Psychopathology & Developmental Psychopathology), with an emphasis on addiction, forensic problems, anxiety and pain. (2) Translate this knowledge to both clinical applications and society (Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy group & Health Psychology group).