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Advanced Applications: Individual Differences, Personality and Health

During this course, students will learn how to improve health in individuals with chronic diseases by promoting lifestyle change. The theoretical background provided during the lectures will provide a starting point for students to create, present, and defend a research proposal on a strategy to prevent disease and to promote health in a specific target population, taking into account individual differences.
Students will individually write a grant proposal throughout this course. Based on the scientific literature and their own research interest, students choose a target population in which they aim to improve health and/ or prevent disease by promoting a specific health behavior. Throughout the course, students will peer review each other’s research proposals, building on the peer reviewing skills they have learned in the course Research Seminar in the first year of the Research Master Individual Differences and Assessment.