After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology in 2017, I have started with a unique master track in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam: Brain & Cognition in Society. Throughout the Master’s programme, I have learned how to integrate and apply theoretical and methodological knowledge from the field of brain and cognition in real-world settings. Currently, I am doing my master thesis at the Habit Lab, in which I am focusing on the development of an intervention aiming to improve education by promoting sustained, frequent and automated learning among high-school students. Here, practices from research into
dual-processing, operant conditioning and implementation intentions are used.
Michèle van de Lande
Last October I joined the Habit Lab, where I will write my masterthesis in clinical psychology. I am curious to know more about the role of ageing in adherence to medication. In my work in homecare I meet a lot of elderly people who take multiple medications, but often find it difficult to take them the right way or at the right time. Therefore I will write my thesis about the role of ageing in the effectiveness of implementation intentions on adherence to medication. Also, I will be looking at the role of daily structure of life in forming a daily habit to take medication.
I am a first year Research Master’s Psychology student at the University of Amsterdam. I received my BSc: Psychology at Leiden University. My major is Brain and Cognition, but my interests also go towards Clinical psychology, public health, and stress. In my bachelor thesis we attempted to find a biomarker for vagus nerve stimulation, and I have long been fascinated with the relationship between mind and body. My current interest is in the neural correlates of habit formation and implementation intentions.
This year I started with the master track Health & Development psychology after receiving my bachelor’s degree in psychobiology. This master is focusing on changing maladaptive cognitive processes in health behavior through intervention and prevention. I always will have an interest in the neurobiological side of behavior, yet I also wanted to learn more about helping people how to achieve more healthy behaviour. Currently, I am working on my master thesis project about age-related changes in habit formation at Habit Lab.