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Mr Johan Van Den Berg

Mr Johan Van Den Berg


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I joined LSBU in 2021 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Division of Psychology, School of Applied Sciences. I have completed the MSc Psychology at LSBU and am currently pursuing my PhD degree.

I am passionate about human behaviour in general and particularly interested in the influence of personal beliefs and attitudes on social behaviour. My MSc thesis investigated the effect of belief in free will on perceived intentionality in the behaviour of others. My doctoral research project explores how belief in free will affects our tendency to comply with social norms.

My research contributes to understanding how belief in control influences perception of ourselves and others and how this underlies our tendency to behave similarly to the people around us. A clear understanding of this relationship will aid the development of interventions aiming to boost social norm compliance.

I teach different modules across the courses BSc Psychology and MSc Psychology. Mainly focusing on quantitative research methods and social psychology.

In addition, I am working as a research assistant on a project evaluating the effect of app usage on self-efficacy and, subsequently, symptom severity and quality of life of patients suffering from a chronic disease.

Courses taught

Psychology - MSc

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Child Development) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Forensic Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology - BSc (Hons)

BSc (Hons) Business Administration - Minor Applied Psychology

University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

MSc Psychology

London South Bank University

PhD Psychology

London South Bank University

Consultant Outsourcing
Centric Netherlands

Consulting and quoting clients regarding IT-outsourcing and change management issues. Personal focus on ‘soft skills’ in change projects, in addition to the more technical minded team of consultants.

Mind in Camden

Supporting individuals to set goals, discover their interests, access community organisations on their own and provide motivation through social and light physical activities.

Other public sector