SHPR is based on the understanding that people are able to regulate their behaviour, that is to predict, plan, control, and change their behavioural efforts in service of their short-term and long-term personal goals. As such, the programme highlights issues and questions relating to how and why people manage to regulate their behaviour in the face of competing interests and distracting circumstances.

The purpose of the Master's programme is to familiarize students with theories of behavioural regulation that focus on motivational, affective, and cognitive aspects of the regulation of behaviour and their interaction, and to teach how students may apply basic knowledge and innovative research methods in addressing specific research questions relating to phenomena of behavioural regulation.

Please see the menu for information on courses, timetables and career opportunities within this programme.