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Herman Schaalma

Herman Schaalma

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Professor Herman Schaalma died suddenly of a heart attack on 25 July 2009 while bicycling in the Limburg hills. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor Schaalma's work.

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I am a social psychologist and health scientist working in the field of planned development, implementation and evaluation of theory- and evidence-based health promotion programs, with a focus on HIV/AIDS. My research focuses on applying (social) psychology in understanding and changing behavior. My current research interests include: risk perception and communication; stigma; adherence; culture, psychology and health education; and web-based health education.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Communication, Language
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Health Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Decision Making
  • Intervention Mapping
  • Planning Behavior Change Programs

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