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Former Rector Paul Emmelkamp Interviewed

Professor of Psychology Paul Emmelkamp tells about his personal background and career in an interview carried out as part of the Oral History Project by the Archive for Dutch Behavioral History.

Paul Emmelkamp is a former Fellow (2004/05), former member of the Scientific Committee and former rector of NIAS. A Professor of Psychology at Groningen University and the University of Amsterdam, he currently resides as a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Paris.

The Archive for Dutch Behavioral History (ADNG) is a foundation that aims to preserve, and make accessible the heritage of Dutch psychology, pedagogy, and educational sciences. For their Oral History Project, they started a video interview project. Outstanding scientists who made history in their field should be heard by future generations. Around twenty emeriti professors were interviewed about their career, vision, and reflection on (current) psychology by dr. Vittorio Busato, and historian dr. Jacques Dane. The interview is done in Dutch.