Dr. S.J.T. (Sylvia) Jansen

Dr. S.J.T. (Sylvia) Jansen



I graduated in Clinical & Health Psychology and Personality & Psychodiagnostics at the University of Leiden in 1995. In addition, I graduated in 2005 in Methods and Techniques of Psychological Research at Leiden University. In 2000, I obtained my PhD at Leiden University on the thesis: The impact of experience: Stability of preferences for actually experienced and hypothetical health states related to treatment for breast cancer.


My research focuses in particular on housing preference and housing satisfaction. In addition, I am interested in other psychological aspects related to housing, such as the attachment to the home or living environment (place attachment), living quality, underlying values ​​that play a role (such as the need for freedom or privacy) and residential well-being.

Teaching experience

My expertise in the field of education lies primarily in teaching research skills and statistics. I am the module coordinator of BK4AC2 "Academic skills 2: Empirical research techniques for Architecture". I am also involved in the education of BK2AC1 "Academic skills 1: Architecture as a scientific discipline" and BK3MA1 "Society, process and practice 1: Planning and program". For the Graduate school I give the course: Discovering Statistics using SPSS.

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