drs. M.J. (Milena) Feldkamp
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Social Psychology
Nieuwe Achtergracht 129 Room number: 2.33
1001 NK Amsterdam
In 2005, I graduated as a cultural psychologist from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. For my thesis on the necessary prerequisites for mutually satisfying intercultural relationships, I conducted research in New Delhi, India, where I lived an worked for 1.5 years. Between 2005 and 2011, I worked as a lecturer at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. I joined the Department of Social Psychology of the University of Amsterdam in 2011 and am currently teaching various cultural psychological courses at the bachelor- and master-level, as well as coordinating the international mastertack Cultural Psychology. For my phd under supervision of prof.dr. Agneta Fischer and Dr. Disa Sauter, I investigate how people across cultures talk about their emotions and feeling.
My main interest and passion is how culture and psyche "make each other up", how culture shapes our psychological functioning and what the implications of cultural differences are, for example for intercultural relations. I study cultural differences in emotional communication and their effects on intercultural communication. In my research, I use a multimethod approach and combine qualiative with quantitative data. I analyze speech, observe non-verbal communication behavior and use self report measures. Additionally, I am interested in acculturation and the psychological effects of migration, in particular people's flexibility in managing several cultures. I am a member of the Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Centre for Emotion (AICE).
I am responsible for the bachelor-level course Introduction to Cultural Psychology and the master-courses Psychology of Intercultural Contact and Acculturation. Additionally, I give guest lectures on Culturally-sensitive Health Interventions and supervize bachelor- and master theses.
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