Networks Summer School 2018


Psychological Networks Amsterdam Summer School 2018

August 27 – August 31, 2018

University of Amsterdam

Nieuwe Achtergracht 129-B

1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Complexity research, in which behavior of a system is understood to be more than the sum of its parts, has been gaining a substantive foothold in psychological science during the past decade of. From this notion, several lines of research emerged, such as the theoretical network perspective to psychology, network psychometrics aiming to map out complex interactions in network models, time-series analysis to study dynamics in individuals over time, and resilience indicators of phase transitions. In this special edition of the Psychological Networks Amsterdam Summer School (PNASS), we will introduce these topics from the complexity perspective. The summer school focuses on both theoretical foundations of complexity research in psychology, including philosophy of science and statistical mechanics, and practical skills, such as analyzing social networks, estimating psychological networks from cross-sectional and time-series datasets, and obtaining resilience indicators. The last day of the summer school is reserved to work on your own data and present your findings to your fellow attendees and lecturers.

The preliminary program for the summer school, including lecturers can be found here. The fee includes coffee and lunch every day, the drinks on Monday and the dinner on Thursday.

Target Audience

The summer school is intended for empirical researchers who wish to study networks in psychology, as well as for theoretical researchers interested in the foundations of the network perspective. Please note that in contrast to previous versions of the summer/winter school, basic knowledge of R is required (we will make available a video-lecture and materials to learn R; you are expected to watch the video and practice the exercises in your own time, before the summer school).


(PhD-)student: 590 euro // Non-student: 690 euro


Thank you for your interest in PNASS2018. All available space have now been filled in. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list (in case somebody withdraws their application or more spaces become available) please send us an email to

A selection of pictures from our previous winter and summer school can be accessed below: