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Summer of history

It’s extremely rare for three such events to run locally (and quite exceptional for them to run over just two weeks). So put it in your agenda: join us for Groningen’s summer of history!

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Do mass shootings inspire dangerous ideas about guns?

Most of us may be horrified by mass shootings, but might some people get inspired by such attacks? We explore how certain gun owners, especially those struggling with failure and fear, could become tempted to perceive their own guns as sources of personal empowerment.

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The older the wiser? The influence of normal aging on financial decision-making.

Financial decision-making is crucial for an autonomous, independent life. Older adults might have more difficulties with financial decision-making due to cognitive decline that accompanies normal aging. However, an improved knowledge, experience and affective decision-making may lead to a stable or even improved age-related performance in other aspects of financial decision-making.

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Envisioning time: Why seeing at max speed isn’t what we want

Our visual system is mesmerising. It is our predominant means of corresponding with the outside world, allowing us to navigate […]

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Invitation to the 1st Symposium for Complexity for Behavioral and Social Sciences.

This year Rijksuniversiteit Groningen offers for the first time symposium on Complex Dynamic System Theory in the Behavioral Sciences aimed especially at students, featuring speakers from the field of Psychology, Philosophy, Human Movement Sciences and Linguistics. Attend a day of presentations, workshops, and a networking reception. We look forward to welcoming you in Groningen.

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Book Review: The Inkblots by Damion Searls

“Take the official Rorschach Ink Blot test to see if you are crazy”, is the title of the first video […]

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Book Review: The Inkblots by Damion Searls

“Take the official Rorschach Ink Blot test to see if you are crazy”, is the title of the first video […]

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Make Science Great Again

Why are alternative facts so persuasive? We fail to consider scientific evidence properly because our political opinions signify the kinds of persons we are rather than our knowledgeability. To make science great again, we need to be cooperative and curious and change how science is communicated.

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Mindfulness meditation:

the miracle modern cure or just another in-thing?

In this text, Valeria Cernei discusses the main effects of mindfulness meditation and the mechanisms through which they occur. She attempts to illustrate the potential of this practice to become a practical and cost-efficient “modern cure”.

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Lost Potential in a Slowly Adapting Education System

We waste human potential if we not adapt our school systems to the best of our knowledge. In this post Sebastian Prehn will illustrate the lost potential, introduce examples of an endless pool of innovations and suggest a structure of how to implement them.

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