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Does it help to hope (in the context of climate change)?

Martijn van Zomeren doesn’t hate hope. But he certainly thinks hope is overrated. Recent research found that when people were more hopeful about solving climate change, they were not more motivated to do anything about it. Hoping may thus make us feel better, while doom is coming to the world.

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From how to write to how to cite

I decided to write this blog about writing and citing after stumbling upon a phantom article – a cited article on how to write that does not actually exist, but nonetheless has been cited hundreds of times.

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Behind the scenes at the Weekend of Science

On October 5th 2019, the Faculty opens her doors to showcase her ongoing research, during the national Weekend of Science. Everyone’s invited: neighbors, employees, students, family, friends, etcetera. The title of this year’s edition is “Everything is behavior” (“Alles is Gedrag”).

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Duo-interview: Research on psychosis - Bridging the gap from theory to practice

At the Department of Psychology of the University of Groningen, two enthusiastic scholars (Marieke Pijnenborg and Lisette van der Meer) focus their research on cognition of patients with psychosis. Both are not only academically very active, but also successful in combining their appointment as a scientist at the University of Groningen with an appointment in the clinical field. Reason enough for Mindwise to invite these two scholars for an interview to learn from their experiences and ideas.

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Playing with fire? ADHD in a relationship

How to deal with relationships in which one partner is diagnosed with ADD/ADHD? In this article, Carlotta Stahl discussed the difficulties that are described in the literature, but also shares personal experiences about positive aspects of dating someone with this diagnosis.

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Diving Deep: Exploring the Uncharted Waters of Microdosing

Microdosing has become a rather popular trend. However, it is not yet backed up by conclusive research. Using the example of microdosing, this blogpost shows how presumably sound scientific research can be utilized in online forums to support virtually anything. Thus, while scientists cannot draw conclusions yet, the public does.

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Playing with fire? ADHD in a relationship

How to deal with relationships in which one partner is diagnosed with ADD/ADHD? In this article, Carlotta Stahl discussed the difficulties that are described in the literature, but also shares personal experiences about positive aspects of dating someone with this diagnosis.

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Diving Deep: Exploring the Uncharted Waters of Microdosing

Microdosing has become a rather popular trend. However, it is not yet backed up by conclusive research. Using the example of microdosing, this blogpost shows how presumably sound scientific research can be utilized in online forums to support virtually anything. Thus, while scientists cannot draw conclusions yet, the public does.

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404 DATA NOT FOUND: How much information do we lose to the binary?

This blog was not supposed to be an analysis of contemporary research methodology. Nevertheless, it became one when I discovered how much information we lose in psychology because of one simple question.

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Diagnosis Psychosis

People diagnosed with mental illnesses, such as psychotic disorders, have to face public stigma most of the time. They suffer under the consequences and are afraid to tell people. Therefore, interventions to reduce stigmatization are important and should be applied by today’s society.

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