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The green heart lives on

Due to the Corona outbreak, we are all missing out on faculty life. Under these special circumstances, Mindwise shares some stories from students and faculty members. Today a personal blog about the spectacles in our faculty garden and how the Corona virus can bring us back to human nature.

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Haiku for the history of psychology

Dr Burman decided to write several dozen haiku about the History of Psychology. For fun. As part of his Christmas vacation. Here, he also used the challenge of navigating the poetic constraints of its formalism to reflect on writing and creativity.

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>>Best of Mindwise 2019<<

Mindwise is six years old this month! To celebrate, we've selected our favourite posts from 2019. Vote for the winner and enter to win a gift too!

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Understanding interpersonal relationships: the key to social interactions

Interpersonal styles are the driving factor behind our social interactions, therefore studying them contributes greatly to our understanding of ourselves and others.

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By trying to maximize our profit, we achieve better outcomes. Or is it the other way around?

After years of uncertainty, negotiations for Brexit are now moving to the next level. But will the negotiators involved manage to reach a mutually beneficial outcome? Kyriaki Fousiani explains why this is difficult, but not impossible.

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Everyone knows what attention is

One hundred and thirty years after this famous quote by William James, psychologists are still struggling to measure attention reliably, particularly impairments of attention. Together with my neuropsychologist colleagues, I developed the Everyday Life Attention Scale (ELAS) to help in the assessment of attention. Here I share our discoveries about attention.

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Understanding interpersonal relationships: the key to social interactions

Interpersonal styles are the driving factor behind our social interactions, therefore studying them contributes greatly to our understanding of ourselves and others.

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A grandmaster's mind

In the literature research for my master thesis (which was about possible transfer effects of playing chess on brain functions) I discovered that the disciplines of psychology and the game of chess had formed an unusual alliance at the turn of the 20th century. I will make a brief excursion into the history of chess research and will uncover the astonishing linkage between chess and psychology.

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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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