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The Perfect Memory

The common criticisms from professors about broad, superficially philosophical questions apply perfectly well to the title of this piece. What […]

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Who am I?

Identity development is the complex, lifelong task of constructing a coherent, positive sense of self that feels authentic and genuine across contexts and settings. This post explores some of the challenges and processes relevant for the identity development journey.

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Psychology and the pill:

A lesson learnt

Many women of reproductive age use a hormonal method of birth control, often referred to as “the pill”. While pill use is often ignored when analyzing psychological data, the effects of its hormones on the brain and mind may confound conclusions drawn from such data.

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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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The Perfect Memory

The common criticisms from professors about broad, superficially philosophical questions apply perfectly well to the title of this piece. What […]

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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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