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Flipping Classrooms

This is one of two blogposts addressing the question how to engage students. Based on students’ feedback, the Education Committee has collected good examples of teaching, which could serve as an inspiration for teachers. This part is focused on implementing a flipped classroom in smaller classes.

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Strong emotion sharing and blurred work-life boundaries: A dangerous mix for young healthcare professionals

Healthcare workers face high emotional demands at work, which are even higher during the current Corona crisis. Susanne Scheibe reflects on the role of age in maintaining well-being at work and notes that younger healthcare workers may be especially at risk for exhaustion.

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Reflections from someone living far away from her homeland during self-quarantine

The pandemic and self-isolation can help us to reflect on relevant topics. The post reflects on the experience of a PhD student being far away from her homeland during COVID-19 outbreak, the equilibrium between solitude and interpersonal relationships, highlighting the relevance of social interactions in the development and construction of ourselves.

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Don't forget the person behind Alzheimer's Disease

A few years ago, Marthe (UG psychology student) found out that her dad had Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Not only was she and her family struck by the devastating symptoms of the disease, also were they confronted with the consequences of stigma. She writes about her experiences and importantly gives some suggestions how to prevent stigma around this disease.

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The importance of loving your home and hometown

The current pandemic forces us to think about what is really important to us. It made me realize the importance of loving one’s home and hometown, even though my dad knew it all along.

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How does multiple sclerosis affect independent mobility?

Imagine that you are not able anymore to go to work (or education), use public transportation, visit friends or family, go to the theatre, attend outside events or even to get medical care. This may not be very difficult during these Corona times. This blog post points out these are all too common daily struggles of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Student Articles

Flipping Classrooms

This is one of two blogposts addressing the question how to engage students. Based on students’ feedback, the Education Committee has collected good examples of teaching, which could serve as an inspiration for teachers. This part is focused on implementing a flipped classroom in smaller classes.

Read More

Don't forget the person behind Alzheimer's Disease

A few years ago, Marthe (UG psychology student) found out that her dad had Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Not only was she and her family struck by the devastating symptoms of the disease, also were they confronted with the consequences of stigma. She writes about her experiences and importantly gives some suggestions how to prevent stigma around this disease.

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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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