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Dealing with The Numbers Game

How to deal with the numbers game in academia? After defending her PhD in December 2017, Mandy reflects on why numbers (of publications, grants) are so important in academia, and gives concrete advise for (starting) academics who need to deal with this issue.

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The Art of Science: An interview with Mila Moxom

Valeria Cernei, member of the Mindwise team and soon-to-be-graduate from the Groningen Psychology programme, has been moonlighting as writer for […]

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An alternative route to research

When I started my studies, I soon found out what I wanted to do in life: research. Finding my subject of interest seemed to be much harder and for a moment it looked like I was going a complete different direction. But I came back.

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Caught up in the future: Uncertainty and its role in anxiety

Uncertainty is an ever-present part of life. It prevents us from being able to predict what will happen to us. Some people experience this uncertainty as extremely aversive, which can fuel the development of anxiety. Mindfulness may help, by means of learning to accept uncertainty and live with it.

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Stepping into old age

Amidst the ongoing global phenomenon of population aging, Bibiana Armenta studies processes that affect the well-being of adults who are stepping into old age. Tomorrow, June 21st, she will defend her dissertation in which she outlines how a new identity as an older adult is shaped and in turn shapes the well-being of adults between their 50s and 70s.

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Summer reading 2018

You wouldn’t tell from the view out your window, but summer’s almost here again; just a couple more days until […]

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Student Articles

CPE: A combination of psychology and medicine

“Which specialization should I take within the broad discipline called Psychology?” Numerous Psychology Bachelor students struggle with this issue and are doubtful about which Master’s degree they should pursue. Student Carl-Peter Van Erpecum discusses the option of joining a research master program at the UMCG, called Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (CPE).

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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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