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The Universe, Life and Everything…: Dialogues on our Changing Understanding of Reality

The new BCN newsletter is out this week and we’re really happy to share with you an interview with Sarah […]

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A few questions to the Chair of PhD Day Groningen 2018

On September 21, the annual PhD Day is organized in the Oosterpoort in Groningen. Both PhD and Research Master students are invited to broaden their research and career perspectives. Mindwise asks a few questions to the chair of PhD Day Groningen 2018 about the highs and lows in her first organizing experience.

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Lessons learned on how to improve the integration of refugees in the Dutch labour market

After 2.5 years only 11% of the refugees who arrived in the Netherlands in 2014 have found a paid job. Together with The Hague Process, researchers and students from the RUG are investigating the challenges refugees face when finding a job and are developing a training to prepare Dutch employers to hire and integrate new refugees. Society and science can learn from each other.

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Perspectives on clinical psychology research

Clinical psychology training centers around the scientist-practitioner model, which posits that psychologists working in mental health care (MHC) should combine clinical practice (i.e., assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of people with psychological problems) with scientific research (e.g., participating in clinical trials of new psychological therapies, conducting literature reviews). Yet MHC institutes may also employ psychologists whose primary task is setting up and executing clinical research.

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Borderline Personality Disorder

Second-year Psychology students participating in the University Honours College follow a workshop on Blogging Science, in which they learn to communicate science […]

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MASC4MASC: Masculine Identity and Homophobia in the Gay Community

The blogpost investigates the issue of internalized homophobia in the gay community by discussing the almost obsessive importance that gay men put on being masculine and having masculine partners. The post combines research findings and personal anecdotes to prompt a conversation about the rigid ideas of masculinity.

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Borderline Personality Disorder

Second-year Psychology students participating in the University Honours College follow a workshop on Blogging Science, in which they learn to communicate science […]

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MASC4MASC: Masculine Identity and Homophobia in the Gay Community

The blogpost investigates the issue of internalized homophobia in the gay community by discussing the almost obsessive importance that gay men put on being masculine and having masculine partners. The post combines research findings and personal anecdotes to prompt a conversation about the rigid ideas of masculinity.

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Grandmothers fighting depression

Millions of people in developing countries do not have access to psychological care. Western intervention is not the solution, due to lack of psychologists. The friendship bench project has found an alternative: Grandmothers.

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Hanger and the loss of free will

The article explores the well-known but underreported phenomenon of hanger, how external and internal stimuli can influence behaviour and finally the implications of the findings on free will.

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