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Up for a bae or Netflix & chill?

“Generation Me” is known as a self-centered generation. It affects the people of this generation but also the previous and future generations. In this blog post I will focus on how the “hook-up culture” of Generation Me may affect dating. Though in the end, only time will show us.

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The development of psychopathology

In June 2016, Peter de Jonge was appointed Professor of Developmental Psychology. In this blog post, he explains his view on researching the development of psychopathology.

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Fast on track: Interview with Dick de Waard

We are happy today to share an interview with Dick de Waard, who recently became Professor of "Traffic Psychology and the Retention of Mobility" in the Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology group of our department. The interview was conducted and written by Heleen Hoogeveen, PhD candidate on the topic of food perception.

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“Women with autism are much less empathic than other women”. I am not so sure…

The author discusses the results of her recent study on self-reported empathy in women with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and queries how representative currently diagnosed women with ASD are of the total population of women on the spectrum (including those ‘under the radar’ who have not received a diagnosis of ASD).

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Deep learning the beautiful mind

The term deep learning has been coined to refer to the training process of effective, complex multilayer artificial neural networks, also called deep neural networks. Deep neural networks have been applied to solve various problems in a plethora of fields, as exemplified in this article.

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Too ‘fat’ to eat? A plea for experimental research on anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a severe disorder for which effective treatments are still lacking. Experimental studies are crucial in the search for the causal factors that drive anorexia nervosa and to guide the development of more effective treatments.

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Student Articles

Don’t pretend it is not WEIRD

Psychologists tend to make statements about human nature or how “people in general” behave. However, 80% of psychological studies are conducted with W.E.I.R.D (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic) samples. People falling in this category are just a fraction of the world’s population and are therefore not representable of the world’s population.

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The perks of growing up bilingually

There appear to be clear differences between bilinguals and monolinguals. Within the last 30 years, an evolution took place from a very negative view towards being raised bilingual to a view that underlines the benefits of bilingualism. Findings nowadays are relating bilingualism to better attention, multitasking and a delay in the onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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Matching tiles: how Rummikub links my childhood to Alzheimer’s disease

A personal story, explaining how a childhood’s experience can be linked to a horrible disease. This article will give you some insight in how dementia affects the family of patients and which therapies are currently used to enhance quality of life in patients with any form of dementia.

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Anger, revenge, and politics

The feeling of anger and the craving for revenge are closely linked to each other. Anger and revenge can take on enormous scales contributing to global conflicts. Well-intentioned political involvement might counter possible detrimental effects.

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