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Did you eat the cookies? An interview with Petra Hendriks and Rineke Verbrugge

The collaboration between Professor in Semantics and Cognition Petra Hendriks and Professor in Logic and Cognition Rineke Verbrugge has already […]

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The 2018 Heymans Symposium: A Successful Afternoon of Science

Once a year, researchers from the Heymans Institute gather in the beautiful Nieuwe Kerk in Groningen for an afternoon of […]

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"Every child is different, right?"

Imagine yourself, sitting at a bench near the local playground. The sun is shining, and you peacefully observe how three […]

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The repulsive body image

Detached from its original adaptive function, disgust can be experienced in response to one’s body fat and other bodily aspects. Facilitated by a prevailing objectification of female bodies in today’s society, the experience of disgust towards one’s own body may help to understand why body image disturbances are so persistent.

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Attention: chocolate can give you an edge

Do you like chocolate? Don’t feel guilty: a vast majority of people would probably say yes. The popularity of chocolate […]

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After Brexit: Locating the future leaders of psychology in Europe

The discussion surrounding Brexit provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our department’s position and possible future role in European psychology.

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Student Articles

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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