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What is a (psychological) process?

Researchers can think very differently about basic concepts. However, when such conceptualizations are only implicitly represented in our work, they can lead to misunderstandings with different scholars, which may result in heated (but probably unnecessary) debates. Here you can read about how such an incident happened to my colleagues and me.

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Trapped – How we withhold our kids the tools to carve out their own fortune

This Blog post describes the current situation concerning a lack of psychological education in high school. The necessity and benefit of psychological education in high school is highlighted using the example of addiction.

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Mind over Mario: About video games, lost teeth, and new brain therapies

Brain areas seem to process and transfer information through brain rhythms. Information seem to be processed and transferred by rhythmic brain activity within and between brain areas. Currently, science tries to understand how these rhythms might be involved in producing actual behavior, and if targeting them with a new form of brain training would help muddle through psychological distress.

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Restless, Ever-Changing Memory

Memory is a puzzling concept that has intrigued scientists as well as lay people for decades. Patients with total amnesia give us a sense of how essential memory is: our lives depend on it. In this blog post, the challenge of describing memory is examined from a new perspective.

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Derksen wins prestigious prize

Maarten Derksen received the prestigious Cheiron book prize for his Histories of Human Engineering. According to the jury, Derksen’s book "rose to the top in a field of candidates that was rich with excellent and interesting work." And Mindwise was present in Akron, Ohio, when he accepted his prize.

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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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Student Articles

Trapped – How we withhold our kids the tools to carve out their own fortune

This Blog post describes the current situation concerning a lack of psychological education in high school. The necessity and benefit of psychological education in high school is highlighted using the example of addiction.

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Restless, Ever-Changing Memory

Memory is a puzzling concept that has intrigued scientists as well as lay people for decades. Patients with total amnesia give us a sense of how essential memory is: our lives depend on it. In this blog post, the challenge of describing memory is examined from a new perspective.

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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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