Compulsory retirement prevented me from continuing my empirical research. At the same time, it provided me with the opportunity to study other issues that over the years aroused my curiosity, such as the relation between age and scientific productivity, the association between gun availability and homicide, and the validity of student evaluations in teaching. In this blog I briefly discuss a few of my post-retirement pursuits.
In a recent literature review my co-authors and I compared the symptoms and causes of schizophrenia spectrum disorders and dissociative disorders. The results show the limitations of categorical models of psychopathology (e.g. DSM-5) compared to models that view symptoms as extremes of normal behavior, and models emphasizing that symptoms can cause other symptoms.
There are three ways to extend mobility for older people and patients. We can offer electronic support in or on the means of transportation, we can adapt the infrastructure, and we can provide cognitive training. Dick de Waard focused in his inaugural lecture (and in this blog post) on the first two.
HoeGekIsNL is a national crowdsourcing study designed to create an empirically based representation of mental strengths and vulnerabilities and their role in mental disorders. It is an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE), UMCG. The team behind the project is led by professor Peter de Jonge and is comprised of scientists from different fields, including psychiatric epidemiology, psychology, computer science, and mathematics.
Every year, we ask six staff or student members from our department to write about the books they love and think you will love too. These are the books that we recommend you take to your vacation this summer and, just to make sure you do, we will send them to one of you for free!
When do you let your emotions flow freely, and when do you regulate them? Mindwise has selected two University of Groningen experts to answer our most burning questions regarding emotion regulation. Read here the duo-interview with clinical psychologist dr. Maaike Nauta and organisational psychologist dr. Susanne Scheibe.
Do you remember that one classmate in elementary school who was often off-task, restless, and clowning around? What did the teacher do about it? In this blog post, I use recent reviews to discuss what science suggests to be effective for managing children with symptoms of ADHD in the classroom.
Bridging the gap between research and practice is a challenge, also in the field of educational psychology. In this blog post, Henderien Steenbeek, who works at both Teachers College and the University of Groningen, explains why and how she contributes her bit to reducing the gap.
Studying psychology in Groningen does not only mean enjoying the international student life but also going for several months abroad in order to make worthy life experiences and get to know a new perspective of psychology. Come with us and discover which amazing experiences students have made in Austria, Turkey, Sweden, and Ireland! Do you […]