Can culture make us lonely? Our research suggests that the answer is yes: we found higher individualism to be associated with higher loneliness. In a future research/film project, we will now explore whether culture can give rise to differences in loneliness experiences. Sounds interesting? Join us as a research assistant!
You could not have missed the building activities at the Heymans building. And you may have been forced to walk a detour through the garden to reach the new restaurant or other buildings of the faculty. But did you know that this garden is actually an ancient botanical garden that hides centuries of history? Your detour through the garden might not be so boring after all!
Second-year Psychology students participating in the University Honours College follow a workshop on Blogging Science, in which they learn to communicate science to the general public, by means of informing, giving an opinion, and relating issues in science to issues in society. This year a selection of these written blog posts is published on Mindwise. Today’s post […]
Have you ever wondered how (and why) researchers at our faculty arrived where they are at today? Whether you did or did not before–this article will give you a brief insight into how dr. Nina Hansens pathway looks like and how it influences her current work. Dr. Hansen is Associate Professor of Social Psychology at […]
On Thursday October 18th 2018, Marloes Huis defended her PhD dissertation in which she discusses how training women in the context of microfinance services can strengthen their empowerment. Both women’s needs and the context should be considered in such training.
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.
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.
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.
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.