Normally, grieving is a natural process and does not require treatment by psychologists. However, when someone dies in a violent way, the grief process for the bereaved can become complex, and resilience and social support are often not enough. Unfortunately, even though effective psychological interventions are available, most bereaved are not treated on time. This also applies to relatives of the victims of MH17-crash in Ukraine last July.
Are you considering applying for the Behavioural and Social Sciences Research Master this year? Have you heard that it is a demanding program and are you wondering if it is something for you? Minita had the same thoughts last year. She is now a first-year student in the program and shares some of her experiences.
Globalisation is a process that fosters interconnectedness of people and communication between cultures. However, it also has negative sides, for instance, when dominant cultures quickly overtake small ones leading to a loss of diversity. In a current project, we explore how different groups react to possible threats of globalisation.
The origins of talent and excellence have been debated since the end of the 19th century. Why are individuals such as Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Epke Zonderland able to demonstrate exceptional levels of performance in their domain? Our Psychology students may help crack the secrets of talent and excellence in the years to come…
If you are as good a driver as you probably think you are, then getting an individualised usage-based insurance or pay-as-you-drive insurance could be really worth your while. Such an insurance can decrease the burden of vehicle insurance substantially, while at the same time encouraging safe and eco-friendly driving behaviour.
What is the purpose of higher education? How should universities balance academic forming against economic needs? Read here what famous reformers and psychologists thought on the issue.
Sadly, many of our cognitive abilities decline when we age, making it more difficult for older people to cope with complex listening situations of everyday life. Fortunately, older people seem to be able to rely on their preserved language skills and vocabulary to successfully compensate for these negative changes.
Do infants retain traumatic experiences that lie at the root of later psychopathology? Recent literature on infant memory suggests that retention of everyday stimuli can be prolonged by presenting frequent reminders. Whether this justifies searching for and treating preverbal trauma in older children and adults is a different matter.