Second-year Psychology students participating in the University Honours College complete a Research Seminar, during which they write a popular science article about their second-year research internship. Voted as one of the best articles of this year was written by Airi Yamada. Mindwise publishes a modified version of her article. It is not uncommon to encounter terms […]
This post looks at our research on the mechanics of negative emotions about ourselves, the human obsession with how the past could have been different and some of the things I learned from this first laboratory research project I worked on during the past six months.
Who says you need fortune tellers to tell you how we will feel in the future, or how you will behave? Maybe you don’t need them: there is literature to suggest you can basically become your own fortune teller, by simply taking a closer look at your hands. Your future is not written in the stars, but in your hands.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of bicyclists was assessed with a breathalyser on nights out. An expected increase in percentage cyclists with a BAC above zero over the course of the night was found, and after midnight the proportion cyclists with alcohol in their blood rose to 90%, with an average BAC above 0.8‰.
What do the children’s behaviors teach us about learning? In educational and psychological studies, reasoning skills and peer interaction have been a primary focus of attention. Examining how children solve problems and how they interact with each other constitutes an ideal scenario to understand the learning process.
Have you ever wondered how the Psychology Education Committee works? Recently, on behalf of Diemensies, Ruud Wassink and I interviewed two student members about their tasks, making improvements to the educational program, and how students can help.
This blog post discusses the issue of free will from a psychological perspective. More specifically, it examines the implications of subconscious priming with respect to our understanding of free will. Lastly, this post is a rebuttal to some of the arguments presented in Mark Balaguer’s book “Free Will”.
Addicted to smartphones? This blog post critically reviews the current state of psychological research concerning the impacts of extensive smartphone use. Important issues are highlighted by the outline of some important psychological studies.
This blog post deals with the unrealistic beauty standard of the media and how it can influence individuals. The psychological stress and even illnesses, such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa that this beauty standard evokes, underlines the urgency of examining how this standard can be changed.
You don’t have to be a gambler to commit a gambler’s mistakes. Here, I present the idea that misconceptions of chance and probability can eventually lead to misunderstandings in society and erroneous stereotypical judgments.