Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) is currently one of the emerging themes in research on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Indeed SCT is considered to be the new “real attention disorder”. The question is whether there is enough evidence for the establishment of a new disorder.
These four short videos provide an overview of the master’s program “Social Psychology and its Applications”, and it’s three specialization tracks: “Health Psychology”, “Environmental Psychology”, and “Behaviour in a Social World” at the University of Groningen.
We are very happy to announce our new column called Mindlinks. Every month we bring you the latest news from the world of Psychology and share a collection of links we find interesting, exciting, or funny. To start with, I would like to share my favorite 14 news items of the year 2014.
Exam grades can be improved by a full grade point if one learns factual knowledge using a method based on learning principles from cognitive psychology. This method, developed in the Experimental Psychology group, is now offered by Noordhoff Publishers as part of their online learning system for secondary education.
The latest BCN Neswletter was out this month we are thrilled to share with you an interview by Sanne Brederoo, a PhD candidate in the Experimental Psychology Group. She spoke to Ton Groothuis and Reint Geuze, who, along with Nele Zickert, recently launched their large-scale study on handedness, for which they aim to have a sample size of 30,000!
Children’s development is mostly seen as gradual and increasing. However, when the development of individual children is observed more closely, you see many sudden improvements, but also fallbacks and regression. This variability turns out to be a crucial part of human development.
For the last few years, the Sinterklaas celebration has raised some profound questions: Is the character of Zwarte Piet racist or not? And should we change the celebration? In a current project, we combine insights on social identity, inter-group relations and attitude polarisation to investigate people’s willingness to change the Sinterklaas celebration.
There is a lot of discussion about the pharmacological treatment of ADHD. This discussion, however, might miss an important aspect, namely whether our general understanding of how pharmacological treatments work in developmental diseases is correct. I say, we miss our opportunities!