What are the clinical implications of a less functional interplay between sexual arousal and disgust? If sexual arousal is low, then perhaps the disgusting properties of relevant stimuli for pleasurable sex, and the hesitation to approach these stimuli, are not suppressed. This can give rise to sexual problems.
Facebook recently revealed that it manipulated the content of the News Feeds of some of its users by changing the number of positive and negative words they were exposed to, without their knowledge or consent. Maarten Derksen weighs in on this and the ethics of informed consent.
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The Dutch Neuropsychological Society celebrated its 50th anniversary on the first of November 2013. Renowned international researchers presented their work and gave state-of-the-art overviews of the latest findings. Several topics were discussed including the “what” and “where” pathways in vision, environmentally induced amnesia and the mystery of the frontal lobe.
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Here I am, doing a Research Master in social psychology at the University of Groningen, training to become another star in the ‘academic firmament’. And there is plenty of space left at the horizon for you and other future researchers to contribute…
Psychological traits such as self-esteem explain how people differ from each other, but what explains the psychological traits and their development? Psychologists tend to explain individual differences and developmental trajectories of traits based on variables that are separate from the traits themselves. I argue that individual differences and developmental changes can also be explained by looking at the changes in the observable traits, looking within the trait and not outside of the trait.