This post was written together by Ralf Cox, Lisa-Maria van Klaveren and Muriël van der Laan. This year marks the 100th anniversary of De Stijl, an artistic school that originated in the Netherlands. The painter and art theorist Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944) was one of De Stijls’s most iconic members. Mondriaan created a wide range of […]
In my last post, “To p or not to p”, I promised to write a follow-up post in which I would tell you all about Bayesian hypothesis testing. Although I can do that (and I will), I recognize that there is something dry about listing a bunch of properties about some statsy technique. You can […]
What can movements do to increase their number of supporters? Not all who belong to the same group share the same values (e.g., not all women share feminist beliefs). To appeal to a broader audience movements could align their values with the greater societal goals.
If you live long enough, you are bound to experience the death of a loved one. For many, this is the most stressful life-event ever encountered. While most people gradually adjust to their loss, a minority develop severe, enduring, and disabling grief symptoms. How should such ‘complicated grief’ be treated?
Marcus Munafò is Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol. His main research is on the neurobiological and genetic basis for tobacco and alcohol use, but he has also had a long-standing interest in the role of incentive structures in science, and their impact on research reproducibility. His scientific work on science (metascience) […]
Every quarter, we share articles published in the BCN Newsletter and we are happy today to share an interview with Dr. Stéfanie Enriquez-Geppert, who recently started working at the Psychology Department as Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology. The interview was conducted and written by Anna Leonte, a BCN MSc student.
How does an ordinary citizen become an activist? What is it that powers their transformation from a passive citizen into an active one? These questions sat at the heart of my PhD research, which explored the changes in identity that people go through as they become activists. Findings indicated that activism may change individuals in a fundamental way, similarly as religion.
As cyclists are an important part of the world of self-driving vehicles, we have to learn how to assess their intentions. In an online-survey participants predicted the direction of a lead cyclist based on a video sequence. The results indicate that whether a cyclist will take a turn is difficult to predict.