“Special children have special things,” said my mum as she handed me an old-looking book. I had returned to Canada for the summer, after my first year as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Theory and History of Psychology Department, and she had just downsized from her suburban half-acre to a condo in downtown Toronto. Moving house always leads to discovered treasures. This book was certainly one of those.
This post introduces a study by Minita Franzen, who examines social encounters of teenagers. How do teenagers experience their encounters with others, how do they behave and feel during such encounters, and how are they affected by them in the short and long term?
In this text, Valeria Cernei discusses the main effects of mindfulness meditation and the mechanisms through which they occur. She attempts to illustrate the potential of this practice to become a practical and cost-efficient “modern cure”.
We waste human potential if we not adapt our school systems to the best of our knowledge. In this post Sebastian Prehn will illustrate the lost potential, introduce examples of an endless pool of innovations and suggest a structure of how to implement them.
As part of the course Intergroup Relations, third-year psychology students write a popular science article about stereotypes and prejudices. Mindwise publishes a modified version of two of these articles. Today’s article is written by Lena Paulsen, Louise Teschemacher, and Felix Grundmann.
As part of the course Intergroup Relations, third-year psychology students write a popular science article about stereotypes and prejudices. Mindwise publishes a modified version of two of these articles. Today’s article is written by Jana Schöppe, Eva Rüger, Jana Hammelehle, Atal Amini and Luise Pieper.
Drawing on his experiences of working with refugees during the 2015 refugee crisis Joel Fischer argues that a practical intervention based on the resilience approach is essential for creating a sustainable society. This approach takes factors such as the individual level and the family level into account and allows for respective interventions.
There is a problem with the treatment of first responders that badly needs our attention: how do we make sure that first responders receive help and, more generally, how can the burdensome stigma of mental healthcare be suppressed?
Lea Benarey is a German second year psychology student at the RUG. Her main interests lie in the fields of developmental psychology and neuropsychology. She is fascinated about the way people with mental and physical problems experience everyday life. Currently, her main passion lies in the domain of deaf communication.
Education for gifted students is sorely lacking around the world. As a former gifted kid, I learned first-hand, the value that having an appropriate education can bring. This post takes a look at what it’s like to be gifted in a non-gifted classroom and outlines the importance of differentiated education for gifted students.