Three years after the Hoffman Report: What have we learned so far from one of the biggest and most recent scandals in psychology?

After efforts of courageous individuals and public pressure, the APA commissioned a report. It revealed that the APA was compliant with torture, lied and covered up their close relations with government entities, and weakened their ethical guidelines. The aftermaths of this scandal still holds hard lessons: how can ethical awareness be sharpened to not allow an environment creating harm?

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The green heart of our faculty

You could not have missed the building activities at the Heymans building. And you may have been forced to walk a detour through the garden to reach the new restaurant or other buildings of the faculty. But did you know that this garden is actually an ancient botanical garden that hides centuries of history? Your detour through the garden might not be so boring after all!

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Mind over Mario: About video games, lost teeth, and new brain therapies

Brain areas seem to process and transfer information through brain rhythms. Information seem to be processed and transferred by rhythmic brain activity within and between brain areas. Currently, science tries to understand how these rhythms might be involved in producing actual behavior, and if targeting them with a new form of brain training would help muddle through psychological distress.

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Do children with balance problems improve on balance after training with Wii Fit games?

Children with motor coordination problems experience problems in controlling balance games, causing lower scores than their peers. Training with active video games enhances better anticipation and faster responses, which not only lead to better game scores but also transfer to other activities needed in gym classes or the schoolyard.

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The older the wiser? The influence of normal aging on financial decision-making.

Financial decision-making is crucial for an autonomous, independent life. Older adults might have more difficulties with financial decision-making due to cognitive decline that accompanies normal aging. However, an improved knowledge, experience and affective decision-making may lead to a stable or even improved age-related performance in other aspects of financial decision-making.

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