Becoming your own fortune teller: what hands can tell you

Who says you need fortune tellers to tell you how we will feel in the future, or how you will behave? Maybe you don’t need them: there is literature to suggest you can basically become your own fortune teller, by simply taking a closer look at your hands. Your future is not written in the stars, but in your hands.

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Countering negative stereotypes with positive stereotypes

People often enjoy casual chats, especially about others. Although these conversations may seem harmless, they facilitate escalation of conflict between groups. Hedy Greijdanus’ dissertation research investigated the possibility to de-escalate conflict by influencing both what people talk about and how they talk. Tomorrow, June 25th at 14.30, she will defend her thesis in the Academy Building.

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A learning adventure in Ethiopia

When dr. Nina Hansen travelled to Ethiopia last spring to conduct field research, students Marloes Huis, Josefine Geiger, and Aline Voss had the opportunity to accompany her. In this blog Nina, Marloes, and Josefine briefly describe the elaborate process of conducting field research in a very different culture and the challenges that were encountered.

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