Invitation to the 1st Symposium for Complexity for Behavioral and Social Sciences.

This year Rijksuniversiteit Groningen offers for the first time symposium on Complex Dynamic System Theory in the Behavioral Sciences aimed especially at students, featuring speakers from the field of Psychology, Philosophy, Human Movement Sciences and Linguistics. Attend a day of presentations, workshops, and a networking reception. We look forward to welcoming you in Groningen.

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Duo-Interview: Perspectives on Social Coordination

People tend to coordinate their actions, feelings, and thoughts with others in social situations. But how does this work? We asked two experts of our department, Dr. Ralf Cox (Developmental Psychology) and Dr. Pontus Leander (Organizational Psychology), who examine this intriguing topic from two different perspectives.

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Psychological traits: There’s more than what doesn’t meet the eye

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.

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