Lessons learned on how to improve the integration of refugees in the Dutch labour market

After 2.5 years only 11% of the refugees who arrived in the Netherlands in 2014 have found a paid job. Together with The Hague Process, researchers and students from the RUG are investigating the challenges refugees face when finding a job and are developing a training to prepare Dutch employers to hire and integrate new refugees. Society and science can learn from each other.

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Perspectives on clinical psychology research

Clinical psychology training centers around the scientist-practitioner model, which posits that psychologists working in mental health care (MHC) should combine clinical practice (i.e., assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of people with psychological problems) with scientific research (e.g., participating in clinical trials of new psychological therapies, conducting literature reviews). Yet MHC institutes may also employ psychologists whose primary task is setting up and executing clinical research.

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How to Crowdfund LSD

Crowdfunding has reached the world of science, for better or worse. Controversial research fields, such as the ones utilizing potent psychedelics, do not attract many traditional funding sources. These financial obstructions hinder the accumulation of scientific evidence necessary for an informed evaluation of the research fields’ scientific merit. Crowdfunding could give researchers the chance to establish their fields’ scientific legitimacy.

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