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How do early career researchers at BSS do 1,5 years into the pandemic?

Two years into the pandemic university staff at all levels have invested a lot of time and energy in transitioning to online teaching, supervision, and virtual work. YESS BSS surveyed early career researchers to learn more about their concerns. They suggest improvement could be made in offering support, reducing (or compensating for) teaching load, and considering career opportunities.

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Buddy program for persons with a severe mental illness

In her buddy program, Dr. Lisette van der Meer couples psychology students to people with a serious mental illness. The aim? Stimulate a reconnection with society for service users while at the same time create a learning opportunity beyond the textbooks for students. Mindwise interviewed Dr. Lisette van der Meer and buddy Justin L. Abu Hoof about their experiences.

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New and noteworthy books – November 2021

Hi everyone! My name is Sander Sprik. I am the subject specialist for psychology at the university library. I worked […]

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I am a Monist (clearing up a misconception)

Many think that believing in monism and not in any kind of metaphysical soul means believing in no mind at all. I am clearing up this misconception and argue that if the brain is the mind (just on a different level), psychology becomes the indirect study of the brain and neuroscience becomes the indirect study of the mind.

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Two Buds Just Hanging Out, by Lisa Ruokis

The Intimate Link Between Sexual Shame and Religiousness

When it comes to issues of sexuality, whether it's sexual satisfaction or sexual shame, the role of religion seems to have been neglected. In this post, Lena Bogdanska explores the issue.

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How do genes influence our behavior?

Behavioural geneticists have shown that individual differences are partly driven by variation in DNA. Important discussions about this work include the innovation in methods, whether it possible and wise to use these findings in everyday life, and the ethical boundaries when applying these findings. We review these questions in this post.

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I am a Monist (clearing up a misconception)

Many think that believing in monism and not in any kind of metaphysical soul means believing in no mind at all. I am clearing up this misconception and argue that if the brain is the mind (just on a different level), psychology becomes the indirect study of the brain and neuroscience becomes the indirect study of the mind.

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Two Buds Just Hanging Out, by Lisa Ruokis

The Intimate Link Between Sexual Shame and Religiousness

When it comes to issues of sexuality, whether it's sexual satisfaction or sexual shame, the role of religion seems to have been neglected. In this post, Lena Bogdanska explores the issue.

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Why is there no revolution?

Why do people accept inequality, and sometimes even support policies that perpetuate inequality? In this post, Isabella Lanza Turner explores the issue from the perspective of System Justification Theory.

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Autonomy and Developmental Trajectories of Transgender Adolescents

Gender identity is a crucial process in developmental trajectories. In the case of transgender adolescents, they may face regular discrimination and limitations. Taking the perspective of Personality Psychology gives way for new arguments in favor of granting adolescents more autonomy to decide about their own identity pathways.

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