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The Disillusioning Reality of Obama’s Not-So-Post-Racial America

The first-ever presidency of a Black man was often conceived of as the long-awaited end of racial discrimination in the United States. In their wide-eyed optimism, many White Americans trivialized the systemic injustices that Black individuals continue to face and deemed policies in favor of racial equality no longer necessary.

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Behind the Words – From Spam Detection to Clinical Application of Text Analysis

Written text might yield more information than the explicit meaning of words. In fact, the choice of words and the structure of a text can be informative regarding the emotional state and personality of the author. Utilizing this information might be useful in clinical psychology. For example, what would happen if we were able to identify depressed people, just from their language style?

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Changing internet anxiety into internet awareness

Sometimes we may struggle to keep pace with the speed at which technology is progressing. We may fear the unforeseeable consequences for ourselves and society. In this post, Hannah Meckling discusses causes of internet anxiety and how to transform it into internet awareness.

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Rebranding hypnosis

Is there more to hypnosis than hocus-pocus? Is there room for hyponosis in psychological practice and research? In this blog post Research Master student Annika Sauter debunks common myths about hypnosis and unravels the current scientific knowledge on the topic.

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This post aims to describe how expressive writing can be a tool to nurture your mental and physical well-being in the context of the pandemic —or other stressful life situations.

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Duo interview with Jan Brouwer thesis prize winners (Chantal D'Amore & Rinske Vermeij)

The Jan Brouwer Scriptieprijs is awarded every year by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (the Royal Holland Society of […]

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The Disillusioning Reality of Obama’s Not-So-Post-Racial America

The first-ever presidency of a Black man was often conceived of as the long-awaited end of racial discrimination in the United States. In their wide-eyed optimism, many White Americans trivialized the systemic injustices that Black individuals continue to face and deemed policies in favor of racial equality no longer necessary.

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Behind the Words – From Spam Detection to Clinical Application of Text Analysis

Written text might yield more information than the explicit meaning of words. In fact, the choice of words and the structure of a text can be informative regarding the emotional state and personality of the author. Utilizing this information might be useful in clinical psychology. For example, what would happen if we were able to identify depressed people, just from their language style?

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Changing internet anxiety into internet awareness

Sometimes we may struggle to keep pace with the speed at which technology is progressing. We may fear the unforeseeable consequences for ourselves and society. In this post, Hannah Meckling discusses causes of internet anxiety and how to transform it into internet awareness.

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Rebranding hypnosis

Is there more to hypnosis than hocus-pocus? Is there room for hyponosis in psychological practice and research? In this blog post Research Master student Annika Sauter debunks common myths about hypnosis and unravels the current scientific knowledge on the topic.

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