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Mind, Body, Long COVID, and Statistics

Communicating about chronic fatigue. And what psychology can teach us about it. Are psychological symptoms less real than physical ones?

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Why social science is difficult – and in favour of a slow(er) psychology...

The article explores why the social sciences struggle more with crises than the natural sciences – and actually manages to round off with a positive outlook for the future!

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How to navigate the knowledge explosion in mental health research

Solomiia gives an inside on “new” ways of organizing knowledge by building a database on the entire research domain, in her case, on the topic of daily life stress and mental health. She first presents a rationale as to why having a database of empirical articles would benefit the field of psychological science followed by a more detailed example of her work in which she explains how she plans to build a database on daily life stress and mental health research.

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A Sinterklaas poem on the happenings at the Psychology department – generated by ChatGPT

This year, Mindwise seizes the Sinterklaas occasion to reflect, in the form of a Sinterklaas poem, on the happenings at the Psychology department in the year 2023. Given the recent introduction of open AI, ChatGPT was employed in the creation of this reflection.

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Capturing the dynamics of learning and forgetting through adaptive retrieval practice

Across virtually all levels and topics of education, students need to learn facts. The SlimStampen algorithm, developed at the UG, […]

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The Flow of Life: It Matters What You Do Before Arriving

Setting goals efficiently drives long-term goal pursuit, but it also facilitates the experience of flow states - such an intense focus on the present activity that goals, as future-oriented objects, lose importance and experience becomes deeply meaningful. Metaphorically, what makes a journey meaningful is not its destination, but the process itself.

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Student Articles

Why social science is difficult – and in favour of a slow(er) psychology...

The article explores why the social sciences struggle more with crises than the natural sciences – and actually manages to round off with a positive outlook for the future!

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The Flow of Life: It Matters What You Do Before Arriving

Setting goals efficiently drives long-term goal pursuit, but it also facilitates the experience of flow states - such an intense focus on the present activity that goals, as future-oriented objects, lose importance and experience becomes deeply meaningful. Metaphorically, what makes a journey meaningful is not its destination, but the process itself.

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Brain fog at work: A message to all the breakfast-skippers

In this post, Isabel explains why skipping breakfast could negatively affect performance, health, and well-being. Restricted food intake seems to worsen cognitive functions and decrease job performance. Further, it can affect mood and several aspects of overall well-being. Skipping breakfast regularly seems to be even worse and can result in nutrient deficiencies or elevated risk of diabetes type 2. Nevertheless, the evidence is not conclusive and according to the literature, intermittent fasting can be beneficial for some individuals.

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Meditation as a way to navigate the dancing torches of thought?

Meditation is popular, but what exactly are we talking about and how does it work? In this article, student Nidarshana Ganesan addresses the 'trendy' practice of meditation, and puts forward its benefits as supported by neuropsychology.

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