The Jan Brouwer Scriptieprijs is awarded every year by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities) to recognize the best master thesis in the country across eight categories. Last year, two students from the Heymans Institute captured both of the awards that relate to our interests: Chantal D’Amore […]
Dr Burman writes about recent efforts to make it possible to read thousands of articles at one glance. It turns out to be quite complicated, especially if you want to be able to trust that what you’ve understood is consistent with what your sources actually said.
Dr Burman decided to write several dozen haiku about the History of Psychology. For fun. As part of his Christmas vacation. Here, he also used the challenge of navigating the poetic constraints of its formalism to reflect on writing and creativity.
“It is possible to commit no mistakes, and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life,” said then-Captain Jean-Luc Picard. This was thirty years ago. (The episode aired on 10 July 1989.) But it’s worth remembering. It’s also timely: Picard returns to screens this Autumn, albeit as a retired Admiral. And because I […]
Did you know that you could take the master-level Writing Skills course even if you aren’t enrolled in the Reflecting on Psychology master programme?
Why do some words have more power than others? And why do we sometimes feel meanings, instead of just thinking them? Here, dr Jeremy Burman reflects on the meaning of “I love you” as a way to wrestle with these questions.
The discussion surrounding Brexit provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our department’s position and possible future role in European psychology.
It’s extremely rare for three such events to run locally (and quite exceptional for them to run over just two weeks). So put it in your agenda: join us for Groningen’s summer of history!
“Special children have special things,” said my mum as she handed me an old-looking book. I had returned to Canada for the summer, after my first year as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Theory and History of Psychology Department, and she had just downsized from her suburban half-acre to a condo in downtown Toronto. Moving house always leads to discovered treasures. This book was certainly one of those.