Due to the Corona outbreak, we are all missing out on faculty life. Under these special circumstances, Mindwise shares some stories from students and faculty members. Today a personal blog about the spectacles in our faculty garden and how the Corona virus can bring us back to human nature.
Interpersonal styles are the driving factor behind our social interactions, therefore studying them contributes greatly to our understanding of ourselves and others.
After years of uncertainty, negotiations for Brexit are now moving to the next level. But will the negotiators involved manage to reach a mutually beneficial outcome? Kyriaki Fousiani explains why this is difficult, but not impossible.
One hundred and thirty years after this famous quote by William James, psychologists are still struggling to measure attention reliably, particularly impairments of attention. Together with my neuropsychologist colleagues, I developed the Everyday Life Attention Scale (ELAS) to help in the assessment of attention. Here I share our discoveries about attention.
Stadjers Hand in Hand (SHH) is a community-building project aiming to tackle poverty in Groningen. Yasin Koc (a teacher) and Gido Metz (a student) got enthused by the project through a Master’s course, and became volunteers. “We used our knowledge of social psychology and helped develop the project to become larger and more sustainable.”
In 2016, the University of Groningen and Erasmus University Rotterdam joined on an experiment: a new PhD scholarship program. I, as well, started my PhD as a bursary student at the University of Groningen, occupying one of the positions made available by this program. However, three years into the experiment, the program fails to deliver […]
It is sometimes said that migrants should work on their acculturation in the host country in order to realize their goals. In her PhD dissertation, which she succesfully defended last November, Ágnes Tóth argues that this relation may actually work the other way around.
In the literature research for my master thesis (which was about possible transfer effects of playing chess on brain functions) I discovered that the disciplines of psychology and the game of chess had formed an unusual alliance at the turn of the 20th century. I will make a brief excursion into the history of chess research and will uncover the astonishing linkage between chess and psychology.