Eight years after its foundation, Mindwise’s founding editor in chief, dr. Tassos Sarampalis, has decided to pass the baton. His enthusiasm brought Mindwise to the platform of public understanding of science it is today. New in charge: dr. Jeremy Burman, who’s been part of the mindwise editorial team for several years already, but in sheer motivation to “give psychology away”. A good time to reflect on prior accomplishments and motivations for the future.
In this post, Justin invites the readers to lose their perspective as individuals to understand the basic concepts of complexity science in the reality we inhabit.
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.
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.
Hi everyone! My name is Sander Sprik. I am the subject specialist for psychology at the university library. I worked at the Heymans Institute for many years in the faculty library. But when the BSS library became part of the university library in 2017, the library staff moved to the university library as well. So […]
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.
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.
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.
Some supervisors are wonderful, others can turn your working life into hell. Why do some employees put up with this? A recent model may provide the answer.
Emotional memories of uncomfortable, sad or irritating events tend to affect us less and less as time passes. Recent research suggests this may be due to the emotional reprocessing of these memories during REM sleep, which strips them of their emotional salience and enables us to navigate everyday life.