It’s almost here: the day that is supposed to be the most depressive one of the year. Blue Monday is of course commercial nonsense, but it’s true that January can be a rather dark and somewhat gloomy month. While for most people any dull day is quickly replaced by brighter days, for some people all […]
“Ah… da da da da da da … oh doe doe doe doe… eeh aah oeh” … Which adult hasn’t said something similar, while talking with a baby? When people interact with babies, they tend to imitate babies’ vocalizations, and mimic their behavior in general (see first video, below). Furthermore, also babies imitate people that […]
A mysterious illness, called “Resignation Syndrome,” is affecting children of refugee families in Sweden. Due to its psychological and political uniqueness, Resignation Syndrome has caused some proper attention during the last years.
What do professors do all day? Did you know that they are also expected to complete various administrative tasks? Mindwise decided to lift the veil on one task regularly being taking on by professors: being an editor for a scientific journal. Specifically, we asked Dr. Rafaele Huntjens about being an Associate Editor for the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry and Dr. Kai Epstude about being Editor-in-Chief for Social Psychology.
Communicating science to children can be quite challenging. To teach kids about our time perception research, our lab developed a lecture for kids from group 8 of primary school. Prior to their visit to the lecture, we dropped by their school to let them participate in a timing experiment.
From February 2019 onwards, Hanneke Leeuwestein will start with her PhD project (funded by the National Initiative for Education Research/Nationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek/NRO). The goal of this project is to study if a new lesson package for learning Dutch as a second language, aimed at young refugee students, is effective. We will also investigate how children’s […]
Who has not heard of Veni-Vidi-Vici? In grant land, these are three types of subsidies awarded to outstanding junior, intermediate, and senior researchers, respectively. This year, the Netherlands Science Foundation NWO included Dr. Maarten Eisma (Clinical Psychology) and Dr. Bertus Jeronimus (Developmental Psychology) among its Veni grantees. In light of this exciting development in their research careers, Mindwise decided to ask Drs. Eisma and Jeronimus about their grant writing experiences.
Can culture make us lonely? Our research suggests that the answer is yes: we found higher individualism to be associated with higher loneliness. In a future research/film project, we will now explore whether culture can give rise to differences in loneliness experiences. Sounds interesting? Join us as a research assistant!
You could not have missed the building activities at the Heymans building. And you may have been forced to walk a detour through the garden to reach the new restaurant or other buildings of the faculty. But did you know that this garden is actually an ancient botanical garden that hides centuries of history? Your detour through the garden might not be so boring after all!
Second-year Psychology students participating in the University Honours College follow a workshop on Blogging Science, in which they learn to communicate science to the general public, by means of informing, giving an opinion, and relating issues in science to issues in society. This year a selection of these written blog posts is published on Mindwise. Today’s post […]