Do you sometimes feel that after a bad night sleep, you cannot take in anything that is being said during a lecture? If so, then maybe you can imagine the rising concern that patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) might not benefit from trauma-focused treatment if they also suffer from sleep difficulties. I dug into this issue to figure out whether this concern was justified.
On November 9th 2015, Mattia Roppolo defended his dissertation. In a joint PhD-project, he combined the expertise of the departments of Psychology in Turin and Groningen, and provided new insights in Health Related Quality of Life, using a dynamic systems approach.
Recycling paper, taking shorter showers, and cycling to work instead of going by car are all as pro-environmental behaviors. Even though these behaviors typically involve some degree of effort or cost, many people still engage in them. But why? This Thursday, November 19th, Danny Taufik will defend his dissertation in which he tries to answer this question.
Can you imagine it is possible to improve cognitive functioning only by sitting regularly for a few minutes on a vibrating chair? In our studies, we demonstrated that Whole Body Vibration (WBV) can be of potential value in the treatment of patients with ADHD!
Every quarter, we share articles published in the BCN Newsletter and we are happy today to share an interview with Andrea Soto Padilla, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, who works on an interdisciplinary project on the perception of time.
In the past five years, Annemie Wetzels has worked on an intervention (coaching) program for teachers. This Thursday, October 29th, she defends her dissertation on the outcomes of this project. In this blogpost, she proposes that person-context dynamics should always be taken into account when conducting interventions in education.
The recent Noorderlicht Photo Festival featured a series of photos on people using smartphone apps for tracking their mood, sleep, et cetera, sometimes for years. Ecological momentary assessment is a related psychological method for studying people in their natural environments rather than in the laboratory.