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 […]
The COVID-19 crisis has affected all our lives, including our work life and well-being. How can you help yourself, colleagues and friends during these times? How can you avoid making it even worse? In this post, Iustina Armasu gives some evidence-based tips about what to do, and what to avoid.
Bianca, what you are currently doing and how did you get there. I graduated from the University of Groningen in 2019 where I completed both my BSc in Psychology and MSc in clinical psychology. When I finished my master, I had already been living here for more than 5 years so I decided to […]
Self-expansiveness suggests that the lines between “me” and “other” are perceived as fluid for some people. A vague concept? Maybe, but with very real consequences. Lasse Lorenz describes what self-expansiveness can do for people, their compassion for others and the world around them.
Neuropsychological research suggests that people do not all experience and memorize colors in the same way. One person’s ‘red’ could be another person’s entirely different color. In this post, Diana Wagner explores the implications of recent research on visual perception.
The Great Question of human existence is how to be happy and create meaning. In this indifferent universe we have nothing to rely on but ourselves. Today, we turn to Sisyphus to teach us the importance of existential therapy and show that awareness can be the path to meaning.
Experiments have confirmed our visual preference for certain orientations numerous times. But have they all missed a very important aspect? This post investigates if the visual environment has an effect on the tasks during these experiments – and what such a finding would tell us about the how replications us as researchers.