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.
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.
In this post, honours student Tessa Kiffers discusses the increasing prevalence of burnout among students and its possible explanations. She scrutinizes the effect of the competitive, success-focused culture in which we are living on our well-being and feelings of stress.
Who says you need fortune tellers to tell you how we will feel in the future, or how you will behave? Maybe you don’t need them: there is literature to suggest you can basically become your own fortune teller, by simply taking a closer look at your hands. Your future is not written in the stars, but in your hands.
This blog post deals with the unrealistic beauty standard of the media and how it can influence individuals. The psychological stress and even illnesses, such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa that this beauty standard evokes, underlines the urgency of examining how this standard can be changed.
You don’t have to be a gambler to commit a gambler’s mistakes. Here, I present the idea that misconceptions of chance and probability can eventually lead to misunderstandings in society and erroneous stereotypical judgments.
This post is about how sports, mindfulness, and an open mind helped one student deal with the rising problem of (academic) pressure. As many other students are also trying to deal with stress and anxiety, this post is a must-read for all students and staff.
Crowdfunding has reached the world of science, for better or worse. Controversial research fields, such as the ones utilizing potent psychedelics, do not attract many traditional funding sources. These financial obstructions hinder the accumulation of scientific evidence necessary for an informed evaluation of the research fields’ scientific merit. Crowdfunding could give researchers the chance to establish their fields’ scientific legitimacy.
Though disgust is a universal emotion, little is known about how it emerges. It is assumed that disgust primarily helps us avoid contaminants and diseases. However, disgust responses are not always adaptive. For example, people with a phobia may experience extremely high levels of disgust.