13 May, Sebastiaan Meijer (TU Delft): 'Topic: How simulations help to optimize the complex task of rail traffic control at ProRail'; 14 May, Barbara Briers PhD, Universiteit Tilburg; 27 May, Bianca Beersma PhD, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
At the Institute of Psychology, a ‘new beginning’ is in the air. The academic year 2013-2014 will bring changes with inherent challenges and opportunities for all of us. Educational reform and the International Bachelor in Psychology (IBP) are two main changes that have been set in motion, and will be introduced simultaneously.
Quentin Bourgeois, Jan Dahlhaus and Kim de Jong will be going to a foreign university for one year to do research. The promising young Leiden researchers have been awarded a Rubicon grant for this purpose from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Deaf and hard-of-hearing youngsters often grow up in a hearing environment. Does this have consequences for their socio-emotional functioning? Maartje Kouwenberg (Developmental and Educational Psychology) concludes that there is no simple answer to this question. Her PhD defence was on 18 April 2013.
Violent video games, such as First Person Shooter games, are often accused in the media of making people more aggressive. However, the question is: do these games have also positive effects for our mental processes? Could gaming be a fast, easy way to improve your memory?
Leiden autism expert Carolien Rieffe discovered that children suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are most definitely moved by another person’s emotions, but that they react to it differently from their more normally developing peers. This insight leads to a different type of diagnosis and treatment.
Serge Rombouts, Professor of Cognitive Neuro-imaging, works at Leiden University, both at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and at the LUMC: a perfect combination of his two specialist fields. He has been awarded a Vici grant for research on early-stage dementia.
Why do young people develop eating disorders and how can they recover from them? That is what clinical psychologist Greta Noordenbos analyses in her book, 'Recovery from Eating Disorders'. 'Emotional recuperation is a prerequisite for real recovery,' she argues.
The Graduate School invites you to attend the second of the Anniversary Food for Thought meetings. Presenter prof. Willem Heiser will discuss the social identity theory, and the meeting is chaired by prof. Michiel Westenberg.
Roman Catholics have a new leader. Catholicism has more than a billion followers worldwide. How does Catholicism influence the way believers of this religion look at the world? Read all about this in Lorenza Colzato's Pope’s blog.
Did you visit the Master's Information Day in Leiden for the master's programmes in Psychology? The presentations of 8 March 2013 are online now!
Are you thinking about studying an international bachelor in Psychology? Are you interested in what Leiden University has to offer? Then do visit us at the Open Day, 15 March 2013. Welcome!
Having more women in top positions does not as a matter of course improve career opportunities for other women. On the contrary, successful women who display 'modern sexism' to cope with a masculine work environment can undermine the ambitions of other women. Read Naomi Ellemers about 'Queen Bees' and 'Glass Cliffs' on the Leiden Psychology Blog.
If you want children to understand what you say, use short, simple sentences and talk about things that they can test against reality. This is the conclusion of research by cognitive psychologist Jun Lai. Defence on 26 February 2013.
This week, Italy will vote and there is a real chance that Berlusconi might win again. What are the secrets behind his unbelievable comeback? Read all about this in Lorenza Colzato's Berlusconi’s blog.
Valentines Day. Many of us take the opportunity today to try to win the heart of a loved one with a card, flowers or chocolates. Others resort to love perfumes that are supposed to make them irresistable to the opposite sex. Do these ploys work or not? Go to the Leiden Psychology Blog for Cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato's answer to this question.
On the Leiden Psychology Blog researchers from the Leiden Institute of Psychology will look at events and trends from the perspective of their particular scientific expertise.
We all sometimes experience anger or disappointment in reaction to undesirable situations. But what kind of effect do these emotions have if we express them in negotiations? This is the question answered in the PhD research carried out by Gert-Jan Lelieveld. Defence 29 January.
The examination week is coming closer, so don't forget to enrol! It is possible to register up as from 100 to 10 calendar days before the examination.
Welcome to the Institute of Psychology for a succesful start of your master's specialisation. The online presentations of Thursday 31 Januari are available.