New external website goes live 10 December

The first part of the new website will go live on 10 December. This includes the homepage, the faculty websites and the sections About us, Research, Academic Staff, and News and Calendar. The following are some questions and answers about the new site.

Carolien Rieffe appointed Honorary Professor at University College London

Carolien Rieffe is appointed an Honorary Professor at the prestigious UCL Institute of Education, University of London. Rieffe already holds a professorship, Social and Emotional Development, at Developmental Psychology, Leiden University. This new appointment strengthens the existing bond between Leiden University and UCL and provides unique opportunities for collaborative research projects.

2 Veni grants awarded to Leiden Psychology researchers

Two Leiden researchers of the Institute of Psychology have been given the opportunity to realise their research plans for the coming three years thanks to a Veni grant from the Netherlands organisation for scientific research. Hanneke Hendriks is researcher in the field of Social and organisational psychology and Antoinette van Laarhoven in Health and medical psychology.

Outstanding Dissertation Award to psychologist Hanneke Hendriks

Interpersonal communication plays a vital role for the prediction of health behaviours and health campaign effects. That's the way Social and Organisational Psychologist Hanneke Hendriks put it in her dissertation. Hendriks has been awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award of the International Communication Association.

Institute of Psychology Awards 2014

Bruno Bocanegra is the lecturer of the year 2014. Manon Schutter and Mara van der Meulen write the best master's theses. Rudy van den Brink receives the PhD Award. Jiska Peper: Leiden Psychology Blog Award.

Charitable donating through food

People’s willingness to donate money to a charity increases after eating food that contains the amino acid tryptophan, found in fish, soya, eggs and spinach. Leiden psychologists Laura Steenbergen and Lorenza Colzato published their findings in Frontiers in Psychology.

Science day Psychology 2014

Science day Psychology is devoted to the research carried out by our Honours Bachelor students and our Research Master students. On 3 July, there was ample opportunity not only to listen to students, but also to discuss the research they have set out to conduct. Watch Facebook Leiden Psychology for the scientific atmosphere.

The E-Primer

Leiden University Press recently published the first introduction book to E-Prime. E-Prime is a software package frequently used for designing, developing and running custom psychological experiments. Aimed at students and researchers alike, The E-Primer provides a much needed, down-to-earth introduction into a wide range of experiments that can be set up using E-Prime.

Scholarship for international master's students in Psychologie

At 2 September about 40 international students have received their LExS certificate in the Academy building. With a Leiden University Excellence Scholarship (LExS) talented students from outside Europe are studying for a master's degree at Leiden University. Five international students started with their master's specialisation in Psychology.

A journey for Leiden's international bachelor's students in Psychology

Monday 2 September 2013 marked the start of a new international bachelor’s programme at Leiden University. The International Bachelor in Psychology (IBP) offers its students and the university countless possibilities and opportunities. Vice-Rector Simone Buitendijk: 'The International Bachelor in Psychology is a journey we’ll be taking together.'

Orientation Day for international bachelor's students in Psychology

The atmosphere was filled with nervous excitement as students participated in icebreaker activities and got to know their future classmates. On 28 August 2013 the Orientation Day for the first cohort of the International Bachelor in Psychology (IBP) was held at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Leiden.

Bring on the future!

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.

Gaming: bad or good for your memory?

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? 

Francis, the first Latin American Pope

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.

Women in high places

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.