If a pill containing no active ingredients still helps, this positive expectation is called a placebo effect. A negative expectation is called a nocebo effect. Both can be produced by verbal suggestions and conditioning. According to Andrea Evers’ research group, combining these is the most promising approach to itching.
A supportive upbringing is crucial for an adoptive child’s development, concludes Leiden PhD candidate Christie Schoenmaker. Malnourished adopted children initially have a lower IQ score, but malnutrition does not have any consequences for their occupational level later on.
Check regularly the agenda with discussion meetings for students and staff of the Institute of Psychology on a broad range of psychology topics.
People’s working memory functions better if they are working in an ambient temperature where they feel most comfortable. That is what Leiden psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Roberta Sellaro conclude after having conducted research. They are publishing their findings in Psychological Research.
Check the agenda until 2016 for the master's introduction and course enrolment days. Have you applied for a master's programme Psychology in Leiden? Please, save the date: 28 August 2014.
Presenter dr. Mark van Rooij hasl outlined how in every step of research different choices have to be made and has discussed how we could set up a predictive investigation. The meeting was chaired by prof. Michiel Westenberg.
Brianna Valois comes from the small town of Phillipston, Massachusetts in the United States, and is currently a third-year Psychology student studying abroad from Clark University. 'Students in Leiden are more independent.'
Andrea Evers is the new Professor of the brand-new unit of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology. She's getting off to a flying start in Leiden with a major European subsidy. Her ambition? 'To work together with other disciplines; that way we can arrive at new insights.'
The difference between the rational left hemisphere and the emotional right hemisphere is by no means as strict as the popular view would have us believe. PhD candidate Jurriaan Witteman has published a study on this topic in Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience.
On Saturday 5 April 2014 you will discover Leiden University in different ways. At our Open Day you'll get information about the bachelor’s programme, the city and student life.
Leiden University wants more focus on the differences between women and men in research. This time the goal is not more women researchers, but closer attention for the gender factor in scientific research. Taking sex and gender into account leads to innovation. To fail to do so is to risk the loss, not only of money but also of lives. What’s more, it is a requirement of Horizon 2020. Reason enough for a symposium on 28 March.
14 March 2014 you are very welcome to our Open House Psychology, if you want to know more about the International Bachelor in Psychology in Leiden. Note: the APPLICATION DEADLINE (2014-2015) at 15 February 2014. The Open House at 14 March is after this deadline.
Check out the presentations of most of our master’s specialisations, presented at the Master’s Information Day on Friday 7 March 2014.
The Master's Information Day suits prospective students who are interested in Psychology in Leiden, but who don't know yet which master's specialisation to choose.
For a succesful start of your study, you can check the presentation of the master's introduction of Thursday 30 January. The presentations of most of the master's specialisations are online too.
A child suddenly runs out into the road. Brake!! A driver who has recently eaten spinach or eggs will stop faster, thanks to the amino acid tyrosine found in these and other food products. Leiden cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato publishes her findings in the journal Neuropsychologia.
The Leiden University offers a wide range of subjects in Psychology for Exchange students and Study Abroad. Get an overview of all possible bachelor's and master's courses as well as the schedules.
Keep in mind to register your study results in time, in relation to the date of examination and diploma presentation.
Don't forget to enrol for your exams! It is possible to register up as from 100 to 10 calendar days before the examination.
Children who experience chronic rejection and exclusion by their parents can become more sensitive to social exclusion later on in life and suffer the effects for a longer period of time. This is the subject of an online publication on the website Plos One by Anne-Laure van Harmelen and her Leiden University colleagues.