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23 April, 2015: Food for Thought ‘Interdisciplinary research: the future of science’

The importance of interdisciplinarity in science for innovations and groundbreaking research is increasingly recognized. To demonstrate the unexpected points of view, creative potential and additional value of interdisciplinarity in science, this Food For Thought meeting will be organized by the group of prof. Andrea Evers (Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Unit). All staff and students are welcome!


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.


Children with autism spectrum disorder are empathic

Children with autism spectrum disorder are able to empathise with others. However, they can be quickly overwhelmed by other people's emotions, which may make them more aggressive. These are the newest insights from research by developmental psychologist Carolien Rieffe and her colleagues.


Experience Day International Bachelor in Psychology

17 April 2015 we welcome you to our Experience Day International Bachelor in Psychology (IBP) to talk to students and visit a lecture and a tutorial. Learn more about the programme of the International Bachelor in Psychology in Leiden and find an answer to all your questions.


Study association Labyrint

13 April: dissection room and anatomical museum LUMC. Labyrint is the study association for Leiden Psychology students. Apart from organising various study-related activities, Labyrint also offers the opportunity to increase social contacts between psychology students. Also worth mentioning: the online bookshop and Sofa magazine.


Leiden through the eyes of Hayley Barone

Hayley Barone is a third-year Psychology student of Behavioural Neuroscience on a study abroad programme from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. ‘I love the sense of community here in Leiden. And the stroopwafels…..’


Empathy improves with age

A unique network is activated in our brains whenever we think of other people. This network has a social function, and changes during adolescence. The change enables us to become better at understanding others and sharing in their feelings. But, as psychologist Sandy Overgaauw discovered, it doesn’t have the same effect in everyone. PhD defence 19 February.


Master's agenda Psychology

Have you applied for a master's programme in Psychology in Leiden? Check the master's agenda until 2016 for the master's introduction and course enrolment day. You'll get instructions how to registrate for all courses of your master's specialisation.


4 Vici awards for Leiden researchers

Four Leiden researchers have been awarded a Vici as part of NWO's Innovation Research Incentives scheme. They each have 1.5 million euros to set up a research group and employ PhD candidates.


Children already capable of self-control at an early age

Children learn how to control and slow down their own behaviour at an early age. This important skill initially requires a lot of brain activity, but becomes more and more efficient as they grow older and become adolescents, concludes PhD candidate Margot Schel.


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.