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.
16 december: Icie lecture artificial intelligence and social robots. 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.
Have you applied for a master's programme Psychology in Leiden? Please visit the master's introduction and course enrolment day, Thursday 29 January 2015.
Check regularly the agenda with discussion meetings for students and staff of the Institute of Psychology on a broad range of psychology topics.
Keep in mind to register your study results in time, in relation to the date of examination and diploma presentation.
Have you applied for a master's programme Psychology in Leiden? Please visit the master's introduction and course enrolment day on 29 January 2015. Check the master's agenda until 2016.
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.
Check the presentations about the specialisations of both master's programmes in Psychology in Leiden. Missed the Master’s Information Day on Friday 10 October 2014? Next chance will be on Friday 6 February 2015.
Regional organisations are better able to enforce compliance with children's rights than the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child with its limited powers. This is why we should embrace these organisations as our partners in the same fight, Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Professor of the Rights of the Child in Developing Countries, argued in her inaugural lecture on 17 November.
With his speech in protest against the sacking of his Jewish colleague, Rudolph Cleveringa, Dean of the Faculty of Law, became the foremost symbol for Leiden’s resistance against the Nazis. But there are also other brave professors who should not be forgotten: what are the stories of Ben Telders, Ton Barge and Lambertus van Holk?
People who are angry as well as depressed warrant additional attention and should possibly be offered more critical treatment. This particular combination may indicate a high-risk complex of symptoms, neuro-psychologist Floor Verhoeven discovered. PhD defence 6 November.
Conventional health care still isn’t utilising mankind’s full potential to improve our health. Collaboration with other disciplines, like psychology, is not receiving the attention it should, even though psychological factors partly determine whether or not treatments will be effective. Professor of Health Psychology Andrea Evers is therefore calling for the total implementation of Human Potential.
In honour of the celebration of Sinterklaas the Pieter de la Court building closes at 4 pm on Friday 5 December.
28 November 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.
What contribution can diversity and inclusiveness make to research and education, and to the University as an organisation? Leiden University administrators, staff and students will discuss this issue on 11 November 2014. There will be inspiring speakers from home and abroad, a dinner and workshops. The winner of the Van Bergen Prize will also be announced. You are very welcome to attend!
On Saturday 8 November 2014 you will discover Leiden University in different ways. At our Open Day you'll get information about the International Bachelor’s Programme, the city and student life.
How to combine volunteer aid with a paid job? Organisational psychologist dr. Edwin Boezeman will study the effect of combining with a grant for a two year project which is financed by the Institute GAK. Goal of the project is to develop and evaluate an E-selfhelp course.
A robot that whips up a cup of coffee or tea in a jiffy is no longer the realm of science fiction. Psychologists and computer scientists have developed a model that codes how people perform these activities. The model is 500 times faster than earlier programmes.
Steve Jobs swore by a fruit diet, as he believed it improved his ideas. And he wasn’t wrong: food with high levels of tyrosine, like bananas, peaches and almonds, allow us to think harder and more creatively. Leiden cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato published an article on the subject on 26 September in Psychological Research.
Leiden psychologist Wilco van Dijk and communication scientist Jaap Ouwerkerk of VU University Amsterdam published a book about the emotion Schadenfreude. The authors describe what the emotion Schadenfreude really is, when people experience the emotion, and what role it plays in social relations.