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.
Check regularly the agenda with discussion meetings for students and staff of the Institute of Psychology on a broad range of psychology topics.
There is a lot of measuring going on in mental healthcare, but not enough use is being made of the information from these measurements. This is what Edwin de Beurs concludes in his inaugural lecture ‘Measuring, knowing and then what?' on 27 November. The professor by special appointment of ROM and Benchmarking is campaigning for better use to be made of the results gained from measuring.
Older children more frequently link Black Pete with a black person. Both younger and older children think positively about him. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Judi Mesman, Professor of Diversity in Parenting and Development.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has become a lot healthier, thanks to the first Healthy Faculty event on 29 and 30 October, 2015. Health Psychology master’s students organized workshops for both students and staff. Many of them attended these inspiring workshops and already put the gained knowledge into practice.
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.
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. Check the presentations.
How do practice and theory reinforce one another in neuroscience? Professor Birte Forstmann’s inaugural lecture on 2 October will be about building interdisciplinary bridges between cognitive neuroscience and cognitive models. Her approach may lead to brain research with fewer side-effects for patients.
Are you interested in a healthy lifestyle? Or have you been trying to improve your health-related behaviour for ages? Then we have a great event for you! On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October the very first edition of Healthy Faculty will take place. Health Psychology master’s students will tell you everything about health-related topics and what you can do to become healthier than ever.
Preparations for receiving 123 refugees in the University Sport Centre have been in full swing for several days. The large sports hall will be transformed into a dormitory, and a living and dining area. There will also be two recreation areas, one for adults and one for children.
Jojanneke van der Toorn has been proclaimed the young and promising researcher of 2015. At the official opening of the academic year on 31 August she was awarded the Gratama Science Award for emerging talent.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of our second-year Psychology student Mattia Muilwijk.
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.
Around 1,100 foreign students are participating in Orientation Week Leiden. Thanks to the crash course on Leiden student life they quickly become acquainted with their new city and the university. ‘It’s quite peaceful here compared to Seoul.’
Inge Schilperoord, psychology alumna, works as a forensic psychologist in the Pieter Baan Centre, a psychiatric observation clinic. Her recently published debut novel Muidhond about a man struggling with his paedophilic tendencies, has received very positive acclaim.
The Psychology Science Day is not only to listen to our students, but also to discuss the research they have set out to conduct. Watch the pics of staff and students with a passion for science on our Leiden Psychology Facebook.
When focussing attention, the neurotransmitters noradrenaline and acetylcholine play an important role. This new finding made by psychologist Stephen Brown provides clues for further research on how focussed attention comes about. Dissertation defence on 16 June.
On the new website Athena’s Angels, four female Leiden professors address the unequal treatment of women in academia. ‘Since we launched the website, our mailboxes have exploded,’ says Judi Mesman, Professor of Child and Family Studies and one of the initiators.
Stimulating drugs, such as khat and cocaine, have a negative impact on everyday activities such as driving a car and working, as well as on social behaviour. That’s because these drugs seriously damage control centres in a user’s brain. Psychologist Manuel Ruiz’s research aims to increase understanding, and improve treatment, of drug addiction. His PhD defence at both Leiden University and the University of Granada took place on May 12.
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.