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Tabula Rasa: Laat me toch niet gek zijn

In Laat me toch niet gek zijn lees je gesprekken tussen de neuropsycholoog A.K. Benjamin (een pseudoniem voor de schrijver) en zijn patiënten. Elk hoofdstuk…
Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower: Global science

Some time ago, when I was visiting the University of Oslo, I was introduced to a Norwegian psychometrician whom I will designate as professor X.…
Science

A Tool for Thinking – How language shapes thought

If you are a psychology student, there is a good chance that you have heard about the many ways people can be influenced by linguistic…
Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura: A Million Little Pieces
International Classroom
International Classroom: Was UvA’s apology to pedo-activist Maatman necessary?
Bacchus
Bacchus: Appearances in Amsterdam
People
What is it like: Franca Ding
Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower: Saving the appearances
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The Grand Illusion: How and Why Magic Works

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Books

Tabula Rasa: Laat me toch niet gek zijn

In Laat me toch niet gek zijn lees je gesprekken tussen de neuropsycholoog A.K. Benjamin (een pseudoniem voor de schrijver) en zijn patiënten. Elk hoofdstuk…
Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower: Global science

Some time ago, when I was visiting the University of Oslo, I was introduced to a Norwegian psychometrician whom I will designate as professor X.…
Science

A Tool for Thinking – How language shapes thought

If you are a psychology student, there is a good chance that you have heard about the many ways people can be influenced by linguistic…
Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura: A Million Little Pieces

Imagine a house party: A living room full of people, loud dance music and flashing lights. In the centre of it all, you see one…
International Classroom
International Classroom: Was UvA’s apology to pedo-activist Maatman necessary?

Science

Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower: Global science

Some time ago, when I was visiting the University of Oslo, I was introduced to a Norwegian psychometrician whom I will designate as professor X.…
Science

A Tool for Thinking – How language shapes thought

If you are a psychology student, there is a good chance that you have heard about the many ways people can be influenced by linguistic…
Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower: Saving the appearances

In his allegory of the cave, the philosopher Plato imagines a group of people seated in a cave,  looking at a wall in front of…
Science

The Grand Illusion: How and Why Magic Works

Is the world precisely as it appears in our mind’s eye, or is what we see an illusion? Over the last thirty years, cognitive psychologists…

Society

Science

It’s about appearance, not about value!

For centuries, it was believed that humans made decisions on the basis of maximizing value. Recent theories and evidence show that this is most likely…
Science

Living the Dream: als dagdromen je leven overneemt

‘Sorry, wat zei je?’ - iedereen dwaalt wel eens af met zijn gedachten. Daar is niks mis mee. Maar wat als dagdromen je leven overneemt?…
Science

De Digitalisering van Tekst: Efficiënt of Ongezond?

Bijna iedereen is de hele dag door aan het lezen. Tegenwoordig zijn steed meer teksten op beeldschermen te vinden, en minder op papier. Onderzoek toont…
Culture

Joker: A Dangerous Movie?

No movie has recently stirred up quite the debate like Todd Phillips’ Joker. Numerous articles have been written about the movie, long before it came…

People of psychology

Bacchus

Bacchus: Appearances in Amsterdam

A few months ago I was sitting with my mom on the terrace of Bagels & Beans just across the street from the Roeterseilandcampus. My…
People

What is it like: Franca Ding

Franca Ding What is it like to be a Psychology student? Three questions for Franca Ding (bachelor, first year). What is the most useful thing…
People

Post-Psychologie: Keeping up appearances

  Authenticiteit! Eerlijkheid! Blijf bij jezelf! Wandel langs de psychologieafdeling van een boekhandel en je ontkomt niet aan de zelfhulpboeken met grote tips om een…
Office Hours

Office Hours: Marc Heerdink

For this month’s office hours, we visited Marc Heerdink and asked him about three personal items in his office. Marc is an assistant-professor in the…

Art & culture

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura: A Million Little Pieces

Imagine a house party: A living room full of people, loud dance music and flashing lights. In the centre of it all, you see one…
Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura: Hope Gap

Divorce dramas don’t need an innovative story-line to succeed. The sheer emotional violence that leaves the former lovers heartbroken is often enough to immerse the…
Art Affairs

Art Affairs: Adorned – The Fashionable Show

What do you do when everyday images do not resemble you or your close ones, appearance-wise? Tyler Mitchell, a 26-year-old american photographer, took inspiration and…

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Tabula Rasa: Laat me toch niet gek zijn

In Laat me toch niet gek zijn lees je gesprekken tussen de neuropsycholoog A.K. Benjamin (een pseudoniem voor de schrijver) en zijn patiënten. Elk hoofdstuk…
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Tabula Rasa: Praten met Vreemden

Boekrecensie van het boek Praten met Vreemden door Malcolm GladwellHoe vaak is het je wel niet overkomen dat er verbazing, irritatie of zelf ruzie is ontstaan…
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Why we write about sleep

There are a lot of myths surrounding sleep. Some people will say that anything less than eight hours of sleep each night is unhealthy, while…
Books

Writing about Schizophrenia

What does it mean to have schizophrenia? And what is the status of ‘Schizophrenia’ as a concept in our current time? Annabel reviews two books:…