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Ivory Tower: Roasted

In the past few months, I have been involved in research programs aimed to measure and promote social distancing. For example, in the Smart Distance…
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Office Hours: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers about Bayesian Thinking for Toddlers

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers is a professor in neurocognitive modelling at UvA’s Psychological Methods Department. He recently published a book with the remarkable title Bayesian Thinking for…
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Intention and Consequence in Children’s Moral Judgements

As human beings, we spend a great deal of time observing what others do. We do that to learn how certain things must be done…
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Tabula Rasa: The Psychology of Wellbeing
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Camera Obscura: Babies
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Bacchus: Tales and Tools of Motivation
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Motivational Speaking: The Magical Key or Craftily Worded Nonsense?
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The Scientific Code of Productivity
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Office Hours: UvA’s Regional SPS-NIP Board

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Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower: Roasted

In the past few months, I have been involved in research programs aimed to measure and promote social distancing. For example, in the Smart Distance…
Books

Office Hours: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers about Bayesian Thinking for Toddlers

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers is a professor in neurocognitive modelling at UvA’s Psychological Methods Department. He recently published a book with the remarkable title Bayesian Thinking for…
Science

Intention and Consequence in Children’s Moral Judgements

As human beings, we spend a great deal of time observing what others do. We do that to learn how certain things must be done…
Books

Tabula Rasa: The Psychology of Wellbeing

The Psychology of Wellbeing by Gary W. Wood is witty and insightful with a psychological and philosophical take on wellbeing. This book provokes one to…
Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura: Babies

Science

Science

Intention and Consequence in Children’s Moral Judgements

As human beings, we spend a great deal of time observing what others do. We do that to learn how certain things must be done…
Science

Motivational Speaking: The Magical Key or Craftily Worded Nonsense?

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning gold and it hasn’t stopped raining in a week. Summer is long over, and the next break…
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The Scientific Code of Productivity

Being aware of the amount of work that needs to be done, and actually finishing this, is separated by a bridge that – among other…
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Christiaan Hamaker Prize – Winning Thesis: The Female Orgasm and Body Dissatisfaction

The Christiaan Hamaker prize is awarded to the best propedeautic thesis in the psychology bachelor at the University of Amsterdam every year.  The Female Orgasm…

Society

Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower: Roasted

In the past few months, I have been involved in research programs aimed to measure and promote social distancing. For example, in the Smart Distance…
Science

Motivational Speaking: The Magical Key or Craftily Worded Nonsense?

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning gold and it hasn’t stopped raining in a week. Summer is long over, and the next break…
Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura: The Social Dilemma

The two-time award-winning documentary The Social Dilemma investigates the dangerous impact of social networks – such as Twitter, Youtube or Facebook – on society, civilization…
Science

Why God Exists – The Evolution of Religion

When it comes to explaining the unknown, the answer has often been to attribute it to an act of God. Belief in supernatural beings seems…

People of psychology

Books

Office Hours: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers about Bayesian Thinking for Toddlers

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers is a professor in neurocognitive modelling at UvA’s Psychological Methods Department. He recently published a book with the remarkable title Bayesian Thinking for…
Office Hours

Office Hours: UvA’s Regional SPS-NIP Board

With a new academic year comes a new Regional Board of the UvA Section Psychology Students (SPS) of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP). Spiegeloog…
People

What is it like: Mala Iyer

Mala Iyer What is it like to be a Psychology student? Three questions for Mala Iyer (bachelor, second year). What is the most useful thing…
Bacchus

Bacchus: A Silver Lining

So far, this year has been everything I did not expect. I expected 2020 to be about flying cars and upgrading our brains to X-ray…

Art & culture

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Camera Obscura: Babies

Are you curious about how a human being develops starting from birth? The time you studied the world most intensively, was when you were a…
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Camera Obscura: Tenet

If you enjoy the subject of time travel, chances are you have had some long, confusing thoughts about how traveling back in time would affect…
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Camera Obscura – Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak, is a Netflix docuseries composed of six episodes under an hour-long, released on January 22nd 2020. Somewhat coincidentally, its…

Books

Books

Office Hours: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers about Bayesian Thinking for Toddlers

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers is a professor in neurocognitive modelling at UvA’s Psychological Methods Department. He recently published a book with the remarkable title Bayesian Thinking for…
Books

Tabula Rasa: The Psychology of Wellbeing

The Psychology of Wellbeing by Gary W. Wood is witty and insightful with a psychological and philosophical take on wellbeing. This book provokes one to…
Books

Tabula Rasa: 12 Rules for Life – An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist who suddenly appeared in the public eye with his controversial political views a couple of years ago. In…
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Tabula Rasa: Victor

Victor kan niet wachten tot hij gaat studeren, zijn eigen geld heeft en op zijn eigen benen kan staan. Zijn vader heeft hij nooit gekend…