About

Spiegeloog is the online magazine for the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam, founded in 1973. New articles and columns are published online every week.

Contact

For any questions or inquiries, please e-mail to spiegeloog-fmg [at] uva.nl.

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Spiegeloog is made by students, alumni and employees of the University of Amsterdam.

Editors in Chief

Editorial Board of 22/23

Vadim Martschenko

Editor

Vadim Martschenko (2001) is a second year psychology student who is fascinated by how emotions and interpersonal relationships shape human behavior, especially when looking at the underlying neurobiological processes.

Berenike Simon

Editor & Podcaster

Berenike Simon (2001) is a second-year psychology student. She’s passionate about social psychology which she aims to explore from a critical and intersectional perspective. In her free time, she enjoys poetry, music, and fashion.

Avanti Vijay

Editor

Avanti Vijay (2002) is a third-year psychology student specializing in Social Psychology and Brain & Cognition. She loves nothing more than walking through the city with her friends, spending hours in bookstores, and watching Formula One.

Anika Korobkov

Editor

Anika Korobkov (2002) is a second-year psychology student interested in psycholinguistics and differences between cultures. She fuels these interests by reading, travelling and being curious about all new experiences life offers her.

Laura Springer

Editor

Laura Springer (1999) is a second-year Research Master's student and Cultural Psychology Master's student. She is interested in cultural, political and environmental matters and never leaves the house without a tote bag.

Arda Ergin

Editor

Arda Ergin (2000) writes about social processes, cultural phenomena, and scientific communication. He also wants to 'save the world' with working on and writing about environmental psychology.

Christine Lastovka

Editor

Christine Lastovka (2001) is a second-year bachelor’s psychology student with a special interest in criminal psychology. Outside of university, she tries to travel as much as possible and loves to spend time with friends and read books.

Julek Kotowicz

Editor

Julek Kotowicz (2004) is a first-year psychology student who has a special place in their heart for clinical research psychology. They also figure skate, journal about the struggle of growing up, and pretend to know how to play guitar.

Tan Emci

Editor

Tan Emci (2003) is a second-year psychology student, and likes to study the brain and consciousness. Besides psychology, you can find him experimenting with different types of music and occasionally trying out new recipes.

Maria Miklińska

Editor

Mary Miklińska (2003) is a first year psychology student passionate about the power of language in shaping interactions. When she's not thinking of new playlist titles, she enjoys photography and travel.

Nitya Shah

Editor

Nitya Shah (2001) is a first-year Research Master's student specialising in Methods and Statistics. She is an occasional nostalgist, misplaced in the twenty-first century, battling with the idea of ‘it’ vs the ‘idea of it’.

Zhen Cong

Editor

Zhen Cong (2000) is a third-year Clinical Developmental Psychology student. He is passionate about developmental, military, and gaming psychology. A lover of sci-fi stories, he enjoys creative scientific communication through storytelling.

Sophie Hall

Editor

Sophie Hall (1998) is a psychology student who is particularly interested in the role psychology plays in the legal field. And as a sport enthusiast, she is also intrigued by the interaction between the mental and the physical.

Emanuela Zhecheva

Editor

Emma Zhecheva (2000) is a first-year Cognitive Neuroscience Master's student, interested in researching the topics of decision-making, team dynamics and individual differences from an interdisciplinary lens. In her free time, she seeks to pet every street cat.

Katie Zankel

Editor

Katie Zankel (2003) is a second-year psychology student with a strong interest in clinical and developmental psychology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exploring the city with friends and travelling.

Nicole Haver

Editor

Nicole Haver (2002) is a first-year psychology student whose interests lie in developmental and clinical psychology. Outside the realm of psychology, she enjoys writing poetry, reading and binge-watching TV shows.

Florian Krause

Editor

Florian Krause (2001) is a first-year Psychology student with a special interest for Neuropsychology and Cognition. He loves working on collaborative projects in a team and is a passionate about bouldering and table tennis.

Aline Fontanelli

Editor

Aline Fontanelli (2003) is a first year psychology student. They are mainly interested in social psychology and the intersection between the social sciences and politics. They love spending their free time listening to pretentious music, watching video essays and horror movies.

Tanvi Tandon

Editor

Tanvi Tandon (2004) is a first-year psychology student with a special interest in the interactions of the brain and behaviour. Besides this, she enjoys exploring the city for food, re-watching her favourite movies and of course… writing!

Ann-Kathrin Arui

Editor

Ann-Kathrin Arui (1999), or preferably just Aki, is a first-year Research Master’s student. She is interested in forensic psychology and morality, and wants to make knowledge from the ivory tower of academia accessible to everyone.

Ayla Farzali

Editor

Ayla Farzali (2003) is a second-year psychology student, interested in Brain and Cognition and its synthesis with art and well-being. She enjoys reading, cooking, and finding hidden gems in Amsterdam.

Clara Pulido Althaus

Editor

Clara (2001) is a second-year psychology student with a special interest in developmental psychology and culture. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and listening to music.

Magda Matetovici

Editor

Magda Matetovici (1996) is a first-year Research Master's student. She is passionate about developmental and school psychology. Occasionally, she loves statistics and methodology. She enjoys painting, reading, and cooking assisted by her cat, Dobby.

Isabelle Nic Craith

Editor

Isabelle Nic Craith is a Cultural Psychology master’s student with a keen interest in research in social psychology, developmental processes and identity. Outside of the UvA, you’ll likely find her immersed in a good book, cooking, or exploring the streets of Amsterdam.

Ella Teuscher

Editor

Ella Teuscher (1999) is a Brain and Cognition in Society Master's student who is interested in basic cognitive processes such as reasoning and decision making and how they are produced by the brain. She enjoys music, literary arts, and mythology.

Sara Fontecha Morgan

Editor

Sara Fontecha Morgan (2003) is a second-year psychology student interested in the interaction between nature vs nurture, trauma and psychedelic therapy. She's a foodie who enjoys exercising and reading to explore subjective psychology.

Anne Sophie Giacobello

Editor

Anne Sophie Giacobello (1996) is a first-year Research Master’s Student specialising in Brain and Cognition. She likes thinking about the connections between psychology, politics and society and never leaves the house without her journal, a pen and her current read.

Samarth Kambli

Editor

Samarth Kambli (2002) is a second-year psychology student interested in neuropsychology and clinical psychology. Apart from this, he also enjoys playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with his friends.

Eda Guniz Yardimci

Editor

Eda Guniz Yardimci (1998) is a first year psychology student. Her areas of interest are identity construction and trauma. Beyond that, she enjoys listening to podcasts, watching movies, working out and gaming.

Aniya Khokar

Editor

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