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.

Colofon

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

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.

Colophon

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

Current Editorial Board

Anushka Sabhanam

Editor in Chief

Anushka Sabhanam (2003) is a second-year psychology student with a keen interest in neuropsychology and developmental psychology. Beyond psychology, she enjoys spending her time acting, singing, and, of course, writing.

Evita Katharina Egert

Editor in Chief

Evita Egert (1998) is a second-year psychology student. Her areas of interest include research on consciousness, psychedelics, and empathy. When she isn’t writing you’ll most likely find her cooking, listening to music, or watching movies.

Arda Ergin

Editor

Arda Ergin (2000) is a third-year psychology student specializing in Social Psychology and Psychology Methods, as well as doing a minor in Anthropology. He is mainly interested in writing about social processes, cultural phenomena, and scientific communication.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Milena Kaprálová

Editor

Milena Kapralova (1999) graduated with a specialisation in Psychological Methods. and she is interested in how biology and psychology inform one another. She is an open science enthusiast and likes to write about subjective experience.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

External Contributors

Denny Borsboom

Columnist

Dr. Denny Borsboom is a professor and researcher at the Research Methods Department at the University of Amsterdam.

Pika Ivana Kostanjsek

Photographer

Chitra Mohanlal

Illustrator

Nina Kollof

Illustrator

Sarah Laszlo

Photographer

Arianna Cavalli

Illustrator

Previous Contributors

Esna Mualla Gunay

Editor

Mualla Gunay (2000) graduated from the UvA in 2022 with a specialisation in Brain and Cognition. She is interested in the intersection between cognitive and clinical psychology. She enjoys spending time in nature, reading and journaling.

Lydia Tian

Editor

Lydia Tian (1998) graduated from the UvA in 2021 with her specialisation in Developmental Psychology. She is aspiring to become a clinical developmental psychologist, enjoys a variety of activities such as writing, music-making and gaming.

Julius Dullaert

Editor

Julius Dullaert (1998) graduated from the Social Influence Master's in 2021. His interests lie in social psychology, philosophy and music. He likes to write about these topics in relation to society.

Ofelya Aliyeva

Editor

Ofelya Aliyeva (2001) is graduated from the UvA in 2022. She particularly enjoys writing about social and cultural psychology, having grown up around several differing, and sometimes opposing cultures.

Tarik Manfrinato

Editor

Tarik Manfrinato (1999) is a third-year psychology student specializing in Brain and Cognition, and minoring in Aesthetics. He enjoys the biological side of psychology, and the art world.