Health, Prevention and the Human life cycle
This research profile area focuses on all phases of human development, from infancy and childhood to old age. Within this research profile area, psychologists, psychiatrists, specialists in education and child studies, gerontologists, public health and primary care specialists work closely together.
Imagination can reduce pain
If you imagine in advance that something is not going to hurt, this could mean you experience less pain. This discovery was made by health psychologis...
Weightless in the name of science
Laura Nijkamp’s biggest dream came true recently: she took a parabolic flight and was weightless for a moment. The BrainFly student team, which includ...
VSNU presents Digital Society research agenda
The Digital Society research agenda was presented by the Dutch universities during the VSNU Impact festival on 23 November.
Who are you without that cigarette?
Do you want to be successful at stopping smoking? If so, the main thing is that you should see yourself as a non-smoker. Psychologist Eline Meijer has...
What does a pilot know about fear of flying?
As a psychologist and pilot, Bert Busscher is interested in the phenomenon often termed as fear of flying. Busscher discovered that the heart rate of ...
Rebecca Schaefer on 'Learning with music can change brain structure'
Using musical cues to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain, according to a new study co-authored by Leiden psyc...
Kaya Peerdeman wins award for article on analgesia
Health psychologist Kaya Peerdeman has won the article award of the Postgraduate School For Research and Education in Experimental Psychopathology (EP...
The placebo effect: first world congress in Leiden
Medicines can work even if they have no active ingredient. The first international scientific conference on placebos will take place in Leiden from 2 ...
Saving for discounts by living healthily
A new health programme will reward patients with - or at risk of developing - cardio-vascular diseases for keeping to a healthy lifestyle. A research ...
Even unconscious stress can cause stress symptoms
Our vision of stress is starting to change fundamentally. We can suffer stress without even being aware of it, while sleeping as wall as during the da...