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Visit the Experience Day of Psychology

Study Information

Experience Day Psychology

Date
23 November 2018
Time
Address
Pieter de la Court Building
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Are you interested in the International Bachelor in Psychology in Leiden, but not yet sure what’s it all about? Do you want to talk to students or visit a lecture? Come to the Experience Day in Leiden and find an answer to all of your questions. This is the perfect opportunity for international and Dutch students to experience the city, the Faculty and the study.

During the Experience Day you will be able to follow a sample lecture and a work group, visit the Information Market and talk to (former) students and teachers.

Just like a real student, you are supposed to come prepared to the lectures. In order to do so, check the assignments below.

Programme for the day:

12:30-13:45 - General presentation and student panel about International Bachelor in Psychology

13:45-15:30 - Information market on the 2nd floor of the Faculty Building

14:15-15:00 - Lecture. You can choose between:

  • English lecture: The Adolescent Brain
  • English lecture: Slave to our emotions and habits

15:00-15:45 - Choose if you want to participate or not in a workgroup about the lecture you just had.

Lectures and homework

English lecture by Dr. Sabine Peters (Child and Adolescent Psychology)

Adolescents are known for their impulsive and risky behavior. Why do teenagers drink so much? Why do most addictions and other psychiatric disorders start in adolescence? These and other questions are currently being investigated by scientists using new and exciting neuroimaging techniques. An important finding so far is that the ‘rational’ brain regions develop for a lot longer than previously thought, until around the age of 22. Also, the brains of adolescents are more sensitive to rewards compared to children and adults. In this lecture, we will focus further on the results from neuroimaging research and explore the relevance for risk taking in daily life.

Assignment:

Watch this video and try to think about why you think that teenagers, as compared to other ages, are prone to risk taking behaviour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_AL2fmRZuA

English lecture by Dr. Verena Ly (Clinical Psychology)

As intelligent beings, we have quite some control over what we do…or maybe not? More often than we think, our behavior is guided by emotions and habits. This is well illustrated by cases when - unintended - we have been binge watching Netflix (for the millionth time); or when we have accidentally consumed a whole bag of chips.  

In this lecture, we will discuss how emotions and habits impact on our decisions; and how in extreme cases these processes contribute to psychopathology.

Assignment:

Read the following NY Times article about internet gaming addiction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/health/internet-gaming-addiction.html

Spend a day as a real student

During the Experience Day you will be able to follow a sample lecture and a work group, visit the Information Market and talk to (former) students and teachers. You are able to participate in a lecture and a workgroup and see for yourself what Psychology in Leiden has to offer. Before registering, take a good look at the timetable to put to together your personal programme.

Just like a real student, you are supposed to come prepared to the lectures. 

Also, we expect students who registered to actually come and participate in the whole programme. The Experience Day for Psychology is really popular, so only register if you're certain you will be joining us!

 

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