Why some people believe vaccinating their children is worse than doing nothing
People’s motivation for not vaccinating their children can be explained by the fact that people feel more responsible for the negative consequences of...
Wilco van Dijk on BBC about 'Schadenfreude'
Leiden psychologist Wilco van Dijk and communication scientist Jaap Ouwerkerk of VU University Amsterdam published a book about the emotion Schadenfre...
Eveline Crone in the media
In the Dutch media lots of articles have recently appeared based on interviews with Eveline Crone about the adolescent brain.
Jojanneke van der Toorn in Dutch media
Jojanneke van der Toorn appeared in several Dutch media. Her expertise centers on diversity and inclusion at work, sexual orientation prejudice, socia...
Media attention for the learning adolescent brain
The brains of adolescents react more strongly to receiving rewards. This can lead to risky behaviour, but research in Leiden has shown that it also ha...
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...
Attention for autism in girls
Autism spectrum disorders are more often diagnosed in boys than in girls. For Developmental Psychology professor Carolien Rieffe this raises the quest...
Leiden researchers win public award in Smartest Project contest
A research project by Developmental Psychology professor Carolien Rieffe and researchers of the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science has been...
Pokémon Go new opportunity for children with autism
'A great result for the effect of Pokémon Go on children with autism', says Carolien Rieffe in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. 'Although we do not...
Expectations can relieve pain
To relieve a patient's pain, it can be effective to induce expectations. This finding is promising for optimising the effectiveness of treatments, con...
Zsuzsa Bakk winner of PhD Dissertation Award
Zsuzsa Bakk has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award of the Classification Society for her thesis entitled 'Contr...
ERC Advanced Grant for Bernhard Hommel
Prof. Bernhard Hommel has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). With this grant of 2.5 million euros the cognitive ps...