Too sensitive to talk about or too funny not to mention

14.1.2020 – The monologue at the 2020 Golden Globes by Ricky Gervais lead to a lot of on-line response. While humorously complaining of many topics of societal wrongdoing, by some his critique was perceived as going too far rather than being funny. Whereas some feel that you just can’t say anything anymore, humour could be of particular value opening conversation on those sensitive topics. Especially when a joke addresses an issue too personally close for some, it could contribute towards a solution of the underlying problem.

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Individual Differences, not a laughing matter… or is it?

11.12.2019 – Laughter brings joy to our lives, whether it’s a good joke told by a friend, being tickled by your loved one, or encountering a funny scene. Yet what is it that makes something funny, and why can the suffering of the one be considering humourous to the other?

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Individual Differences perspective on Retirement

15.11.2019 – You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Except for your career, with most countries worldwide having a fixed retirement age. Could a more individualized approach to retirement offer solutions for the future?

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Personality and online dating: Who does it and why?

10.06.2019 – Tinder, the online dating app. Try to find a student that has not used it – it won’t be easy. Although the app is “relatively” new, it has already become a normality in the dating life of the single, emerging adult. Previously we discussed what your social media says about your personality, but what can we say about online dating?

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Why women are spending too much money

24.05.2019 – Nothing makes women bond more than talking about their menstrual cycles and shopping, but the two might be even more connected than you think!

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Be happy. Become a tourist!

12.05.2019 – Research suggests that travelling is not just great for your Instagram feed, but also for your satisfaction with life. In this post, we discuss a recent study in which tourism has been examined as a “pathway to the good life”. Could travelling be the secret to happiness?

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Individual differences that lead to smartphone addiction

26.04.2019 – Smartphones have brought us many things. But like everything else in life, they come at a price. Over the years, many individuals have become addicted to their smartphones. In this post, we discuss different pathways that can lead to smartphone addiction and implications for mental health.

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Self-Regulation: “I don’t want to do it… But I have to”

12.04.2019 – Sometimes you have to do things that you would rather not do, in order to reach your long-term goals (e.g. studying, working or exercising). This requires self-regulation. But why are some individuals good at regulating themselves, while others are not?

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Why do we need to sleep?

25.03.2019 – The general advise is to sleep for about 8 hours per night. However, every individual is unique so you may sleep more or less. Are you aware of sleep’s benefits and consequences for your body and mind? Learn more about them in this post.

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