The Social Secret of Health

We all know that we should not smoke and that we should exercise more often. Also, we need to eat healthy, apply more sun cream, and put on a coat when we go outside while it’s raining. Why? Because it is good for your health. (And especially in the Dutch weather you might catch a […]

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Personality and the online world: Are you your social media?

For years, social media have been hot topic in society – and of course the world of academics had to follow. This is no surprise given how much social media have changed and shaped our way of living. Many interesting questions come to mind with regard to social media, but there is one question in […]

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Are people with beards more likely to be sexist?

Are people with beards more likely to be sexist? The short answer is no, probably not. So to follow up on that question, if that’s not it, what kind of people are? To start answering this question we need to define what sexism is. Sexism in general is the view that gender-inequality is justified, as […]

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you are only a battery, if you believe you are a battery

Personally, I have a lot of goals that I would like to achieve in my life; be healthy, be social, have a successful youtube channel, get good grades, read books, get better at drawing, oh… and hopefully get a job. I go through phases in which I either think a little more willpower would help […]

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Playing fair: Good Manners or Compassion

Have you heard of the dictator game? If you haven’t, you play it like this: There are two players, player one has 10 euros (or dollars) and the second player has nothing. Player one has to make an offer on how to divide the money, and they can do anything from keeping all the money […]

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Music listening and controling your emotions

It is time for another post about music listening. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about a paper that looked at how we regulate our emotions by listening to ironically enjoyed music. Just recently, I made a playlist especially for songs I listened to a lot when I was younger. I can laugh […]

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Identity VS Attitude: Development of Political Identities

The last couple of months have truly shown us how important voting behaviour is in our modern democracies. More than ever we all want to know: How and why would anybody decide to vote for the party that I did not vote for? Your political identity plays a large part in this decision, because which […]

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From Teen to Young Adult: How Self-Certainty and Prosociality work together

Sometimes it is hard to imagine how a teenager becomes an adult. While the stereotypical view of the adolescent is that they are maybe a little asocial and confused, we usually think that being an adult means that you are a well-adjusted human being. So what changes when we leave our teens behind us, and […]

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