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About us

Hi and welcome to the Character Studies blog! My name is Zeynep Saruhanlioglu and I am the current editor and writer on this platform. So let me tell you a bit about this wonderful website you landed on.

Character Studies is run by the Master students of a Research Master of Individual Differences and Assessment (IDA) at Tilburg University. So, allow me to informally tell you about us!

IDA programme is an all encompassing programme focusing on what makes us different, and how we can explore and interpret these differences in our everyday lives. We learn and discuss about wide variety of topics ranging from biological mechanisms to our personality, intelligence, temperament, motivation and creativity. Since we are Research Master students, we actively develop our skills in research methods and data analysis as well. No matter which course we are taking, or outside of the courses, the programme provides us with the room for personal and professional growth.

What I, and we all love about this programme is that each of us come from different backgrounds, with different experiences and interests. We are all encouraged to expand those ideas through discussions, creative and interesting assignments, internal – or international – traineeships we do with our professors, academic papers and so much more.

The aim of this blog is to bring our interesting programme to the wider audience and encourage potential future students to explore all we have to offer.

Here you will be able to read blog posts about some burning everyday topics that we explain in the context of individual differences, explore different assignments we work on, learn more about current IDA students, our professors and our alumni students.

If you are interested in reading our posts click on the Blog posts button, or choose a specific area you are interested in. If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them for you, so be sure to fill out the contact form. Subscribe to our website from below so you do not miss on our new uploads, follow Character Studies on different social media platforms and of course spread the word!

I am happy to have you here and hope you enjoy and learn from all of us at IDA!