Leiden Psychology Blog

Twins: similar and unique?

Twins: similar and unique?
'Who are the Ultimate Twins?' With this slogan a Dutch TV programme set out to find the twins who were most similar in looks, personality, and behavior. One pair had defeated 229 pairs, leaving viewers wondering about how they can be so similar yet unique.
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  • Gut feelings

    Gut feelings

    The gut is rather a neglected organ in the human body and is mostly known for its role in digestion. However, scientists are increasingly becoming aware of the important influence of the gut system on emotions and related brain systems.
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  • Equal Opportunities

    Equal Opportunities

    At every step along their academic career development, more women than men fall by the wayside. The situation is not much different in other countries or in the business sector. Why?
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  • Understanding risk-taking in adolescence

    Understanding risk-taking in adolescence

    Whether adolescence was relatively peaceful or full of teenage angst, none of us is likely to forget it. A special time in life, when we begin discovering who we might become, exploring possibilities and taking risks that accompany experimenting with life.
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  • Locked in or locked out?

    Locked in or locked out?

    Can you be happy when you are completely paralyzed? When you can think and feel, but can only blink your eyes? Surprisingly, most people with the locked-in syndrome can be happy. What is devastating is when you are locked out of society.
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