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Tag: Social Psychology

  • How to set prejudice aside when watching a debate

    How to set prejudice aside when watching a debate

    The last few weeks have seen the long-anticipated debates between the Democrats’ presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Republican Donald Trump. The debates were very fierce and both candidates availed of every opportunity to make personal attacks.
  • On sabbatical

    On sabbatical

    “Enjoying your vacation?”, my friends and relations ask me, knowing I’m ‘on sabbatical’. At home the word sabbatical triggers a knowing grin; I’m working as much as ever. But my stress levels are lower, and I come back from work happy each day.
  • 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?
  • Piet and Prejudice: Why Change is Threatening

    Piet and Prejudice: Why Change is Threatening

    The debate about the racist nature of 'Zwarte Piet' ('Black Pete') as part of the Sinterklaas festivities reveals modern forms of prejudice. Recent research on the intersection of psychology, physiology, and neuroscience uncover this type of prejudice.