Wim Hofstee was one of the designers of post WWII psychological science in the Netherlands. His contribution can roughly be summarized in two concepts: Prediction and Relativity. And decades of assiduous work, using the method of Thinking.
On 17 June 2020, police officers observed a car driving onto a motorway, swerving unpredictably. The officers saw the driver was using their phone and pulled the car over. Several kilos of drugs were then discovered in the car, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of violating the Opium Act.
How should I ask a client about suicidal thoughts? What do I do if a client tells me they are thinking about suicide? As a clinical psychology teacher, I am regularly faced with these kinds of questions from students in the master's programme.
One of the most difficult problems of science is where language comes from. Language ontogeny – how children can learn it? – and phylogeny – how did it emerge in evolution? – are still largely unsolved mysteries today. In a recent study, we attacked the issue in the lab, with surprising results.
Using an online platform to help researchers assess how babies are developing is becoming increasingly popular and promises to revolutionize research efforts and research practices around the world. How does this work?
A year ago, I received great news: I’d been awarded a Rubicon grant! This grant enabled me to work with Prof. Daniel Pine, based at the National Institute of Mental Health (US). But how could I perform an innovative, international scientific project in a pandemic?
Faced with an anarchistic database of four million psychological articles, psychological researchers’ searching techniques seem woefully inadequate to find the state of the art. It is our academical duty to do far better. Literature searching is a difficult and essential skill of ‘slow science’.