Even under normal circumstances students experience higher levels of mental health issues, but this became worse during the pandemic. International students may be especially at risk, due to travel constraints and inability to form a social life during lockdowns.
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.