A woman walks into a mortuary. The mortician lifts up the sheet and the woman says: ‘Yes, that is my husband, but what detergent are you using to keep your sheets so white?’ The joke comes from ‘Das schwarze Buch’ by the German comic artist Uli Stein. It was used in a Viennese experiment with 156 subjects. These people were asked whether they liked the jokes.
Aimée van Schaik is derdejaars student psychologie en een van de gezichten van Student Report. Ze houdt van toneelspelen en presenteren, maar voelt altijd plankenkoorts. Aimée groeide op als pleegkind in een vrij gezin en noemt zichzelf een zondagskind.
Het commentaar van U-Today. De UT-vlag kan uit: in de Keuzegids stijgt de UT landelijk naar een tweede plaats en maar liefst acht opleidingen krijgen het predicaat ‘topopleiding’. Het Twents Onderwijsmodel is een jas waar de UT perfect ingroeide. Nu is het zaak om te blijven luisteren, en bij te sturen waar dat gepast is.
To interrogate or negotiate with a suspect can be highly challenging – and sometimes mistakes are made. What should law enforcement officers do if they make an error? Nobody really knew, not until PhD candidate Miriam Oostinga conducted her research at the UT’s Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety Department.
Is every day at work a struggle? Have you lost your motivation? Feeling overworked and emotionally drained? Then it might be a good idea for you to join next week´s Burnout relief workshop organized at the University of Twente.
Technologies are all around us and have the power to hugely influence our lives, so why not use them to make ourselves feel better? On that note, psychologists have been working with Behavioral intervention technologies (BITs) to promote well-being and even help with depression. Stephen Schueller from Northwestern University gave a lecture today at the UT to explain more about it.
'Objects themselves don´t lead to happiness, but they enable and inspire people to engage in activities that make them happy,' says Pieter Desmet from TU Delft. On the 19th of January 2016, Prof. Desmet visited DesignLab at the University of Twente to share his knowledge and work in the field of Positive Design, which uses the principles of positive psychology to create products that contribute to people´s wellbeing.
Gifted pupils in primary schools mostly read textbooks or work on individual assignments. But not children participating in BE COOL!-project. Those students get to design moon houses. The project introduces a new type of learning method built on collaboration and Alieke van Dijk is there to design and research this new educational approach.