Author: barbara

October 14th – Symposium prematuriteit, voeding en langetermijnfollow-up

Beste collega’s en geïnteresseerden, Op maandag 14 oktober vindt het symposium ‘Prematuriteit, voeding en langetermijnfollow-up’ plaats op de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. We hebben een heel mooi programma met vooraanstaande onderzoekers uit binnen- en buitenland die hun licht zullen laten schijnen over de grote uitdagingen die vroeggeboorte met zich meebrengt. Onder de sprekers zijn ...
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PhD Defense Xiaoyue Tan – October 16th, 13:45

The Psychology of Loss ManagementMost people have to face occasions of losses in their lives. Yet most people are unprepared for major losses, which often happen unexpectedly. It is important to know more about how people respond to losses and how to manage losses in an uncertain world. We addressed these questions mainly by experiments, but also through qualitative and correlational approaches. ...
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PhD Defense Catherine Molho – October 10th, 13.45

Cooperation is a cornerstone of human societies, but there are many instances in which it breaks down—from minor daily conflicts to large-scale challenges such as human-caused environmental degradation. Researchers across multiple disciplines—social psychology, behavioral economics, evolutionary biology—have identified mechanisms that can promote cooperation and help avert ‘tragedies of the commo...
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Symposium and PhD Defense Sabrina Twilhaar – October 14th, 13:45

Very preterm birth has a long-lasting impact on the functioning of survivors in a wide range of developmental domains. While the survival rates for very preterm birth have greatly improved over the last decades, parallel improvements of neurodevelopmental outcomes failed to occur. As such, increasing numbers of very preterm born infants grow up with impairments, requiring support throughout child...
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Veni Grant for Jellie Sierksma

Understanding and preventing discrimination in children’s helping behaviour Social psychologist Jellie Sierksma examines how children help peers from different ethnic backgrounds and tests the consequences of receiving differential helping from peers. She also proposes and tests an intervention for reducing biases in children’s inter-ethnic helping. Her research is pivotal to preventing the negat...
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IBBA PhD thesis print support fund

From June 17th 2019, iBBA starts to support iBBA PhD students with printing of their thesis with 250,- Euro. How it works: You have to be an IBBA memberYou are printing your PhD thesis bookletsPlace the iBBA logo on one of the first pages in your booklet (NOTE: NOT the mandatory and standard formatted 2 pages, but for example the page before or after these ones, see below)Once you have the ...
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Slides and summary – Open Science Symposium (June 7th)

On June 7th iBBA hosted a symposium on Open Science. The slides for all of the talks are now available here: https://figshare.com/collections/Open_Science_Symposium_June_7th_2019_Vrije_Universiteit_Amsterdam/4543967/1 In four different talks the speakers highlighted different aspects of Open Science. Barbara Braams started with an overview of what Open Science is. In her talk she expl...
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PhD Defense Siri Noordermeer – June 26th, 15.45

ADHD is a relatively common disorder in child and adolescent psychiatry. Although much research has been and is being done into ADHD, findings in the areas of neurocognitive functioning and of the brain are still unclear. A possible explanation for this may be that in earlier research (almost) none of the studies took one of the most common comorbid disorders into account: ODD, oppositional defia...
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Francesca Righetti receives VIDI-grant

Francesca Righetti (Social Psychology) was awarded a VIDI-grant by N.W.O. for her proposal titled "Torn between love and contempt: Ambivalence in close relationships". It is an irony of life that the people we love the most, such as our romantic partners, are also the people towards which we can feel very strong negative emotions. When people hold strong mixed feelings (positive and negative) ...
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