Universities are eager to select students with the best chances of graduating with a degree. Methods such as researching motivation are not very reliable. A prospective student will not always answer such questions honestly. It’s a much better idea to work with taster assignments. PhD researcher Susan Niessen discovered that this type of selection is a much better predictor of a good match between degree programme and student. In addition to degree programme and university choice, this approach can also be applied to job interview procedures and requests for sports or other scholarships.
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Heavy training, setbacks and pressure to perform. Elite athletes have to deal with all kinds of stressors, both physical and mental.
Researchers Tessa Kaufman (Utrecht University) and Laura Baams (University of Groningen) are the first to use nationally representative data to reveal the school experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) school pupils in the...
Would you notice if the speed limit on an electronic road sign changes? Are we aware of the route instructions that we follow? How is it possible that we avoid an obstacle without being aware of it? The aim of Ilse Harms’ PhD dissertation was to...
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