A need for vengeance, anger and feelings of injustice can lead to much lengthier periods of mourning when someone is murdered than after a death due to natural causes. A nationwide network of psychologists has therefore developed a treatment that not only focuses on dealing with the loss of a loved one, but also with the violent nature of their passing. Clinical psychologist Mariëtte van Denderen is investigating the effectiveness of the treatment programme. Her research has also received funding from Fonds Slachtofferhulp (Victims Aid Fund).
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Riekje Stokes (56) studied psychology and specialized herself in psychological interviewing. Now she has her own company, Stokes Interrogation Strategy, and she trains, coaches and advises professionals engaged in truth-finding communication.
Food. Our bodies cannot live without it and start to complain if they need it. How are individuals with anorexia able to repress this natural need so strongly? Psychologist Klaske Glashouwer is investigating this question. She suspects that they...
Social psychologist Nina Hansen is a doer. She likes nothing better than to put theoretically driven research into practice with a view to making recommendations that can be implemented immediately. ‘I want to promote the link between research and...
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