Ben Lewis-Evans at the University of Groningen discovered in his PhD research that driving speed is not completely the result of conscious choice. Drivers (test subjects) drove more slowly when their driving simulator flashed up masked images. This means that emotions that we don’t even know we have can influence driving speed, which could have consequences for the design of the traffic environment, including billboards and advertising, and for driving safety campaigns.
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A new study however suggests that people who behave sustainably may also experience direct benefits from this: sustainable behavior could make them happier.
What do we know about the societal impact of gas extraction in Groningen? On 28 June 2021, the Liveable and Promising Groningen Knowledge Platform ( Kennisplatform Leefbaar en Kansrijk Groningen ) published its annual overview of knowledge: Insight...
Mineke van Essen is a history educator and an Emeritus Professor who has more than forty years of research into the history of higher education under her belt. She plans to continue sharing her insights into this field with students, junior...
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