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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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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