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 Does the societal norm follow the policy, or does the policy follow the societal norm?

How do pro-LGBTIA+ policies affect the life satisfaction of sexual minorities?

Date:22 December 2021
Author:Maaike Jonker

For my Master thesis, I examined the association between pro-LGB policies that existed in 30 European countries and the amount of life satisfaction LGB adults report. I looked into the life satisfaction of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in several...

Theories differ on why people with DID are so fragmented, and when they developed the disorder

Do You Know Yourself? Understanding Identity Fragmentation in Dissociative Identity Disorder

Date:30 November 2021
Author:Wencke Donath
My thesis is about identity fragmentation in Dissociative Identity Disorder. Focusing on the concept of identity is, in itself, a very engaging endeavour.   It is such a vast topic. How do you define someone’s identity? How is it related to mental health disorders involving difficulties understanding oneself or disorders involving trauma? Ultimately, this project offered me the opportunity to investigate these questions and also gave me the chance to work with actual patient data. 
The impact of emotions and different emotion regulation strategies on eating behaviour

Emotion regulation and obesity

Date:28 October 2021
Author:Megane Ackermans
Obesity is an epidemic that has become a global issue. Research shows that diets often backfire and people end up gaining even more weight. To help people lose weight, a psychological approach could prove to be more effective. My thesis topic became: the impact of emotions and different emotion regulation strategies on eating behaviour in women with a healthy weight and in women with obesity.
Strong morning habits: more or less reattachment to work?

How do our morning habits affect our workday?

Date:30 September 2021
Author:Iustina Armasu
For my Master's thesis, I looked at the relation between morning habits and how well people reattach to their work, and the effect of these two things on the energy levels employees.
Supervisors with high scores on psychopathy are ofte able to advance to higher levels within organizations

Psychopathy in supervisors

Date:20 July 2021
Author:Anne Klaver

For my thesis, I conducted research on triarchic psychopathy in the workplace. In this research, I examined a form of psychopathy in supervisors and its effect on perceptions of satisfaction and trust in employees. Triarchic psychopathy is a way of...

Moralization is often looked at as an emotional or very cognitive process.

Moralizing short-distance flights

Date:22 June 2021
Author:Vladimir Bojarskich

My thesis topic is about moralization: how people develop moral versus non-moral attitudes. I focus in particular on how people develop a moral stance towards short-distance flights. 

Narcississm is often associated with Donald Trump

Grandiose and vulnerable collective narcissism

Date:17 May 2021
Author:Jasper Smit

My thesis is about collective narcissism. Narcissism is often associated with Donald Trump. Narcissists have an extremely positive self-image, are unable to handle criticism and tend to extol themselves. My research focuses on the collective variant of...

Different views on integration

How to improve labour market integration of refugees

Date:16 March 2021
Author:Ronja Reijngoud
Refugee integration is a pressing issue because there are many people from countries such as Syria and Eritrea who have fled to the Netherlands over the past few years and who now need to find their way in Dutch society.
A gap in previous research on invironmental behaviour

How does past behavior impact future environmental friendly behavior? 

Date:01 February 2021
Author:Milan Büscher
I am interested in spillover effects: how does past behavior impact future behavior? Investigating environmental behavior is extremely relevant and important, and because I identified a gap in previous research, I decided to pick this topic for my thesis.